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The Leading Beverage Industry Event is Back!

For more than a decade, the CPG industry has bonded and learned together in Santa Monica during BevNET Live -- our signature event series that brings together the thought leaders and next generation of brands in beverage to help us all grow and thrive.

It’s with great excitement that we get to announce that BevNET Live is returning to the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel this year on December. After a year off, we’re just going to have to make up for it with more knowledge, more collaboration, and more fun

On Dec. 6 and 7, the beverage industry will gather in-person to learn and take action. Experts will speak to the community about innovations and challenges within the industry with opportunities for questions and answers as well as one to one meetings.

The event will mix high-profile speakers and informative panels with special networking opportunities, including interactive breakout sessions, sampling opportunities and the BevNET Live Expo. BevNET will maintain our mission to offer the community the opportunities it needs to build together, to learn together, and to succeed together.


Winter 2021 Speakers

BevNET Live features 30+ beverage industry leaders, innovators and experts. Stay tuned for additional speaker announcements!

  • Nik Sharma, CEO, Sharma Brands - BevNET Live Winter 2021

    Nik Sharma

    CEO, Sharma Brands

    Nik Sharma, CEO, Sharma Brands - BevNET Live Winter 2021

    Nik Sharma

    CEO, Sharma Brands

    Widely known as “The DTC Guy” on the internet, a Forbes 30 Under 30 member, AdWeek’s Young & Influential and a resource brands and investors turn to for growth, Nik is a 25-year old DTC investor, advisor, and operator who has both assisted and led revenue growth at multiple organizations, including hint water and VaynerMedia. Prior to entering the world of commerce, Nik worked on social media campaigns for A-list celebrities including Pitbull, Priyanka Chopra, MAGIC!, to natively increase distribution as well as increase fan interaction and engagement for the purpose of driving album sales. Today, Nik words alongside brands and publishers to execute ROI-positive campaigns through cohesive digital strategies using paid, earned, and owned media properties.

  • Brian Kelley, Chairman & CEO, PearlRock Partners - BevNET Live Winter 2021

    Brian Kelley

    Chairman & CEO, PearlRock Partners

  • Tara Rozalowsky, VP, Beverage and Edible, Canopy Growth Corp. - BevNET Live Winter 2021

    Tara Rozalowsky

    VP, Beverage and Edible, Canopy Growth Corp.

    Tara Rozalowsky, VP, Beverage and Edible, Canopy Growth Corp. - BevNET Live Winter 2021

    Tara Rozalowsky

    VP, Beverage and Edible, Canopy Growth Corp.

    Tara is the Vice President of Beverages and Edibles at Canopy Growth, where she leads the innovation and business behind new beverage and edible products. Before joining Canopy, Tara served as Vice President and General Manager at ConAgra Brands, where she was responsible for the Better-For-You and Family Meals frozen business, a $1B net sales portfolio. Tara is industry recognized for her work to contemporize and turnaround Healthy Choice and move Conagra’s frozen meals portfolio to a #1 market leading position in health & wellness. Tara has her MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Now Available: Discounted Hotel Room Block

BevNET Live 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. The discounted room block saves you $100 per night. Rooms are first come, first served for registered attendees. All past room blocks have sold out. Register today to reserve your room.


Analysis and Advice Plus the Partners to Make it Happen


Actionable Insights from Market Leaders and Innovators

Our speakers are leaders in the beverage industry talking about their experiences, focused on moving the industry forward. They deliver talks on best practices, battle scars, data insights or cases that focus on 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.



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 supplier and service companies.


Beverage School: Learn the Ropes of the Industry

Beverage School is a special “Beverages 101″ virtual component for early-stage entrepreneurs and industry newcomers. It is held virtually during the conference and is free for all BevNET Live attendees. Young beverage brands get up to speed, identify keys for growth and initiate critical conversations.

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Health & Safety Protocols

In the interest of making our events as safe as possible for both attendees and staff, we will be implementing enhanced safety protocols similar to other industry events, professional and college sporting events and restaurant practices. 

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