Starts in:

Add to Calendar 27-3-2019 12:00:00 30-3-2019 18:00:00 Pacific Industry Insights Summit An exclusive three-day brand and entertainment marketing event. Laguna Beach The L.A. Office

Laguna Beach, CA
Surf and Sand Resort

An Exclusive Marketing Event

Invitation only for client-side marketers

March 27-30, 2019, 150 senior-level partnership marketers will gather in Laguna Beach for The Industry Insights Summit, an exclusive three-day brand and entertainment marketing event.

Learn from industry thought-leaders, network with key decision makers and have meaningful conversations with top decision makers that can to lead to new opportunities.

In addition to timely insights from great group of brand marketers, attendees learn new promotional techniques that are transforming the partnership marketing business.   Unlike other conferences, each speaker will present ways for marketers to stay current on and find out about NEW promotional tactics.  Prior presenters come from a wide range of industries and companies including Ally Financial, Coldwell Banker, Jack in the Box, T-Mobile, Xbox, Waze, and many more.  As a benefit to all of our attendees, everyone will also have the opportunity to hear about promotional opportunities from 15 leading entertainment companies like 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures, Six Flags, Merlin Entertainment, and Paramount Pictures and more.

Relevant Content

Our number one priority is for attendees to take away new knowledge and tactics that are critical to their marketing goals. You will learn trends, challenges, and opportunities from 8 industry thought leaders as well as 15 entertainment companies.

150 Top Decision Makers

Invitation-only attendance means that you'll meet senior-level partnership marketers on both the brand and entertainment sides of the business.

200+ Success Stories

The combination of relevant content, an exclusive group of decision makers, and an intimate atmosphere that’s conducive to meaningful conversations have led to 200+ promotional success stories. Will yours be next? Check out some of the 200 partnerships born at our events.


Connect with current partners & meet new ones.


View our past success stories


Recharge your creativity in a city full of energy!


This ain't your typical marketing conference... Register now to find out first-hand what makes the Summit different.


Our exclusive event gets results by inviting only senior-level partnership marketers to attend. If this is you, we promise an experience that's relaxed, engaging, focused on the future, and dedicated to helping you build successful partnerships. The logos below represent our 2018 Summit attendees:

Is this the right conference for you?

With a 13 year history, our past attendees describe the event better than anyone.


Click here to view more attendee quotes

"The Forum was the perfect opportunity to grow my professional network, hear examples of partnerships that were successful, and get conversations started about potential partnerships. This event is truly one-of-a-kind!" Alyssa Eliasen, Communication Specialist & Spokesperson
Southwest Airlines
“I was expecting a typical conference but found an event that is so creative, collaborative and fun! I feel so honored to be an attendee!”Lindsley Lowell, Trade PR & Digital Manage
Schwarzkopf Professional
“Year after year I’m amazed at the quality of the content & networking. If you don’t leave this meeting wowed & connected it’s your own fault! The opportunities are endless.” Julie Lynn York, Group Manager,Partnership Marketing
Brown-Forman Beverages
"The events are a priceless event for us. We’ve closed over a dozen partnership deals from the event!" Marissa Durazzo, Director, Partnerships & Promotions
Cost Plus World Market
“Wow, excellent use of my time. Saw many old friends and made some great new ones! Looking forward to seeing the partnerships deliver results.” Michael Tilley, US Lead Shopper Marketing and Strategic Partnerships
Mondelez International
“It was my first L.A. Office event so I didn’t know what to expect but I was amazed! I met so many great people and can’t wait to go back and figure out how we can work together!” Jaci McQuesten, Sr. Manager, Integrated Promotions
“Industry Insights Summit is a great place to meet new partners and develop exciting relationships. They make networking not work!” Gaye Dean, Marketing Director, License
"The Brand Partnership Forum hosted by The L.A. Office is one of the most informative and well-run networking events I have ever attended." John Boccuzzi, VP, Edible for Business
Edible Arrangements, LLC.
“Every time I attend an LA Office event I form relationships that benefit me all year. One of the best conference for partnerships.” Karen O'Brien, VP, Global Social Sales
Western Union
“The Industry Insights Summit is one of the most productive meetings of the year. The L.A. Office put on a great show & create the optimum environment for networking! Worth the time & money – BIG TIME!!!” Scott Flynn
“By far, the best conference I have attended. The L.A Office has found the right combination of quality, highly relevant speakers, networking opportunities, and casual atmosphere that allow for developing ideas and relationships for future success.” Lauren Hatton, Partnership & Promotions Manager
Legoland Florida
“L.A. Office events literally invite only the best of the best within the partnerships realm which delivers great connections insight.” Aubrey McClure, Head of Partnerships & Promotions

Why Marketers Attend The Industry Insights Summit.

