Brand Licensing Europe will take place 1-3 October 2019 for the 21st edition of the show.
Dates & times:
1st October 2019 9:00 - 17:00
2nd October 2019 9:00 - 17:00
3rd October 2019 9:00 - 16:00
Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway
London E16 1XL
BLE 2019, 1-3 October, ExCeL – www.brandlicensing.eu/register-now
LONDON, July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- With presentations, interviews, demonstrations and panel discussions bringing the world of character, entertainment, brand, lifestyle and art and design licensing to life, this year's Brand Licensing Europe educational programme is the most inclusive in the event's 21-year history.
BLE's License Global Theatre will feature 25 sessions across the show's three days on sustainability, publishing, animation, gaming, eSports, food and beverage, heritage, fashion, influencers, digitalisation, retail, Brexit and more. Keynotes are scheduled for Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd October and will be announced in September. BLE takes place from 1-3 October at ExCeL London and visitors can register for free at www.brandlicensing.eu/register-now. The current programme is as follows:
TUESDAY 1 OCTOBER
WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER
THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER
Pink Key Licensing managing director Richard Pink explained: "I wanted to host a session that is totally relevant to retail as it's changed so much in the last 12 months: it's such a pressurised industry, so many big bricks and mortar names have lost their way and online is massively more important these days.
"This means retailers need to be so much savvier about licensing and I have a retailer, agent, licensee and licensor on the panel. By bringing together experts from each side of the licensing equation, I intend to show how they are adapting to the changing environment to maximise the opportunities and will be encouraging them to share valuable nuggets of wisdom with the audience."
Louise French, Beanstalk VP business development and marketing, added: "Licensing in the food and beverage area has become increasingly complex and competitive as multiple brands look to broaden their appeal through new brand extensions. The session will explore how leading brands in the sector are employing innovations to create a broader brand experience.
"With participation from leading licensees on behalf of Pimm's and TGIFridays, the panel will provide insight into how these much-loved restaurant and beverage brands are leading the charge in product development and marketing, leading to joyful discovery for consumers."
BLE event director Anna Knight: "We are incredibly proud of this year's conference programme – it's comprehensive and cohesive and considerate of everyone visiting BLE. With sessions on gaming, publishing and heritage licensing, we have tied the educational content to this year's themes, delivering rich, deep content that's of real value to retailers and licensees.
"We cannot wait to announce this year's two keynotes – one focusing on animation and the second on eSports – we just know they are going to be packed out. All BLE sessions are free to attend – just the like the show itself – and space will be available on a first come first served basis. When it comes to the keynotes, we recommend that visitors arrive at least 10 minutes before they start to avoid disappointment."
BLE 2019 takes place at ExCeL London from 1-3 October 2019. Register for free at www.brandlicensing.eu/register-now
About Brand Licensing Europe
Launched in 1998, Brand Licensing Europe is the only pan-European annual event dedicated to licensing and brand extension. The London event features over 2,500 brands and more than 7,500 licensees, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and licensing agents. Brand Licensing Europe is a part of the Global Licensing Group at Informa PLC, the licensing industry's leading tradeshow organiser and media partner. Its mission is to provide licensing opportunities around the world by bringing brands and products together.
About Global Licensing Group
The Global Licensing Group at Informa PLC is the licensing industry's leading tradeshow organizer and media partner. Its mission is to provide licensing opportunities around the world by bringing brands and products together. The following events and information products are produced for the licensing industry by the Global Licensing Group at Informa PLC: Licensing Expo, Brand Licensing Europe, Licensing Expo Japan, Licensing Expo China, NYC Licensing Summit, License Global magazine and License Global Daily E-News. Global Licensing Group events are sponsored by Licensing International.
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SOURCE Brand Licensing Europe