Innovation in Non-Alcoholic Beverages Conference
25th September 2019
An exciting programme exploring latest trends with innovative discussions on hot topics in the industry. Key industry speakers will also join the discussions.
Bread & Jam Festival
3rd & 4th October 2019
Bread & Jam is an annual conference and bootcamp for start-ups and emerging food and drink brands. The two-day event brings together brand founders, investors, industry leaders and the media for a programme of seminars, discussions and workshops.
Bread & Jam Festival ticket holders can apply in advance to pitch their business to an expert panel including Distill Ventures, Yeo Valley, Bran Investments and Pembroke VCT.
The investors will choose a number of brands to go on to the next round - a round robin of 10 minute face-to-face meetings in the Pitching Zone.
Delegates will need to give their best elevator pitch, business plan summary and company valuation. Each start-up has the potential to secure a full hour's presentation meeting at the investors' offices and the chance of a cash injection.
Bar Convent Berlin
9th October 2019
This leading international trade show will welcome 15,000 visitors to meet 440 exhibitors over three days. In addition to a trade exhibition BCB has become known for its seminar program.
Join Shilen Patel, Co-Founder and Non-Alc Lead at Distill Ventures and Tom Elliot, Origination and Development Manager for Sainsburys as they explore "Beyond the Bandwagon: Creating & Supporting Non Alc Excellence".
The non-alcoholic category is full of new entrepreneurs, new products and ever-expanding with trade and consumer interest growing monthly. This seminar features a panel of experts from all corners of the industry. Learn from their first-hand insights on retail, on-trade and production looking at what it takes to be successful in this nascent and fast evolving category and how we are all responsible for ensuring that this doesn't become just another band wagon.
Lo & No Beverage Summit
16th October 2019
The Lo & No Beverage Summit welcomes over 20 key speakers and 100 delegates at a unique event which aims to help start ups learn how to formulate and commercialise premium soft drinks. During the event, there will be discussions surrounding the barriers on creating a successful brand story, perfecting a tase portfolio and managing expectations of a clean label.
Shilen Patel, co-founder and non-alc lead at Distill Ventures, delivers a talk during the Innovators and Disruptors part of the programme. He will be discussing: "Nurturing the new market sensibly: How multinationals, independent brands and start-ups balance economic profit, whilst launching a credible drink to market". He will also take questions on Distill Ventures' work in the non-alcoholic sector, including data from 2019's white paper.