Save the Date!
October 25-27, 2021

Laguna Beach, CA
Surf and Sand Hotel

The Brand and Entertainment Marketing Community is meeting in October!

For a business built on relationships, the Marketing Partnerships Summit is an exclusive event that brings together the Brand and Entertainment marketing communities... all in one place... all at one time.

Participants gain insights from industry thought-leaders, network with key decision-makers and build meaningful relationships that can lead to successful marketing partnerships.

Each of our events is programmed to deliver timely insights from a great group of brand marketing executives, and attendees learn about promotional marketing tactics and techniques that are transforming the partnership business. After a two year hiatus from live events, we look forward to bringing the community together again. Please note that if you were registered for the March 2020 Summit, your registration has already been transferred to this event.


Our number one priority is to provide a safe, comfortable and rewarding environment for all our attendees, speakers and sponsors. Please note the following:

  • Only vaccinated individuals may attend this year's conference.
  • All meals and networking activities will be taking place outusde.
  • Sessions will take place inside the main ballroom with an outdoor viewing opportunity for those attendees that would feel more comfortable outside.
  • For any questions about this event, please contact us.

    Relevant Content

    Whether you work on partnerships with other brands, or you are involved in entertainment partnerships, you will take away new knowledge and tactics that are critical to your marketing goals. Every session brings the group together to learn about trends, challenges, tactics and opportunities from industry thought leaders and marketers from over 100 different companies.

    150 Top Decision Makers

    Invitation-only attendance means that you'll meet senior-level marketers involved in marketing partnerships and promotions 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 over 200 promotional tie-ins. Will yours be next? Check out some of the 200+ partnerships born at our events.


    Recharge your creativity in a city full of energy!


    Connect with current partners & meet new ones.


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


    View our past success stories

    Meet the Brand & Entertainment Marketing Community all in one place... all at one time!

    After almost 2 years of "virtual" meetings, this year's event will be loaded with critical content FROm a wide range of industry thought leaders, enhanced networking activities and a great group of creative thinkers from a wide variety of industries.

    Don't Miss this opportunity to re-connect with current partners and build new relationships for the future! Here's a look at the brand and entertainment marketers registered for this year's Summit. Additional attendees will be announced soon.

    Chuck E. Cheese



    "This is not only the best-produced conference I have ever attended, the removal of aggressive sales people creates an environment where real connections can happen." Joe Corn, Membership Partnership Manager
    Sam's Club
    "The Brand Partnership Forum is a fantastic way to network and meet brands who may be the perfect partner for you!" Danielle Mullin, Sr. Director, Strategic Partnerships
    Crown Media
    "The best conference I've ever been to. Every relationship is authentic and genuine." Rod Oliver, Trade Marketing & Category Management
    "The Brand Partnership Forum is a fantastic way to network and meet brands who may be the perfect partner for you!" Aneesah Williams, Integrated Marketing Manager
    Jam City
    "Simply said, this is a must-attend conference!" Julie Lynn York, Partnership Marketing Manager
    "Smart, interesting people and really great - doing great things. The opportunities are endless!" Fran Greenman-Schmitz, SVP, Brand Strategy and Strategic Initiatives
    Highlights for Children
    "First time in Nashville - Great meaningful connections from the get-go! I am confident that actual partnerships will develop from the connections made here this week." Bil Bertini, Marketing Partnerships, North America
    Paramount Pictures
    "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
    Humane Society of America
    “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 Summit.

    Meet Top Marketing Executives

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

    Network With Key Decision Makers

    The intimate nature of this event allows attendees to have meaningful conversations, expand their partnership network and collaborate with like-minded integrated marketing executives.

    Stay Current On New Promotional Trends & Opportunities

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

    Marketing 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 marketing tactics from leading brands, everyone will have a chance to hear about upcoming promotional initiatives from marketers representing a wide variety of entertainment companies, non-profits and other brands.

    Industry Thought Leaders

    We welcome a diverse group of speakers that will introduce the trends, activities, partnership tactics and opportunities both in their industry and at each of their companies.

