Sponsorship Opportunities 2018 – 2019: Signature LAEDC Events

Align your brand with an LAEDC event and reach an audience of regional leaders and innovators.

LAEDC Future Forums 

  • Forum 1 (October 2018)
  • Forum 2 (January 2019)
  • Forum 3 (April 2019)
  • Forum 4 (June 2019)

Are you and your organization prepared to be part of LA County’s new economy? LAEDC’s Future Forums series take a deep dive into key industries and explore trends ahead, workforce demands, new technologies, policy reform needs and more. The Future Forums are hosted in both geographically diverse and creative environments around LA County. In 2017-2018, the topics included Future of Work; Future of Smart Cities; Future of Retail; and the Future of Healthcare. Previous speakers have included: Mark Ridley Thomas, Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, Art Bilger and Rick Caruso among others.

Audience Profile:  150 – 200 of the region’s leading business, government, civic, and education leaders attend these events. Depending on theme, there is heavier representation by that specific industry.

Sponsorship Values

  • $75,000 (Series Sponsor) SOLD
  • $30,000 (Featured speaker/Moderator for all four Forums – by invitation only) SOLD
  • $5,000 (Breakfast Sponsor for 1 Forum)

View a recap of the Cyber Security Forum. View a recap of the Entertainment Forum. View a recap of the AI & Robotics Forum. View a recap of the Smart Cities Forum.

InnovateLA (INLA)

  • November 5 – 16, 2018
  • Kickoff Event – first Wednesday in October 2018
  • Audience Profile:  300+ leaders in Innovation

InnovateLA—a CALED Grand Prize Winner for Economic Development—is a countywide celebration of the breadth of innovation and creativity within our region. By providing a well-publicized platform for organizations to showcase cutting-edge innovations, InnovateLA creates greater awareness of our region’s new technologies, processes, products and services that add diversity and value to LA’s economy and set the stage for growth of well-paying jobs.

Sponsorship Values

  • $50,000 -1 available
  • $25,000 – 2 available
  • $10,000 – 3 available
  • $5,000 – 4 available
Learn more about InLA 2017 here.  View an InLA 2017 recap video here.

23nd Annual Eddy Awards®

  • November 8, 2018
  • Intercontinental Hotel, in Downtown Los Angeles
  • 6:00pm to 7:15pm – General Reception & Silent Auction
  • 7:30pm to 9:15pm – Dinner & Awards Program

The Eddy Awards® is a cocktail reception, dinner, and awards gala to support fulfillment of the LAEDC mission to advance opportunity and prosperity for all. The Awards were introduced by the LAEDC in 1996 to honor individuals, organizations, and cities that demonstrate exceptional contributions to positive economic development in the region.  Past honorees include Mark Suster, Evan Spiegel, Patrick Soon-Shiong, Magic Johnson, Cedars-Sinai, Cal St LA, and UCLA among others. Honorees have not yet been invited for the 2018 Eddy Awards. Honorees have not yet been invited for the 2018 Eddy Awards. The dinner includes a live reveal of the Most Business Friendly City in LA County award that is issued to one large city, and one small city within LA County.

Audience Profile:  600+ of the region’s leading business, government, civic, and education leaders attend this annual event.

Sponsorship Values

  • $50,000 SOLD
  • $25,000     
  • $15,000     
  • $10,000    
  • $5,000

View a recap of the 22nd Annual Eddy Awards.

LAEDC Annual Economic Forecast

  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
  • Omni Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

The LAEDC Economic Forecast is the region’s premier source for in-depth economic information and analysis on Los Angeles County and the surrounding areas. The Forecast provides a comprehensive economic outlook on a global, national, state and local level. The Forecast event features leading economists outside of the LAEDC to provide insights on the larger, global perspective of the economy, as well as the regional outlook.

Audience Profile:  500+ business leaders, elected and appointed government officials, and professionals from the education, finance, media and civic sectors.

 Sponsorship Values

  • Annual Forecast Lead Sponsor: $35,000 SOLD
  • Event Sponsorship – $2,500  
  • Exhibit booth $400 members, $600 non-member

View a recap of the 2017 Economic Forecast.

