Overview

As life gets closer to normalcy, we emerge and begin to network again. Though it may look a bit different, we are proud to host the IN-PERSON 2021 Marcum Food & Beverage Summit.

The event brings together the best and brightest in our field – food and beverage executives gathering with others in the industry for an evening of networking and vital information.

As we have learned, the food & beverage industry is essential to our community. The Summit is an essential event for industry executives looking to foster growth, encourage dialogue, and inspire creative thinking. 

NEW THIS YEAR: Not going to be in NYC? Participate remotely!

For the first time, we are offering an option to view the panel discussion virtually. You’ll be able to ask questions in real time and get more information about our sponsors and emerging companies.

Registration is now open!  For sponsorship and other event information, contact flo.federman@marcumllp.com.

Agenda

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
  • Cocktails & Gourmet Food Stations
  • Networking and Registration
  • Innovative Emerging Company Showcase
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • Panel Discussion: Emerging & Thriving After Covid
  • Questions and Answers
8:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
  • Networking

Speakers

Biagio ("Ben") Scotto

President, Villa Restaurant Group and Managing Member, Scotto Properties

From humble beginnings in Naples, Italy, Biagio Scotto knew from a young age that his energy and entrepreneurial spirit could develop a business providing exceptional service to both consumers and team members. Biagio worked tirelessly to expand and create what today is a select diversified group of Real Estate holdings as well as Quick Service Restaurants, Fast Casual, and Full Service Restaurants. With his profound knowledge, experience, and innovative approach to finance, property development, and deal-making, he continues to strengthen the backbone and future of what is now Villa Restaurant Group and Scotto Properties. In his role as President, Biagio strives to promote a constant atmosphere of trust, loyalty, and hard work amongst his team members, peers, and prospective business associates. His leadership continues to fuel the drive and passion necessary to guarantee the continued success of Villa Restaurant Group and Scotto Properties.

Jeff Swearingen

Global Senior Vice President - Demand Accelerator, Venturing and Global Business Services, PepsiCo

 Jeff Swearingen is currently the Global Senior Vice President of PepsiCo’s Demand Accelerator, Venturing and Global Business Services. His teams are responsible for accelerating granular demand across PepsiCo’s portfolio through the creation or acquisition of transformational services and capabilities in commercial insights, analytics, sales and marketing.

Jeff has a broad range of marketing, sales and commercial analytics & insights experience, including Senior Vice President, Marketing, Group Vice President, National Sales, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Frito-Lay Canada, Vice President of Marketing, Quaker Snacks, and Sr. Marketing Director for iconic PepsiCo brands like Doritos. He is a 27-year veteran of PepsiCo, having joined the Company in 1994.

Prior to Frito-Lay and business school, Jeff spent four years in corporate banking, with Hibernia National Bank in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Jeff is a frequent speaker at industry and academic events, including TED-X. He also frequently contributes to industry publications. Jeff has a Finance degree from the University of Oklahoma, and an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Jeff, his wife Lynn, and their two sons, Connor (18) and Tyler (16) live in McKinney, Texas. Jeff enjoys travel, running and spending time with family.

Moderator

Louis Biscotti

Food & Beverage Services Leader, Marcum LLP

Louis J. Biscotti is the national leader of Marcum’s Food and Beverage Services group. He has been an entrepreneurial leader in accounting for over 40 years. Lou has focused his efforts on improving his clients’ growth and profitability and has guided many companies in their development from small emerging entities into organizations worth hundreds of millions of dollars.  He has also earned national recognition as an accounting and business management specialist, frequent lecturer, and published author on various financial and business topics. He contributes a monthly column to Forbes, on the food and beverage industry.

Sponsorships

To secure your sponsorship or inquire about other sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Flo Federman, Senior Marketing Manager, Marcum LLP
flo.federman@marcumllp.com or 631.414.4299

CONFERENCE OPENING SPONSOR $7,500 (SOLD)

  • Welcoming remarks and company introduction at onset of conference
  • Four tickets to the event*
  • Company name and logo prominently displayed on all promotional elements (website, invitations, press releases, conference booklet, event signage)
  • Full page ad in conference booklet
  • Goody bag insert
  • Pre- and post-event publicity
  • Program recognition
  • List of attendees

Innovative Emerging Company Sponsor $7,500 (SOLD)

  • Company introduction and announcement of Most Innovative
    Emerging Company winner
  • Four tickets to the event*
  • Company name and logo prominently displayed on all promotional elements
    (website, invitations, press releases,
    conference booklet, event signage)
  • Full page ad in conference booklet
  • Goody bag insert
  • Pre- and post-event publicity
  • Program recognition
  • List of attendees

Panel Sponsor $7,500 (LIMIT 1)

  • Company introduction and introduction of panelists
  • Four tickets to the event*
  • Company name and logo prominently displayed on all promotional elements (website, invitations, press releases, conference booklet, event signage)
  • Full page ad in conference booklet
  • Goody bag insert
  • Pre- and post-event publicity
  • Program recognition
  • List of attendees

Cocktail Sponsor $5,000

  • Two tickets to the event*
  • Company name and logo prominently displayed during cocktail hour
  • Half page ad in conference booklet
  • Goody bag insert
  • Pre- and post-event publicity
  • Program recognition
  • List of attendees

Food Sponsor $5,000

  • Two tickets to the event*
  • Company name and logo prominently displayed on all food stations
  • Half page ad in conference booklet
  • Goody bag insert
  • Pre- and post-event publicity
  • Program recognition
  • List of attendees

Contributing Sponsor $2,500

  • Two tickets to the event*
  • Goody bag insert
  • Pre- and post-event publicity
  • Program recognition

* Receive one additional complimentary ticket for every 2 registered food & beverage executives you invite.

Sponsors

Please join us in thanking the sponsors who make the event possible.

Nominees

Innovation is the key to success in the food and beverage industry. How do you stay ahead of the competition?

At Marcum’s 2021 NYC Food & Beverage Summit, we will crown the Most Innovative Emerging Food & Beverage Company. Nominees must be in the food or beverage industry, with less than $10 million in annual revenue, and an eye toward future prosperity.

Nominees must be available to display their products and demonstrate their innovation at the Summit, September 9, 2021 in New York City, where they will connect with attendees, including investment bankers, bankers, and other influential industry executives. Conference attendees will vote for the winner, who will receive a $2,500 award!

To be considered as a nominee, please return the NOMINATION FORM along with tear sheets and/or product information by August 2, 2021 to flo.federman@marcumllp.com.

Download Nomination Form

Registration

TICKETS

Free!     Food & beverage company executives
$100*    All others, IN PERSON (consultants, suppliers, providers, vendors
$50*      All others, VIRTUAL (consultants, suppliers, providers, vendors

* Plus, you must bring one registered food & beverage executive.  Once registered, we will be in touch regarding payment.