What’s ahead for the food and beverage industry after COVID-19? What impact will the global pandemic have on the long-term health of the industry?

We recently brought together thought leaders for a virtual networking and panel event to explore the topic “Post-COVID Reality: Changes Expected in the Food and Beverage Industry and What the Data is Forecasting” in more detail.

The session began with an analysis of current food and beverage industry data. The panel discussion ran the gamut of topics affecting the industry, from challenges presented by the pandemic, such as delays and implementing safety procedures, to insight on the current and future M&A climate, and offered a pulse on the hiring decisions that are being prioritized right now and what that tells us about the future. The panel portion of the event concluded with questions from attendees.

Moderated by Mike Burgmaier, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Whipstitch Capital, the conversation included panelists Bill Moses, Founder and CEO of Flying Embers, and Founder of KeVita Probiotic Drinks; Greg Wank, Partner and Food and Beverage Leader at Anchin; Josh Wand, Founder and CEO of ForceBrands; Nicholas Giannuzzi, Partner and Founder of The Giannuzzi Group, LLP; and Nick McCoy, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Whipstitch Capital.

Special thanks to all panelists and attendees, especially those who participated in the networking breakout rooms.

Watch highlights below: