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Leading names discuss future licensing growth strategies for first time at BLE

London 05 October 2015: Bruno Schwobthaler, Senior Licensing Executive and author of Licensing for Growth, will lead a panel of experts to address winning licensing strategies, and examine where future growth will come from, on Wednesday 14th October at 11.30am in the Brands & Lifestyle Theatre.

Schwobthaler will chair the panel consisting of Hilary Plummer, Licensing Director for LEGO; Fredda Hurwitz, Global Chief Strategy Officer at Havas Sport & Entertainment; Malcolm Pinkerton, Director, Research, Planet Retail; and Ilaria Rossi, Senior Licensing Manager at Adidas.

The panel will explain and discuss trends and future strategies, looking at where growth could come from. It will offer the point of view of the consumer, IP owner, manufacturer and retailer.

The session not only marks the first time growth potential has been examined on the BLE educational programme, but also marks the first appearance of a speaker from a major mainstream creative agency with Havas Sport & Entertainment on the roster.

Bruno Schwobthaler commented: “It is a pleasure and an honour to welcome such a wealth of experience and expertise on this panel: Havas Sport & Entertainment, Planet Retail, LEGO and Adidas are all successful in their respective fields and their combined point of view on the future of licensing should bring an exciting perspective for all.”

The session is one of nine free sessions running in the Brands & Lifestyle Theatre, part of the wider educational programme which also takes place in the Licensing Academy.

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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.

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