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

THE LEADING CONFERENCE FOR THE BEVERAGE INDUSTRY

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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

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

    Kara Goldin

    Founder & CEO, Hint Inc.

  • GT Dave, Founder & CEO, GT’s Living Foods - BevNET Live Summer 2019

    GT Dave

    Founder & CEO, GT’s Living Foods

    GT Dave, Founder & CEO, GT’s Living Foods - BevNET Live Summer 2019

    GT Dave

    Founder & CEO, GT’s Living Foods

    GT Dave is the category creator of the Kombucha industry with his line of #1 selling products known as GT's Kombucha & Synergy. Over 20 years ago while he was barely a teenager, GT started brewing and bottling his authentic organic raw Kombucha in his parent's kitchen in Los Angeles.  Since then, he has expanded his company's portfolio beyond Kombucha and has once again become a pioneer of cutting-edge wellness offerings including non-dairy kefirs, non-dairy raw coconut yogurts, probiotic shots, adaptogenic teas, and much more.   GT continues to be the creative and visionary force behind all of GT's Living Foods while allowing the company to remain family-owned and operated. 

  • 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.

  • Sarah Alderson, DMM of Chilled Packaged Goods, Walmart - BevNET Live Summer 2019

    Sarah Alderson

    DMM of Chilled Packaged Goods, Walmart

    Sarah Alderson, DMM of Chilled Packaged Goods, Walmart - BevNET Live Summer 2019

    Sarah Alderson

    DMM of Chilled Packaged Goods, Walmart

    Sarah Alderson leads the refrigerated buying teams at Walmart. A 10-year veteran of the company's food business, she has worked in Private Brands and in a variety of buying roles in merchandising. She is working to create a new shopping experience in Walmart's refrigerated set and is passionate about growing American entrepreneurial companies to cultivate a new assortment to surprise and delight her customers.

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

    Bill Creelman

    CEO, Spindrift

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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/.

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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

Replay Mainstage Presentations from BevNET Live Winter 2018; Super Early Reg Ends Today for Summer 2019

The complete lineup of presentations from BevNET Live Winter 2018 is now available to watch on the BevNET YouTube channel. A-listers including GT’s Kombucha, Fiji Water, and Good Karma Foods took the stage to discuss the evolving marketplace and present case studies to help move the industry forward. The next conference, BevNET Live Summer 2019, takes place in New York City on June 12th and 13th. Super early registration pricing ends today.

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