2022 Beverage Forum Recap

25th Annual Beverage Forum

Exceeding the Vision

The Beverage Forum attracts a broad array of beverage companies with key leaders and innovators to address the next generation of the beverage market. Many entrepreneurs and executive leadership teams have laid out their success plans during this evolving and digital-driven time. But the true visionaries of today are not just matching their goals, but are exceeding the vision to develop beverages, packages and innovative plans that are needed to gain advancement in today’s competitive consumer packaged goods environment.


Albert Baladi, President & CEO, Beam Suntory
Brad Goist, COO, Refresco North America
John Fieldly, CEO, CELSIUS
Mallika Monteiro, EVP, Chief Growth, Strategy and Digital Officer, Constellation Brands
Mark Rampolla, Co-Founder and Managing, PowerPlant Partners Founder, ZICO Beverages
Kyle Watson, VP of Marketing, CELSIUS
Brendan Whitworth, CEO, Anheuser-Busch


Jason Cohen, Founder & CEO, Gastrograph AI
Stephen Ellsworth, Co-Founder and CEO, Poppi
Gary Hemphill, Managing Director & COO, BMC Research, Beverage Marketing Corporation
Bonnie Herzog, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Carlos Laboy, Managing Director, Global Beverage Sector Head, HSBC
Caroline Levy,Founder, Caroline Levy Advisory Services
Robert Ottenstein,Senior Managing Director, Evercore ISI
Joe Peleg, Founder and CEO, The Fun Wine Company
Wade Schmelzer, Principal Food Scientist, Cargill
John Shea, Chief Marketing Officer, Mark Anthony Brands Inc.
Jason Shiver, CEO, Waterloo Sparkling Water
Chris Sinclair, Global Head of Product Optimization, NielsenIQ BASES
Angela Smith. Manager, Consumer Insights and Engagement, Talking Rain Beverage Company
Danny Stepper, Co-founder & CEO, LA Libations LLC
Brian Sudano, Managing Partner, Beverage Marketing Corporation
Mark Wilkins, Director of Grocery Beverage and Beer/Wine, Sprouts Farmers Market



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


The Wellness and Functional Future: How a Dynamic Beverage Category is Poised to Meet Consumer Needs
Transforming Brands and Transcending Categories
Generating the Future Beverage Space
A Wall Street Perspective on the Beverage Market
The Driving Forces of Innovation
Retail's Next Steps
Market Trends Workshop: Alcoholic Beverages
Market Trends Workshop: Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Beverage Forum Awards

Today’s beverage landscape is ever-evolving with new opportunities and challenges constantly emerging. The Beverage Forum is proud to recognize the following two organizations and an individual that stood out in 2022 and have risen to meet the opportunities and challenges within the beverage space. Please join Beverage Industry Magazine and Beverage Marketing Corporation in honoring the recipients of the prestigious Beverage Forum Awards.

2022 recipients

  • Large Company of the Year
    Red Bull
  • Small Company of the Year