2023 Beverage Forum Presentation Download

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Tuesday, May 2


Market Trends I: Alcoholic Beverages (pdf)
Brian Sudano, Managing Partner, Beverage Marketing Corporation

Opening Address: Embracing the Future: The Post Pandemic Era Begins (pdf)
Michael Bellas, Chairman & CEO, Beverage Marketing Corporation


Bill Shufelt, Co-Founder & CEO, Athletic Brewing Company

Panel: Crafting the New Marketing Playbook (pdf)
Dan White, Chief, New Revenue Streams, Coca-Cola North America
Courtney Benedict, VP Above Premium Beer, Molson Coors
Al Dejewski, VP, Marketing, MilkPEP
Moderator: Punam Keller, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth

Keynote (pdf)
Claudia Schubert, CEO, Diageo North America


Ralph Crowley, President and CEO, Polar Beverages

Panel: Innovators Dig Deep (pdf)
Merrilee Kick, CEO & Founder, Buzzballz, LLC / Southern Champion
Dan Lourenco, CEO & Co-Founder, GHOST
Rich Owen, Executive Chairman, PLEZii Nutrition
Moderator: Brian Sudano, Managing Partner, Beverage Marketing Corporation

Andrew Archambault, President - Commercial & Beverage Concentrates, Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP)
Andrew Springate, Chief Marketing Officer, Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP)

Panel: Financial Insights: A Wall Street Perspective on the Beverage Market

Bonnie Herzog, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Carlos Laboy, Managing Director, Global Beverage Sector Head, HSBC
Robert Ottenstein, Senior Managing Director, Evercore ISI
Moderator: Caroline Levy, Founder, Caroline Levy Advisory Service

Wednesday, May 3


Market Trends II: Non-Alcoholic Beverages (pdf)
Gary Hemphill, Managing Director, COO Research, Beverage Marketing Corporation

Panel: Leveraging Social Media for Today’s Engagement (pdf)
Garland Hill, US Head of Growth Business, TikTok
Allison Ellsworth, Founder & Chief Brand Officer, Poppi
Moderator: Steve Pintarelli, Publisher,Beverage Industry


Jim Koch, Brewer & Founder,The Boston Beer Company

Panel: Today’s Evolving Shopping Experience (pdf)
James Field, Head of Innovation, Jersey Mike’s Subs
Anthony Suggs, Group VP Center Store, Albertsons Companies
Chris Gallant, CEO, Chamberlain Coffee
Moderator: Danny Stepper, Co-founder & CEO, L.A. Libations, LLC


Bill Newlands , President & CEO, Constellation Brands

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