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Entrepreneurs, Gender Diversity, Strategy on Tap at BevNET Live Summer 2018

Change is upon the beverage business: insurgent brands are growing up, retailing and marketing are moving to the cloud, and issues of gender diversity are becoming key influences with regard to purchasing, investing, and brand loyalty.

What doesn’t change is that BevNET Live will be the forum in which these important shifts are addressed, both onstage and in person. The leading strategy and networking event for beverage entrepreneurs and their universe of partners, BevNET Live will take place on June 6 and 7 at the Metropolitan West, 639 W. 46 St. in Manhattan.

Here’s the first glimpse of the lineup we’re bringing to the stage:

Mike Kirban, the CEO and co-founder of Vita Coco, will bring attendees inside the transition from successful startup brand to mature company.

What’s in Her Wallet: Women in Private Equity on Changing Consumer Dynamics


  • Jordan Gaspar, Managing Partner, AccelFoods
  • Kara Cissell-Roell, Managing Director and Co-Founder, VMG Partners
  • Carole Buyers, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, BIGR Ventures
  • Karen Kenworthy, Partner, Stripes Group

Paddy Spence, the CEO of Zevia, speaking on the timing the change in innovation and marketing strategy that enables a product to expand into a brand platform

Giovanni Gallucci, Digital Strategist, will give a special presentation on the strategic underpinnings and execution of the digital and social media plan supporting Topo Chico in the United States

BevNET Live brings more than content. With the 15th edition of the New Beverage Showdown, valuable networking opportunities (read: cocktails!), continuous product sampling and exposure through the Livestream Lounge and BevNET Live Expo, attendees assert their place in the future of the beverage business.

BevNET Live Early Registration Discounts end on April 20.

About BevNET Live

BevNET Live Summer 2018 will return to the Metropolitan West in Manhattan, New York on June 6 and 7. A Beverage School for new companies will also be held on Tuesday, June 5 at no additional cost.

BevNET LIVE is the premiere event for beverage brands, distributors, service providers, retailers and investors to discuss what’s next for the industry. With the industry’s foremost speakers and our New Beverage Showdown, BevNET Live attracts hundreds of brands to each event.