Lo & No and Functional Beverage Summit Europe 2021

Grow your business and boost ROI through innovation and partnership opportunities

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Novotel London West Hotel | London, UK
17-18 November, 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

Consumer’s behaviours are increasingly motivated by their physical and mental health, leading to a demand for low, non-alcoholic, and functional beverages. Managing the opportunities and challenges associated with a saturated and competitive industry is essential to ensuring customers receive the highest quality beverages. But what do these challenges and opportunities look like in a post-covid world? And how we can tackle them as an industry?

Introducing the Lo & No and Functional Beverage Europe Summit, 17 - 18 November (with an additional virtual day 9th November) where multinational alcohol and soft drinks brands, innovative start-ups, active investors, buyers, e-commerce providers, logistics and service providers across Europe meet to find ways to innovate and gain scale in the industry.

Our balanced and in-depth content will allow you the opportunity to explore opportunities such as innovation, market expansion, sustainability, scaling and investment, whilst also tackling challenges such as regulation, and attracting on-trade and off-trade buyers. The Lo & No and Functional Beverages Summit provides a platform for you to grow your network and explore partnership opportunities for investment, joint ventures, or even acquisitions between the hottest brands in the market.

TASTING TABLES

We are excited to announce the launch of our tasting tables. We know how important it is for investors and buyers to try your drinks, so we are offering tasting table to showcase your drinks to potential investors and buyers! Tasting tables allow attendees to not only hear about your product but experience for themselves

Contact [email protected] to book now

SELECTION COMMITTEE

Author:

Mark Loughborough

Director of Operations
Young’s and Geronimo

Author:

Lia Schmökel

Head of Foodtech Investments
Best Nights VC.

Author:

Gareth Bath

Managing Director
Distill Ventures

Author:

Simon de Beauregard

Global Director - Lillet, Ceder’s, French Aperitifs
Pernod Ricard

Author:

Matt Hughes

Vice President, Venturing and Emerging Brands (VEB)
Coca-Cola North America

THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT PARTNERS

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Silver Partners

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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

Speakers

 

Debbie Richards Novograd

CEO
BevZero

Debbie Richards Novograd

CEO
BevZero

Debbie Richards Novograd

CEO
BevZero
 

Bill Gamelli

Founder and CEO
Mocktail Beverages Inc.

As an innovator in the No/Lo alcohol adult beverage industry, Bill and his family are proud to be exporting their premium drinks, made in the U.K., to 3 Continents. Bill brings his 15 years of finance experience at the global investment banks where his practice focused on post IPO and M&A liquidity for Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Start-up Company clients.

Bill Gamelli

Founder and CEO
Mocktail Beverages Inc.

Bill Gamelli

Founder and CEO
Mocktail Beverages Inc.

As an innovator in the No/Lo alcohol adult beverage industry, Bill and his family are proud to be exporting their premium drinks, made in the U.K., to 3 Continents. Bill brings his 15 years of finance experience at the global investment banks where his practice focused on post IPO and M&A liquidity for Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Start-up Company clients. Bill earned his undergraduate degree with double majors in economics and political science from Boston University, where he met his roommate, friend, and co-founder, Jim Dowla and, lucky for him, his wife Tracy. She turned out to be the inspiration for creating Mocktails,  along with other family members among the Founders, Jim Dowla ad Mark Guthrie. Once Bill discovered that Mark and Jim were also starting a No/Lo alcohol beverage company, and they realized that 3 of 6 adults in their families were non-drinkers, it was an easy decision to pool their resources, and Mocktails was born. 

 

Ellie Webb

Founder
Caleno Drinks

Ellie Webb

Founder
Caleno Drinks

Ellie Webb

Founder
Caleno Drinks
 

Thorsten Hartmann

Director of Custom Analytics
IWSR

Thorsten Hartmann

Director of Custom Analytics
IWSR

Thorsten Hartmann

Director of Custom Analytics
IWSR
 

James Hopkins

Founding Director
London Cocktail Club Ltd.

