SUMMER 2019 | JUNE 12+13 | NEW YORK, NY

THE LEADING CONFERENCE FOR THE BEVERAGE INDUSTRY

BREWBOUND LIVE

Actionable Innovation and Stories from the Market Leaders and Innovators

Our speakers are leaders in the beverage industry talking about their experiences and focused on moving the industry forward. Speakers deliver talks on best practices, battle scars, data insights or cases that focus on breaking through or getting to the next level and the lessons learned in the process.

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Networking Opportunities Drive New Partnerships

We pace the event to promote conversations. Using the stage as a thought starter, people come to make industry connections and figure out how they can work together.

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Participation Generates Industry Awareness for Your Beverage Product or Service

The New Beverage Showdown pits the hottest new beverages against each other. Sample Bars are product showcases putting cutting-edge products in front of potential partners. The BevNET Live Expo is an intimate showcase of beverage-specific industry supplier and service companies.

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INDUSTRY ALL-STARS HAVE SPOKEN AT BEVNET LIVE

  • Michael Kirban, Co-Founder & CEO, Vita Coco - BevNET Live Summer 2019

    Michael Kirban

    Co-Founder & CEO, Vita Coco

  • Jordan Gaspar, Managing Partner, AccelFoods - BevNET Live Summer 2019

    Jordan Gaspar

    Managing Partner, AccelFoods

    Jordan Gaspar, Managing Partner, AccelFoods - BevNET Live Summer 2019

    Jordan Gaspar

    Managing Partner, AccelFoods

    Jordan Gaspar is a Managing Partner of AccelFoods, an early-stage venture capital firm investing in consumer products. Jordan co-founded the fund in 2014 with the intention of offering entrepreneurs a unique perspective and approachable capital to help them build their businesses. With $40M under management and 34 portfolio companies and growing, AF operates as a hands-on partner working with entrepreneurs to bring innovative, high-quality food and beverage products to the forefront of the industry and create the next generation of enduring brands. Jordan oversees deal origination, structure and investment execution on behalf of AF, as well as heads up strategy, investor relations and general management of the fund. Prior to founding AF, Jordan was an attorney at Morrison Cohen LLP where she advised venture and private equity firms and their portfolio companies on acquisitions, sales, mergers, and financings. She also served as a Managing Director of Golden Seeds, a national angel network that invests in women-run companies. Jordan graduated from Columbia College and received her J.D. from Fordham Law School. A New York City native, Jordan currently resides there with her husband, son, and daughter. She is constantly on the hunt for unique, purse friendly snacks for her kids.

  • Matt Hughes, Vice President, Emerging Brands Incubation, VEB Coca-Cola - BevNET Live Summer 2019

    Matt Hughes

    Vice President, Emerging Brands Incubation, VEB Coca-Cola

    Matt Hughes, Vice President, Emerging Brands Incubation, VEB Coca-Cola - BevNET Live Summer 2019

    Matt Hughes

    Vice President, Emerging Brands Incubation, VEB Coca-Cola

    As VP Emerging Brands Incubation for Venturing & Emerging Brands, Matt Hughes leads emerging brand commercial strategies across channels and routes to market, and drives emerging brand sales in the Natural channel. He's been in the industry for over 30 years, and launched three entrepreneurial beverage brands prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company. He has served as COO of a mid-sized beverage company and led a regional bottling company as Division President. With a keen knowledge and awareness of business opportunity, Matt is able to identify niche markets, develop relevant strategy and implement to success. Matt's entrepreneurial background makes him a keen observer who's on the leading edge of trends.

  • Kara Goldin, Founder & CEO, Hint Inc. - BevNET Live Summer 2019

    Kara Goldin

    Founder & CEO, Hint Inc.

  • Jillian Michaels, Health & Wellness Expert, - BevNET Live Summer 2019

    Jillian Michaels

    Health & Wellness Expert,

    Jillian Michaels, Health & Wellness Expert, - BevNET Live Summer 2019

    Jillian Michaels

    Health & Wellness Expert,

    Jillian Michaels is an internationally famous Health and Wellness Expert, TV Personality, and Entrepreneur.

