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Inside Pepsi Venturing: BevNET Live Adds One More Dealmaker

We’re getting closer to the big event and we thought we’d put one more big name on the billboard: Daniel Grubbs, the Managing Director of PepsiCo Ventures Group, will be joining BevNET Live to talk about his role, and his group’s role, in building partnerships with emerging food and beverage companies on behalf of PepsiCo.

Grubbs, who had previously worked with the company’s Premium Beverage/Emerging Brands division, has experience with such entities as Naked Juice, IZZE, O.N.E. Coconut Water and KeVita. He’ll offer his thoughts on the state of beverage entrepreneurship, methods that Pepsi is working with emerging brands and some of the considerations that take place with regard to the company’s attempts to enter functional beverage categories.

This talk on PepsiCo’s approach to new ventures will combine with the investment and partnership discussions offered by Nestle’s John Carmichael, as well as insights from event sponsor VEB during the New Beverage Showdown to provide a unique, three-sided, invaluable view into the processes and outlooks of the industry’s largest strategic entities.

BevNET Live takes place on June 6 and 7 at the Metropolitan West, 635 W. 46th Street in New York.

Grubbs will be the last speaker at BevNET Live on Thursday afternoon, June 7 — so plan to stick around in order to hear the thoughts of this key player in the beverage game — and his talk will be followed by the announcement of the winner of the New Beverage Showdown.

Of course, in order to meet him — and the other speakers at BevNET Live — you’ve got to be there, so if you haven’t signed up yet, we’d suggest doing it soon. 425+ beverage professionals have already registered and time is running out, so register today!

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.