Lo and No Beverage Summit | Kisaco Research

How to innovate & gain scale in the premium middle drink sector

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London, UK
15-16 October, 2019

“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

Why Attend

The Lo & No Beverage Summit brings together the large multinationals, the mid tier independent brands and the disruptive start ups in one room to learn how to formulate and commercialise premium soft drinks to market at speed. In a time where development cycles are shortening, and consumer health demands are increasing we will be discussing how to fortify drinks with the sensory and social experience for consumer buy in. The event will address the barriers such as creating a successful branding story to educate the market on this new sector, perfecting the taste portfolio whilst managing the expectations of a clean label. With new mocktail concoctions in the space this is a chance to learn how to innovate product development strengthen communication and boost distribution channels to safeguard the successful launch.

100+
Delegates
20+
Speakers
6+
Hours of Networking
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Must Attend Event

Who Will Be There

50%
Start-ups and Mid Tier Independent Brands
20%
Multinational Soft Drinks Providers
20%
Multinational Alcoholic Drinks Providers
5%
Venture Capital Firms
5%
Distributors
5%
Retail

Start-ups and Mid Tier Independent Brands

Multinational Soft Drinks Providers

Multinational Alcoholic Drinks Providers

Venture Capital Firms

Distributors

Retail

The Speakers

 

Kamila Sitwell

Co-Founder and Director
Kolibri

Kamila has an in-depth industry and beverage category knowledge which she acquired while managing bars in London and then working for leading food and drinks companies such as Britvic, where she led market insight and category strategy for OOH channels. She is also a leading hospitality blogger with thousands of followers, at the top 1% of industry influencers.

Kamila Sitwell

Co-Founder and Director
Kolibri

Kamila has an in-depth industry and beverage category knowledge which she acquired while managing bars in London and then working for leading food and drinks companies such as Britvic, where she led market insight and category strategy for OOH channels. She is also a leading hospitality blogger with thousands of followers, at the top 1% of industry influencers.

 

Ben Branson

Founder & CEO
Seedlip

Ben is the Founder of Seedlip and Æcorn Aperitifs, the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirits and aperitifs. His mission is two fold: Solve the dilemma of ‘what to drink when you’re not drinking’ and continue his family’s 300 years of farming heritage.

Ben Branson

Founder & CEO
Seedlip

Ben is the Founder of Seedlip and Æcorn Aperitifs, the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirits and aperitifs. His mission is two fold: Solve the dilemma of ‘what to drink when you’re not drinking’ and continue his family’s 300 years of farming heritage.

With offices in the Chilterns, Los Angeles and Sydney, Seedlip is now available in 25x cities including New York, Barcelona, Shanghai & Singapore and served in many of the world’s most awarded bars, restaurants and hotels including 350x Michelin * Restaurants & 9/10 of the world’s best cocktail bars.

Ben was named as one of the Top 50 most influential people in food and drink by The Telegraph and awarded Young Achiever of The Year by The Drinks Business. He continues to pioneer the non-alcoholic category forward with the launch of Æcorn Aperitifs in Selfridges and The Savoy in May 2019.

 

Paul Thomas

Global Head of Insight
Asahi

Paul Thomas

Global Head of Insight
Asahi
 

Craig Hutchison

Founder and Managing Director
CEDER’S

Craig Hutchison

Founder and Managing Director
CEDER’S
 

William Fugard

CEO
Gusto Organic

William Fugard

CEO
Gusto Organic
 

Shilen Patel

Co-Founder and Non-Alc Lead
Distill Ventures

Shilen started in drinks by leading a team at Guinness that turned around over 20 years of brand decline. He then started his own business and has since helped dozens of founders realise their potential. He’s great at asking provocative questions, helping develop brilliant propositions and compelling strategies and coaching high performing teams to deliver great results.

Shilen Patel

Co-Founder and Non-Alc Lead
Distill Ventures

Shilen started in drinks by leading a team at Guinness that turned around over 20 years of brand decline. He then started his own business and has since helped dozens of founders realise their potential. He’s great at asking provocative questions, helping develop brilliant propositions and compelling strategies and coaching high performing teams to deliver great results.

 

David Begg

Founder
Real Kombucha

David Begg

Founder
Real Kombucha
 

Claire Warner

Managing Director
Æcorn Aperitifs

Claire Warner

Managing Director
Æcorn Aperitifs
 

Stephen Dillon

Founder
Noki & Co.