James Hopkins

Founding Director
London Cocktail Club Ltd.

James Hopkins

Founding Director
London Cocktail Club Ltd.
 

Morten Sørensen

Founder
ISH Spirits

Morten Sørensen

Founder
ISH Spirits

Morten Sørensen

Founder
ISH Spirits
 

Matt Hughes

Vice President, Venturing and Emerging Brands (VEB)
Coca-Cola North America

Matt Hughes

Vice President, Venturing and Emerging Brands (VEB)
Coca-Cola North America

Matt Hughes

Vice President, Venturing and Emerging Brands (VEB)
Coca-Cola North America
 

Amanda Thomson

Founder and CEO
Thomson & Scott Ltd.

Amanda Thomson

Founder and CEO
Thomson & Scott Ltd.

Amanda Thomson

Founder and CEO
Thomson & Scott Ltd.
 

Ben Branson

Founder
Seedlip

Ben Branson

Founder
Seedlip

Ben Branson

Founder
Seedlip
 

Rob Fink

Co-Founder
Big Drop Brew

Rob Fink

Co-Founder
Big Drop Brew

Rob Fink

Co-Founder
Big Drop Brew
 

Ivan Farneti

Founding Partner
Five Season Ventures

Ivan Farneti

Founding Partner
Five Season Ventures

Ivan Farneti

Founding Partner
Five Season Ventures
 

Gareth Bath

Managing Director
Distill Ventures

Gareth Bath

Managing Director
Distill Ventures

Gareth Bath

Managing Director
Distill Ventures
 

Mark Loughborough

Director of Operations
Young’s and Geronimo

Mark Loughborough

Director of Operations
Young’s and Geronimo

Mark Loughborough

Director of Operations
Young’s and Geronimo
 

Mathilde Boulachin

CEO and Owner
Domaines Pierre Chavin

Mathilde Boulachin

CEO and Owner
Domaines Pierre Chavin

Mathilde Boulachin

CEO and Owner
Domaines Pierre Chavin
 

Tatiana Mercer

Co-Founder
Three Spirit Drinks

Tatiana Mercer

Co-Founder
Three Spirit Drinks

Tatiana Mercer

Co-Founder
Three Spirit Drinks
 

Dash Lilley

Co-Founder and Head of Product
Three Spirit Drinks

Dash Lilley

Co-Founder and Head of Product
Three Spirit Drinks

Dash Lilley

Co-Founder and Head of Product
Three Spirit Drinks
 

Daniel J F I’Anson

Commercial Director
Everleaf Drinks

Daniel J F I’Anson

Commercial Director
Everleaf Drinks

Daniel J F I’Anson

Commercial Director
Everleaf Drinks
 

Igor Parshin

Regional Category Manager Beverages
Givaudan

Igor Parshin

Regional Category Manager Beverages
Givaudan

Igor Parshin

Regional Category Manager Beverages
Givaudan
 

Laura Willoughby MBE

Co-Founder
Club Soda

Laura Willoughby MBE

Co-Founder
Club Soda

Laura Willoughby MBE

Co-Founder
Club Soda
 

Dan Gooderham

Head Brewer
Adnams

Dan Gooderham

Head Brewer
Adnams

Dan Gooderham

Head Brewer
Adnams
 

Spencer Matthews

CEO and Founder
CleanCo

Spencer Matthews

CEO and Founder
CleanCo

Spencer Matthews

CEO and Founder
CleanCo
 

Andrew Lim

Global Marketplace & Online Distribution Director
Lyre’s Spirit Co.

Andrew Lim

Global Marketplace & Online Distribution Director
Lyre’s Spirit Co.

Andrew Lim

Global Marketplace & Online Distribution Director
Lyre’s Spirit Co.
 

