We’ve posted the agenda for BevNET Live Santa Monica, taking place on Dec. 5 and 6 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.
As always, we’ve tucked a couple of surprises in there that we haven’t been able to announce yet — like our series of interviews with investors you should know, this time featuring Blueberry Ventures’ founder Arif Fazal and Fenwick Brands CEO Melissa Baker. Both talks will get inside the philosophies and partnership opportunities concerning these new — but vital — funds.
Also coming on Tuesday, Dec. 6 is a strong set of data insights from our friends over at SPINS and IRI, Kathryn Peters and Brian Reed. This dynamic duo always works hard to provide an entertaining, informative take on category movement and the tactics and audiences that entrepreneurial brands are leveraging to find their way into new retail channels. We try to reserve the first morning slot for them so that you can absorb key data points with your coffee.
Speaking of coffee absorption, the event, as always, will feature our special sampling bar, an opportunity for attendees to feature their products — and try out hundreds of others — along with the BevNET Live Expo, designed to show off the latest in technology, ingredients, packaging, and other elements that are key to helping emerging brands take the next step in their growth and innovation capabilities.
If you look past that Expo on Monday night, you’ll see that we’re once again firing up an off-site BevNET Live Afterparty. It’s powered by our friends at BevForce, and we’ll be sending the details for this super-secret event out to attendees ONLY in the days to come.
Oh, and keep your eyes and ears open during networking breaks: throughout both days, webcast on the site and streamed throughout the venue, the Livestream Lounge will feature interviews and insights supplied by the BevNET team and its special guests. Drawn from the brands, investors, suppliers, retailers, distributors and other key contributors who make the beverage business such an exciting and fun community.
Tickets are still available, but they’re going fast. So get signed up!
About BevNET Live
BevNET Live is a two-day forum for beverage entrepreneurs, suppliers, distributors, retailers and investors to gather and exchange ideas through interactive panels, lectures, and networking. Attendees are able to access the expertise of investment professionals on ways to attract funding, successful brand owners about their inspiring stories, retail and distribution gatekeepers on growth strategies and industry advisors on sales, marketing, and branding challenges. BevNET Live offers extensive and in-depth programming and networking with other attendees and the BevNET.com community, which has spent more than a decade dedicating itself to careful reporting on the fast-moving beverage industry. More than just a conference, BevNET LIVE includes exclusive offerings including the BevNET Live Expo, the New Beverage Showdown, a Sampling Bar option for all attendees, a Beverage School for new entrepreneurs, and more.