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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 Marriott Hotel & 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. 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.


Recharge in the heart of Napa Valley!


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


Connect with current partners & meet new ones.


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.

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



"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
“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 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.


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

Hear Trends, Tactics and Opportunities from these Great Brands!

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.


Ally Financial

Bridget Sponsky


Executive Director, Brand and Sponsorship Marketing

The Banking industry has emerged as a key player when it comes to strategic partnerships, and Ally is no exception. As an industry-leading financial services company, and a champion for good, Ally strives to make banking simpler and smarter, while making a positive social impact. Recent barrier-breaking collaborations with Disney, DC Comics, and Best Friends Animal Society, support this mission. In this session, Bridget will share insights about the Financial Services industry as a whole, and provide a glimpse into what sets Ally apart.


Joshua Burke

Coca-Cola Company

Global Head of Music & Culture Marketing

The Beverage industry: innovative, competitive, fragmented. There's been an explosion of new offerings - from specialty waters with exotic flavors to juices with healing properties - and consumers have more choices than ever. In this session, Joshua will dive into this trend-setting category, and provide insights into what The Coca-Cola Company is doing to maintain its position as a titan in the industry.


Lebbonee Kittredge


Head of Commerce Partnerships, Americas Partnerships Solutions

The Tech industry has been a game-changer in marketing. Always innovating, it's enabled brands to reach more consumers and interact with them in exciting new ways. Google, one of the most widely-known companies in the world, has become an integral part of daily life for billions of users with products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. In this session, Lebbonee will talk about the future of partnerships in this ever-evolving category, and Google's unique approach.

Nationwide Insurance

Brad Barnett

Nationwide Insurance

Vice President of Enterprise Marketing

The Insurance industry is known for its creative marketing campaigns and engaging partner platforms. With a full range of insurance and financial service products - including home, pet, auto and boat insurance - Nationwide offers a multitude of compelling tie-in opportunities. Brad will discuss how this important category stays innovative and fresh, and how Nationwide utilizes partnerships to break-through. 

Nestle - Hot Pockets

Bryan Waddell


Sr. Brand Manager, Hot Pockets

Princess Cruises

Deborah Lawson

Princess Cruises

Head of Alliance Marketing & Activations

Travel is back, and the cruise industry is sailing. First catapulted to stardom in 1977 when one of its ships - Pacific Princess - was cast in a starring role on “The Love Boat,” Princess Cruises is still a mainstay in pop culture. With world-class destinations and inspired promotional campaigns, this globally recognized brand has so much to offer partners. Deborah will shed light on what keeps the industry afloat, and how Princess approaches marketing in a post-COVID world.

Maureen Schimmel

Senior Director, Brand Partnerships & Multicultural Marketing

With more than 95% of people use the internet in their home search, Real Estate websites are more popular than ever. 3D tours, stylish photos, and key stats make these websites a core tool for house hunters. Industry pioneer has seen success in the partner marketing space (recent tie-ins include The Addams Family 2 and The Secret Life of Pets) and is excited to do more. Maureen will talk about house hunting in the digital age and why could be a great partner for your company or brand..


Sandy Zogg


Vice President Business Development, Partnerships and Entertainment

The mobile category is more important than ever - especially when it comes to marketing – and T-Mobile makes it exciting. The “Un-Carrier” has long been a disruptor in the category and continues to be on the forefront. Recent efforts include an industry-leading commitment to sustainability, partnerships with entertainment companies to deliver unbeatable customer benefits, and a deal with VinFast to provide connectivity to a fleet of smart electric cars. Sandy will talk more about this dynamic category and how T-Mobile stays innovative.

Tentative Conference Schedule

This schedule is provided for basic planning purposes only. While some activities are not filled in, you can expect an event packed with high quality content and ample networking opportunities. A detailed schedule with specific session information will be added in April 2023

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: Faber-Castell
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Opening Night Party with a special performance by TAKE 6!

Location: Redwood Grove (Behind the pool at the Napa Valley Marriott)
(Event badges will also be available at the entrance to the party.) Sponsored by: Ed Keane Associates
Ed Keane and Associates
9:00pm -10:00pm

Post-Party Nightcap

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 GroupzakHill Group

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: Ed Keane Associates, Crayola

Morning Break

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

Insights Sessions - Brand Session One: T-Mobile

Additional introductions to event partners: Special Olympics, Campari America

Insights Sessions - Brand Session Two: Nationwide Insurance


Group Lunch

Location: South Lawn
Sponsored by: Sega America/Sonic


Sessions Continue - Brand Sessions Three: Google

Location: Grand Ballroom

Additional introductions to event partner: Topco  

Sessions Continue - Brand Sessions Four: Ally Financial

Location: Grand Ballroom

Additional introductions to event partner: Brookfield Properties  

Afternoon Break

Location: Foyer of the Grand Ballroom
Sponsored by: TPN

Brand Session Five: Coca-Cola

Location: Grand Ballroom

Additional introductions to event partners: WC+A, Boys and Girls Clubs of America  

