BevNET is pleased to announce that the final agenda for Beverage School at BevNET Live Winter 2015 is now available for viewing. The session, an intensive half-day program, is a key learning and networking opportunity for early-stage beverage entrepreneurs and industry newcomers.
Held on Sunday, December 6, the day before BevNET Live begins, Beverage School is designed to immerse attendees in a highly informative and interactive educational setting. The agenda features a unique lineup of expert speakers who will present on a variety of topics relevant to early-stage beverage companies, including angel investment, contract manufacturing, retail and distribution strategies, packaging design and marketing.
Attendees will be encouraged to engage speakers with questions during presentations and also have an opportunity to introduce their brands, products and business strategies during the Beverage School session.
The final hour of the program will feature a series of roundtable talks providing direct networking with instructors and other experts from specific areas of the beverage business. Attendees will be asked to spend a few minutes at each table for informal discussions with speakers and fellow classmates; think “speed dating” but for new entrepreneurs.
Beverage School is open exclusively to attendees of BevNET Live who are new (or relatively new) beverage company entrepreneurs.
There is no additional cost for the program, however, only a handful number of seats remain for Beverage School.
If you have already signed up for BevNET Live and wish to attend Beverage School, please notify Jon Landis TODAY.
Beverage School is sponsored by Sovereign Flavors.
Here is the agenda in full:
Registration (11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m,)
Introduction to Beverage School (12:00 – 12:10 p.m.)
David Ames, President, Sovereign Flavors; Ray Latif, Managing Editor, BevNET
Early Stage and Angel Investments (12:10 – 12:40 p.m)
Jeremy Halpern, Partner & Director of Business Development, Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP
Package and Label Design (12:45 – 1:15 p.m.)
Fred Hart, Creative Director, Interact
Best Marketing Practices for New Brands (1:20 – 1:55 p.m.)
Greg Fleishman, Co-Founder, Purely Righteous Brands
Intermission (2:00 – 2:30 p.m)
Mapping Out Your Retail/Broker Strategy (2:30 – 2:55 p.m.)
Bill Sipper, Managing Partner, Cascadia Managing Brands
Contract Manufacturing and Scaling Your Brand (3:00 – 3:30 p.m.)
Jeffrey Andrews, Senior Director Contract Manufacturing, HP Hood
PR/Social Marketing for Early-Stage Brands (3:30 – 4:00 p.m.)
Lara Hogan, Partner, The Co-Op Agency
Roundtable Networking Session – Open platform for Q&A and discussion with experts in various areas of the beverage industry.
- Justin Prochnow, Partner, Greenberg Traurig LLP
- Sean Conner, Chief Progress Officer, BevForce
- David Ames, President, Sovereign Flavors
- Fred Hart, Creative Director, Interact
- Bill Sipper, Managing Partner, Cascadia Managing Brands
- Bob Groux, Owner, BrandSource
- Greg Fleishman, Co-Founder, Purely Righteous Brands
- Eric Schnell, CEO& Founder, MetaBrand
- Jeffrey Andrews, Senior Director Contract Manufacturing, HP Hood
- Jeremy Halpern, Partner & Director of Business Development, Nutter, McClennan & Fish