Meet Top Marketing Executives

Invite-only attendance, limited to 150 senior-level, client-side marketers, means your conservations are landing on the laps of key decision makers.

Network With Key Decision Makers

The intimate nature of this events allows attendees to have meaningful conversation, expand their partnerships network and collaborate with like-minded executives.

Stay Current On New Promotional Trends & Opportunities

Learn key tactics from important and active industries, as well as new methods and skills to take back to your office.

Partnerships are Born at Our Events

With ample networking time and creative networking tools, we know how to enable attendees to get deals done.

New Opportunities

In addition to receiving insights and learning about partnership opportunities with eight different brands, everyone will also hear about upcoming promotional initiatives from 15 leading entertainment companies.

Announcing our first seven 2019 Industry Thought-Leaders


We work with each presenter to make sure that their session is designed to introduce attendees to the trends, activities, promotional tactics and opportunities in both their industry and at each of their companies. While some sessions will be led by companies you want to partner with, every presenter will deliver key takeaways that you can apply to your own brand strategies.

This year’s attendees will hear from a diverse group of thought-leaders representing eight promotion-friendly industries and companies. In addition to hearing about these companies, you will hear about partnership marketing tactics and success stories that have helped these companies thrive in each of their individual industries. We are very proud to present a great, diverse group of speakers that will be presenting industry and company insights in the following business categories: Confections, Energy Drinks, Coffee Houses, and Online Content. Additional speakers and industries will be announced shortly.

Kristina Levsky

Dollar Shave Club

Head of Consumer Communications

Meet @

Dollar Shave Club has disrupted the way men (and women) view shaving with the launch of the razor subscription service and with a steady increase in subscribers each year, the company has expanded beyond razors. As the Head of Consumer Communications, Kristina Levsky builds brand visibility through strategic initiatives, Influencer engagement programs, events, and more. Learn more how the direct-to-consumer business is changing the industry dynamic.

Deb Turoczy

Just Born

Senior Manager, Consumer

Meet @

With non-chocolate confectionery sales expected to increase by 36% by 2019, partnering with the confections industry has always been a staple. As the maker behind popular candies such as Mike and Ike, Peeps and Hot Tamales, Just Born knows how to hit the sweet spot with creative promotions. Learn from Keith Domalewski and Deb Turosky on how to build consumer engagement through successful partnerships.

Kelly McKeone

Med Men

VP, Consumer Marketing

Meet @

In 2018, legalization of cannabis played a huge role in influencing the industry. As VP of Consumer Marketing at MedMen, the nation's preeminent cannabis company (and one of the most recognized brands in the industry), Kelly McKeone builds game-changing marketing programs that drive B2C sales, stimulate B2B partnerships, and increase profitability. Find out how to partner with a restrictive company and learn how to redefine society's relationship this budding industry.

EJ Laratta

Red Bull

VP, Brand Partnerships

Meet @

Energy drinks have become the go to drink of the beverage industry and sales are expected to continue to increase over the next 5 years. As the VP of Brand Partnerships, EJ Laratta oversees Red Bull Media House, which offers a multi-platform approach with partnership opportunities ranging from global and local on-site activations to native and product integration in premium content productions. Find out how to partner with this thirsty audience.

Lori Neubauer


Partnership Marketing Director

Meet @

Did you know that 64% percent of American’s drink coffee and 36% percent of those drink it outside of their home? With the average consumer visiting a Starbucks 6 times a week, the largest coffeehouse chain knows how to create personalized experiences in every store to secure customer loyalty. Lori Neubauer leads cross-functional integrated marketing and product teams to deliver on these objectives. Find out how to partner with this brewing leader.