    This year’s attendees will hear from a diverse group of brand marketing executives representing a range of promotion-friendly industries and companies. In addition to hearing about these brands, you will hear about partnership marketing tactics and success stories that have helped them thrive in each of their individual industries. These success stories will range from brand partnerships with like-minded brands to movie promotions, gaming partnerships, music promotions and non-profit tie-ins. While most sessions will be led by brands you want to partner with, every presenter will deliver key takeaways that you can apply to your own brand strategies.

    The following is our preliminary list of speakers for the 2021 Marketing Partnerships Summit. Please continue to check back as our speaker list grows! Speakers may change without notice.

    Boom Supersonic

    Rita Drucker

    Boom Supersonic

    Head of Marketing Partnerships

    Boom Supersonic is redefining commercial air travel by bringing sustainable, supersonic flight to the skies. Boom's historic commercial airliner, Overture, is designed and committed to industry-leading standards of speed, safety, and sustainability. Overture will be net-zero carbon, capable of flying on 100% sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) at twice the speed of today's fastest passenger jets. The company is backed by world-class investors, including Bessemer Venture Partners, Prime Movers Lab, Emerson Collective and American Express Ventures. For more information, visit

    Lori Pantel


    Chief Marketing Officer

    Coming soon.

    Amy Pagels

    Ferrara Candy Company

    Director Licensing and Partnerships

    Candy has always been a favorite category for promo marketing and with an impressive number of brands under their umbrella, Ferrara knows just how to hit your sweet tooth. Hear about the trends, challenges, growth and innovation in the confections industry and about Ferrara's brand partnership activity.

    Jessica Appelgren

    Impossible Foods

    VP, Communications

    Bringing new products to life is always difficult, but introducing a new product, and creating an industry is almost impossible. Impossible Foods has made brand partnerships a core growth strategy, and it's paid off in spades. Hear what they are doing as a brand innovator and their approach to expansion through integrated marketing.

    Aron North

    Mint Mobile

    Cheif Marketing Officer

    Mint Mobile is the easiest and most affordable premium wireless service in America. Launched in 2016 and owned by actor and entrepreneur Ryan Reynolds, Mint Mobile is a D2C wireless brand running on the nation's largest 5G network, offering unlimited talk and text with no contracts or overages.

    Su Li Rivera

    Su Li Rivera


    VP Marketing Rakuten Rewards

    Since founding in 1997, Rakuten has helped shape the way people shop online, offering Cash Back, deals and shopping rewards on the world’s largest selection of products and services. To date, our 12 million members in the U.S. have earned over $1 billion in Cash Back at their favorite stores.

    Danell O'neill


    Senior Vice President, Brand & Marketing

    Coming soon

    Ben Trinh


    Global Head of Entertainment and Cultural Marketing

    Coming Soon

    Conference Schedule



    4:00pm -5:30pm

    Event Registration and Wine Hour.

    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 Resort's main lobby).
    6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Opening Night Party

    Poolside at the Surf & Sand Resort.
    (Event badges will also be available at the entrance to the party.)
    Sponsored by: The Jel Sert CompanyJel Sert
    7:15am - 8:00am

    Morning Yoga

    Yoga will take place on the beach on Tuesday and Wednesday 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.
    Pre-conference space at the Surf & Sand Resort
    Sponsored by: zakHill GroupzakHill Group

    Opening Session & Introductions

    A special meet-and-greet will take place first thing in the morning... don't miss this first chance to put a face to the names of all of the other attendees.
    Presented by: Mitch Litvak, The L.A. Office
    All Sessions will take Place in the Pelican Ballroom at the Surf & Sand Resort.

