On October 13-15, Brand Licensing Europe, one of the most important events for the European licensing industry, will take place in London. Last year’s event drew a crowd of more than 7,000 retailers, licensees, manufacturers and sales promotion professionals from more than 70 countries. Over 300 exhibitors will be in attendance showcasing approximately 2,500 brands available for licensing opportunities. Exhibitors will be representing a wide variety of categories including TV, entertainment, sports, automotive, publishing, art & design, fashion, charity and heritage.
One of the highlights of the show is the Licensing Academy, a free series of educational sessions featuring high-profile speakers from the licensing industry. This year’s lineup includes speakers from LIMA UK, The Walt Disney Company, Nike, The NPD Group, DreamWorks and Sainsbury’s among others. Another popular feature at BLE is the License! This competition, which offers new brands and concepts the opportunity to break into the licensing industry. A panel of licensing industry experts will select one brand or concept to win a free stand at BLE 2016, a one year membership to LIMA and a free ticket to LIMA’s Licensing Essentials Course.
All of the latest Brand Licensing Europe news is available here: http://www.brandlicensing.eu/.