Zach Zimmerman


Business Development Manager, Music & Entertainment

Ridesharing is changing the transportation and delivery world. With the touch of a button, a ride – or a meal – is at your door. Brands in virtually every category have partnered with Uber to engage their fans through this medium. As the Business Development Manager, Zach Zimmerman wants to cement Uber as a key player in entertainment. Learn how this industry is evolving and how you can partner with this industry leader to elevate your fan experience.

Lisa Siskind Bilgrei


SMP, Head of Branded Content & Third Parties

Meet me on

Both consumers and brands want to build personal messages and generate content that will go viral. With video projected to make up an astounding 80 percent of all internet traffic in 2019 that means your video strategy needs to rise above the competition. As the Head of Branded Content and Third Parties at YouTube, Lisa Siskind Bilgrei knows the importance of creating content specifically for the web. Find out more from this video-sharing powerhouse.

RoadShow Snapshots

These sessions provide quick, 5 minute introductions of new marketing opportunities from Film and Entertainment companies.

While casual conversations may introduce attendees to entertainment marketing opportunities, our RoadShow Snapshot segments provide quick, 5-minute introductions of key initiatives from film, gaming, and live entertainment industries. This highly-concentrated format allows you to quickly review, leaving you with the appropriate contact to pursue key partnership opportunities for the next 18 months.

These opportunities are reserved for our Corporate Members. Interested in membership? Click here for more information

Anticipated speakers from the following entertainment companies include:

20th Century Fox Films

Presenting on Friday

2K Games

Presenting on Thursday

20th Century Fox Consumer Products

Presenting on Thursday

Fathom Events

Presenting on Friday

Merlin Entertainments

Presenting on Thursday


Presenting on Friday


Presenting on Thursday


Presenting on Thursday

Six Flags

Presenting on Thursday

Universal Pictures

Presenting on Friday

Warner Bros. Pictures

Presenting on Friday

Conference Schedule

packed with high quality content, just for you. Check last year's schedule below and be sure to check back as session times are finalized.

4:00pm -5:30pm

Event registration. Pick up your event materials and join us for a glass of wine at the 1555 Courtyard (Just to the right of the Surf & Sand main lobby).

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Opening Night Party

Jel SertEvent badges will also be available att the entrance to the party. Poolside at the Surf & Sand Resort.
Sponsored by: The Jel Sert Company

7:15am - 8:00am

Morning Yoga

zakHill GroupYoga will take place on the beach on Thursday and Friday mornings.
Sponsored by: zakHill Group

8:00am - 9:00am

Continental Breakfast

This is a great time to plan meetings or just get in some early morning networking.
Sponsored by: zakHill Group


Morning Sessions Begin: Opening Session & Introductions

Presented by: Mitch Litvak, The L.A. Office
All Sessions During The Day Will take Place in the Pelican Ballroom at the Surf & Sand Resort.


Industry Insights Session


Morning Break

Sponsored by: The Marketing StoreRoadshow Snapshots


Industry Update Session


Industry Update Session


RoadShow Snapshots

Gaming and General Entertainment

Roadshow SnapshotsWhile casual conversations may introduce attendees to entertainment marketing opportunities, our RoadShow Snapshots provide quick, 5 minute introductions of new marketing opportunities from entertainment companies. This highly-concentrated format allows you to quickly review, leaving you with the appropriate contact to pursue any future opportunities (see speaker section for entertainment companies that will be presenting).


Group Lunch

Sponsored by: TBD


Afternoon Sessions Resume


Industry Insights Session


Afternoon Break


Industry Insights Session


Thursday Night Reception


Thursday Night Dinner & After Party

GGP As the sun goes down, the evening will just be starting. Located at the Catalina Terrace at the Surf & Sand Resort
Sponsored by: Brookfield Properties

7:15am - 8:00am

Morning Yoga

zakHill GroupYoga will take place on the beach on Thursday and Friday mornings.
Sponsored by: zakHill Group

8:30am - 9:30am

Continental Breakfast

This is a great time to plan meetings or just get in some early morning networking.
Sponsored by: zakHill Group


Morning Sessions Begin: Opening Session

Presented by: Mitch Litvak, The L.A. Office
All Sessions During The Day Will take Place at Pelican Ballroom at the Surf & Sand Resort.


