BevNET Live Winter 2014

December 8 & 9, 2014

Santa Monica, CA

BevNET Live Winter 2014: Learn. Network. Succeed.

BevNET Live is a two-day conference for beverage entrepreneurs, suppliers, distributors, retailers and investors to gather, speak, exchange ideas through interactive panels and lectures, and enhance their marketing and product development strategies through our "Beverages 101" session on Sunday, December 7. Attendees can tap the expertise of investment professionals who can help groom them to attract money, business owners with inspiring success stories, and the community, which has spent a decade dedicating itself to careful reporting on the fast-moving beverage industry.

Update November 25, 2014: Fewer than 20 tickets remaining. Register now.


Last Minute Addition: GT Dave to Speak at BevNET Live

The founder of GT's Kombucha will be on hand to provide insights for entrepreneurs derived from his own 20-year journey building the brand and the kombucha category.

New Beverage Showdown 8 – Judging Panel Includes a New Member: You

This time around, we’ve made a couple of adjustments to the voting structure for New Beverage Showdown, in which attendees and livestream viewers will have a direct role in the judging process.

BevNET Live Breakout Sessions: Finance, Law, Key Decisions

Breakout sessions will feature a series on valuations and exit strategy, as well sessions dealing with law, blogging and public relations, scientific advisory boards and studies, and a track linking design, processing, and packaging decisions to product outcomes.

BevNET Live: How Social Impact Creates Investor Interest

Three investors will explore how social impact itself has become an important factor with regard to brand building and a company’s ability to attract investment regardless of investor type.

BevNET Live Winter ’14: Over 40 Industry-Leading Sponsors and Exhibitors

In addition to one-of -a-kind opportunities to learn and network, BevNET Live Winter ’14 attendees will be able to visit and learn from over 40 best-in-class sponsors, suppliers, and vendors — all armed with high-quality innovations — during the BevNET Live Expo. The Expo will take place 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, December 8, the first day of the two-day BevNET Live event.

BevNET Live Winter ‘14: Mining Trends to Develop Innovation

The panel will feature executives from Evolution Fresh, Califia Farms and GoodBelly, examining how each furthers growth by aligning innovation with brand and operational strengths.

BevNET Live: Why Incubated Drinks Stall in Supermarkets with SPINS, IRI

The BevNET Live audience will be treated to in-depth data analyzing the effects of channel shifting on more than a dozen key beverage categories courtesy a pair of leading retail information providers.

BevNET Live: Sell in the Drug Channel with Walgreens’ Glenn Figenholtz

At a time when function is an increasingly important component of consumable products, beverages can pop up in a variety of parts of the drug store, from the cold case to a growing set of fresh food offerings; from shelf-stable shelves to supplement aisles.

Now Available: Preliminary Agenda for BevNET Live Winter ’14

While we've been busy publicizing our sessions over the past couple of months, you’ll notice that we've layered in a whole bunch of cool stuff that we haven’t even had time to brag about.

BevNET Live Winter ‘14 is Three Weeks Away!

Are you one of the 400+ already registered for the event? If not, don’t delay another day; seats are rapidly filling up, and the conference is on pace to sell out well before it begins.

Give Your Beverage Co. a Running Start with Beverages 101

BevNET Live Winter ’14 will once again feature a special edition of Beverages 101, a session that offers valuable information geared toward early-stage entrepreneurs and industry newcomers.

BevNET Live: Take a Healthy Approach to Portfolio Growth with Coke’s Mary-Ann Somers

Mary-Ann Somers, the General Manager & Senior VP of Coca-Cola’s Water, Tea, and Coffee portfolio will discuss expanding product offerings without creating confusion or breaking momentum.

BevNET Live: Pressed Juicery Founder to Talk Bricks, Mortar, and Juice

Slater will discuss the process through which he and his partners decided to go around the the supply chain and route-to-market models that are traditionally associated with the beverage business.

BevNET Live Winter ’14 is Less Than a Month Away. Are You Registered?

BevNET Live Winter ’14 is just a few short weeks away, and seats for the event are dwindling fast. If you haven’t already done so, NOW is the time to register.

BevNET Live: Build the Category, or Build the Brand? With BluePrint, ZICO & Essentia

In nearly every class of trade, it's the two-step burden for emerging brands: establishing that there's a relevant argument for a retailer to make space for a certain category, and then pivoting to move from growing the category to emphasizing your own brand.

BevNET Live: Bai at the Brink, with CEO Ben Weiss

Bai's CEO, Ben Weiss, has made it clear -- his stated goal is for Bai to become the next big, iconic brand. So what's next?

BevNET Live: Dr. Jay Udani to Share Intelligence from the Regulatory Battlefield

Dr. Udani, the founder and CEO of Medicus Research, will be speaking to the main BevNET Live audience as a correspondent from the trenches of the regulatory battlefield to discuss best practices for a beverage industry that is becoming increasingly engaged in the same conflicts and discussions with the agencies that govern supplements and drugs.

BevNET Live: Max Goldberg on Brands, Bloggers, and Blunders

To improve the connection between brands and bloggers, BevNET Live will welcome Max Goldberg, the founder of the organic food blog Living Maxwell, to lead a breakout session on the best way to engage and enlist bloggers as members of your media army.

Showcase Your Brand at the Sampling Bar at BevNET Live Winter ’14

Have you launched or extended a beverage brand in the past year? Take advantage of a one-of-a-kind opportunity to showcase your products to nearly 600 beverage industry professionals -- including investors, distributors and retailers -- as part of the “Sampling Bar” at our upcoming BevNET Live Winter ’14 event.

BevNET Live: Inside the Boulder Brands Investment Group with Duane Primozich

Duane Primozich, Executive Vice President at Boulder Brands, is also one of three managing partners of the Boulder Brands Investment Group (BIG). He will offer a discussion of Boulder Brands' venture capital strategy, particularly with regard to beverage, as well as his overall views on the state of the beverage market and the natural foods industry.