Lo and No Beverage Summit 2021 USA | Kisaco Research

Grow your business and boost ROI by building on great taste and experience

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Virtual Summit | CST TimeZone
22-24 June, 2021

“Consumer drinking habits are changing, with an increased focus on premiumisation and heritage. As consumers grow more confident and their repertoires become broader, it is no longer appropriate to look at drink categories in isolation. To unlock true value, we must identify where and how consumers want to enjoy drinks and ensure there is always a relevant offer for them.”

Madeleine Bedford, Senior Customer Category Manager, Diageo

“The Lo & No Summit was a fantastic event which brought together the leaders and innovators in this exciting and rapidly evolving category. I would highly recommend anyone interested in this space to attend.”

Stephan Dillon, Managing Director, RTM Beverages

Why Attend

While for many it has felt like the world has stood still, the adult beverage category has continued to grow! Forbes reported a 44% increase in non-alcoholic beer purchases in May 2020 compared to the previous year. With the launch of Gordon’s 00 and Heinekens Desperados Virgin 0.0%, low and no alcohol options are more varied than ever and are coming to the fore.

The Lo & No Beverage Summit: North America, June 22-24 returns virtually for 2021 to bring you the unlimited networking opportunities and lively discussions with multinational alcohol and soft drinks brands who are venturing into Low & No, as well as innovative start-ups, active beverage investors, buyers, ecommerce providers, logistics and service providers across North America.

 Our focus this year include building successful partnerships for business growth and finance and distribution for low and no brands to allow your brand to scale. Discover how consumer behavior is evolving, the importance of integrating sustainability as a value and where Low & No brands fit into the health and function drinks category.

150+
Delegates
30+
Speakers
6+
Hours of Networking
1
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2020 ATTENDEES

Who Will Be There

40%
Start-ups and Mid Tier Independent Brands
20%
Multinational Soft Drinks Providers
20%
Multinational Alcoholic Drinks Providers
5%
Venture Capital Firms
5%
On trade
5%
Off trade
5%
E-commerce and Logistics Companies

Start-ups and Mid Tier Independent Brands

Multinational Soft Drinks Providers

Multinational Alcoholic Drinks Providers

Venture Capital Firms

On trade

Off trade

E-commerce and Logistics Companies

PARTNERS

Gold Partner

Silver Partner

Media Partners

Speakers

 

Mark Livings

CEO
Lyre's

Mark Livings

CEO
Lyre's

Mark Livings

CEO
Lyre's
 

Ana Henriques

Global Vice President, Non-Alcoholic Beverages
AB InBev

Ana Henriques

Global Vice President, Non-Alcoholic Beverages
AB InBev

Ana Henriques

Global Vice President, Non-Alcoholic Beverages
AB InBev
 

Danny Stepper

CEO
L.A. Libations

Danny Stepper

CEO
L.A. Libations

Danny Stepper

CEO
L.A. Libations
 

Lorelei Bandrovschi

Owner
Listen Bar

Lorelei Bandrovschi

Owner
Listen Bar

Lorelei Bandrovschi

Owner
Listen Bar
 

Laura Lashley

National Education manager
Seedlip

Laura Lashley

National Education manager
Seedlip

Laura Lashley

National Education manager
Seedlip
 

Jake Hegeman

Assistant General Counsel, Legal and Regulatory Affairs
Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America

Jake Hegeman

Assistant General Counsel, Legal and Regulatory Affairs
Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America

Jake Hegeman

Assistant General Counsel, Legal and Regulatory Affairs
Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America
 

Laura Schulman

Co-Founder
Crave It PR

I love the food world. All of it. I love the passionate people who put their hearts and souls into building brands. The immense talent I get to know and work with – industry veterans, dietitians, chefs, start-ups, non-profits – and individuals who have a common interest in creating a more exciting, more diverse and more sustainable food system for the future.

Laura Schulman

Co-Founder
Crave It PR

Laura Schulman

Co-Founder
Crave It PR

I love the food world. All of it. I love the passionate people who put their hearts and souls into building brands. The immense talent I get to know and work with – industry veterans, dietitians, chefs, start-ups, non-profits – and individuals who have a common interest in creating a more exciting, more diverse and more sustainable food system for the future.

I have spent more than two decades in this world, and where I am today is truly the best part of the journey. I started my own firm in 2019 with the goal of doing what I do best, enjoying my work and making an impact. I learned so much working at the best global PR firms in the world (Weber Shandwick, Edelman, Burson Marsteller) on best-in-class clients including PepsiCo, Quaker, Campbell Soup Company, Oreo, Kraft, ADM, Cherry Marketing Institute and National Confectioners Association. And, it’s how I met my co-founder Etienne Hernandez – Medina who I’m proud to be partnering with on food forward work.

In my most recent role as an SVP, Partner at FleishmanHillard, I built and ran the Chicago office’s multi-million-dollar Food & Nutrition practice from the ground up. I started Food Futures Strategies. Now it was time to build something of my own. I created Crave It PR with my co-founder, colleague and friend Etienne Hernandez-Medina, the CEO of H+M Communications, to put game-changing brands front and center in today’s food culture, and grow their relevance and revenue in new, exciting ways.

