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April 3-6, 2024

Add to Calendar 03-04-2024 16:00:00 05-04-2024 18:00:00 Pacific Marketing Partnerships Summit An exclusive three-day brand and entertainment marketing event. Napa Valley, CA The L.A. Office

Napa Valley Marriott Hotel and Spa

Napa Valley, CA

Serving up the perfect blend of partnership content and networking!

The Summit is an exclusive marketing conference that started in Napa in 2006. What started as a unique event to bring together the brand, entertainment and non-profit marketing communities, has expanded to multiple events, and a community that exists to share promotional marketing tactics and techniques that are transforming the industry.

This is the only event that brings together the brand, entertainment and non-profit marketing communities... all in one place... all at one time.

Meet... 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.

Learn... Relevant Marketing Content

If you are involved in partnership marketing at any level, the content at the Summit will allow you to 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.

Connect... Home to 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.

IT'S ALL ABOUT LOCATION

Recharge in the heart of Napa Valley!

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

This isn't your typical marketing conference. Join us to find out why.

TOP NOTCH NETWORKING

Connect with current partners & meet new ones.

PAST SUCCESS STORIES

View our past success stories

Connect with the Marketing Community!


We're back in Napa and thrilled to bring the community together again for the 2024 Marketing Partnerships Summit.

Registration is limited to 150 client-side marketers and this event is filling up fast! Here's a look at the companies that attended last year's Summit.

