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




Laguna Beach, CA
Surf and Sand Resort

The 2019 Summit is officially sold out.

If you received an invitation,please contact The L.A. Office via email in regards to registration or check out our sister event, the Brand Partnership Forum, this October in Nashville, TN.



An Exclusive Marketing Event

Invitation only for client-side marketers

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

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

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

Relevant Content

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

150 Top Decision Makers

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

200+ Success Stories

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

TOP NOTCH NETWORKING

Connect with current partners & meet new ones.

PAST SUCCESS STORIES

View our past success stories

IT'S ALL ABOUT LOCATION

Recharge your creativity in a city full of energy!

SURPRISES!

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

Attendees

This is an exclusive event that gets results by limiting registration to senior-level partnership marketers. If this is you, we promise an experience that's relaxed, engaging, focused on the future, and dedicated to helping you build successful partnerships. The logos below represent our 2019 Summit attendees:

       

Is this the right conference for you?

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

 

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"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 Marketers Attend The Industry Insights Summit.

Meet Top Marketing Executives

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

Network With Key Decision Makers

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

Stay Current On New Promotional Trends & Opportunities

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

Partnerships are Born at Our Events

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

New Opportunities

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

Our 2019 Industry Thought-Leaders

A UNIQUE MARKETING CONFERENCE WHERE CONTENT IS THE KEY TO THE EVENT’S SUCCESS.

There are eight Industry Insights Sessions at the Summit, each led by a thought-leader representing a promotion-friendly industry and company. Session formats are similar and each speaker is asked to introduce attendees to the trends, activities, promotional tactics and opportunities in both their industry, and at each of their companies. We work closely with each speaker to ensure that sessions deliver key learnings that can be applied to a wide array of brands in virtually any industry..

We are very proud to present a great, diverse group of speakers that will be presenting industry and company insights in from the following brands:

Dan Stack

Ashley Furniture

Vice President of National Accounts & Strategic Partnerships


There is probably no stronger emotional connection for consumers than to their home, making furniture a hot category for partners. With locations in over 120 countries and a top selling brand of home furniture in North America, Ashley Furniture HomeStore is the authority on the trends, challenges and opportunities for partnership marketing in the furniture industry. Dan Stack, VP of National Accounts and Strategic Partnerships for Ashley Furniture HomeStore as he provides insights into this desirable category and partnership opportunities with the leading furniture brand.


Kristina Levsky

Dollar Shave Club

Head of Consumer Communications

Meet @ MarketingPartnerships.com


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

Deb Turoczy

Just Born

Senior Manager, Consumer

Meet @ MarketingPartnerships.com


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

Kelly McKeone

Med Men

VP, Consumer Marketing

Meet @ MarketingPartnerships.com


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

Erica Williams Simon

Snap

Head of Creator's Lab

Meet @ MarketingPartnerships.com


Millennials are rightly a hot-topic for marketers—Snap knows them better than most. Erica Williams is not only the Head of Creator’s Lab at Snapchat, but she is an award-winning content creator and social critic with amazing insights on this generation. Erica will talk about this unique population to help everyone gain a better understanding of who they are, what they like and how you can best connect with this “finicky” generation.

Zach Zimmerman

Uber

Business Development Manager, Music & Entertainment


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


Lisa Siskind Bilgrei

YouTube

Head of Branded Content, YouTube

Meet me on MarketingPartnerships.com


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


RoadShow Snapshots

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

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

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

Anticipated speakers from the following entertainment companies include:

20th Century Fox Films

Presenting on Friday

MarketingPartnerships.com


2K Games

Presenting on Thursday

MarketingPartnerships.com


Blizzard Entertainment

Presenting on Thursday

MarketingPartnerships.com

Crayola

Presenting on Thursday

MarketingPartnerships.com


Fathom Events

Presenting on Friday

MarketingPartnerships.com

Konami

Presenting on Thursday

MarketingPartnerships.com


LEGO

Presenting on Thursday

MarketingPartnerships.com

Merlin Entertainments

Presenting on Thursday

MarketingPartnerships.com

Paramount Pictures

Presenting on Friday

MarketingPartnerships.com

PlayMonster

Presenting on Thursday

MarketingPartnerships.com

Rovio Entertainment

Presenting on Thursday

MarketingPartnerships.com

Six Flags

Presenting on Thursday

MarketingPartnerships.com

Universal Pictures

Presenting on Friday

MarketingPartnerships.com

Warner Bros. Pictures

Presenting on Friday

MarketingPartnerships.com

Xbox

Presenting on Thursday

MarketingPartnerships.com

Conference Schedule

This year's event is PACKED WITH HIGH QUALITY CONTENT and ample networking opportunities FOR EVERYONE!   IN ADDITION TO THE Industry Insights SESSIONS BELOW, THERE WILL BE SHORT PRESENTATIONS INTRODUCING EVENT PARTNERS, PROMOTIONAL CASE STUDIES AND NEW PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES.