 

Sarah Sisisky

Director, Client Development
Park Street

Sarah Sisisky

Director, Client Development
Park Street

Sarah Sisisky

Director, Client Development
Park Street
 

Renata Bergman

Global Lead Health and Wellness Beverages
ZX Ventures

Renata Bergman

Global Lead Health and Wellness Beverages
ZX Ventures

Renata Bergman

Global Lead Health and Wellness Beverages
ZX Ventures
 

Bill Shufelt

CEO & Co-Founder
Athletic Brewing Company

Bill Shufelt

CEO & Co-Founder
Athletic Brewing Company

Bill Shufelt

CEO & Co-Founder
Athletic Brewing Company
 

Craig Hutchison

Founder and Managing Director
CEDER’S

Craig Hutchison

Founder and Managing Director
CEDER’S

Craig Hutchison

Founder and Managing Director
CEDER’S
 

Chris Boyd

Owner
Drink Monday

Chris Boyd

Owner
Drink Monday

Chris Boyd

Owner
Drink Monday
 

Josh Carlos

US VP West
Lyre’s

Josh Carlos

US VP West
Lyre’s

Josh Carlos

US VP West
Lyre’s
 

Trudy Thomas

Director of Food & Beverage
Gaylord Opryland Hotel

Trudy Thomas

Director of Food & Beverage
Gaylord Opryland Hotel

Trudy Thomas

Director of Food & Beverage
Gaylord Opryland Hotel
 

Mathilde Boulachin

Founder
Pierre Chavin

Mathilde Boulachin

Founder
Pierre Chavin

Mathilde Boulachin

Founder
Pierre Chavin
 

James Kindred

Co-Founder
Big Drop Brewing

James Kindred

Co-Founder
Big Drop Brewing

James Kindred

Co-Founder
Big Drop Brewing
 

Chris Olson

Writer

Chris Olson

Writer

Chris Olson

Writer
 

Camille Vidal

Founder
La Maison Wellness

Camille Vidal

Founder
La Maison Wellness

Camille Vidal

Founder
La Maison Wellness
 

Zoey Henderson

Founder
Fungtn

Zoey Henderson

Founder
Fungtn

Zoey Henderson

Founder
Fungtn
 

Tom Britz

President/ CEO
Glacier Hops Ranch

A career business development professional, Tom is the Founder and CEO of Glacier Hops Ranch, which pioneered Hopzoil® back in 2015.  Tom previously held senior management positions in the U.S. ski resort industry in Vail, Colorado as well as in the payments industry.

A hop-industry insider, Tom was the first-ever national At-Large Director of the Hop Growers of America (HGA) and was subsequently appointed as National Chairman of the HGA’s Small Grower Council.  

Now living in the shadow of Glacier National Park, Tom and his team call Whitefish, Montana home.

Tom Britz

President/ CEO
Glacier Hops Ranch

Tom Britz

President/ CEO
Glacier Hops Ranch

A career business development professional, Tom is the Founder and CEO of Glacier Hops Ranch, which pioneered Hopzoil® back in 2015.  Tom previously held senior management positions in the U.S. ski resort industry in Vail, Colorado as well as in the payments industry.

A hop-industry insider, Tom was the first-ever national At-Large Director of the Hop Growers of America (HGA) and was subsequently appointed as National Chairman of the HGA’s Small Grower Council.  

Now living in the shadow of Glacier National Park, Tom and his team call Whitefish, Montana home.

 

Charlotte Catignani

Lead Category Manager
Treatt

Charlotte Catignani

Lead Category Manager
Treatt

Charlotte Catignani

Lead Category Manager
Treatt

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Take a look at the 2021 agenda for the Lo & No Beverage Summit: North America 

Key agenda highlights include: 

  • Strategize: Understand how the increase in well being awareness has driven consumer behavior towards the low and no market and more mindful drinking, and how you can incorporate consumer demand into your business.

  • Innovate: Discover the possibilities available to you in the space, from ingredient technology advancements to CBD and functional drinks

  • Collaborate: Establish partnerships with those best-placed to help you grow, whether they're investors looking to expand their portfolio, big companies seeking out the disruptive brands, or service providers at the forefront of ingenuity

Download the latest agenda here and opt-in to hear from the latest news, insights and events in the Low and No Category 

 

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- Business Development Opportunities - Talk to our team to find out out more [email protected].

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Sending Your Team? Group Discounts Available!

Applicable for Primary Market, Service Provider and Industry Rates Only. Not available for Academic or ‘Start-Up’ rates

Book a Team of 3+ - Save an Additional 10% Off
Book a Team of 5+ - Save an Additional 15% Off

If you would like to register a team of 3 or more, please email [email protected] for your discount coupon code before registering. PLEASE NOTE: Discounts cannot be combined with Early Bird Pricing or any other discount or offer. If you have any questions about your registration, please call us on +44 (0)20 3696 2920

We accept the following cards through Stripe:
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 to Friday, April 23, 2021
Emerging Brands/ Start-ups/ Investors
$299
Book by April 23 and save $300
3 day conference pass
1-2-1 video networking video meetings
Access to content 2 months post event
For companies with up to $10m in annual revenue
Please note: Those offering consultancy or market intelligence services do not qualify for this rate
To increase your brand presence, contact Tom Ledward, [email protected]
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 to Friday, April 23, 2021
Multinational Alcohol Manufacturer/ Multinational Soft Drinks Manufacturer
$599
Book by April 23 to save $400
3 day conference pass
1-2-1 video networking video meetings
Access to content 2 months post event
To increase your brand presence, contact Tom Ledward, [email protected]
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 to Friday, April 23, 2021
Service Provider
$899
Book before April 23 to save $500
3 day conference pass
1-2-1 video networking video meetings
Access to content 2 months post event
To increase your brand presence, contact Tom Ledward, [email protected]
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