BevNET Live Winter 2016 - AGENDA
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast & Registration
8:00 AM - 8:10 AM New Beverage Showdown Semifinals: Karuna
8:10 AM - 8:15 AM New Beverage Showdown Semifinals: IMMORDL
8:15 AM - 8:20 AM New Beverage Showdown Semifinals: CARELA
8:20 AM - 8:25 AM New Beverage Showdown: Mother Beverage
8:30 AM - 8:35 AM New Beverage Showdown Semifinals: TruVibe Organics
8:35 AM - 8:40 AM New Beverage Showdown Semifinals: Venice Cold Brew
8:40 AM - 8:45 AM New Beverage Showdown Semifinals: Shaka Tea
8:45 AM - 8:50 AM New Beverage Showdown Semifinals: Role Tea
8:50 AM - 8:55 AM New Beverage Showdown Semifinals: NiU Superfoods
8:55 AM - 9:00 AM New Beverage Showdown Semifinals: EVIVA
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM New Beverage Showdown Semifinals: Sunniva Super Coffee
9:05 AM - 9:10 AM New Beverage Showdown Semifinals: 18.21 Bitters
9:10 AM - 9:15 AM New Beverage Showdown Semifinals: CRUXe
9:15 AM - 9:20 AM New Beverage Showdown Semifinals: Shadetree Beverage
9:20 AM - 9:30 AM New Beverage Showdown Semifinals: NatureWise
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Networking Break
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM Introduction and State of the Industry

with John Craven, CEO & Founder, BevNET; Jeffrey Klineman, Editor-in-Chief, BevNET
10:10 AM - 10:35 AM Squeezing Out Disruption

with Doug Evans, Founder & Chairman, Juicero
10:35 AM - 10:55 AM Launching With a Platform Strategy
with Lance Collins, Founder, Core Beverages, Body Armor, Fuze
10:55 AM - 11:20 AM Turnarounds: Celsius and Beyond

with Gerry David, President & CEO, CELSIUS; Vanessa Walker, EVP Sales & Marketing, CELSIUS
11:20 AM - 11:35 AM The Retail Climate for Emerging Beverage Brands

with Kevin Davis, Chairman & CEO, Bristol Farms
11:35 AM - 12:00 PM Get 'Em Laughing to Grow the Brand

with Lewis Goldstein, VP of Brand Marketing, Organic Valley
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM BevNET's Best of 2016 & Announcement of New Beverage Showdown Finalists
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch & Sampling Bar Break
1:30 PM - 2:10 PM

Breakouts: Session I

  • Don't Derail Your Deal
    Nick Giannuzzi, Founder, Giannuzzi Group; Brad Barnhorn, Advisor, Barnhorn Brand Advisors; Chris Fenster, CEO, Propeller, Inc.
  • National Buyers, Allied Brands, and Big System Alignment
    Derek Dodge, Sales Consultant; Danny Stepper, Co-Founder & CEO, L.A. Libations
  • Balancing Brick and Mortar
    Alex Matthews, CEO, Juice Served Here; Sharelle Klaus, Founder & CEO, Dry Soda; Kyle O'Brien, EVP of Sales, La Colombe
2:20 PM - 3:00 PM

Breakouts: Session II

  • Lessons from the Food Courts
    Noah Hagey, Partner, BraunHagey LLP; Justin Prochnow, Shareholder, Greenberg, Traurig; Ryan Kaiser, Partner, Amin Talati & Upadhye, LLC
  • Turnaround-Proof Your Brand
    Gerry David, CEO, CELSIUS; Vanessa Walker, EVP Sales & Marketing, CELSIUS
  • Engaging with Strategics
    Matt Mitchell, VP, VEB/Coca-Cola Co.; Mike Burgmaier, Managing Director, Whipstitch Capital; Jim Tonkin, President and Founder, Healthy Brand Builders; John Haugen, VP/GM 301 INC.

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM BevNET Live Expo
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BevForce After Party sponsored by Konnect PR, First Beverage Group, The Giannuzzi Group, ACG, Interact Boulder and Whipstitch Capital
Please note that event agendas are subject to change.