#TheCollectiveLA 2017 Recap

October 20th marked the second annual conference for The Collective Affair. We were so excited to once again bring together powerhouse companies, influencers, media, and entrepreneurs for a full day of interactive learning about the latest trends, innovations, and exciting happenings in the lifestyle verticals of fashion, food, and travel. 

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During the morning social guests sipped on coffee and tea and enjoyed delicious treats from Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, Drink Bai, and Nature's Bakery

Once inside the main room, guests are allowed to choose a table to sit at, and each table was sponsored by an amazing brand.

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One of our main goals is to provide our guests with new insights to help further their careers and entrepreneurial journeys. We couldn't be happier with our speakers who were so open to share their lessons and give real, tangible advice. We want our guests to leave feeling inspired and accomplished. We heard a lot about authenticity throughout the day, some great information about making it easy for your consumers to shop on social media, and how to build organic partnerships. 

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We gained a lot of insight from a talk with the founder of Sharky's, Steve Paperno, and fireside chat with Nekter's founder, Alexis Schulze. They both got into depth about what it takes to run a successful business. 

Lunch is served! Sharky's provided an incredible lunch, and our guests got to know each other more as they discussed aspects of the fashion, food, & travel business in greater depth as they broke out in groups with fellow attendees.

Throughout the day, Megan Monahan from Yogaworks, helped everyone find their zen through simple and short meditations.

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And of course, because who doesn't need some snacks to help them make it through the day, we had a break with nutritious treats from Snack Nation and juice from Nekter.

When all was said and done, everyone got a better chance to know each other during The Taste of LA. There we all enjoyed delicious bites from Capriotti's, Snow Monkey, Hippeas, Bettolino Kitchen, and gin from Pomp and Whimsy

Despite the gifts that our guests received at the table, we want them to know how extra special they are and partnered with some amazing brands to create a gifting suite. Local companies Base Coat, Hang High, Via Saviene, Hadron Epoch, and Trvl Partner made sure every one left very happy.

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What people are saying:

Yesterday was such a fun day at #TheCollectiveLA conference! It was filled with inspiration from bloggers in the fashion, food, and travel industries! Thankful for the experience. - @hoovernburns

A meeting of the minds to discuss trends and innovation in fashion, food, and travel. Thank you for a wonderfully productive day. - @fyttbeauty

Spent yesterday at #TheCollectiveLA where The Collective Affair put together some seriously informative panels and discussions about their crazy, always-evolving influencer marketing industry I'm a part of. - @taylordaniellestone

Thanks to everyone who joined us! We can't wait for next year. Mark those calendars for October 26, 2018!

Ferial Moloo