BevNET Live Winter 2021 - AGENDA
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast & Registration --
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM New Revenue Streams: Coke's Innovation Evolution -- The leaders of the Coca-Cola Co.’s New Revenue Streams group will stop by to discuss the ways that the company’s approach to emerging brands and partnerships has evolved. Attendees will learn how innovation and M&A will look under New Revenue Streams during this talk with Dan White, Matt Hughes, and Surbhi Lal.
with Daniel White, Chief of New Revenue Streams, The Coca-Cola Company; Surbhi Lal, Director, New Revenue Streams, The Coca-Cola Company; Matt Hughes, Vice President, Emerging Brands Incubation, VEB Coca-Cola
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Mining the Niche: G-Fuel Grabs Gamers -- G-Fuel CEO Cliff Morgan will speak about building growth in niche audiences, as well as the challenges that take place when trying to springboard out of that specific group into the larger discussion. G-Fuel has made tremendous in-roads within the computer gaming community — the methods of building that niche group, and growing from it, will all be on the table.
with Cliff Morgan, CEO, G-Fuel
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM From Online to Omnichannel: Making the Transition -- Whether it’s through Amazon or their own sites, or a combination of platforms, brands that start by selling online rarely keep it as their sole retail outlet. A panel featuring Nutpods’ Madeline Haydon and United Sodas of America’s Marisa Zupan will talk about the ways they looked to extend into the world of brick-and-mortar during our 10 a.m. panel.
with Madeline Haydon, Founder & CEO, Nutpods; Marisa Zupan, Founder & CEO, United Sodas of America
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Networking Break & Livestream Studio --
11:00 AM - 11:35 AM New Beverage Showdown Finals - Round 1 --
11:35 AM - 12:05 AM Interview: Scaling Success -- Brian Kelley of PearlRock Partners will share his experiences in scaling Keurig and how beverage brands can face the demands of investors, retailers, and consumers.
with Brian Kelley, Chairman & CEO, PearlRock Partners
12:05 PM - 12:30 PM Forget the Formula, Fire it Up -- A panel featuring sales execution leaders Michael “Goldy” Goldstein of Vita Coco, Jake DeCicco of Kitu Super Coffee and Jessica Pratt of Pop & Bottle will energize the audience with tactics and tales from inside the store — a place entrepreneurs will have to focus their attention as COVID-19 recedes.
with Jessica Pratt, Chief Sales Officer, Pop&Bottle; Jake DeCicco, CRO, Super Coffee; Michael "Goldy" Goldstein, VP, Market Development, Vita Coco
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch, Sampling & Livestream Studio --
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM New Beverage Showdown Finals - Round II --
2:30 PM - 2:55 PM Retail on the Move: Winning the Virtual Store -- A panel of “virtual retailers” — delivery services like Ohi and Good Eggs — will explain the way they work with entrepreneurs and the particular advantages and challenges of the emerging channel.
with Ben Jones, Founder & CEO, Ohi; Thuy Nguyen, Category Manager, Good Eggs
2:55 PM - 3:20 PM Panel: Investment Horizons -- Investors will take the stage, giving the inside info on the trends in financial backing for entrepreneurial brands, their thoughts on where valuations, access, and deal-making are headed, and what’s attracting growth financing now and in the near future. This panel will bring in Noramay Cadena of Supply Change Capital, Brian Goldberg of RedBud Brands and Filipp Chebotarev of Cambridge SPG for a final survey of the changing state of capital availability.
with Brian Goldberg, Founder, Redbud Brands LLC; Noramay Cadena, Managing Partner, Supply Change Capital; Filipp Chebotarev, Managing Partner & COO, Cambridge SPG
3:20 PM - 3:30 PM New Beverage Showdown Winner Announcement & Closing Remarks --
Please note that event agendas are subject to change.