(Please note that specific Times and speakers may change without notice. A final schedule will be sent to all attendees immediately before the event).

4:00pm -5:30pm

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

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Opening Night Party

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

7:15am - 8:00am

Morning Yoga

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

8:00am - 9:00am

Continental Breakfast

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

9:00am

Morning Sessions Begin: Opening Session & Introductions

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

10:00am

Industry Insights Session

AllyPresented by: Deb Turoczy, Senior Manager, Consumer Engagement & Keith Domalewski, Director, Marketing & Licensing, Just Born

10:45am

Morning Break

Sponsored by: The Marketing StoreRoadshow Snapshots

11:15pm

RoadShow Snapshots

Gaming

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

Group Lunch

XboxPoolside at the Surf & Sand Resort.
Sponsored by: Xbox

1:15pm

Afternoon Sessions Resume

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Industry Insights Session

Jack in the BoxPresented by: Kelly McKeone, VP, Consumer Marketing, Med Men

2:00pm

RoadShow Snapshots

Toys & Entertainment

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

2:30pm

Afternoon Break

Sponsored by: TPNRoadshow Snapshots

3:00pm

Industry Insights Session

IpsyPresented by: Kristina Levsky, VP, Global Consumer & Corporate Communications, Dollar Shave Club

5:45pm

Thursday Night Reception

Disney Music Group The evening gets a great kick-off with special performances from Disney Music Group artists. Poolside at the Surf & Sand Resort.
Sponsored by: Disney Music Group

7:00-10:30pm

Thursday Night Dinner & After Party

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

7:15am - 8:00am

Morning Yoga

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

8:00am - 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
All Sessions During The Day Will take Place at Pelican Ballroom at the Surf & Sand Resort.

9:30am

Industry Insights Session

T-MobilePresented by: Erica Williams Simon, Head of Creator's Lab, Snap, Inc.

10:00am

Industry Insights Session

T-MobilePresented by: Lisa Siskind Bilgrei, Head of Branded Content, YouTube

10:45am

Morning Break

11:15am

RoadShow Snapshots

Film

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

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

1:00pm

Afternoon Sessions Resume

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Industry Insights Session

King's HawaiianPresented by: Zach Zimmerman, Business Development Manager, Music & Entertainment, Uber

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Industry Update Session

WazePresented by: Dan Stack, Vice President of National Accounts & Strategic Partnerships, Ashley Furniture

3:15-5:30pm

Friday Happy Hour

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

9:30am - 12:00pm

Saturday Morning Brunch

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

Pricing & Registration

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. THE FOLLOWING IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.

Limited availability Get your Conference Tickets early

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

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

Event Cancellation Policy

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

Cancellation Policy for Corporate Members

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

Pricing Plans

$1895

Regular

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

Location and Venue

The Surf & Sand Resort - Laguna Beach, CA

Venue

Surf and Sand Resort


Surf & Sand Resort, resembling a sun-washed Mediterranean Village, lies on California’s Laguna Beach shoreline where the waves of the Pacific meet 500 feet of pristine sand.


1555 S Coast Hwy

Laguna Beach, CA 92651


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


Click Here to Reserve Your Room.


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

Additional details

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

The Summit kicks off Wednesday March 27th at 4pm with a wine reception, followed by the opening night party at 6pm. Sessions begin Thursday morning and run through late-Friday afternoon, with our closing brunch on Saturday from 9:30-noon. As you plan your stay, if you’d like to enjoy the discounted group rate either prior to, or past the set event dates, reserve your room by telephone (855-231-1321) and mention the Industry Insights Summit. All rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are only available to registered attendees. Note that approximately 80 people attend the brunch each year, making it the ideal opportunity to connect with those you may not have had the chance to meet earlier.

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

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

 

Sponsors & Partners

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

Platinum Sponsor

Brookfield Properties

Coming soon.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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 Kellogg's

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

Disney Music Group
Thursday Night Reception Sponsor

Visit Disney Music

Fandango
Friday Lunch Sponsor

Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, offers ticketing services to 100% of U.S. theatres. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews and trailers. Fandango's top-ranking movie ticketing apps, with over 32 million downloads, are available on every major platform. Fandango is enjoyed by more than 41 million online and mobile visitors per month.

Visit Fandango

Jel Sert
Wednesday Night Reception Sponsor

Coming soon.

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Surf & Sand Resort
Friday Afternoon Reception Co-Sponsor Friday Lunch Sponsor

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

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Gold Sponsors

Lime Media

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

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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