Testimonials

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"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, Associate Director of Membership Experience/Operations
Sam's Club
"The L.A. Office continues to exceed expectations with a great mix of attendees - from brands to studios to non-profits to more creating an environment rich with possibilities and creativity " Anna Saalfeld, Senior Brand Director, P&G Studios
Procter & Gamble
"The Marketing Partnerships Summit does not disappoint! The best event in the industry to connect and learn from thought leaders in partnerships." Amy Pagels, VP. Licensing and Partnerships
Jel Sert Company
"We have made so many valuable connections at this conference over the years. It's a perfect blend of networking, education, and fun. Everyone is accommodated, from the veterans to the newbies, to introverts like me!" Amy Ivan, Director, Consumer Marketing
Hallmark Channel
"Conversations. Connections. Content. And conclusions. This event continues to be so valuable." Andre Macklin, Global Director, Digital Marketing & Sponsorships
UPS
"The Marketing Partnerships Summit is an incredible event that brings together the best marketers for inspiring content, networking, and building future partnerships. I always leave the conference with fresh, new ideas to drive our brands. " Chris Rago, Entertainment Market Manager, Global Alliances
McDonald's Corporation
"I was unsure what type of connections I would make here, but pleasantly surprised how many connections I've made. Can't wait for the next one. " Malori Nortz, Senior Manager, Brand Strategy
Abercrombie, Hollister & Gillyhicks
"This event was such an amazing experience! I feel so lucky to have been given the opportunity to come and meet as many people that I have and make true genuine connections. " Lindsay Mundell, Sr. Digital Marketing Manager
Henkel
"The LA Office has established a unique culture and membership that make its events a must attend every time. I am proud to be a part of the community! " Chris Bilotta, Director of Promotions and Partnerships
ValPak
"Year over year the Summit exceeds my very high expectations. The sessions, networking, locations and opportunities to build collaborations that are unique and exciting to our audiences are always exceptional. Thank you for continuing to bring us together! " Anne Travous, National Brand Partnerships Manager
Best Friends Animal Society
"The L.A. Office Marketing Partnerships Summit is the only networking event that brings together a curated group of attendees from best-in-class companies across multiple industries and makes it fun! " Scott Shillet, VP, Licensing (Hardlines & Partnerships)
Peanuts Worldwide
"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 Foster, Brand Partnerships and Entertainment PR 
Southwest Airlines
“I've been attending this event for over 15 years and it gets better every year. I've secured partnerships with Peanuts, Topco and many others.” David Bynder, SVP, Global Brand Partnerships & Marketing
DreamWorks Television Animation
“This was my first LA Office event and I loved the inspiring and highly relevant speakers, plenty of time to network, and fun ways to connect across companies. ”Jennifer Koen, Head of Brand Partnerships
Pinterest
“All I can say is wow! As a first time attendee I wasn't sure what to expect, but this Summit has completely set the bar high. To be in a room with so many trailblazers and thought-leaders in our industry is an unmatched opportunity. Thank you! ”Elizabeth June, Senior Marketing Manager, Brand Strategy
Ashley
“The quality of attendees and content will definitely have us coming back. ”Caitlin McCormick, Head of Strategic Vendor Partnerships
REI
“Another great Summit connecting with best-in-class and strategic partners!”Brian Widener, Director, Business Development and Partnerships
T-Mobile
“I highly recommend the L.A. Office Marketing Partnerships Summit to anyone who works in partnerships. I've made a number of invaluable relationships at the Summit, a number of which have translated into successful brand partnerships.”Jim Sias, Head of Communications and Cultural Partnerships
Campari America
“The Marketing Partnership Summit is an event that cannot be missed for anyone in brand or marketing. Every time I attend, I learn and met new people that impact my business.”Jenny Applegate, Senior Director, Brand & Marketing
Topco
“I was so inspired and pleasantly surprised by all of the speakers. We are now looking at partnerships opportunities in places we have never thought to before. So impactful! ” Deb Lawson, Head of Alliance Marketing & Activations
Princess Cruises
“At first, I was afraid of being pitched non-stop at my first LA Office event. I was pleasantly surprised when this was not the case! There was a great respect for everyone and the companies they represent. The atmosphere was collaborative and time was well spent hearing from top notch speakers with networking opportunities in between. It’s a can’t-miss opportunity for any brand looking to grow their business or expand into other areas.” John Torre, Sr. Manager, Frozen Foods Marketing
Kellogg's
"The Marketing Partnerships Summit was an amazing immersion into the industry. I've made great connections for both short term and long term partnerships and learned so much about industry trends! " Julia deBrabander, Director, Partnerships & Promotions
Free People
“A group dedicated to getting things done and having fun. Nothing compares to an LA Office event.” My-Lan Beauford
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
“The best networking event there is. Period. You leave feeling inspired, and with strong connections that turn into real opportunities. ” Nathan Measom, Director of Cause Marketing
American Red Cross
"Everyone at the conference has been warm, helpful, and friendly. We all genuinely want to help each other and build each other up - driving strong new business opportunities. " Sam Hovland, Senior Brand Manager- Hormel Pepperoni
Hormel
“It creates endless possibilities for connecting and collaborating. This event expands your network and creates unique marketing alliances. ” Neil Roberts, VP Marketing and Brand Partnerships
Tennis Channel
“Marketing Partnerships events balance insights, networking and organic integrations in a focused, intimate creative setting that results in deals! ” Rick Murray, SVP, Talent and Brand Integration - iHeart Radio
iHeart Radio
“An amazing gathering of partnership thought-leaders from over 100 companies. The brand presentations were excellent and clearly demonstrated how partnerships can be both creative and deliver positive business results. The networking activities were great; and I now have a lot of follow up opportunities to explore!” Victoria Gottlieb, Senior Director, Global Partnerships
Marriott International
“The Marketing Partnerships Summit is by far one of the best events I have attended. Terrific hosts. Genuinely enthusiastic partners who want to connect and explore ways to do awesome work together. ” Sunni Hickman, VP, Marketing
Harlem Globetrotters
“Always a hit. It’s a great time to connect face-to-face with current connections, but it always leads to meeting new potential partners as well. I look forward to all of the events each year.” Zion Doran, Omni Marketing Lead
WK Kellogg Co.

Why Should You Attend The Summit.

Meet Top Marketing Executives

Attendance is only open to 150 senior-level, client-side marketers. This means your conversations are landing on the laps of key decision makers.

