BevNET Live Winter 2020 - AGENDA
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Building a New Beverage Behemoth: Molson Coors Enters NA -- Beer giant Molson Coors has set its sights on becoming a player in NA; we'll explore its plans and existing initiatives and gather insights on the strategy and its implications for the rest of the industry in this interview with Peter Marino.
with Peter Marino, President of Emerging Growth, Molson Coors
ON DEMAND Cargill Insider Interview: Identifying Sweetener Solutions For Modern Palates -- Carla Saunders of Cargill explains why stevia is resonating with a growing number of consumers, the importance of sustainably grown ingredients and how to keep up with shorter product development cycles in the beverage industry.
with Carla Saunders, Senior Marketing Manager and North American Commercial Manager, Cargill’s High Intensity Sweetener Portfolio
12:50 PM - 1:35 PM Investor Summit: From Speed Dating to Series B -- These investors have an up-close perspective on the beverage brands in the audience because they met with many of them during our Speed Dating events earlier this year. Marrying insights from daily deal flow and their up-close discussions with entrepreneurs, this panel will give a look at what investors are thinking about during a tumultuous year.
with Ashley Hartman, Senior Principal, Bluestein Ventures; Arif Fazal, Founder and Managing Director, Blueberry Ventures; Liz Myslik, Partner , 2x Consumer Products Growth Partners; Nathan Cooper, Managing Partner, Barrel Ventures
ON DEMAND BevSource Insider Interview: How To Find The Right Supply & Co-Manufacturing Partners -- Dan Macri of the beverage development firm BevSource spoke about the importance of ensuring consistent and stable supply lines and how to mitigate the challenges of contract manufacturing in today's environment.
with Dan Macri, Executive VP, Sales and Marketing, BevSource
1:35 PM - 2:10 PM The Laird IPO -- Small creamer and plant-based nutrition brand Laird Superfoods went public in September, one of a handful of beverage brands that have taken that step. But is it an anomaly or a harbinger of more BevCo IPOs? We explore the thought process, financial arrangements, and potential meaning for the larger business with the financial advisor who did the deal.
with Morgan Ley, Managing Director, Consumer Investment Banking, Canaccord Genuity LLC
ON DEMAND Tetra Pak Insider Interview: Why Consumers Are Demanding Sustainable Packaging -- Jason Pelz of Tetra Pak breaks down the packaging company’s ambition to deliver the world’s most sustainable food package and its efforts to reduce plastic use and increase Americans’ access to recycling for its beverage cartons.
with Jason Pelz, VP, Sustainability Americas, Tetra Pak
ON DEMAND Word to the Future: Advice for 2021 Part 2 -- A second set of interviews that will launch entrepreneurs into the new year better informed and feeling fired up as they prepare for the unique challenges of a reopening economy.
with Sheryl O'Loughlin, Co-founder, J.E.D.I Collaborative and Women on Board Project; Brad Barnhorn, Board Member and Advisor, Barnhorn Growth Advisors
2:25 PM - 3:15 PM The Whisperer Speaks -- Thoughts on what's to come in 2021 -- mixed with timeless advice -- in a presentation from board member, investor, advisor, and beverage industry champion Ken Sadowsky. Followed by Q and A.
with Ken Sadowsky, Advisor, Verlinvest
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Networking: Marketing Your Product On Shelf and Online -- Talk to BevNET CMO Mike Schneider about how to make your product pop on shelf, ways to reach industry gatekeepers to fuel growth, and best practices when crafting your next campaign. Mike answers your questions and offers his two cents on your package design and how to generate both industry and consumer awareness.
with Mike Schneider, CMO,
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Networking: Engaging with BevNET -- BevNET is a big platform. Pop in and find our how you can make the most of the opportunities your subscription presents you.
with Jon Landis, Senior Brand Specialist, BevNET
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Networking: Ask Questions to Advance Your Business -- This is your chance to advance to your next milestone. Our partners have a wealth of knowledge about production, packaging, scale, marketing, logistics and package design. Visit them and ask the questions that have been keeping you awake at night. They have likely seen your challenge before and can help you think through the solution in a cost effective, scaleable way.
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Retail Speed Dating -- This round will match up retailers and brokers with brands who are looking to get on shelves and expand their footprint.
5:00 PM - 6:05 PM Taste Radio Live Featuring Jake Steinfeld -- A globally recognized authority in personal fitness, Jake Steinfeld will discuss his background as an innovator and entrepreneur, how he identifies synergies and alignment with consumer brands and extending his “Body By Jake” brand into beverages with the launch of Don’t Quit, a line of meal replacement drinks developed in partnership with Keurig Dr Pepper and brand incubator L.A. Libations.
with Ray Latif, Editor/Producer, Taste Radio, BevNET; Jake Steinfeld, Founder, Body By Jake/Don't Quit
Please note that event agendas are subject to change.