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Tuesday, May 7 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Networking Workshop: Build a Festival™ Part 2 - a team sport!

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Join a team of San Francisco FestForums attendees and build a new festival from scratch. Pitch to our judges and sponsors and see who has got the goods. Bring your best ideas, dreams and plans. Don't forget to innovate with solutions provided by our exhibitors from the morning Show & Tell. Be prepared to compete fiercely (prizes will be involved).

Presentation: The winning partnership formula for brands and festivals
** Key tips and tricks on how both sides can win **

Joe Lucchese, creator at Pro-Ject, a relationship architecture agency that works with brands, agencies, and entertainment properties will share key insights on what works to make a successful partnership between brands and festivals. Cutting through the BS and getting straight to the point on how to maximize ROI, what it takes to scale efforts and build a successful sponsorship program for both festivals and brands.

Presented by: Joe Lucchese of Pro-Ject
Case Study with Beam Suntory (Eli Johnson from Beam Suntory)

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Greg Neverka

Live Nation Entertainment, Senior Director of Sponsorship
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Eli Johnson

EDGE On-Premise Manager, N. California, Beam Suntory
13 Years of On Premise channel experience 9 Years of night life operations experience (includingmusic festivals and sound production) 9 Years of Marketing experience (including social media) 9 Years of Distribution experience (including logistics and licensing) 9 Years of Brand e... Read More →
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Joe Lucchese

Creator, Pro-Ject
Joe Lucchese, creator at Pro-Ject, a relationship architecture agency that works with brands, agencies, and entertainment properties will share key insights on what works to make a successful partnership between brands and festivals.  Cutting through the BS and getting straight to... Read More →
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Liana Bender

Director of Development, California Film Institute
As Director of Development at the California Film Institute, Liana is responsible for the financial growth and sustainability of contributed revenue for the California Film Institute, which produces the Mill Valley Film Festival, DocLands Documentary Film Festival, CFI Education... Read More →

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Abbey Party Rents SF

Abbey Party Rents San Francisco offers an extensive selection of party, wedding, tent, grandstand, and general event rentals in the Bay Area.
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Access Event Solutions

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Air Comm

Air Comm is a company based in Phoenix, AZ and Salt Lake City, Utah, who have been helping businesses improve productivity and workplace safety with their two-way radio system solutions for over 40 Years. Using two-way radios to offer instant, private and cost-effective communication... Read More →
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BlockParty is the leading blockchain platform for live event ticketing, fan engagement and tokenized gamification. Blockparty leverages digital identity, blockchain and smart contract technology to bring transparency, security and fairness to the ticketing process for event creators... Read More →
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Camp Anywhere

Camp Anywhere is the leading provider of fully immersive adult summer camp experiences within festivals.  We feature live music and open mics in our full service, tech-free tea lounge, creative workshops and classes, easy to drop-in arts and crafts projects, and face painting and... Read More →
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Dented Brick Distillery

Dented Brick Distillery is a company based in the great state of Utah who makes an assortment of hand crafted spirits. They are able to make such great spirits due to the high quality of water used in the distillation process.
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KC Medical

KC Medical is a professional ALS & BLS on-site emergency medical service provider for venues and large events in the Midwest. Equipped with an exceptional staff, who are all properly trained and certified that will deliver outstanding patient care and customer service.
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LNKBOX is a turnkey experiential marketing platform out of Los Angeles. LNKBOX utilizes tech enabled pedicabs to provide transportation, marketing, and logistics support for the infrastructure in and around live events.
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Lyte is a technology platform for venues and event owners to take control of their ticketing experience, giving them tools they need to keep their venues full and their fans happy. Lyte is an extension of the primary box office and seamlessly integrates with the primary ticketer... Read More →
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Mama P's Wholesome Grinding Company

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Sched is an Event scheduling software, mobile apps and personal agenda builders with social networking for conferences and festivals worldwide. Sched helps to eliminates event management headaches and enhances the event experience.
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Selffee is a company that uses exclusive technology to create edible food inks to print directly onto the surface of food and beverages producing a high quality, edible image. Selffee prints directly on cookies, iced coffee, marshmallows, and more.
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Inspired by the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains, our beers are designed to be as bold, wild and unwavering as those storied granite peaks. With respect to tradition and an unbridled passion for innovation, Sierra Nevada beers are inspired by the philosophy that anything is possible... Read More →
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Storyblaster is the revolutionary social media storytelling and story selling software proven to rocket ticket sales and fundraising into the stratosphere. Easy-to-use templates come pre-filled with recommended daily content, guidance and the promotion expertise of top media buyers... Read More →
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Vendini makes the business of live events simple by providing event ticketing and logistics software. It offers solutions for event promotion, ticket sales, box office management, event logistics and provides a fully comprehensive music and art festival access solution that uses RFID... Read More →
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Winmo is a sales intelligence platform that helps festivals pinpoint the right brand marketers who are looking for festival exposure. Uncover thousands of national brands and their agencies with verified decision maker contact information and spending insights. Winmo is everything... Read More →

Tuesday May 7, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm PDT
The Lodge at the Regency Center 1290 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109