BevNET Live Winter 2017 - AGENDA
MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast & Registration --
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM New Beverage Showdown 14 Semifinals --
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Networking Break & Livestream Lounge --
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Welcome Remarks --
with John Craven, CEO & Founder, BevNET; Jeffrey Klineman, Editor-in-Chief, BevNET
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM Peet’s Perception: A Conversation with Dave Burwick --
with Dave Burwick, President & CEO, Peet's Coffee
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM Entrepreneurial Retailing: 7-Eleven and Growing New Products --
with Jesus Delgado-Jenkins, EVP and Chief Merchandising Officer, 7-Eleven, Inc.
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM The Amazon Equation: How the Whole Foods Deal is Shifting E-Commerce --
with Betsy McGinn, Founder, McGinn eCommConsulting
11:20 AM - 11:45 AM Califia’s Rapid Iteration Process: Inside the Innovation Express --
with Greg Steltenpohl, Co-Founder & CEO, Califia Farms
11:45 AM - 12:10 PM Independent Rising: Brew Dr. Kombucha’s Path --
with Matt Thomas, CEO & Founder, Brew Dr. Kombucha
12:10 PM - 12:30 PM Best of 2017 Awards & Announcement of New Beverage Showdown Finalists --
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch, Sample Bar & Livestream Lounge --
2:00 PM - 2:40 PM Breakouts Session I -- VENICE ROOM (Location: Lobby Level, through Ocean & Vine restaurant) -- EComm Perspectives: Third Party and In-House Strategies
with Betsy McGinn, Founder, McGinn eCommConsulting; Madeline Haydon, Founder & CEO, Nutpods; John Coogan, Founder, Stealth Help
2:00 PM - 2:40 PM Breakout Session I -- CATALINA BALLROOM (Location: Lobby level, left of the hotel entrance) -- Global Beverages: Key Trends and Opportunities
with Michael Schaefer, Global Lead – Food & Beverages, Euromonitor International
2:00 PM - 2:40 PM Breakout Session I -- PALISADES BALLROOM C&D (Location: 5th Floor near back of main ballroom) -- The Honest Naked Unsweetened Truth About PR from Two Veteran Brand-Builders: Communications and Inflection Points for Entrepreneurs
with Josh Kohnstamm, Founder, Kohnstamm Communications; Fred Haberman, Co-Founder & CEO, Haberman
2:00 PM - 2:40 PM Breakout Session I -- ROOM 831 (Location: 8th floor) -- Board Building, Board Communications
with Jordan Gaspar, Managing Partner, AccelFoods; Brad Barnhorn, Partner, Barnhorn Growth Advisors; Alan Murray, CEO, Goodbelly
2:40 PM - 2:50 PM Networking Break --
2:50 PM - 3:30 PM Breakouts Session II -- VENICE ROOM (Location: Lobby Level, through Ocean & Vine restaurant) -- E-Marketing Viewpoint: Deploying Influencers
with Kurt Seidensticker, Founder & CEO, Vital Proteins; Kira Tirshfield, PR & Influencer Relations Manager, Covet PR; George Bryant, Founder, Civilized Caveman & Author, The Paleo Kitchen; Sophie Jaffe, Founder & Influencer, Philosophie Superfoods
2:50 PM - 3:30 PM Breakout Session II -- CATALINA BALLROOM (Location: Lobby level, left of the hotel entrance) -- It’s Not Always About the Money: Planning for Founder Success
with Bill Moses, CEO, Disruptive Brands LLC; Mike Burbank, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management ; Dan Harris, Partner, BraunHagey & Borden, LLP
2:50 PM - 3:30 PM Breakout Session II -- PALISADES BALLROOM C&D (Location: 5th Floor near back of main ballroom) -- Funding Options Deep Dive: Making Debt and Equity Work Together
with Ben Brachot, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Dwight Funding; Chris Fenster, CEO, Propeller Industries; Eric Skae, CEO, Rao's Specialty Foods; Dayton Miller, Partner, Boulder Food Group
2:50 PM - 3:30 PM Breakout Session II -- ROOM 831 (Location: 8th floor) -- Strategy to Outcome: How to Focus What Drives a Beverage Business
with Neil Kimberley, VP Strategy and Brand Development, Essentia Water
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM BevNET Live Tabletop Expo & Livestream Lounge --
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM BevNET Live Afterparty Powered by ForceBrands --

Museum of Flying (3100 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405)

Please note that event agendas are subject to change.