BevNET is pleased to release the names several new speakers who are participating in the event, which will be held on Dec. 3 and 4 at the Loews Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif.
The new additions range from marketing and financing experts to retailing and regulatory experts who will help guide discussion on a variety of topics.
Included in the group are:
Brent Knudsen, the Managing Partner of Partnership Capital Growth Advisors, a leading investment bank and financial advisory firm focused on the healthy, active and sustainable living marketplace. Mr. Knudsen will be joining Silverwood Partners’ Managing Director Mike Burgmaier and by Franklin Isacson, an Investment Manager with the Verlinvest Subsidiary The Beverage Development Company, Inc., which has placed significant investments in companies like Vita Coco, Hint, Sambazon and Vitaminwater.
The three investment professionals will be on a panel on Monday, Dec. 3 presenting their views on the current state of the investment market for beverage companies, including capital sources, valuations, and deal flow.
Bobbi Leahy, Director of Sales—West at SPINS, who will be presenting an invaluable numbers-driven look at emerging beverage categories and retail trends, allowing the BevNET Live audience to understand where entrepreneurial products are thriving, as well as the key attributes of products that are turning consumers’ heads.
Justin Prochnow, a partner at Greenberg, Traurig LLP, who will be providing an overview of the most important regulatory and legal issues surrounding the beverage industry today, including the impact of genetically modified organism (GMO) referenda, ongoing legislative inquiries concerning functional beverages and dietary supplements – including energy drinks, and the overall regulatory climate with regard to labeling and ingredients.
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About BevNET Live
BevNET Live’s Winter 2012 event will be held at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in California on Dec. 3 and 4. BevNET Live is a two-day forum for beverage entrepreneurs, suppliers, distributors, retailers and investors to gather, speak, exchange ideas through interactive panels and lectures, and enhance their marketing and product development strategies through our Beverage School. Attendees can tap the expertise of investment professionals who can help groom them to attract money, business owners with inspiring success stories, and the BevNET.com community, which has spent a decade dedicating itself to careful reporting on the fast-moving beverage industry.More information and registration information.