  • Kara Roell, Co-Founder & Managing Director, VMG Partners - BevNET Live Summer 2019

    Kara Roell

    Co-Founder & Managing Director, VMG Partners

    Kara Roell, Co-Founder & Managing Director, VMG Partners - BevNET Live Summer 2019

    Kara Roell

    Co-Founder & Managing Director, VMG Partners

    Kara co-founded VMG Partners in 2005 and focuses on all aspects of the Fund’s investment strategy, sourcing, execution, portfolio company oversight and exit management. Since its inception, VMG has partnered with entrepreneurs and management teams to provide a breadth of value-add resources in the areas of sales, marketing, branding, finance, operations and legal support which enable its partner companies to rapidly increase brand awareness, accelerate growth and build equity value. Kara serves, or has served, on the boards of babyganics, Bare Snacks, Drunk Elephant, Health Warrior, Humm Kombucha, KIND Snacks, Pirate Brands, Pretzel Crisps, Quest Nutrition, Solid Gold Pet, Sun Bum, Waggin’ Train and Vermont Smoke & Cure, among others. Kara has been an investor in emerging, lower-middle-market branded consumer companies for the last 18 years. Prior to her private equity career, Kara was an Analyst at the investment bank of Schroders plc and received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and German from Colgate University.

  • Bill Creelman, CEO, Spindrift - BevNET Live Summer 2019

    Bill Creelman

    CEO, Spindrift

  • Dr. Neil Renninger, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Ripple - BevNET Live Summer 2019

    Dr. Neil Renninger

    Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Ripple

    Dr. Neil Renninger, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Ripple - BevNET Live Summer 2019

    Dr. Neil Renninger

    Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Ripple

    Dr. Neil Renninger co-founded Ripple Foods to disrupt an industry that is one of the most significant emitters of greenhouse gases and water utilizers in the world. Before that, he was a member of the infamous MIT Blackjack Team – counting cards at casinos worldwide. Take Neil with you on your next trip to Vegas. In between playing blackjack and founding Ripple, he co-founded Amyris, Inc., a renewable products company. Neil was Chief Technical Officer and a member of the Board of Directors from its founding through its IPO. At Amyris, Neil led efforts to develop a production process for an anti-malarial compound that is now used to make more than 100 million treatments annually. He then focused on climate change, developing processes for converting plant sugars into things like jet fuel. With Neil at the helm, Amyris was recognized as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, while Neil was named one of the world’s top innovators under 35 by Technology Review Magazine. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, adding up to a full decade of higher education.

  • Todd Carmichael, CEO & Co-Founder, La Colombe - BevNET Live Summer 2019

    Todd Carmichael

    CEO & Co-Founder, La Colombe

    Todd Carmichael, CEO & Co-Founder, La Colombe - BevNET Live Summer 2019

    Todd Carmichael

    CEO & Co-Founder, La Colombe

    Todd Carmichael is the co-founder and CEO of La Colombe Coffee, a premier coffee roaster and retailer. Carmichael has lived and breathed coffee for over three decades. By pressing the limits of taste, service, and most notably, coffee sourcing – visiting the world’s developing countries to responsibly gather the planet’s best coffee – Todd has converted the nation’s culinary elite into La Colombe drinkers. Along the way, he has made his company the country’s leading coffee roaster while managing it philanthropically. Fueled by Todd’s passion to push the U.S. coffee scene forward, La Colombe sits at the forefront of the ethical trade movement and regularly dabbles in new terrain, inventing ground-breaking new brewing devices and beverages, such as the first ever Draft Latte. He is also the host of two Travel Channel series, “Dangerous Grounds” and “Uncommon Grounds.”

  • Daina Trout, Co-Founder & CEO, Health-Ade Kombucha - BevNET Live Summer 2019

    Daina Trout

    Co-Founder & CEO, Health-Ade Kombucha

    Daina Trout, Co-Founder & CEO, Health-Ade Kombucha - BevNET Live Summer 2019

    Daina Trout

    Co-Founder & CEO, Health-Ade Kombucha

    Daina Trout co-founded Health-Ade Kombucha in 2012 alongside her husband, Justin Trout, and best friend, Vanessa Dew, in Los Angeles. Daina, who has Masters’ degrees in Nutrition and in Public Health from Tufts University, was working in corporate America when she decided to pursue her passion for “real” food and develop the best-tasting, highest quality kombucha on the market. Under her fearless leadership, Health-Ade has grown from a small production, artisanal item made in Daina’s tiny apartment and sold at local farmer’s markets into the fastest growing brand in the category that is now available in more than 12,000 stores and restaurants nationwide.

