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BLE announces extended opening hours during Yom Kippur

London 16 December 2015: Following an extensive consultation with exhibitors and visitors, UBM Advanstar, organiser of Brand Licensing Europe, has announced extended opening hours for next year’s event to work around Yom Kippur.

Exhibitors were asked to comment and review the situation, and as such the 2016 show will now open as follows:

  • Day 1 – Tuesday 11th October: show will open to visitors one hour earlier, at 8.00am and will close at the usual time of 5.00pm.
  • Day 2 – Wednesday 12th October: show will open to visitors at the usual time of 9.00am and will close at 5.00pm.
  • Day 3 – Thursday 13th October: show will open at the usual time of 9.00am but will close one hour later at 5.00pm.

Darren Brechin, BLE Event Director, said “We have investigated all options to work around this unfortunate date clash, and extended opening hours are the best solution to allow colleagues celebrating Yom Kippur to fully participate in the 2016 event. Once again, we would like to apologise to all of our colleagues and friends affected and thank them for their understanding. We are committed to the continual process of evolving the event around our customers ever changing needs.”

BLE 2016 takes place from 11 – 13th October 2016 at London’s Olympia.
For more information on BLE please visit or follow the show on Twitter @bleurope.

About Brand Licensing Europe
Brand Licensing Europe 2016 ( takes place from 11 – 13th October 2016 at Olympia, London. It is the only pan-European event dedicated to licensing and brand extension. Now in its 18th successful year, Brand Licensing Europe 2015 was the biggest event to date; hosting 315 exhibitors and 7,203 visitors from 63 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.