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Add to Calendar 2019-10-16 12:00:00 2019-10-19 18:00:00 America/Chicago Brand Partnership Forum An exclusive three-day brand and entertainment marketing event. Nashville The L.A. Office

Nashville, TN
The Hutton Hotel

An Exclusive Marketing Event

INVITATION ONLY FOR CLIENT-SIDE MARKETERS*

On October 16-19, 150 senior-level partnership marketers gathered in Nashville for The Brand Partnership Forum, an exclusive three-day brand and entertainment marketing event.

Attendees learned from industry thought-leaders, discovered new trends and built their partner network in a casual, creative setting with top decision makers.

3 Days

Casual, creative sessions are optimized for quality networking.

150 Top Decision Makers

You'll meet senior-level partnership marketers in retail, advertising, entertainment & more.

200+ Success Stories

More than 200 partnerships were born here, will yours be next?

IT'S ALL ABOUT LOCATION

Recharge your creativity in a city full of energy!

TOP NOTCH NETWORKING

Connect with current partners & meet new ones.

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

This ain't your typical marketing conference. Find out why.

PAST SUCCESS STORIES

View our past success stories

Who You Will Meet

HERE’S A LOOK AT THE ATTENDEES THAT ATTENDED THE 2019 FORUM!:

     

Testimonials

CLICK TO VIEW ALL

"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
Kellogg's
“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
Target
"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
PlayMonster
“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
Activision

Why is this conference for you?

Meet Top Marketing Executives

Our exclusive event gets results by inviting only senior-level, client-side 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.

Relevant Speakers, Important Topics

Each of the speakers at the Forum come from brands that are category leaders within their respective industries. Speakers will introduce participants to marketing insights and trends in their industry as well as the activities and opportunities at their company. Forum attendees can expect to learn about innovative promotional programs from the best, most influential marketers in the world.

Our Sessions Start Conversations

The Brand Partnership Forum features two RoadShow Snapshots which give attendees a behind-the-scenes look into the television and music marketing opportunities.

Partnerships are Born at our Events

More than 200 marketing partnerships got their start at our events. The reason is simple: we know how to get people talking. Our events bring the best people together and create a smart, lively program in a relaxed, creative atmosphere.

2019 Forum Speakers

Attendees heard from a diverse group of marketing executives representing eight promotion-friendly industries and companies. In addition to hearing about these brands, attendees heard about partnership marketing tactics and success stories that have helped them thrive in each of their individual industries. Each session at the Forum is designed to introduce attendees to the trends, activities, promotional tactics and opportunities in both their industry and at each of their companies. Sessions were led by brands you want to partner with, and every presenter delivered key takeaways that you can apply to your own brand strategies.

We have been very proud to present a great, diverse group of speakers that presented industry and company insights:

Melissa Tauer

Best Buy

Entertainment Group

Tali Hayhoe

Best Buy

Senior Marketing Manager

Tom Herberger

Blue Diamond

Brand Manager - Almond Breeze Almondmilk

Heather Umen Turetzky

Burlington

Director Partnership Marketing & PR

Jordan Greenberg

Green Giant

Chief Commercial Officer

Zion Doran

Kellogg's

Director of Entertainment Partnerships

Jamie Medeiros

Planet Fitness

VP, National Marketing

Sean Lupton

Opry Entertainment Group

VP, Brand Entertainment

RoadShow Snapshots

These are quick, 5-minute sessions to introduce new marketing opportunities from major television and music companies.

While casual conversations introduce attendees to great partnership opportunities, our RoadShow Snapshots provide a deeper dive into key initiatives. The highly-concentrated format allows you to quickly review, leaving you with the appropriate contact to pursue key partnership opportunities for the next 12-18 months.

These opportunities are reserved for our Corporate Members. Click here for more information about Corporate Membership.

Conference Schedule

This year's event was PACKED WITH HIGH QUALITY CONTENT and ample networking opportunities FOR EVERYONE!   Please check out an example of last year's agenda. As we get closer to the event, we will have more to announce!

4:00pm -5:30pm

Badge pick-up (and Wine Hour) is available in lobby/lounge of the Hutton Hotel

Please join us in the main lobby to pick up your event name badge and taste some great wines from our partner, Fetzer Vineyards.

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Opening Night Party

Sponsored by: Disney Music Group
Location: ANALOG - Hutton Hotel, Nashville, TN
PLENTY OF FOOD, DRINKS AND NETWORKING TO KICK OFF THE EVENT!

8:00am - 9:00am

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by: zakHill
Coffee and light breakfast items will be available in FOYER OF THE HUTTON EVENT SPACE

9:00am

Morning Sessions Begin: Opening Session & Introductions

Presented by: Mitch Litvak, The L.A. Office
All Events During The Day Will take Place IN the VISTA BALLROOM AT Hutton Hotel.

