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BLE teams up with SPLiCE for new educational strand
13–15 October 2015, Olympia, London

London 31 July 2015: BLE has teamed up with The Society of Product Licensors Committed to Excellence (SPLiCE) to present a new series of panel discussions in the Licensing Academy this year. It is the first time SPLiCE has brought its insights to BLE, and the first time some of its members have been represented at the event.

The three panels will address Anti-Counterfeiting; Social Accountability and Direct to Retail. The panels break new ground for BLE and promise to offer fascinating and important discussion about issues that affect us all as consumers and as licensing professionals. Kimberly Kociencki, CEO at SPLiCE, told us: “For years now we have been sharing best practices in the US. It’s a significant pleasure to be opening up the floor at BLE and to the European Licensing Industry.”

Kimberly will moderate the 45 minute sessions which will feature top level presenters, and host a question and answer opportunity at the end of each.

The programme runs as follows:

Tuesday 13 October

  • 2.15pm Anti-counterfeiting roundtable – featuring experts from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, World Customs Organisation, World Trademark Review and 24IP.
  • 3.30pm Social Accountability – featuring brands and industry thought leadership including Insight Licensing Services.

Wednesday 14th October

  • 2.15pm Direct to Retail – featuring brands and retailers including Chupa Chups, PBS, and Sainsbury’s.

Darren Brechin, BLE Event Director, said “We are delighted that SPLiCE is bringing such eminent speakers and lively debate to Europe. The topics are new for BLE and we can look forward to top level discussions that will offer a new level of insight and expertise for our visitors.”

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About Brand Licensing Europe
Brand Licensing Europe 2015 ( takes place from 13-15 October 2015 at Olympia, London. It is the only pan-European event dedicated to licensing and brand extension. Now in its 17th successful year, Brand Licensing Europe 2014 was the biggest event to date; hosting 306 exhibitors and 7,164 visitors from 69 countries.

About UBM Advanstar ( UBM Advanstar, part of UBM Americas, is a US-based event and marketing services business serving the fashion, licensing, life sciences and power sports industries. The company owns and operates a portfolio of 54 tradeshows, 100 conferences, 30 publications, and almost 200 electronic products and websites. Its market-leading brands and a commitment to delivering innovative, quality products and services enable UBM Advanstar to “Connect Our Customers With Theirs.” UBM Advanstar is a UBM plc company.

About SPLiCE SPLiCE is a trade organization founded as a best practice think-tank for trademark brand licensors. SPLiCE was founded in 2004 with the vision to continuously improve brand licensing. Our goal in carrying out our mission is to act responsibly as a community of licensors who share best practices for protecting, promoting and enhancing brand integrity.