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10-12 October 2017, Olympia London

16 May 2017: Brand Licensing Europe (BLE), the largest and most prestigious licensing event in Europe, has been shortlisted for an AEO Excellence Award.

The awards represent the best that the events industry has to offer and showcase the amazing achievements from within the industry. Brand Licensing Europe has been shortlisted in the Best UK Trade Show Over 2,000 sq. m. category. The winners will be announced on 16 June at Grosvenor House in London by celebrity host James Nesbitt.

“We are genuinely thrilled to be shortlisted for an AEO Excellence Award,” commented BLE brand director Anna Knight.

“These are exciting times for organisers working in the B2B event space: never before have we seen so much creativity when it comes to providing trade visitors with engaging, interactive and immersive experiences. When you combine that with the vibrancy of the licensing industry, it’s easy to see why BLE is such a fun, forward-thinking event to work on.”

BLE takes place at Olympia London from 10-12 October 2017.


About Brand Licensing Europe, part of UBM’s Global Licensing Group

Brand Licensing Europe 2017 ( 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 year, BLE 2017 will feature over 280 exhibitors showcasing over 2,500 brands, characters and images. A free educational programme runs alongside the show featuring advice and sector-specific sessions, workshops and panel discussions along with keynotes from industry trailblazers.

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 (

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 25-27, 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.


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 for the latest news and information about UBM.

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