22 new exhibitors confirmed for Brand Licensing Europe, 10-12 October 2017, Olympia London
12 May 2017: Just under five months until Brand Licensing Europe and the show’s organisers have announced 186 exhibitors already confirmed including 22 first timers. In addition, just 8 per cent of the floor space remains available to companies still hoping to exhibit and the show has launched a new event website.
Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) is the largest and most prestigious licensing event in Europe. The show – now in its 19th year – is organised by UBM and sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA). This year, it will take place from 10-12 October 2017 at Olympia London.
Last year’s BLE was the biggest in the show’s history with more than 280 exhibitors and 7,578 visitors from 76 countries. For 2017, 186 exhibitors have already been confirmed, including 20th Century Fox, BBC Worldwide Consumer Products, CPLG, Endemol Shine UK, Hasbro, ITV Studios Global Entertainment, Mattel, NBC Universal, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, The Pokemon Company, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, Sony Pictures Consumer Products, Turner Broadcasting and Victoria and Albert Museum.
The full list can be found below and on the show’s new website at www.brandlicensing.eu. It includes 22 first timers across all three of the show’s zones: 10 in Character & Entertainment and six in both Brands & Lifestyle and Art, Design & Image. 12 companies originate from the UK, eight from mainland Europe and two from the United States. These are:
12. OpSec Security
The show’s new online presence – which can be found at www.brandlicensing.eu - has been designed to reflect its new branding, which was updated in synchronicity with the other events under UBM’s Global Licensing Group. The new site is easier for visitors, exhibitors and media to navigate and will feature new promotional opportunities allowing exhibitors to reach thousands of potential business partners.
“We’re delighted to welcome all 22 new exhibitors to BLE 2017, especially as they represent such a wide spectrum of industry, from pre-school to visitor attractions, and from top flight sporting brands, to globally-known TV production companies,” commented Anna Knight, Brand Licensing Europe’s brand director.
“The show prides itself on being the definitive event for the licensing industry in Europe, and that means being able to offer our visitors access to a broad and diverse pool of exhibitors and potential business partners. The new website also reflects this ethos well and we’re really looking forward to hearing everyone’s feedback.”
With just 8 per cent of floor space for BLE remaining, potential exhibitors are strongly recommended to book now before it really is too late. Companies interested in exhibiting at Brand Licensing Europe 2017 should contact Greg McDonald on +44 (0) 207 921 8198.
For press information, please contact:
Charlie Le Rougetel
+44 (0) 7736 330676.
For show information, please visit http://www.brandlicensing.eu/
NOTES TO EDITORS: The BLE 2017 exhibitor list to date:
Character & Entertainment
20th Century Fox
Brands & Lifestyle
IWM (Imperial War Museum)
Art, Design & Images
Pain in the Sass
About Brand Licensing Europe, part of UBM’s Global Licensing Group
Brand Licensing Europe 2017 (www.brandlicensing.eu) takes place from 10 – 12th October 2017 at Olympia London. It is the only pan-European event dedicated to licensing and brand extension. Now in its 19th successful year, Brand Licensing Europe 2016 was the biggest event to date; hosting 280+ exhibitors and 7,578 visitors from 76 countries.
Brand Licensing Europe is owned by UBM and is sponsored by the international Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association (LIMA). License Global is the official publication.
About UBM’s Global Licensing Group (www.licensingexpo.com/global)
The Global Licensing Group at UBM is the global licensing industry’s leading tradeshow organizer and media partner. Its mission is to provide opportunities around the world to bring brands and products together to explore and cement licensing partnerships. The following events and information products are produced for the licensing industry by the Global Licensing Group: Licensing Expo (May 23-25, 2017), Brand Licensing Europe (October 10-12, 2017), Licensing Expo Japan (April 25-37, 2018), Licensing Expo China (July 18-20, 2017), NYC Summit (March 1-2, 2018), License Global magazine, License Global Daily E-news and License TV.
About UBM EMEA
Brand Licensing Europe is organised by UBM plc. UBM is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world. Our 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries, serve more than 50 different sectors. Our deep knowledge and passion for these sectors allow us to create valuable experiences which enable our customers to succeed. Please visit www.ubm.com for the latest news and information about UBM.