About New Beverage Showdown: BevNET Live's signature competition, Beverage Showdown gives beverage entrepreneurs an opportunity to show off their business plan and new products and to receive immediate feedback from a judging panel comprised of successful and well-respected industry veterans.
About BevNET Live: BevNET Live is a biannual conference for the US beverage industry, with an emphasis on the entrepreneurial end of the business. It provides presentations from leading beverage executives, in-depth breakout sessions, an expo of supplier and beverage exhibits, and ample networking time. The conference is attended by entrepreneurs, suppliers, distributors, retailers, investors and others who are interested in the cutting edge of the beverage business.
About Venturing and Emerging Brands: Venturing and Emerging Brands (VEB) is a dedicated operating unit of Coca-Cola North America charged with identifying high-potential growth brands in the North American beverage space for investment or ownership by The Coca-Cola Company and exploring potential synergistic relationships with these investments. With direct access to the global resources and industry expertise of The Coca-Cola Company and its system, VEB is uniquely positioned to develop emerging beverage brands of The Coca-Cola Company to their full potential. In addition to the recent acquisition of Honest Tea, VEB currently manages brands such as illy issimo and Cascal, and has an equity investment in Zico Coconut Water