Industry Insights Session


Special Session


Morning Break


RoadShow Snapshots


Roadshow SnapshotsWhile casual conversations may introduce attendees to entertainment marketing opportunities, our RoadShow Snapshots provide quick, 5 minute introductions of new marketing opportunities from film and entertainment companies. This highly-concentrated format allows you to quickly review, leaving you with the appropriate contact to pursue any future opportunities.

Attendance is strictly by invitation only and is limited to 150 brand & client-side brand and entertainment marketers. Registrations are confirmed to ensure executive level attendance. If you received an email invitation, please use the registration form below to register.


Group Lunch

Catalina Terrace at the Surf & Sand Resort.


Afternoon Sessions Resume


Industry Insights Session


Industry Update Session


Special Networking Activity


Friday Happy Hour

Surf & Sand ResortLocated at 1555
Co-Sponsored by: Surf & Sand Resort

9:30am - 12:00pm

Saturday Morning Brunch

Location at the Catalina Terrace at the Surf & Sand Resort
Sponsored by: Sponsor this!

Pricing & Registration

Limited availability Get your Conference Tickets early

Attendance is by invitation only and limited to 150 client-side brand and entertainment marketers. Marketing agencies, media sponsorships, sales representatives and consultants are NOT eligible to register. Registrations are confirmed by The L.A. Office to ensure that all invitees meet the proper requirements. If you received an email/invitation and meet the aforementioned qualifications, please use the registration form below to register.

As we strive to provide a highly diverse group of attendees, only one person may register per company. Corporate Members may register two people. If you wish to register an additional person, please email us.

Pricing Plans



Registration includes 1 Ticket to the 2019 Industry Insights Summit (March 27-30, 2019). This fee includes event materials, catered lunches on 3/28 & 3/29 as well as dinner on 3/28. Click here to register..


Corporate Save $400

Click here to access the Corporate Member registration rate. All Corporate discounts expire 2/21/2019. Click here for Corporate Membership options & details.

Event Cancellation Policy

If you need to make any changes to your registration or have any questions, contact us at Cancellations must be received at least ONE MONTH prior to the event in order to receive a refund. The L.A. Office will issue a refund less a $100 processing fee per registration. Please note that no credit vouchers or refunds are available for cancellations less than one month before the event. Transfers to another participant within your company are welcome up to two weeks prior to the event for a fee of $75. The L.A. Office will try to make all necessary adjustments, however, we may not be able to revise some printed materials. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, The L.A. Office reserves the right to alter the venue and/or speakers at any time. If for any reason The L.A. Office must cancel the Industry Insights Summit, The L.A. Office accepts no responsibility for airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by registrants, including sponsors, speakers and guests.

Cancellation Policy for Corporate Members

If you are registered for the Forum or Summit and are no longer able to attend, there is no cost to transfer your registration to someone else in your company within the two week window prior to the event. Additionally, with two weeks’ notice, you may transfer your registration to a future event at no charge. Full cancellations must be received at least ONE MONTH prior to the event in order to receive a refund. The L.A. Office will issue a refund less a $100 processing fee per registration.

Location and Venue

The Surf & Sand Resort - Laguna Beach, CA


Surf and Sand Resort

1555 S Coast Hwy

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Additional details

Starting January 5, discounted rooms are available $299/night, or you may upgrade to a guaranteed Tower room for $339/night. The hotel’s resort fee is also waived for our attendees to allow our guests to take advantage of complimentary wireless internet and use of the gym. Valet Parking is available at a rate of $25/night (there is no self-parking).

As you plan your stay, please note that the event begins with the opening night reception at 6pm on Wednesday and wraps at noon on Saturday afternoon the brunch. That being said, if you’d like to enjoy the discounted group rate either prior to and past the set event dates, place your booking by telephone (855-231-1321) and mention the Industry Insights Summit when placing your reservation. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are only available to registered attendees.

The Summit will kick off Wednesday March 27th at 4pm with a wine reception, followed by the opening night party at 6pm. Sessions will begin Thursday morning and run through late-Friday afternoon, with a Saturday brunch from 9:30-noon to close out the event. Approximately 100 people attend this each year, making it the ideal opportunity to connect with those you may not have had the chance to speak with earlier.

