The Leading Conference For The Beverage Industry


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.


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.


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

The complete BevNET Live speaker lineup will feature more than 20 beverage industry leaders. Check back for updates!

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Stay at the Famous Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

BevNET Live's winter event takes place at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. Enjoy the SoCal weather, magnificent sunsets, views of the Santa Monica Pier, and superior accommodations at the famous beachfront hotel. From standard rooms to oceanfront suites, the discounted room block rates are half the standard rate. All rooms are available on a first come, first served basis for registered attendees. All past room blocks have sold out. Register today to gain access to the room block.


New Beverage Showdown 20: 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 Winter 2019 attendees. Young beverage brands get up to speed, identify keys for growth and initiate critical conversations.

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A Deep Dive into a Hot Emerging Category

The massive interest in -- and approaches to -- the incorporation of Marijuana, Hemp, THC and CBD as functional ingredients in food and beverage brands is shared by new companies and existing brands alike. Nevertheless, there is still much to understand. Food and beverage professionals are invited to navigate an ambiguous cannabis market and explore how it could impact their businesses at the one-day forum.

Hosted on December 4th, the Friday between NOSH Live and BevNET Live, attendees of either conference will receive special rates to the forum.


Recent Event Announcements

BevNET Live Winter 2019 Breakout: Investment Insight for Early Stage Brands

This breakout session, recorded at BevNET Live Winter 2019, features an in-depth discussion on investment led by a panel of speakers including Brian Goldberg, co-founder and managing director, CapStream Group; Arthur Gallego, principal, Gallego & Co.; and Robert Brown, managing director, Encore Consumer Capital.

If You’re Missing BevNET Live: Watch Live Main Stage Presentations & Attendee Interviews

We’re gearing up for the biggest BevNET Live ever! If you’re not one of the 850+ registered, and can’t make a last minute trip to Santa Monica, you can watch the main stage presentations away from the action. We will have a free live stream of BevNET Live Winter 2019 available on Monday, December 9th and Tuesday, December 10th, thanks to the support of our sponsors, Beck Flavors and Symrise.

New Beverage Showdown 18: Semifinalists and Judges Announced

We can’t wait to kick off BevNET Live next week with New Beverage Showdown 18, our centerpiece competition of the two-day event. In just 5 days, 12 innovative beverage brands will take the stage to pitch their business plans to a panel of expert judges and the 800-plus beverage professionals in the crowd. It’s time to reveal the contenders.

BevNET Live Winter 2019: Beverage Financing and the Next Decade

Have strategics found themselves spending too much on innovative concepts that seem like good fits but fail to scale into the larger system? How impactful will new interest in non-alcoholic beverages by beer and spirits companies ultimately turn out to be? Those questions and many more will be addressed during a special panel that will end BevNET Live Winter 2019, taking place on December 9 and 10 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.

BevNET Live Winter 2019 Panel: The Race for Distinction in CBD

Even if the FDA hadn’t just muddied the infused waters - again - around the use of CBD in beverages, BevNET Live’s panel on competition and differentiation within the CBD beverage space would have been of paramount importance to those interested in watching the evolution of this new functional category.