Afternoon Sessions Conclude


Tuesday Night Dinner

Location: Grand Ballroom

ALL ABOARD! As the sun goes down, our evening on the Wine Train will just be starting!
Location: Meet in front of the Napa Valley Hotel & Spa. The train will leave from the boarding area across the street from the hotel.
Sponsored by: Brookfield Properties

Evening Night Cap/After Glow

Location: Courtyard Patio

End the night by the fire and enjoy an evening beverage.
9:00am - 9:50am

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: Kellogg's


Wednesday 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: WC+A, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Sessions Continue - Brand Sessions Six: Nestle

Location: Grand Ballroom

Additional introductions to event partners: Xbox  

Morning Break

Location: Foyer of the Grand Ballroom
Sponsored by: Allied Global Marketing


Brand Sessions Seven:

Location: Grand Ballroom

Additional introductions to event partners: National 4-H  


Location: South Lawn
Sponsored by: Fandango Rewards

Brand Session - Sessions Eight: Princess Cruises

Location: Grand Ballroom


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 lunch and prizes will be awarded at 1:40! This year's Grand Prize is a special gift from Princess Cruises.

Brand Session - Sessions Nine: Bonterra Organic Estates

Location: Grand Ballroom
What would an event in Napa be without a session on Wine. This is a very special session where you will not only learn about the wine industry, but you will have a chance to better understand the product!
2:30 - 4:30pm

Happy Hour and Reception

Location: Outside Living Room area outside of the main lobby.
Hosted by:

6:15 - 9:00pm

Pop-up Dinner!

Location: Feast it Forward
Transportation will be available in the main parking lot of the Marriott Hotel and Spa. Taking your own car? Parking is available in the Wine Train Parking Lot. Check with the hotel's concierge for directions.
Hosted by: Supercell Supercell

9:00 - 11:00am

Pop-up 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...
Hosted by: The L.A. Office
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

About our Host Hotel



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 April 20, 2023. Rates start at $289/night and depend on the room you select. The resort fee is waived and everyone may enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, parking and use of the gym.

When planning your travel, remember that the Summit kicks off Monday, May 15th at 4PM with a wine reception, followed by the opening night party. Formal sessions are Tuesday and Wednesday and the Summit concludes with a reception on Wednesday afternoon (May 17th). We encourage everyone to stay through the reception to make the most out of the event!

To take advantage of extra meetings or to enjoy Napa, our block is available Sunday through Wednesday night (Thursday morning checkout). 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.

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

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 the "Marketing Partnerships Summit".

Reservations will be accepted until April 20, 2023, 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.

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



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.


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 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.

Event 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 for additional sponsorship information.


Corporate Sponsors

Bonterra Organic Estates

As a Certified B Corp., Bonterra Organic Estates (formerly Fetzer) is grounded in the transformational goals of regenerative business. Since our founding, we have been driven by excellence, innovation & longstanding commitments to the environment and responsible business practices. The Bonterra portfolio includes California-based winery, Bonterra Estates, and our commercial arm, Viña Concha y Toro USA.

Visit Bonterra

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


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

Faber Castell

Additional information is coming soon.

Visit Faber Castell


Kellogg Company's vision is a good and just world, where people are not just fed but fulfilled. Our brands include Pringles®, Cheez-It®, Special K®, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Kellogg's Corn Flakes®, Rice Krispies®, Eggo®, Mini-Wheats®, Kashi®, RXBAR® and more. A company with purpose, Kellogg's is committed to creating Better Days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030 through our Better Days promise.

Visit Kellogg's


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.

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Non-Profit Patrons


Through life-changing 4‑H programs, nearly 6,000,000 young people take on critical issues such as addressing community health inequities, engaging in civil discourse and advocating for equity and inclusion for all. We believe in young people and their strengths and influence to improve the world around us.

Visit 4-H

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 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 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.

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Ed Keane & Associates

The company was founded by Ed Keane in 1996 in Boston, Massachusetts, where he has been a life-long resident. Ed graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Biochemistry, yet music remained a creative passion. He founded the company to develop his growing interest in the field of artist management and project development after working as an agent in the talent booking field at Ted Kurland Associates.

Visit Ed Keane & Associates

Fandango Rewards

Description coming soon.

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ZakHill Group

Visit ZakHill

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.

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Supporting Sponsors

Allied Global Marketing

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