Please be mindful of your chosen dates and the Surf & Sand’s cancellation policy, which states that any reservations must be canceled at least one week prior to check-in to qualify for a full refund. After that date, guests will forfeit the entire amount of the deposit.

Reservations can be made using the link below, or by calling the hotel directly at (855) 231-1321. If you call the hotel, please be sure to mention that you are attending The Industry Insights Summit to receive the discounted rate. Reservations will be accepted until March 11, 2019. Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis.

Click Here to Reserve Your Reservation at the Surf and Sand Resort

PLEASE NOTE: Hotel reservations made under the event hotel block are for registered attendees only. Reservations for guests or non-attendees in the event hotel block will not be permitted.

Please contact us directly for information on registration packages including hotel accommodations!


Sponsors & Partners

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here to see available sponsorship opportunities

Corporate Sponsors

Campari America

Campari America is the US-based subsidiary of Gruppo Campari and the seventh-largest spirits company in North America. Campari America features a broad portfolio of vodka, tequila, rum, whiskies, liqueurs and distinctive Campari brands unrivaled in quality, innovation and style, including SKYY Vodka, Wild Turkey Bourbon, Cabo Wabo Tequila, Frangelico, Campari and Appleton Rum.

Visit Campari America

Cost Plus World Market

Unique, Authentic, and Always Affordable: Cost Plus World Market is a shopping adventure like no other! Visit us in stores and online and discover eclectic, authentic treasures from all over the globe. Rugs, scarves and shawls crafted by master weavers in India and Turkey. Handcrafted furniture from artisans in Indonesia and Thailand. Beautiful ceramics from Portugal and stylish accessories from Morocco. Plus, unique home décor, gifts, food and wine from over 50 countries. All at amazingly affordable prices, every day.

Visit Cost Plus World Market


At Kellogg's, we're always trying to look for ways to brighten your future, from better-for-you ingredients to labels that encourage a healthier tomorrow. That's why we're on a constant journey to improve the nutrition of our foods — without forgetting the things that you love most about us: taste and goodness.

Visit Kellogg's


PlayMonster is a toy and game company, championing the power of play by creating quality toys and games for children, adults and families. We're the perfect combination of playful and professional, and true play experts because we understand play for ALL AGES!

Visit PlayMonster

Non-Profit Patrons

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

This year, we are proud to be working with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. BCGA enables young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

For more information, visit their website at or meet their team at the 2018 Industry Insights Summit.

Visit Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Special Olympics

Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. We are helping to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place -- one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time.

Visit Special Olympics

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life threatening diseases. Our purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children®. For more information, visit their website at or meet their team at the 2018 Industry Insights Summit.

Visit St. Jude

Special Activity Hosts

Brookfield Properties
Thursday Night Dinner Sponsor

Visit Brookfield Properties

Jel Sert
Wednesday Night Party Sponsor

Makers of Fun Food! Fun freezer bars, delicious desserts and beverages that are beyond refreshing. Jel Sert brings excitement to all types of treats and drinks. But there's so much more to find out about Jel Sert. Check out all our products and creative recipes to put fun in your food.

Visit Jel Sert

Surf & Sand Resort
Friday Afternoon Reception Co-Sponsor

Located where the waves meet the pristine sand in Laguna Beach, Surf & Sand Resort is an incomparable 167-room luxury hotel property. Featuring award-winning dining and an impeccable service level, Surf & Sand boasts 10,000 square feet of breathtaking special event space for memorable meetings, weddings and social events.

Visit Surf & Sand Resort

Gold Sponsors

Lime Media

Lime Media has been around 10+ years, and are experts at executing experiential marketing, interactive mobile trucks, and promotional events. We own 100+ assets that we lease out and repurpose to brands and agencies for tours, experiences, and PR events. Our focus is delivering highly effective and engaging events with your target audience.

Visit Lime Media


WC+A is a creative advertising studio at the intersection of entertainment and consumer brands. Co-founded by marketing veterans Kevin Williams and John Corsi, WC+A develops creative strategy, print/digital campaigns, product concepts, logos/identity, and presentations—helping major clients (Hallmark Channel, Syfy, ABC Family, NBC, Discovery Consumer Products) expand the reach of their brands.

Visit WC+A

Supporting Sponsors