Craig Hutchinson

CEO and Founder
CEDER'S Alt-Gin, CELTIC SOUL Dark Spirit, MARIE LAVEAU Alt-Rum, M&C's CBD Botanical Spirit

Founder / CEO of CEDER'S Alt-Gin which he developed and grew to be sold in over 20 countries before the successful sale to Pernod Ricard in 2020. Has also launched CELTIC SOUL Non-Alc Dark Spirit and M&C’s CBD Botanical Spirit.

Craig Hutchinson

CEO and Founder
CEDER'S Alt-Gin, CELTIC SOUL Dark Spirit, MARIE LAVEAU Alt-Rum, M&C's CBD Botanical Spirit

Craig Hutchinson

CEO and Founder
CEDER'S Alt-Gin, CELTIC SOUL Dark Spirit, MARIE LAVEAU Alt-Rum, M&C's CBD Botanical Spirit

Founder / CEO of CEDER'S Alt-Gin which he developed and grew to be sold in over 20 countries before the successful sale to Pernod Ricard in 2020. Has also launched CELTIC SOUL Non-Alc Dark Spirit and M&C’s CBD Botanical Spirit.

 

Jonny Stevens

Founder
Better Without

Jonny Stevens

Founder
Better Without

Jonny Stevens

Founder
Better Without
 

Luke Boase

Founder
Lucky Saint

Luke Boase

Founder
Lucky Saint

Luke Boase

Founder
Lucky Saint
 

Matt Lambert

CEO
Portman Group

Matt Lambert

CEO
Portman Group

Matt Lambert

CEO
Portman Group
 

Zoey Henderson

Founder
Fungtn

Zoey Henderson

Founder
Fungtn

Zoey Henderson

Founder
Fungtn
 

Paul Tecker

Founder & CEO
H2OPS

Paul’s career began in retail marketing as a Category Manager / Buyer for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at a major convenience store chain.  He then moved to the brand side as a Brand Manager for Hansen’s - Monster Beverage Company.  After Hansen’s was sold to Coca-Cola, Paul acted as a consultant to natural and organic beverage companies and personally launched H2OPS Sparkling Hop Water, a zero alcohol, unsweetened, refreshing hoppy alternative to beer.  This innovation won the Beverage Innovation of the Year award from Beverage Industry Magazine and is growing rapidly in the US. 

Paul Tecker

Founder & CEO
H2OPS

Paul Tecker

Founder & CEO
H2OPS

Paul’s career began in retail marketing as a Category Manager / Buyer for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at a major convenience store chain.  He then moved to the brand side as a Brand Manager for Hansen’s - Monster Beverage Company.  After Hansen’s was sold to Coca-Cola, Paul acted as a consultant to natural and organic beverage companies and personally launched H2OPS Sparkling Hop Water, a zero alcohol, unsweetened, refreshing hoppy alternative to beer.  This innovation won the Beverage Innovation of the Year award from Beverage Industry Magazine and is growing rapidly in the US.          

 

Dan Whiteside

Founder
Whiteside Drinks

Dan Whiteside

Founder
Whiteside Drinks

Dan Whiteside

Founder
Whiteside Drinks
 

Erika Doyle

Managing Director
Drink Dry Store

Erika Doyle

Managing Director
Drink Dry Store

Erika Doyle

Managing Director
Drink Dry Store
 

James Kindred

Co-Founder
Big Drop Brew

James Kindred

Co-Founder
Big Drop Brew

James Kindred

Co-Founder
Big Drop Brew
 

Lia Schmökel

Head of Foodtech Investments
Best Nights VC.

Lia Schmökel

Head of Foodtech Investments
Best Nights VC.

Lia Schmökel

Head of Foodtech Investments
Best Nights VC.
 

