2019 Beverage Forum Recap

25th Annual Beverage Forum

Dawn of a New Decade

As the sun sets on the teenage years of the 21st century, the dawn of the new roaring twenties is upon us. For the beverage market, this new decade will see how the emerging trends from the previous time period will mark their place in history. Whether it’s better-for-you solutions, eCommerce, cannabis-infusions or much more, beverages are sure to see the impact these trends will have on the future of the North American market.


Keynotes

Al Carey, CEO, PepsiCo North America
James Dinkins, President, Coca-Cola North America
Bill Hackett, Consultant, Constellation Brands (retired)
Brent Hastie, President, BODYARMOR
Mike Repole, Founder & Chairman, BODYARMOR
Phil Rosse, President, Mike’s Hard Lemonade
Anthony von Mandl, Founder & CEO, The Mark Anthony Group of Companies


Speakers

Sarah Alderson, DMM- Chilled, Walmart
Jason Cohen, CEO, Halen Brands, Inc.
Doss Cunningham, Owner, Chairman and CEO, Nutrabolt Nutritional Life Sciences
Derek Dabrowski, Vice President of Carbonated Beverages, Marketing, Keurig Dr Pepper
Gary Hemphill, Managing Director & COO BMC Research, Beverage Marketing Corporation
Bonnie Herzog, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Securities
Brian Jorgnsen, Marketing Manager, McCormick & Company
Kevin Lane Keller, E.B. Osborn Professor of Marketing, The Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College
Carlos Laboy, Managing Director, Global Beverage Sector Head, HSBC
Caroline Levy,Senior Research Analyst, Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc.
Robert Ottenstein,Senior Managing Director, Evercore ISI
Seth Malley,Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager, Walmart
Marcel Marcondes, U.S. Chief Marketing Officer, Anheuser-Busch
Thomas Murray, Founder & CEO, MurLarkey Distilled Spirits, LLC
Patrick Posey, Vice President of Non Perishable Procurement and Merchandising, Bristol Farms
Ed Pilkington, Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer, Diageo North America
Danny Stepper, CEO & Co-Founder, L.A. Libations
Brian Sudano,Managing Partner, Beverage Marketing Corporation
Keith Villa, Co-Founder and Brewmaster, CERIA
Kenneth G. Voorhees III, Principal, Ungerer & Company
Richard Wright, President & CEO, The Alkaline Water Co.


Co-Chairs

Michael Bellas, Chairman & CEO, Beverage Marketing Corporation
Steve Pintarelli, Publisher, Beverage Industry


Topics

Market Trends I: Alcoholic Beverages
Market Trends II: Non-Alcoholic Beverages
2020s Vision: Looking Ahead To The Next Beverage Decade
Staying a Marketing Step Ahead
The New Retail Landscape for Emerging Beverages
Financial Insights: A Wall Street Perspective
The Future Movers and Shakers
Unearthing the Future of Cannabis in Beverages


Beverage Forum Awards

The Beverage Forum awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made a real impact on the beverage industry. In today’s ever-evolving beverage landscape new challenges and opportunities constantly are emerging. These awards celebrate innovation and spotlight best practices within the beverage space.

2019 recipients

  • Lifetime Achievement

    Anthony von Mandl
    Anthony von Mandl, O.C., O.B.C., Founder & CEO The Mark Anthony Group of Companies
  • Large Company of the Year
    Samuel Adams
  • Small Company of the Year
    BODYARMOR