Connect With Key Decision Makers

The intimate nature of this event allows everyone 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.

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.

PARTNERSHIPS ARE BORN HERE!

Bringing the right people together with ample networking and creative networking tools leads to relationships that create new business opportunities. We couldn't be happier about the fact that hundreds of programs have been born at our events!

Meet Our 2024 Brand Thought-Leaders


We welcome a group of speakers from a variety of promotion-friendly industries and brands.

Our thought-leaders will introduce the trends, activities, partnership tactics and opportunities both in their industry and at each of their companies. In addition to hearing about these brands, you will hear about partnership marketing strategies and success stories that have helped them thrive in each of their individual sectors. These success stories will range from partnerships with like-minded brands to movie promotions, gaming partnerships, music programs and non-profit tie-ins. Whether you work on brand or entertainment partnerships… or both, you will take away marketing insights, fresh ideas and proven tactics that can bring new innovation and strengthen your marketing goals. 

Speaker suggestions for our events are always accepted. Click here for information.

 

Nationwide Insurance

Chris Beeby

JP Morgan Chase

Head of Co-Marketing & Brand , Executive Director – Payments


Additional information coming soon.

JSX

Ben Kaufman

JSX Airline

Director, Marketing and Communications


Additional information coming soon.

Procter & Gamble

Kelly Creed

Procter & Gamble

Entertainment and Content Marketing


Additional information coming soon.

Rind Snacks

Sandy Blumberg

Rind Snacks

Head of Marketing


Additional information coming soon.

Samsung

Simon Callan

Samsung

Head of Partnerships, Influencers


Additional information coming soon.

Shopify

Jessica Williams

Shopify

Head of Brand & Creator Partnerships


Additional information coming soon.

Walmart

Brock Manheim

Walmart

Head of Brand Partnerships


Additional information coming soon.

2024 Event Schedule

This schedule is provided for basic informational purposes only. While specific session information is not yet filled in, you can expect an event packed with high quality content and ample networking opportunities. The schedule will be updated shortly and a detailed schedule, with specific session information, will be added in March 2024.

4:00pm -5:30pm

Event Registration and Wine Hour.

Location: Courtyard Patio/Outside Living Room (just outside of the main lobby)
Pick up your event materials and join us for a glass of wine and networking.

Sponsored by:TPN
TPN
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Opening Night Party

Location: Redwood Grove (just beyond the pool area)
This year’s opening night party will feature a special performance by Adrian Lyles, an exciting new artist, talented songwriter, and series regular on Disney+ hit series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. This is one you won’t want to miss!

(Event badges will also be available at the entrance to the party.)
Sponsored by: Disney Music Group
Disney Music Group
9:00am - 9:50am

Networking Breakfast

Location: Outside of the Grand Ballroom on the Pool Patio (next to the pool and outdoor living room)
Breakfast is truly the most important meal of the day! Be sure to join the group at 9:00am for a networking breakfast, with assigned tables that ensure everyone has the opportunity to meet new people.
Sponsored by: ZakHill Group zakHill Group
10:00am

Opening Session & Introductions

Location: Grand Ballroom
Our 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.
Hosted by: Mitch Litvak, The L.A. Office

Additional introductions to event partners: Disney Music Group, Topco
10:55am

Insights Sessions - Brand Session One: JSX Airlines

Additional introductions to event partners: Campari America
11:45am

Morning Break

Location: Foyer of the Grand Ballroom
Sponsored by: tms (Formerly known as The Marketing Store)
The Marketing Store
12:00pm

Insights Sessions - Brand Session Two: Walmart

Additional introductions to event partners: Lime Media
1:00pm

Group Lunch

Location: TBA
Sponsored by: Fandango
Fandango

2:00pm

Sessions Continue - Brand Sessions Three: Shopify

Location: Grand Ballroom

Additional introductions to event partner: Special Olympics, Brookfield Properties
2:45pm

Sessions Continue - Brand Sessions Four: Samsung

Location: Grand Ballroom
Additional introductions to event partner: Boys and Girls Clubs of America, WK Kellogg Co., Gallo  
3:45pm

