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May 15-17, 2023

Add to Calendar 15-05-2023 16:00:00 17-05-2023 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, CA

Host Hotel to be announced shortly.

Serving up the perfect blend of partnership content and networking!

The Summit is an exclusive marketing conference that started in Napa in 2006. Now, 17 years later, the event is heading back! 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

Re-connect with the Community!


Live events are back and we're thrilled to bring the community together again for the 2023 Marketing Partnerships Summit. This year's Summit will take place from Monday through Wednesday, May 15-17 in the heart of Napa.

While registration just opened and we're looking forward to this year's attendees, 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, 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
Henkel
"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
Brown-Forman
"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
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 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 Brand Thought-Leaders


While our 2023 Speakers will be announced soon, take a look at last year's speakers.

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 and submissions are currently being accepted. Click here for information.

 

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Candice Beck

Chipotle

Director, Social and Influencer Marketing


Coming Soon

Henkel

Tanuja Singeetham

Henkel

Head of Regional Digital Marketing & US eShop


Coming Soon

JP Morgan Chase

Marques Charbonnet

JP Morgan Chase

Head of Partnerships Marketing, Payments


Coming Soon

Niagara Waters

Julia Buchanan

Niagara Water

Vice President of Marketing & Communications


Coming Soon

Shoe Carnival

Roberto Berlanga

Shoe Carnival

Director of Integrated Marketing


In a category often segmented by type, end-user, and distribution channel, there are numerous ways to partner in the footwear category. Shoe Carnival brings everything together under one roof (and website) to bring the right shoe to the right foot. Roberto will introduce the company, their opportunities and how they can help you put your best foot forward with their audience as the company grows year-after-year.

Michael Abata

Shutterfly

Director of Brand Partnerships


86% of Gen Z young adults want to be creators. More than half of US adults are looking for products they can customize and personalize. Founded in 1999, Shutterfly has been a leader in the photography and personalized products space. Now they are championing makers and creators, helping them express their style from personalized mugs to on-demand, custom home decor. Michael will introduce some of these solutions available and their partnership marketing opportunities.

Amazon Prime Gaming

Sandra Szahun

Crown Channel on Twitch

Sponsorship Partner Lead


The Streaming Experience for Gamers

Gaming and esports competitions have taken on a massive fanbase and since launching in 2011, Twitch has become the platform for gamers and their fans to connect, create and share content. This session will introduce everyone to the Twitch universe and how content channels, like Prime Gaming Live / The Crown Channel and others, are helping brands find their audience and share information in an authentic way.

Sandra will be tag-teaming with Edward Doty for this session.

Tony Wells

Verizon

Chief Media Officer


Constantly evolving, the wireless industry is challenging every other business to evolve with it. 5G is a once-in-a-generation breakthrough with the potential to transform every aspect of this fully networked economy. As an industry leader, Verizon is right there connecting people, businesses and the world around them. Tony will not only talk about the company, but how you can be a part of their messaging and this new, networked economy.

Conference Schedule

While the following schedule is from our last Summit, you can expect an event packed with high quality content and ample networking opportunities.
This schedule is provided for basic planning purposes only. A detailed schedule with specific session information will be added in April 2023

4:00pm -5:30pm

Event Registration and Wine Hour.

Pick up your event materials and join us for a glass of wine and networking.
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Opening Night Party

Location: TBD
(Event badges will also be available at the entrance to the party.) Sponsored by: The Jel Sert Co.
Sliq
9:00pm -10:30pm

Post-Party Nightcap

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7:30am - 8:15am

Morning Yoga

Yoga will be available on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
Sponsored by: zakHill GroupzakHill Group
9:00am - 9:50am

Networking Breakfast

Location: TBD
ALL-NEW FORMAT! This year, we're making breakfast 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.
10:00am

Opening Session & Introductions

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: The Jel Sert Co.
11:00pm

Morning Break

Sponsored by: The Marketing Store
The Marketing Store
11:30pm

Insights Sessions - Niagara Water

12:15pm

Group Lunch

Sponsored by: Peanuts Worldwide
Peanuts

1:15pm

Sessions Continue - Shoe Carnival, JPMorgan Chase

 
2:50pm

Afternoon Break

Sponsored by: TPN
TPN
3:10pm

Sessions Continue - Twitch/Crown Channel

4:00pm

Afternoon Sessions Conclude

Catch up with the office, connect with other attendees or take a quick walk through town!
6:00pm

Thursday Night Reception

Location: TBD
7:00-10:30pm

Thursday Night Dinner

As the sun goes down, the evening will just be starting. Location: TBD
Sponsored by: Brookfield Properties

7:30am - 8:15am

Morning Yoga

Yoga will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
Sponsored by: zakHill Group
zakHill Group
9:00am - 9:50am

Networking Breakfast

Location: TBD
NEW FORMAT! Once again, networking starts at 9:00am! Tables will be assigned so everyone has the opportunity to meet new people.
10:00am

Friday Morning Sessions begin


Opening by: Mitch Litvak, The L.A. Office

10:10am

Morning Sessions - Verizon, Shutterfly

 
12:00pm

Lunch

Location: TBD
Sponsored by: PlayMonster
PlayMonster
1:00pm

Afternoon Sessions - Henkel and Chipotle

2:30 - 4:30pm

Happy Hour and Reception

Location: Location TBD
Hosted by: TBA

No formal 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.

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 April 15, 2023.

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 2023 Summit (May 15-17). This fee includes event materials, catered lunches on 5/16 &5/17 as well as dinner on 5/16. 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 4/15/2023.

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.



Past 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, 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 to receive sponsorship information.

  

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

Fetzer Vineyards

Fetzer and their sister wineries are part of a global movement of brands using business as a force for good to build a more inclusive, sustainable economy that benefits everyone. As a Certified B Corp, they are committed to caring for our workers, communities, and the environment in everything they do. Fetzer is the home of Fetzer Wines, Bonterra and 1000 Stories.

Visit Fetzer

Kellogg's

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

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

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

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 BGCA.org or meet their team at the 2022 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 2022 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

Peanuts

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

Surf & Sand Resort

Visit Surf & Sand

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

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