Catalyst is brought to you as a joint effort between the Partnership Leaders team, dedicated volunteers, industry experts, and our sponsors like - Reveal, Allbound, Workspan, and Crossbeam. Without them this event wouldn't be possible.

Below you'll find everything you need to know about Catalyst including which teams will be there. Browse the FAQs and let us know if we missed something!


Catalyst FAQs

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What is Catalyst?

Catalyst is the industry event for partnership professionals at modern technology companies. Hosted on August 24th and 25th, Catalyst is a two-day conference full of content designed to help you be a stronger partnerships professional, including training, roundtables, workshops, and keynotes from some of the best and brightest in our space.

Want to host a partner summit or team offsite event in Miami? Get in touch!

Who is behind Catalyst?

Catalyst is hosted by Partnership Leaders, the industry association for Partnership, Channel, Alliances, and Business Development leaders. With 800+ members from top technology companies and a long-standing reputation in the industry, Catalyst is the physical event bringing together this vibrant community.

Why should I come?

250+ of the top Partnerships teams from around the world will meet Miami to build new partnerships, learn from industry experts, and accelerate their partner businesses.

Look forward to a robust agenda including sessions by the most impactful leaders in the space, roundtables to discuss relevant questions with your peers, and workshops to synthesize everything you learn and take action on it when you’re back at your desk.

When and where is this all happening?

We’ll be in Miami Beach, FL August 22-26. Industry organizations are hosting their partner summits and team offsites during the week.

Catalyst is August 24-25 at Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) in South Beach. On Wednesday (the 24) attendees will enjoy a full day of Partner Manager training. Thursday (the 25) will feature two talk tracks from industry experts on a range of topics including sales alignment, distribution, partnering with agencies, and more.

View the Catalyst agenda to explore confirmed events.

When should I fly in and out?

We’ll be there all week! Check the schedule and find the events that are relevant to you and your partner program. We recommend flying in a day before they start and staying through Friday (though we strongly encourage you to stay and enjoy Miami the following weekend).

Where should I stay?

While we don’t have an official hotel block, the Partnership Leaders team will be staying at the Courtyard Marriott. The Miami Beach Convention Center has also provided this list of recommended accommodations, or you can find any hotel in Miami Beach to be close to the action. The hub will be Miami Beach Convention Center in South Beach. 

Who else is coming?

Catalyst attendees represent industry-leading teams from top technology companies, agencies, consultancies, and system integrators around the world, in roles ranging from experienced partner executives to new partner managers.

Join partner leaders from Hubspot, Twilio, Tray, Avalara, ActiveCampaign, Syncari, Alteryx, Uberall, and many other orgs setting the standard for partnership best practices.

What is COVID protocol?

We strongly recommend that all attendees are vaccinated and boosted in accordance with CDC guidelines. If you do catch COVID within 10 days of Catalyst (or whatever CDC guidance may be in August), we will refund your ticket with a doctor’s note.

What is included with my Catalyst ticket?

Catalyst registration includes access to programming on Wednesday and Thursday as well as any official sponsor parties. Look out for your partners hosting summits, your team hosting an offsite, or other networking and celebration events throughout the week!

What is Partnership Leaders?

Partnership Leaders is the global industry association for Partnership, Channel, Alliances, and Business Development leaders. Partnership Leaders elevates the role of partnership professionals through an engaged community of over 800 professionals and unparalleled resources. The network was founded to remove obstacles that made it difficult for individuals to advance their careers.

Catalyst Event Staff & Volunteers

Jake Wallace
Programming Co-Chair
Deven Ravel
Programming Co-Chair
Asher Mathew
Event Host
Chris Samila
Event Host
Tai Rattigan
Event Host
Joni Deus
Women in Partnerships
Jennifer Richey
Women in Partnerships & Open to Work Initiative
Chris Lavoie
Will Taylor
Kristen Roeter
Cass Polzin
Chandler Luhowskyj

Industry Steering Committee

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Daniel Graff-Radford



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Amit Sinha



Rob Rebholz

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Shruti Ghatge

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Devin Schiffman




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Early Catalyst registrants include professionals from these organizations

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Contact the Partnership Leaders Team