Brand Snapshot

Location: Grand Ballroom
Additional introductions to event partners: Coming Soon  
4:00pm

Afternoon Break/Happy Hour

Location: Foyer of the Grand Ballroom
6:00-9:30pm

Thursday Night Dinner

Location: Louis M. Martini Winery (Shuttles provided)
Sponsored by: Brookfield Properties
 
9:30-11:00pm

Thursday Night Wrap

Location: TBA
 
8:30am - 9:20am

Networking Breakfast

Location: Outside of the Grand Ballroom on the Pool Patio (next to the pool and outdoor living room)
NEW FORMAT! Once again, networking starts at 9:00am! Tables will be assigned so everyone has the opportunity to meet new people.
Sponsored by: Available

9:30am

Friday Morning Sessions begin

Location: Grand Ballroom at the Napa Valley Hotel & Spa

Opening by: Mitch Litvak, The L.A. Office
Additional introductions to event partners: United Way, The Jel Sert Co.
9:50am

Sessions Continue - Brand Sessions Five: Procter & Gamble

Location: Grand Ballroom
Additional introductions to event partners: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital  
10:35am

Sessions Continue - Brand Sessions Six: Rind Snacks

Location: Grand Ballroom
Additional introductions to event partners: ZOe Productions  
11:15am

Morning Break

Location: Foyer of the Grand Ballroom
Sponsored by: Available
11:30 am

THE BIG TICKET GIVEAWAY

Location: Grand Ballroom
One of the highlights of each event is a chance to win great prizes from our speakers and sponsors. BIG TICKET entries are due by the end of the break and prizes will be awarded at 11:30! This year's Grand Prize is a pair of Round Trip Tickets on JSX!
11:30m

Brand Sessions Seven: JPMorgan Chase Payments

Location: Grand Ballroom
 
12:15pm

Lunch

Location: TBA

1:20 - 4:30/5:00pm

Special Group Activity - Wine Tasting

Location: Time to explore more of Napa! We will visit 2 wineries in the afternoon. Hold your spot for the afternoon with a non-refundable $50 participation fee. Should you have to depart early, you may leave from the road.
Sponsored by: Available

9:00 - 10:30am

Farewell Breakfast/Brunch

Location: Little Summer Restaurant (off the lobby of the Marriott)
Stop by the hotel restaurant for a casual lunch. Drop in anytime between 9 and 11 for a bite to eat and a chance to say goodbye. Until next time...
Sponsored by: Available
The L.A. Office

No Additional events

Take advantage of extra time and schedule meetings with other executives at the Summit. Be sure to check out your fellow event attendees in the event group on MarketingPartnerships.com.

About our Host Hotel

THE NAPA VALLEY MARRIOTT HOTEL AND SPA

Venue

The Napa Valley Marriott Hotel and Spa

3425 Solano Avenue
Napa, California 94558
Tel: +1 707-253-8600

There are a variety of rooms available (all on a first come, first-served basis). Our block and rate is available until March 18, 2024. Rates start at $289/night and depend on the room you select. While the online reservations notes a $30 resort fee, that fee is being waived and WILL NOT show up on your bill. Everyone may enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, parking and use of the gym.

When planning your travel, please note that the Summit kicks off Wednesday April 3rd at 4PM with a wine reception, followed by the opening night party. Group sessions and presentations are Thursday & Friday, and the Summit's formal activities conclude on Friday after lunch at approximately 1:15. Immediately after lunch, the networking continues with an afternoon of wine tasting from 1:30-5:00. Should you need to get to a flight before then, you may depart from the winery or one shuttle will be coming back by 3:30.

Please be mindful of your chosen dates and the hotel’s cancellation policy. Any room reservations must be canceled at least 72 hours prior to check-in to qualify for a full refund. This includes single nights or your entire stay.


