About the Event

Partner Leadership Summit 2023—Accelerate Managed Services is a special edition of Partner Leadership Summit designed for business leaders to explore the opportunity multi-cloud presents for partners providing managed services. Speakers and programming are curated to address important topics that are top of mind for our executive attendees and will be focused exclusively on managed services.

Partner Leadership Summit 2023—Accelerate Managed Services is an invitation-only event intended for senior executives. Please contact your VMware account manager for more information.

Sessions and programs will focus exclusively on topics related to managed services, with opportunities for networking, group discussions, and thought leadership built into the agenda.

Please contact your VMware account manager to request a meeting on your behalf. All meetings will be reviewed by the VMware leadership team and final calendar invites will be sent 1 week prior to the event.

VMware is committed to the health and safety of our partners, customers, employees and team members. We encourage you to monitor your health and visit the health and safety guidance for Los Angeles County and Terranea Resort.

Business casual attire is appropriate. We do recommend bringing a light jacket.

Partner Leadership Summit 2023—Accelerate Managed Services is an in-person, invitation-only event. We do not offer a virtual or hybrid attendance option.

At VMware, we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive event experience for every attendee. If you require accommodation for a disability, please indicate your requirements on the registration form.

You can email the Partner Leadership Summit team at pls@vmware.com.

Invitations and Registration

Your invitation email is exclusive to you and will provide you with access to the registration page. Email pls@vmware.com if you need your invitation resent.

Please contact your VMware account manager.

This is an invitation-only event. Invitations and registrations are non-transferable.

The registration fee to attend is $1,500. This fee does NOT include hotel and travel costs.

Please note the Partner Leadership Summit 2023—Accelerate Managed Services registration fee is NOT eligible for VMware DF reimbursement. This policy has been in effect since 2020.

Registration for Partner Leadership Summit 2023—Accelerate Managed Services includes participation in the business sessions, meals and networking experiences listed in the agenda. Travel costs and hotel accommodations are not included in the registration fee.

When registering, you may pay by credit card. Payment must be received to print a badge onsite.

Registration for Partner Leadership Summit 2023—Accelerate Managed Services closes on March 23, 2023.

Please note the hotel booking tool closes on March 16, 2023. After that date you will need to book hotel accommodations on your own by contacting the Terranea Resort.

All cancellations must be received in writing via email at pls@vmware.com.

  • Cancellation requests received prior to 5:00 PM PDT on March 20, 2023 will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellation requests received between 5:00 PM PDT on March 20, 2023 and 5:00 PM PDT on April 3, 2023 will receive a 50% refund.

After April 3 at 5:00 PM PDT, please email the registration team to learn about your cancellation options. 

There are a few countries that require a visa for entry. We recommend checking in advance with your country's local US consulate for details and requirements.

During the registration process, you will be asked if you require a visa letter. To request a visa letter from the Partner Leadership Summit team, please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Full name on passport
  • Date and place of birth
  • Passport number, place and date of issue, and date of expiration

Visa invitation letters will be submitted for approval for attendees who have requested a letter and have completed registration, including payment. Please note that we can only issue visa letters for fully paid attendees, and you will need to allow two to three weeks for your embassy to process your request. Visa letter requests will not be accepted after March 23, 2023

Hotels and Transportation

Travel costs and hotel accommodations are not included in the registration fee. You will have an opportunity to secure accommodations in the Partner Leadership Summit 2023—Accelerate Managed Services hotel room block when you register. Please note, the hotel booking tool closes on March 16, 2023. 

The special discounted rate is $320-$330 per event night, depending on the room, plus 10% state and local tax and .003% for the California Tourism Assessment fee (subject to change) and discounted $10 resort fee per day. This includes:

  • Complimentary welcome beverage
  • Unlimited high-speed internet access for up to three devices in-room
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Complimentary in-room coffee and tea set up
  • On site transportation to all venues, including four pools, and secluded beach cove
  • Transportation to Peninsula Racquet Club and local golf courses (not valid for group transfers)
  • Complimentary local and 800 access calls
  • Guided tours by the resort’s naturalists
  • Full access to the fitness center, including normally scheduled complimentary classes (subject to class size)
  • Access to the Links at Terranea short game practice area
  • Pool and Beach service (chairs / umbrellas)
  • Digital newspaper and magazine access powered by PressReader

If you register for Partner Leadership Summit 2023—Accelerate Managed Services prior to March 16, you will have an opportunity after registration to provide your check-in and check-out dates and a hotel reservation will be made for you and guaranteed with your credit card. If you register after the hotel booking tool closes on March 16, you will need to book hotel accommodations on your own by contacting the Terranea Resort. Once registration closes March 23, the hotel room rate is not guaranteed. 

Yes, a credit card will be needed to confirm your reservation at Terranea Resort.

Each attendee must book their own transportation to/from the airport and the Terranea Resort. The closest airport, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), is approximately 18 miles from the resort with an estimated travel time of 40-60 minutes depending on traffic. Transportation options from LAX are as follows:

  • Uber/Lyft: Estimate fare $40-$60 one way
  • Taxi: Estimated $50-$70 one way

Please note, all passengers arriving at LAX must take a shuttle to the rideshare pick up area called LAX-it. More information can be found here.

Parking: If you wish to rent a car or will be driving, the Terranea Resort is offering all Partner Leadership Summit—Accelerate Managed Services attendees a discounted valet-parking rate of $25 per night (reduced from $45 per night).

Activities and Networking Events

Organized group activities are offered on Monday, April 17, 2023. Please pick one during registration: guided coastal hike, guided e-bike tour, or cooking class. See the Activities page for more details. 

Group activities will take place at and near the Terranea Resort depending on the activity. A guide, group transportation, and lunch will be provided. 

You will be placed on a waitlist and if someone drops, you will be notified. 

Please update your group activity selection. Your registration confirmation email contains a link to modify your registration.

Please notify pls@vmware.com or update your group activity selection on the registration form so we can assign your spot to someone on the waitlist. Your registration confirmation email contains a link to modify your registration.     

Terranea Resort offers various activities such as golf, spa services, nature walks, and yoga. Reservations may be required, and any associated costs will be the responsibility of the guest. Please see the hotel website for more information: https://www.terranea.com/experiences