The annual “Drinks & Tips” cocktail event
after the New York Fancy Food Show

2018, Drinks & Tips III

On Sunday evening July 1, 2018 Green Circle hosted our annual cocktail event after the NY Fancy Food Show at the Green Fig lounge.  Once again, Stu Strumwasser, Green Circle’s Founder and Managing Director, moderated a panel of rockstar institutional investors who focus on the natural products space.  Carol Ortenberg, the Editor of Project Nosh then moderated a panel on the marketing of natural brands.

2018 Investor Panel, from left to right, Moderator Stu Strumwasser (Green Circle), Larry Kahn (Beechwood Capital), Bill Shen (Encore Consumer Capital), David Baram (VMG), Clayton Christopher (CaVu Ventures, with mic) and Emma Fuerst Frelinghuysen (Cultivate Ventures of Hain Celestial).

From left to right, the audience, and then 2018 marketing Panel with Carol Ortenberg (Project Nosh), Aaron Greenwald (Halen Brands), Russell Barnett (My/Mo Mochi), Denise Lambertsen (LMS Marketing) and Chris Pruneda (Brownie Brittle and Cece’s Veggie Noodle Co.).

2018 Investor panelists included professionals from:

2018 sponsors included:


2017, Drinks & Tips II

On Monday June 26, 2017 speakers included Eric Skae, CEO of Rao’s Specialty Foods (on the “7 Key Elements of Great Brands”) and Jeremy Halpern, Esq., a partner with Nutter McClennen & Fish (on market terms for investments in emerging natural food and beverage companies).

GC’s Stu Strumwasser leads panel discussion with institutional investors.

GC’s Stu Strumwasser leads panel discussion with institutional investors.

2017 “Drinks & Tips” audience.

2017 “Drinks & Tips” audience.

Stu with Rao’s CEO, Eric Skae.

Stu with Rao’s CEO, Eric Skae.

2017 panelists included professionals from:

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If you are a C-level exec of a natural products company and would like to attend
the “Drinks & Tips” event after next year’s NY Fancy Food Show, please let us know.

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