Growth or a Global Slowdown: Insights from an International Strategist

Thursday, June 27, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Irvine| Voit Real Estate Services, Irvine

What is really happening in the world of business and more importantly, what should we expect in the coming months?

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Can B2B Sales Be Fixed?

Tuesday, July 9, 8:30 AM – 10:15 AM
Los Angeles | Manhattan Towers

Two trends have converged in the past several years: the steady influx of innovative tools and technologies into B2B sales and the continuing unabated decline of overall B2B sales performance...

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Special Event

Marketing Impact 2025

July 15-17 | San Diego Marriott La Jolla

The SMLA is proud to be the association partner of @MARMindXchange #FrostMAR 2019 this July! SAVE 20% using Discount Code: “SLMA”

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Cash is Still King, But It's Not Everything (When it Comes to Hiring)

Wednesday, June 12, 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
San Diego | Marsh & McLennan Agency

We all know that having a compelling sales incentive plan can change behavior and impact the achievement of results. In a tight labor market, employers are also looking for the juiciest, non-cash carrots to dangle to attract top talent...

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The Sales & Marketing Leadership Alliance (SMLA) was formed as a resource for the region’s sales and marketing leaders. Our objective is to build a community of sales and marketing professionals, providing world-class educational opportunities while connecting these professionals to the region’s top-notch resource providers.

The mission is simple – to bring sales and marketing leaders together, to enhance their productivity, build stronger bonds, leverage best practices and ultimately increase sales and enhance brands.

With the average tenure of an employee in the U.S. is steadily dropping, and the new paradigm of four to five generations working side by side for the first time ever, the role of sales and marketing is vitally important to an organization’s success. However, many Sales and Marketing professionals enter into their first leadership role, with little, if any, formal training on effective management. Additionally, there are limited resources for these leaders to gain access to professional development, best in class methodology and peer 2 peer networking – that’s where the SMLA comes in!

The SMLA – Where Sales and Marketing Meet!


San Diego

This chapter meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month
7:30AM – 9:30AM
Marsh & McLennan Agency
9171 Towne Centre Dr, Suite 150
San Diego, CA 92122

Orange County

This chapter meets the last Thursday of each month
8:00AM – 9:30AM
Voit Real Estate Services
2020 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Irvine, CA 92614

Los Angeles

Our newest chapter meets the first Tuesday of every month!
8:30AM – 10:15AM
Premier Workspaces
1230 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 300
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266


We value the relationship we have forged with sponsor organizations since launching the SMLA in 2011.

Learn more about the sponsorship levels and benefits here.

We have events in San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles each month. We hope you’ll join us!

View all our upcoming events

This group is a cross-industry association and has been formed to serve individuals whose primary responsibility is generating revenue for their company through the direction and management of a sales or marketing team.