The Beverage Forum

April 27-28, 2017

The Westin Chicago River North
Chicago, IL

2017 Beverage Experts 

This exclusive group of thought leaders are known and respected globally for their experience, expertise and forward thinking in the beverage market.  
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andrewsAzania Andrews
VP Marketing, Michelob ULTRA,
Anheuser-Busch InBev 

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barkerRyan Barker
Founder & Managing Partner
BERA Brand Management (BBM)

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bellasMichael C. Bellas
Chairman & CEO, 
Beverage Marketing Corporation

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bragerDanny Brager
Senior Vice President,
Nielsen Beverage Alcohol Practice

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brownTim Brown
Past President & CEO, Nestlé Waters North America,
President & COO, Chobani

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campbellChris Campbell
Co-Founder, President and CEO,
Chameleon Cold-Brew 

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colbertRoss Colbert
Managing Director,
Rabobank International 

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collinsJon Collins
President,
Nielsen CGA

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coorsPete Coors
Vice Chairman of the Board, Chief Customer Relations Officer,
Molson Coors

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douglasSandy Douglas Jr.
EVP & President Coca-Cola North America,
The Coca-Cola Company

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hemphillGary Hemphill
Managing Director & COO, BMC Research,
Beverage Marketing Corporation

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hietkoPaul Hletko
Founder & Distiller 
FEW Spirits

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herzogBonnie Herzog
Managing Director,
Wells Fargo Securities 

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jefferyKim Jeffery
Past President & CEO,
Nestle Waters North America

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kellerKevin Lane Keller
E.B. Osborn Professor of Marketing,
The Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

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kimberleyNeil Kimberley
Chief Strategy Officer,
Essentia Water

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kochJim Koch
Brewer & Founder,
The Boston Beer Company

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labbotMeghan Labot
Managing Director,
Spring Design Partners

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laboyCarlos Laboy
Managing Director, Global Beverage Sector Head,
HSBC

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levinLarry Levin
EVP, Business Development - New Solutions,
IRI

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levyCaroline Levy
Founder,
Caroline Levy Advisors

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mavesPhil Maves
Director, Media and Digital,
Kantar Millward Brown

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mccainClint McClain
SVP & GM,
GigPig

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nooyiIndra Nooyi
Chairman & CEO,
PepsiCo

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oconnorTim O'Connor
CEO & Founder,
Retail Performance Solutions

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ottensteinRobert Ottenstein
Senior Managing Director,
Evercore ISI

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pintarelliSteven Pintarelli
Publisher,
Beverage Industry Magazine

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andrewsAlexander Rink
CEO,
360pi 

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sacks rodneyRodney Sacks
Chairman & CEO,
Monster Beverage Corporation

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sciutoAntonio Sciuto
EVP Brands & CMO,
Nestle Waters North America

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sudanoBrian Sudano
Managing Partner, BMC Strategic Associates
Beverage Marketing Corporation  

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swallenJon Swallen
Chief Research Officer,
Kantar Media

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swartzbergMark Swartzberg
Managing Director,
Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc.

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trebilcockJames Trebilcock
EVP & CCO,
Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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dornblaserJennifer Zegler
Global Food & Drink Analyst,
Mintel 

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