BevNET Live has added a second round of investors, marketers, distributors, and retailing and natural channel experts, as well as one secret weapon: a beverage company advisor who helped guide glaceau and Vita Coco through the investment process. All will be featured on panels and in presentations during the two day event, which takes place on June 6 and 7 at the Sheraton Tower in New York City.
A featured speaker at BevNET Live will be Nick Giannuzzi, the founder of the Giannuzzi Group, LLP, who has served as a special counselor to some of the best known beverage brands in recent years, including Glaceau, Hint, Vita Coco and Adina. He is an expert on the development of small-to-mid-size consumer product companies and has been by the side of some of the most respected beverage entrepreneurs as they have grown their companies and taken on investment partners.
Other exciting speakers in the investment space joining the BevNET Live and Beverage School program include Mike Burgmaier of Silverwood Capital and Val Stalowir of Apta Capital.
Also returning to BevNET Live will be Natural Channel experts Perry Abbenante (former buyer for Whole Foods), Nat Noone (founder of Green Shoots Distribution), and Bob Sipper (co-founder of the RJ Group), who are working with BevNET to develop exclusive content on the Natural Channel.
On the brand side, BevNET is thrilled to announce that Jesse Merrill, the head of marketing for Activate Beverage Company and Bryan Reese, the Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer for Bolthouse Farms will be joining the program.