 GETTING THERE
 Oakland International Airport - 54.2 Miles
 San Francisco International Airport - 61.2 Miles
 Sacramento International Airport - 66.7 Miles

 CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM
If you require a night prior to, or after the actual dates of the Summit, please contact the hotel directly at 707-253-8600. Be sure to reference "LA OFFICE" or the "Marketing Partnerships Summit".

Reservations will be accepted until March 18, 2024, however all rooms are available on a first come, first served basis... RESERVE EARLY.

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

2024 Pricing & Registration

This event is invitation-only and limited to 150 people.

Invitations are only extended to Client-Side Brand Marketers as well as Entertainment & Non-Profit Members of The L.A. Office Corporate Membership Program and event sponsors.

No more than two attendees may participate from any company. To help provide maximum benefits to all of our attendees, quotas are set for each business category. Once quotas are met, additional registrations can not be accepted from marketers in that category. If you are qualified to attend, please register as soon as possible to ensure your attendance. Additional registrations may be available after March 1, 2024.

If you work for a marketing agency, or you are involved in media sponsorships sales, advertising sales or consulting, please click here to request additional information about our sponsorship opportunities. All registrations are confirmed by The L.A. Office to ensure that all invitees meet the proper requirements.

Questions? Please Contact Us for additional information.

Pricing Plans

$2195

Registration

Registration includes 1 ticket to the 2024 Summit (April 3-6). This fee includes event materials, catered lunches on 4/4 & 4/5 as well as dinner on 4/4. Email us for registration information.

$1795*

Member Rate

Limited passes are available for Corporate Members. Please reach out to your The L.A. Office representative or email us. Discounts expire 3/1/2024.

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 events@laoffice.com. Cancellations must be received at least 45 days 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 45 days 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 one month prior to the event. Additionally, 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 event discount.



Our 2024 Sponsors

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, here's a look at the companies that make our events possible.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available. If your organization is involved in marketing partnerships, elevate your exposure with this community. Click here for additional sponsorship information.

  

Corporate Sponsors

Campari America

Campari America LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Davide Campari-Milano N.V. Campari America has built a portfolio unrivaled in its quality, innovation and style, making it a top choice among distributors, retailers and consumers. Being the sixth-largest spirits company in North America, Campari America manages Campari Group’s portfolio in the U.S with a broad portfolio including, SKYY® Vodka, Wild Turkey® Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Espolòn® Tequila, Frangelico®, Aperol® and Grand Marnier ®.

Visit Campari America

Crayola

Our company has inspired artistic creativity in children for more than 100 years - since the first box of Crayola crayons rolled off the assembly line in 1903. The company began when cousins Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith took over Edwin's father's pigment business in 1885. Early products included red oxide pigment used as barn paint and carbon black used in car tires.

Visit Crayola

The Jel Sert Co.

Additional information is coming soon.

Visit The Jel Sert Co.

Topco

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

WK Kellogg Co

At WK Kellogg Co, we bring our best to everyone, every day through our trusted foods and brands. Our journey began in 1894, when our founder W.K. Kellogg reimagined the future of food with the creation of Corn Flakes, changing breakfast forever. Since then, our portfolio of brands includes Special K®, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes®, Kellogg's Corn Flakes®, Apple Jacks, Rice Krispies®,Mini-Wheats®, Kashi®, RXBAR® and more.

Visit WK Kellogg Co.

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 2024 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 2024 Summit.

Visit St. Jude

United Way

United Way brings people together to build strong, equitable communities where everyone can thrive. As one of the world's largest privately funded charities, we serve 95% of U.S. communities and 37 countries and territories -- making life better for 48 million people every year. Through United Way, communities tackle tough challenges and work with private, public, and nonprofit partners to boost education, economic mobility, and health resources.

Visit 4-H

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

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

Description coming soon.

Visit Fandango Rewards

ZakHill Group

Visit ZakHill

Gold Sponsors

WC+A

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

Allied Global Marketing

Join this list of companies and showcase your involvement in the community. click here for sponsorship inquiries.