    Morning Sessions: All sessions and speakers will be announced shortly


    Morning Break

    Sponsored by: The Marketing StoreMarketing Store

    Group Lunch

    Poolside at the Surf & Sand Resort.
    Sponsored by: Peanuts WorldwidePeanuts


    Afternoon Sessions Resume

    Sessions and speakers will be announced shortly

    Afternoon Break

    Sponsored by: TBD

    Tuesday Night Reception

    The evening gets a great kick-off with a special private appearance by Andy Grammer! Check out Andy's playlist on YouTube by clicking here. Poolside at the Surf & Sand Resort.
    Sponsored by: Disney Music Group
    Disney Music Group
    More infomation and links to Andy's YouTube playlist

    Andy Grammar


    Tuesday Night Dinner

    As the sun goes down, the evening will just be starting. Located on the Catalina Terrace at the Surf & Sand Resort, the view is spectacular and the energy is always high!
    Sponsored by: Brookfield Properties

    7:15am - 8:00am

    Morning Yoga

    Yoga will take place on the beach on Tuesday and Wednesday 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.
    Pre-conference space at the Surf & Sand Resort
    Sponsored by: zakHill GroupzakHill Group

    Morning Sessions

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

    All sessions and speakers will be announced shortly.

    Morning Break


    Group Lunch

    Location: Catalina Terrace at the Surf & Sand Resort.
    Sponsored by: Fandango


    Afternoon Sessions

    Sessions and speakers will be announced shortly
    3:00 - 4:30pm

    Happy Hour and Closing Reception

    Located in the 1555 Courtyard
    Sponsored by: Chuck E. Cheese
    Hosted by: Surf & Sand Resort Chuck E. Cheese
    8:00am - 2:00pm

    Post-Summit Meet-Ups

    Additional information will be avaialble soon.

    About our Host Hotel



    Surf and Sand Resort

    1555 S Coast Hwy

    Laguna Beach, CA 92651

    Additional details

    The special room rate for our attendees is $299/night. Attendees may upgrade to a room in the hotel's tower for $339/night. The resort fee is waived for attendees allowing everyone to enjoy complimentary WiFi and use of the gym. Valet Parking is $25/night (there is no self-parking).

    When booking your travel, remember that The Summit kicks off Monday October 25th at 4PM with a wine reception, followed by the opening night party at 6PM. Formal sessions are Tuesday and Wednesday and the Summit concludes with a reception on Wednesday afternoon. We encourage everyone to stay through the reception to make the most out of the event.

    For the benefit of attendees that would like to travel in early, our special rate is available for a few days leading up to the Summit.

    Our block is available through Wednesday night (Thursday morning checkout) if you have additional meetings or Thursday flights. Please be mindful of your chosen dates and the Surf & Sand’s cancellation policy, which states that 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.

    For information on the Surf and Sand's COVID-19 safety policies, please click here.

    Two ways to reserve a room for the Summit:
  • Click here to reserve your room online
  • Call the hotel at (855) 231-1321 - and be sure to tell them that you are attending the Marketing Partnerships Summit to receive the special rate!


    Reservations will be accepted until September 30, 2021, however all rooms are available on a first come, first served basis... RESERVE EARLY.

    PLEASE NOTE: This hotel block is for registered attendees only. Rooms reservations for guests or non-attendees in the event hotel block will not be permitted.


    Pricing & Registration

    This event is sold out. Please CONTACT US for registration information.

    *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 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. If you are qualified to attend, please register as soon as possible to ensure your attendance. Additional registrations may be available after September 25th. To inquire about additional attendees, please email us.

    Pricing Plans



    Registration includes 1 ticket to the 2021 Summit (October 25-27, 2021). This fee includes event materials, catered lunches on 10/26 & 10/27 as well as dinner on 10/26. Email us for registration information.


    Member Rate

    Limited passes are available for Corporate Members. Please reach out to your The L.A. Office representative or email us. Discounts expire 9/15/2021.

    Click here for Corporate Membership 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 credit to a future event for a $100 transfer fee. Please note that no credits 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 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 this 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 this event 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 one month's’ notice, you may transfer your registration to a future event at no charge.

    *Please note that your membership must be active and in good standing at the time of the event to utilize the $400 discount.

    Sponsors & Partners

    Our event partners are active supporters of the partnership MARKETING community and a vital part of our events. Their support is critical in keeping these events intimate, focused and affordable.