  • Howard Telford, Head of Soft Drinks Research, Euromonitor International - BevNET Live Summer 2019

    Howard Telford

    Head of Soft Drinks Research, Euromonitor International

    Howard Telford, Head of Soft Drinks Research, Euromonitor International - BevNET Live Summer 2019

    Howard Telford

    Head of Soft Drinks Research, Euromonitor International

    Howard Telford is the Head of Soft Drinks Research at Euromonitor International, a world leader in strategic research solutions and business intelligence. He has been with since 2010. In his role at Euromonitor, he provides insights on consumer trends and market performance in the drinks industry across 100 markets. Howard’s insights are regularly cited in a variety of national programs and publications including CNBC News, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and Fortune magazine. For more insight on Euromonitor International, visit http://www.euromonitor.com/.

  • Andrea Tyson, Grocery Merchandising Coordinator, CSD, Kroger - BevNET Live Summer 2019

    Andrea Tyson

    Grocery Merchandising Coordinator, CSD, Kroger

    Andrea Tyson, Grocery Merchandising Coordinator, CSD, Kroger - BevNET Live Summer 2019

    Andrea Tyson

    Grocery Merchandising Coordinator, CSD, Kroger

    In 2000, Andrea began her career with Kroger in Raleigh, NC, as a Management trainee. A couple of years later, she was promoted to Store Manger where she went on to manage several stores in the Raleigh area. In 2007, Andrea joined the Human Resources Team as the Division Recruiter for Management. Andrea recruited for Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic division until she was promoted to the Benefits and Administration manager. After working in this position for several years, Andrea had the opportunity to work in the Produce Department as a Sales Plan Manager. Then, in early 2012, Andrea was able to gain further knowledge of the operational side of the business when she was promoted to District Operations Coordinator. Andrea accepted a position as the District Manager in Little Rock, Arkansas in 2012. In 2016, Andrea joined the General Office team as a Division Promotional Coordinator. While working as a DPC, she worked very closely with the Louisville and King Soopers divisions. She was named to her current role in 2016.

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NEW BEVERAGE SHOWDOWN 17: YOUR BEVERAGE IN THE HOT SEAT

Catapult you and your company into the spotlight. New Beverage Showdown participants are the celebrities of BevNET Live. Be the center of attention among hundreds of industry executives and gatekeepers, receive instant feedback from an expert panel of judges, and compete for a prize valued at $10,000.

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BEVERAGE SCHOOL: LEARN THE ROPES OF THE INDUSTRY

Beverage School is a special half-day “Beverages 101″ session for early-stage entrepreneurs and industry newcomers. It is held the day prior to the full conference and is free for all BevNET Live Summer 2019 attendees. Young beverage brands get up to speed, identify keys for growth and initiate critical conversations.

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RECENT EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

BevNET Live After Party: Fly into the Night

BevNET Live Winter 2017 is next week and it’s time to talk about having some fun. At the mid-point of our two-day program, our sponsors at ForceBrands will take the event onto the high road -- at The Museum of Flying.

BevNET Live | New Beverage Showdown 14: Meet the Players

BevNET Live Winter 2017 is just a few days away and it’s time to reveal the players in the fourteenth installment of the conference’s signature competition, the New Beverage Showdown.

BevNET Live Breakouts: E-Commerce, Financial Planning for Companies and Founders, Communications, and International Markets

We’ve put together a diverse list of Breakout Sessions for Monday afternoon, Dec. 4 during BevNET Live in Santa Monica. This is the “Choose Your Own Adventure” portion of the day, when attendees have the opportunity to customize their experience, diving deep into topics like brand communications and story development, influencer marketing, e-commerce, funding, strategy, boards, and more.

BevNET Live’s Beverage School: Learn the Ropes of the Beverage Industry

Beverage School, a special half-day “Beverages 101″ session, allows early-stage beverage entrepreneurs to get a head start on the networking and high-level strategy established at BevNET Live. Taking place the day before the main conference, on December 3rd, young brand founders will have the chance to learn the basics, ask questions, and have 1-on-1 conversations with industry veterans.

BevNET Live: Distill Ventures to Speak; Agenda Posted

Here’s a shot of something new: BevNET Live Winter 2017 will feature a special talk from Distill Ventures, the world’s first and only independent accelerator for the drinks industry. Distill Ventures co-founder and COO Dan Gasper is just one of the amazing speakers you’ll find on the BevNET Live agenda, which we’ve now posted on the event site.

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