Announcing LIVE: Beverage Entrepreneur and Innovation Conference – May 14, 2009 NYC

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Save $100 with early registration pricing.  Hurry, space is LIMITED (and last year was a sell out with a 100 person wait list!). invites beverage entrepreneurs to participate in the first BevNET Live conference, a unique forum on growing and emerging beverage businesses. A day-long event, BevNET Live will take place on May 14 in New York City at the Jumeirah Essex House.

BevNET Live will give beverage company leaders the opportunity to hear from industry experts who have a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding the challenges of launching and growing a brand. It will also provide a unique forum for beverage entrepreneurs to gather, exchange ideas, and enhance their marketing and product development strategies.

BevNET Live will focus on ideas and ideals as the key drivers behind beverage company creation, and will suggest ways for companies to implement growth strategies without losing their core entrepreneurial drive. Attendees will be able to be able to tap the expertise of investment professionals who can help groom them to attract money, business owners with inspiring success stories, and the community, who has spent a decade dedicating itself to careful reporting on the fast-moving beverage industry.

“We are excited to offer speakers and panelists who are unmatched in their ability to relate to the challenges of the entrepreneurial beverage company,” said founder John Craven. “ has long been the entry portal into the beverage world for growing companies. We are looking forward to using our ties to that community to improve business opportunities for all.”

BevNET LIVE is kindly sponsored by WILD Flavors, DSM, and Deloitte Corporate Finance. For sponsorship information, please contact John McKenna – 617-715-9677.

Scheduled events include:

•Speakers and panelists from leading innovative beverage companies, financial institutions, and investment firms, including Seth Goldman (CEO of Honest Tea), John Bello (founder of Sherbrooke Capitol and SoBe), and Tom First (CEO of Owater, co-founder of Nantucket Nectars).

•Case studies discussing how leading innovative beverage companies like Honest Tea, The Healthy Beverage Company (Steaz), and Hoborama (Bawls) were able to adjust in the marketplace to attract customers and financing. This is a unique opportunity for businesses to brainstorm how to fine-tune their own approaches to the market.

•Guest speech: “The Entrepreneur’s Dilemma – How mission can spur growth, and how growth can compromise mission”.

•A financial panel featuring investors Matt Meyer from Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC, John Bello from Sherbrooke Capital; Brent Knudson from Partnership Capital Growth Advisors, and others.

•A live product review panel hosted by BevNET founder John Craven, with a follow-up discussion on beverage innovation.

•Discussions on collaboration, functionality, company mission, and branding, featuring advisors like Bill Sipper, Gerry Khermouch, and Barry Nathanson

•Numerous beverage breaks featuring products selected by

Questions? Contact John Craven — 617-715-9675 or

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