    While you will find out more about these companies at the event, take a look at the companies that are making the 2021 MARKETING PARTNERSHIPS Summit possible:

    Platinum Sponsor

    Brookfield Properties

    Brookfield Properties is a global real estate services company, managing, leasing and re-envisioning one of the largest retail portfolios in the United States. Our regional shopping centers create a sense of place in the key markets throughout the country, encompassing 170+ locations across 43 states and representing over 146 million square feet of leasable space.

    Visit Brookfield Properties


    Corporate Sponsors

    375 Park

    375 Park Avenue Spirits was founded in 1981 as Luctor International, LLC and in early 2015, became an independent subsidiary yet fully integrated sales company inside the Sazerac Company. The company specializes in superior brands from around the world that drive innovation within their category.

    Visit 375 Park


    Kellogg Company strives to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter. Our beloved brands include Pringles®, Cheez-It®, Keebler®, Special K®, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Kellogg's Corn Flakes®, Rice Krispies®, Eggo®, Mini-Wheats®, Kashi®, RXBAR® and more. We are also a company with Heart & Soul, committed to creating Better Days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030 through our Kellogg's® Better Days global purpose platform.

    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


    Topco was formed to help ensure regional grocery retailers and wholesalers the ability to support their communities by providing families with high quality yet affordable products and services. Topco's membership collectively represents billions in annual retail sales volume with thousands of stores. As a Topco associate, your efforts help support over 10,000 local communities.

    Visit Topco


    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.

    Visit Xbox

    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

    Brookfield Properties is a global real estate services company, managing, leasing and re-envisioning one of the largest retail portfolios in the United States. Our regional shopping centers create a sense of place in the key markets throughout the country, encompassing 170+ locations across 43 states and representing over 146 million square feet of leasable space.

    Visit Brookfield Properties

    Chuck E. Cheese

    Chuck E. Cheese is the World’s Largest Family Entertainment Restaurant Company, known for delivering a one-of-a-kind experience with the most popular video games, exciting prizes, unique entertainment and delicious food. As America's #1 place for birthdays and the place Where A Kid Can Be A Kid ®, Chuck E. Cheese's goal is to create positive, lifelong memories for families through fun and play!

    Chuck E. Cheese

    Disney Music Group

    The Disney Music Group encompasses all of the Walt Disney Studio’s recorded music and music publishing operations, including Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records (plus imprints Buena Vista Records, Disney Sound, Disney Pearl), Lyric Street Records, Walt Disney Music Publishing and Buena Vista Concerts.

    Visit Disney Music Group


    Fandango Rewards loves the movies and, more importantly, loves to provide products that surprise and delight and change consumer behavior. With more than one billion movie tickets, digital movie and music downloads and e-gift cards issued, we can turn the casual buyer of your brand or service into a loyal customer. Our campaigns can be customized to fit your needs, including frequency purchases, acquisition/retention, reward/rebates, gift with purchase or sweepstakes promotions.

    Visit Fandango


    Charles M. Schulz introduced the world to Peanuts in 1950, when the comic strip debuted in seven newspapers. Since then, Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang have made an indelible mark on popular culture. The Peanuts characters have starred in television specials, full length feature films, and most recently, a STEM-focused series available on Apple TV+.

    Visit Peanuts

    Jel Sert

    Since its incorporation in 1926, The Jel Sert Company has been at the forefront of innovation in the food and beverage industry with an evolving portfolio of brands ranging from drink mixes and ready to drink beverages to dessert mixes and freezer pops. Our beloved brands include Otter Pops, Fla-Vor-Ice, Pop-Ice, Kool Pops, Wyler’s Light, Flavor-Aid, Mondo, Royal, and My-T-Fine.

    Visit Jel Sert

    Gold Sponsors


    WC+A is a creative advertising studio at the intersection of entertainment and consumer brands. 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

    If your organization is involved in integrated marketing and/or brand partnerships, Click here to receive event sponsorship opportunities and find out how your company can receive elevated exposure at our events,.