Stephen Dillon is the founder of Dublin based drinks innovation company RTM Beverages  - The RTM portfolio is  heavily focused on the No-Lo categories - Noki & Co. The Alcohol Free Gin & Tonic flavoured drink was launched in November 2018 and Loki & Co. Europe's first 'Hard Seltzer' was launched in 2017. A serial entrepreneur in the drinks industry Stephen has previously established a number of brands and businesses, he most recently worked as European Sales Director for the craft & speciality division of Ab-InBev.

Stephen Dillon

Founder
Noki & Co.

Stephen Dillon is the founder of Dublin based drinks innovation company RTM Beverages  - The RTM portfolio is  heavily focused on the No-Lo categories - Noki & Co. The Alcohol Free Gin & Tonic flavoured drink was launched in November 2018 and Loki & Co. Europe's first 'Hard Seltzer' was launched in 2017. A serial entrepreneur in the drinks industry Stephen has previously established a number of brands and businesses, he most recently worked as European Sales Director for the craft & speciality division of Ab-InBev. Stephen is a qualified beer sommelier and holds a WSET diploma in wines & spirits - he specialises in spotting trends in the drinks industry and bring innovative products to market at pace.

 

Rob Fink

Founder & CEO
Big Drop Brewing

Rob Fink is CEO of Big Drop, a company he founded with zero brewing experience less than three years ago. And there wasn’t even anyone he could emulate… Rob was the first ever brewer to focus exclusively on Alcohol Free beer and the first to apply left-field fermenting techniques that meant no alcohol needed to be artificially extracted from the end product after brewing. Big Drop’s range of 0.5% ABV craft beers are available in supermarkets (Tesco, Ocado, Morrisons) with on-trade listings including: All Bar One, The Ivy Group, Barworks and Draft House.

Rob Fink

Founder & CEO
Big Drop Brewing

Rob Fink is CEO of Big Drop, a company he founded with zero brewing experience less than three years ago. And there wasn’t even anyone he could emulate… Rob was the first ever brewer to focus exclusively on Alcohol Free beer and the first to apply left-field fermenting techniques that meant no alcohol needed to be artificially extracted from the end product after brewing. Big Drop’s range of 0.5% ABV craft beers are available in supermarkets (Tesco, Ocado, Morrisons) with on-trade listings including: All Bar One, The Ivy Group, Barworks and Draft House. It has won numerous awards including No/Lo Champion at the 2019 International Brewing Awards and - the ‘Holy Grail’ of any non-alcoholic drink - winning against full-strength competitors (eg at the World Beer Awards and King of Craft at the Casual Dining show). Now with exports shortly to account for half of sales, Big Drop is also becoming a big name overseas too.

 

Eric Dimter

Founder
JoyBräu

From the conservative shipping industry into troubled waters of the Start-Up world. JoyBräu – the world’s first non-alcoholic Protein Beer was founded by Erik Dimter and Tristan Brümmer in 2016. 

It took two years of research until JoyBräu was introduced to the market in 2018 – with a remarkable success. JoyBräu, the substitute of a protein shake, is now available in 12 countries.

Eric Dimter

Founder
JoyBräu

From the conservative shipping industry into troubled waters of the Start-Up world. JoyBräu – the world’s first non-alcoholic Protein Beer was founded by Erik Dimter and Tristan Brümmer in 2016. 

It took two years of research until JoyBräu was introduced to the market in 2018 – with a remarkable success. JoyBräu, the substitute of a protein shake, is now available in 12 countries.

 

Andy Crossan

Consumer Insight Director
Kantar World Panel UK

Andy Crossan

Consumer Insight Director
Kantar World Panel UK
 

James Grundy

Co- Founder
Small Beer Brew Co

James Grundy

Co- Founder
Small Beer Brew Co
 

Felix James

Co-Founder
Small Beer Brew Co

Felix James

Co-Founder
Small Beer Brew Co
 

Ad van Etten

Senior Manager Commercial Development
Fermented Beverages, FC&E Division, Chr Hansen

Ad van Etten

Senior Manager Commercial Development
Fermented Beverages, FC&E Division, Chr Hansen
 

Matthew Birkenshaw

Tobacco Control and Alcohol Labelling Policy Lead
Department of Health and Social Care

Matthew Birkenshaw

Tobacco Control and Alcohol Labelling Policy Lead
Department of Health and Social Care

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