On January 21st Venable's San Francisco office hosted the 2020 Food and Beverage Forum with the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG). Founders, entrepreneurs, investors, advisors, and 'foodies' alike gathered at Venable to meet and hear from the middle market food and beverage companies and execs representing the latest in industry trends. The forum featured interactive, roundtable rotations covering the innovations that are driving growth in the middle market food and beverage sector, including a roundtable led by Venable Counsel Tyler Welti focusing on the future of CBD in the food and beverage space. The event was coordinated by Venable Associate Audrey Cubizolles, who serves on the Programs Committee of ACG's San Francisco chapter.
The program included:
Marketing/R&D Innovations in Food & Beverage
Dan Howell | Director R&D, La Terra Fina
Stephanie Robbins | Marketing Executive CPG, SRC Startups & Fast Growth
The B-Corp as a Force for Good
Moderated by Carol O'Hara | Managing Partner Consumer Products, BPM LLP
Jordan Moncharmont | Co-Founder & CTO, Kuli Kuli Foods
The Future of CBD/Hemp in Food & Drink
Moderated by Tyler Welti | Counsel, Venable LLP
Timothy Childs | Co-CEO, Treasure8/Hemp8
The Alternative Product Explosion/Food With Benefits
Bonnie Lau | Founder & CEO, Yoconut Dairy Free
George Haymaker III | Founder, Re:THINK Ice Cream
Guests enjoyed samples from vendors like Coffee Shift, Deep Rose Lemonade, Flax4Life, Re:THINK Ice Cream, Ladle & Leaf, OCHO Candy, Wave Soda, Yoconut Dairy Free, and more.
To learn more about the event, go here.