CELSIUS® CEO and EVP Tapped to Speak at BevNET Live Winter 2016
Gerry David and Vanessa Walker Will Deliver Speeches at U.S. Beverage Industry's Leading Conference
BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Celsius Holdings, Inc., (OTCQX: CELH) the makers of CELSIUS®, the leading global fitness drink, today announced that both CEO Gerry David and EVP of Marketing and Sales, Vanessa Walker, will be keynote speakers at BevNET Live, the upcoming industry event, taking place on December 5th and 6th in Los Angeles. BevNET is the leading U.S. beverage industry trade publication, and BevNET Live is their biannual, two-day conference focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, business strategy, and industry trends. The conference is known for bringing together top industry minds, and the selection of CELSIUS' top executives as speakers comes as an incredible honor.
Known in multiple industries as the "turn-around king" due to his leadership and revitalizing results at five companies, Gerry David will speak on The Turn-Around of Celsius Holdings, Inc. Since assuming the position of CELSIUS CEO in 2011, David has worked hard to ensure consistent increases in company sales and revenue, culminating in a recently-announced Q3 earning of 82% growth, including domestic and international revenue. At BevNET Live, David will also be leading a breakout session called Turning Around YOUR Business, opening up more of a hands-on conversation about the topic.
CELSIUS' EVP Sales and Marketing, Vanessa Walker, will expand upon David's topic and talk about the next steps in turning around your business with Scaling Celsius Holdings, Inc. Post Turn-Around. With over twenty years of experience in marketing and branding specifically in the beverage industry, Vanessa Walker is a key player in CELSIUS' current rebranding, which aims to position CELSIUS as a pioneer in the beverage industry. Walker joined the team earlier this year after leading the LaCroix Sparkling Water brand for the past eight years, serving most recently as EVP, Sales and Marketing of the entirely new division formed to support the brand's rapid growth. Prior to her time at LaCroix, Walker worked building brands or revitalizing others, and earlier in her career was a regional buyer beverages/foods at Target Stores.
"We are very excited to be chosen to speak at such a prominent conference in our industry," commented David. "Vanessa and I look forward to sharing our insights and to hearing all of the other compelling speakers as we all work together to continue to bring innovation, growth and healthier options to a fast-growing industry."
CELSIUS studied their consumers closely and strategically repositioned the brand in many different aspects, including the recent repackaging of the core line. The globally updated branding and new motto, "Live Fit," were first previewed at this year's National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) tradeshow. The new branding aims to position CELSIUS as the U.S. pioneer of fitness drinks, and capitalizes on the brand's unique, proven attributes of accelerating metabolism and burning body fat while providing healthy energy.
About CELSIUS Holdings, Inc.
Celsius Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: CELH), founded in April, 2004, is a global company, with a proprietary, clinically proven formula for flagship brand CELSIUS®. Celsius Holdings, Inc., has a corporate mission to become the global leader with a portfolio of brands which are proprietary, proven or patented in their category, offering significant health benefits which are backed by science.
CELSIUS comes in seven delicious flavors, carbonated and non-carbonated, and in powder stick formulas that can be mixed with water. CELSIUS has no preservatives, no aspartame, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors or colors and is very low in sodium. The CELSIUS line of products is kosher and vegan certified, gluten free, and sugar free. The first university study was conducted in 2005, and additional studies from the University of Oklahoma were conducted over the next five years. All studies were published in peer-reviewed journals and validated the unique benefits CELSIUS provides to the consumer.
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