Consular Corps Program–World Trade Center LA

  • January 28, 2019
  • LA Downtown Hotel

The Consular Corp Program is on the Monday of the 3-day VerdeXchange Conference, a platform that brings global and California energy and sustainability leaders together to debrief on energy policy and to explore what drives clean technology markets. The WTCLA puts on a panel briefing on how to do business in LA County and invites our international community. This event is by invitation only, and complimentary to the LAEDC members. State-wide dignitaries are invited to speak, as well as representatives from a legal and funding aspect of doing business in LA County. The audience is foreign consulates and trade advisors who represent the largest countries the US does trade with.

Audience Profile:

  • Program – 60+ Foreign Consulates and Trade Investment Advisors representing more than 45 countries.
  • Reception – 100+ attendees including foreign consulates, LAEDC members and VerdeXchange conference attendees.
  • This program is by invitation only and complimentary to the attendees.

Sponsorship Values

  • $10,000 for exclusive one hour presentation
  • $5,000 reception sponsor
  • $550 exhibit booth during reception (maximum of 4)

Select LA Investment SummitWorld Trade Center LA

  • May/June, 2019
  • JW Marriott LA Live, DTLA

In its fifth year, the World Trade Center Los Angeles will once again host international delegations for a large scale, two-day conference with industry giants speaking about the benefits of doing business in LA County and foreign direct investment in our region.

Audience Profile: 350+business leaders, elected officials serving the international markets, or looking to be more of a global entity. International trade delegations consist of business owners looking to expand business relationships in Los Angeles County. Foreign consulates and trade associations are also in attendance.

 Sponsorship Values

  • $50,000 (one lead sponsor)
  • $30,000
  • $25,000    
  • $10,000        
  • $5,000
  • Exhibit booths $1,500

View a recap of Select LA 2017 here.

R.E.D. Talks (Featured Speakers are TBD)

  • October 2018
  • January 2019
  • April 2019

 The R.E.D. Talks (RED = Regional Economic Development) provides a platform for influential change-agents in LA County that are creating advances to improve the vitality of the region (i.e. media, real estate, technology, politics, etc.).  There are networking and collaboration opportunities for attendees before and after the Talks.  Events to be hosted in different parts of LA that reflect the diversity of the community.

Audience Profile: 100 of the region’s leading technology, workforce development, start up’s, and those looking to be inspired. This platform is geared toward the millennial demographic.

Sponsorship Values

  • $35,000 (Series Sponsor – 3 events)
  • $10,000 – Sponsorship of (1) R.E.D. Talk
  • $5,000 (Cocktail Reception Sponsor for 1 RED Talk)

View a recap of the Talk with Dollar Shave Club CEO & Founder, Michael DubinView a recap of the Talk with co-founders of Lucid Sight Inc., Octavio Herrera and Randy SaafView a recap of the talk with Tradesy Founder & CEO, Tracy DiNunzioView a recap of the Talk with HopSkipDrive co-founder & CEO, Joanna McFarland.

Chairman’s Series with Elected Officials

  • 6-8 meetings during the FY2018-2019 with various elected city leaders throughout LA County

The Chairman Series provides LAEDC members with opportunities to join intimate, round-table discussions with elected officials in our region, to engage in dialogue about priorities and hear input and questions from LAEDC members. LAEDC incoming Chairman for fiscal year 2018-2019 is Eric Rowen, and serves as our host at these meetings along with the sponsor(s), and LAEDC CEO, Bill Allen.

Audience Profile:  maximum guests are 30 for each of these roundtables in an effort to offer maximum face time with city leaders. Attendees consists of LAEDC members with vested interests in a particular policy, and/or city being featured.

Sponsorship Values

  • $15,000 Lead sponsor (one)
  • $7,500 Co-Sponsor (maximum of 2 sponsors at this level)

View a recap of the Chairman’s Series with the City of Arcadia.


For more information regarding sponsorship benefits, please contact Elsa Flores, Vice President, Strategic Relations at [email protected] or by calling 213.236.4815. LAEDC Members receive first opportunity on sponsorship categories. For all other questions, please contact Rick Moelis, Director, Event Programs, at [email protected] or 213.236.4812.Save