10:00am

Industry Insights Session: Kellogg's

Kellogg'sPresented by: Zion Doran, Senior Director, Integrated Promotions & Partnerships

10:45am

Morning Break

Sponsored by: The Marketing Store

11:05am

RoadShow Snapshots

Music

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).

12:00pm

Industry Insights Session: Blue Diamond

Blue DiamondPresented by: Tom Herberger, Brand Manager - Almond Breeze Almondmilk

12:40pm

Group Lunch

Sponsored by: A+E Networks

1:45pm

Afternoon Sessions Resume

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Industry Insights Session: Planet Fitness

Jack in the BoxPresented by: Jamie Medeiros, VP, National Marketing

2:30pm

Afternoon Break

Sponsored by: TPNTPN

3:00pm

Industry Insights Session: Burlington

Jack in the BoxPresented by: Heather Umen Turetzky, Director, Partnership Marketing & PR

5:45pm

Transportation to Downtown Broadway

Buses with board on West End Avenue in front of the Hutton Hotel

6:15pm

Thursday Night Reception

Roadshow SnapshotsNashville Underground - 105 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201
Sponsored by: Xbox

7:30-10:00pm

Thursday Night Dinner & After Party

Location: Nashville Underground - 105 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

8:30am - 9:30am

Continental Breakfast

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

9:30am

Morning Sessions Begin: Opening Session

Presented by: Mitch Litvak, The L.A. Office
Sessions During The Day Will take Place in the Vista Ballroom or Analog at the Hutton Hotel.

10:00am

Industry Insights Session: Green Giant

Green GiantPresented by: Jordan Greenberg, Vice President & General Manager

11:00am

Morning Break

Sponsored by: Brookfield Properties

11:15am

RoadShow Snapshots

Television Companies

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.

12:00pm

Group Lunch

Located in the Vista Ballroom at the Hutton Hotel.

12:50pm

Afternoon Sessions Resume

Industry Insights Session: Best Buy

Green GiantPresented by: Melissa Tauer, Entertainment Group & Tali Hayhoe, Senior Marketing Manager

1:45pm

Special Session - Music City!


2:30pm

Live Performances and Friday Happy Hour

Green GiantPresented by: Big Machine Label Group

Located at Analog at the Hutton Hotel

5:00pm

Friday Program Ends


9:30am - 12:00pm

Saturday Morning Brunch

Location TBD

Location and Travel

area full of great hotels and restaurants.


Nashville is a hotbed for ideas and creation, and is the perfect host for the Brand Partnership Forum. From downtown Broadway with a host of historic Honky Tonks, to new rooftop bars and modern skyscrapers, we’re proud to bring the Forum back to the Music City.

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.

Regular Registration is limited to one attendee per company. Corporate Members may register up to two attendees. To ensure the event is properly representative, we must employ a strict quota for attendance between entertainment marketers, brand marketers, agency sponsors, and non-profit organizations. Unfortunately, once quotas are met for each category, we will not be able to accept registrations—in this case, we will issue a prompt refund and will place you on a waiting list. If you are qualified to attend, please register as soon as possible to ensure your attendance. Additional registrations may be available after September 15th. To inquire about additional attendees, please email us.

All attendees receive a VIP Membership on MarketingPartnerships.com through November 30, 2019! Benefits of VIP Membership include the ability to browse our entire partnership database of over 1000 programs, contact information for current marketing opportunities, the ability to message all members on the site, and more. See all the features of VIP membership here.please visit MarketingPartnerships.com or email us.

Pricing Plans

$1895

Regular Registration

Registration includes 1 ticket to the 2019 Brand Partnership Forum (Oct. 16-19, 2019). This fee includes event materials, catered lunches on 10/17 & 10/18 as well as dinner on 10/17. Click here to register.

$1995

Late Registration (After 9/15)

If spots are still available, you may regsiter for the Forum at the Late Registration Rate. All of the basic materials will be provided, however, printing deadlines may leave your name out of the official directory. Click here to register.

$1495

Member Rate

Click here to sign-up for the Forum at the Corporate Member rate. All Corporate discounts expire 9/16/2019. Click here for Corporate Membership options & details.

Event Cancellation Policy

If you need to make changes to your registration, or have any questions, email us at insights@laoffice.com or call (310) 275-2088. 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 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 event, 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.



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

Kellogg's

Coming soon.

Visit Kellogg's

PlayMonster

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

Xbox

Xbox is Microsoft's future-generation video game system that delivers the most powerful games experiences ever. Xbox empowers game artists by giving them the technology to fulfill their creative visions as never before, creating games that blur the lines between fantasy and reality. Xbox is now available in North America, Japan, Europe and Australia.

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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 BGCA.org 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 stjude.org or meet their team at the 2018 Industry Insights Summit.

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Special Activity Hosts

A+E Networks

Description coming soon.

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Big Machine Label Group

Description coming soon.

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Disney Music Group

Description coming soon.

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Gold Sponsors

WC+A

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.

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Supporting Sponsors