Eugenio Muraro

Founder CEO
MeMento

He has over 15 years of work experience in Sales & Marketing, first in the mechanical sector and then in the renewable energy sector. It was a period, during which he has achieved a mixture of skills and a knowledge of the international scene through frequent business trips abroad. His

Eugenio Muraro

Founder CEO
MeMento

Eugenio Muraro

Founder CEO
MeMento

He has over 15 years of work experience in Sales & Marketing, first in the mechanical sector and then in the renewable energy sector. It was a period, during which he has achieved a mixture of skills and a knowledge of the international scene through frequent business trips abroad. His
passion for the world of cocktails led him in 2002 to successfully attend a professional bartending course. Later he participated in the 2015-2017 MBA Executive of the MIP Politecnico di Milano. The Master Degree program included the presentation of a business plan for the creation of a startup company and his project was awarded in July 2017. This project is called MeMento.

 

David Begg

Founder
Real Kombucha

David Begg

Founder
Real Kombucha

David Begg

Founder
Real Kombucha
 

Claire Warner

CEO
Æcorn Aperitifs

Claire Warner

CEO
Æcorn Aperitifs

Claire Warner

CEO
Æcorn Aperitifs
 

Tristan Bruemmer

Founder and CMO
JoyBrau Functional Beer

Tristan Bruemmer

Founder and CMO
JoyBrau Functional Beer

Tristan Bruemmer

Founder and CMO
JoyBrau Functional Beer
 

Anne Stephens

Founder
Key Three Data

Anne Stephens

Founder
Key Three Data

Anne Stephens

Founder
Key Three Data
 

Brendan Williams

Founder and Director
The Free Consultancy

Brendan Williams

Founder and Director
The Free Consultancy

Brendan Williams

Founder and Director
The Free Consultancy
 

Millie Gooch

Founder
Sober Girls Society

Millie Gooch

Founder
Sober Girls Society

Millie Gooch

Founder
Sober Girls Society
 

Vicky Berry

European Business Development Manager
Synergy Flavours Ltd.

Vicky Berry

European Business Development Manager
Synergy Flavours Ltd.

Vicky Berry

European Business Development Manager
Synergy Flavours Ltd.
 

Simon de Beauregard

Global Director - Lillet, Ceder’s, French Aperitifs
Pernod Ricard

Simon de Beauregard

Global Director - Lillet, Ceder’s, French Aperitifs
Pernod Ricard

Simon de Beauregard

Global Director - Lillet, Ceder’s, French Aperitifs
Pernod Ricard
 

Julie Cielo

Founder & CEO
Ferm Fatale

Julie Cielo

Founder & CEO
Ferm Fatale

Julie Cielo

Founder & CEO
Ferm Fatale
 

Mark Livings

Creator and Founder
Lyre's

Mark Livings

Creator and Founder
Lyre's

Mark Livings

Creator and Founder
Lyre's
 

Felix von Hurter

Co-Founder
Freestar Drinks

Felix von Hurter

Co-Founder
Freestar Drinks

Felix von Hurter

Co-Founder
Freestar Drinks
 

Olivia Ferdi

Co-Founder
TRIP

Olivia Ferdi

Co-Founder
TRIP

Olivia Ferdi

Co-Founder
TRIP
 

Chris Draper

Sales Manager, Global Key Accounts
PureCircle

Chris Draper

Sales Manager, Global Key Accounts
PureCircle

Chris Draper

Sales Manager, Global Key Accounts
PureCircle
 

Charlotte Catignani

Lead Category Manager
Treatt

Charlotte Catignani

Lead Category Manager
Treatt

Charlotte Catignani

Lead Category Manager
Treatt
 

Danielle Bekker

Founder & CEO
Good Living Brew

Danielle Bekker

Founder & CEO
Good Living Brew

Danielle Bekker

Founder & CEO
Good Living Brew
 

Professor Dave Nutt

Chief Scientific Officer
Sentia Spirits

Professor Dave Nutt

Chief Scientific Officer
Sentia Spirits

Professor Dave Nutt

Chief Scientific Officer
Sentia Spirits

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Sessions include: 

  • A 360 View of Regulation and Labelling Requirements in the Lo & No Space 
  • Leading Buyers of the On-Trade Market: How Brands Can Gain Interest From Retailers
  • From Innovation to Growth: The Need for Investment and Scaling
  • Taste Profiling and Flavour Innovation

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