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Brand Licensing Europe announces big names as exhibitor’s list is unveiled 

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 504 Brand Licensing Europe announces big names as exhibitor’s list is unveiled  First exhibitors confirmed for Brand Licensing Europe including first-timers The Scouts, GO-N, and Roadsign joining Hasbro, Mattel, Smiley, and FC Barcelona It is just over four months until Brand Licensing Europe returns in-person to ExCeL London, and the show’s organiser has announced the first wave of exhibiting companies already confirmed to participate in November covering a wide range of countries and categories from TV production to movie studios, publishing, art, animation, sports brands, heritage, gaming and…

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Brand Licensing Europe confirms the popular character parade to return

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 725 Brand Licensing Europe confirms the popular character parade to return to ExCeL London this November Back for 2021! The character parade will take place at BLE 2021 as the event returns in-person this November BLE launches a #paradeyourself campaign on social media and competition to win a place in the parade for 2021 BLE,17-19 November, ExCeL London Brand Licensing Europe’s (BLE) much-loved character parade returns in-person at ExCeL London this November when visitors will once again be able to have their photo taken with some of the…

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eOne to showcase ‘Ricky Zoom’ at Brand Licensing Europe 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 6,356 Entertainment One (eOne) will be showcasing its award-winning portfolio of globally renowned preschool properties Peppa Pig and PJ Masks at Brand Licensing Europe this year. Entertainment One will also present its brand-new boy’s property, Ricky Zoom, which makes its licensing show debut at this year’s summit. Peppa Pig is now one of the top performing preschool properties around the world and generates over USD 1.2 billion in worldwide retail sales per year. With over 1000 licensees supplying products globally, Peppa Pig has a strong retail presence in…

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BLE shortlisted for AEO Excellence Award

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,928 Brand Licensing Europe (BLE), the largest licensing event in Europe, has been shortlisted for an AEO Excellence Award. The AEO Awards represent the best that the events industry has to offer and will showcase the achievements from within the industry. The winners will be unveiled on June 16 at the Grosvenor House in London. BLE has been shortlisted in the Best U.K. Trade show over 2,000 sq. m. category. “We are genuinely thrilled to be shortlisted for an AEO Excellence Award,” says Anna Knight, brand director, BLE.…

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186 exhibitors confirm their participation in Brand Licensing Europe

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 1,788 With just under five months left for the Brand Licensing Europe to take place, the show’s organisers have announced that 186 exhibitors have already confirmed their participation. The number includes 22 first timers. This year, it will take place from 10-12 October 2017 at Olympia London. “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…

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BLE’s Retail Mentoring Programme receives CPD accreditation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,855 As the Retail Mentoring Programme opens for applications for 2017, organizers, Brand Licensing Europe announce that it has received official accreditation from the CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Certification Service. CPD, as explained on its website, is “the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities. It enables learning to become conscious and proactive, rather than passive and reactive”. Delegate numbers for the eight-month programme doubled in 2016 with 61 retailers participating, including delegates from Argos, Asda, Halfords and Claire’s…

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BLE to host LIMA roundtable discussions on Licensing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,555 Visitors to this year’s Brand Licensing Europe (11 – 13 October, Olympia, London) can take part in roundtable discussions about all aspects of licensing as part of the event’s new seminar programme. Taking place on Wednesday 12 October from 14.30 – 16.15, and facilitated by LIMA, the roundtables will give attendees an opportunity to take part in focused discussions on a wide variety of licensing topics.  Each table of 10 – 12 participants will meet for 30 minutes along with an industry expert, and then switch –…

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BLE unveils finalist for License This! competition

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,407 Brand Licensing Europe, organized by UBM and sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association, has unveiled the four finalists for its annual License This! competition. Now in its seventh year, the License This! competition offers those with new, unlicensed creative concepts the opportunity to break into the global licensing industry. The contest will conclude at the show on Thursday, Oct. 13, when the four finalists will present their concepts to a live audience and the panel of judges, which is chaired by Kelvyn Gardner, managing director,…

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BLE to launch Retailers licensing club in October

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 4,264 Brand Licensing Europe will launch an exclusive licensing club designed to help retailers harness the $251.7 billion brand licensing industry at this year’s event, Oct. 11-13, at London’s Olympia. BLE is the largest licensing event in Europe, organized by UBM and sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association. The show’s new Retail Licensing Club will offer retailers year-round seminars with insights on the latest licensing trends and forecasts, mini events with networking opportunities hosted by industry leaders, bespoke company visits from industry experts to brief members…

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LIMA to host three new webinar series

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,755 The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association will head into September with a trio of webinars focusing on several of the hottest topics in licensing Each session is designed to provide the most up-to-date information and help licensing and marketing professionals learn more about the topics currently trending in the industry. The webinars include: The Art and Science of Store Checks–Sept. 7 at 12 p.m. EDT Leigh Ann Schwarzkopf, Project Partners Network; Michelle Lamb, co-founder, Marketing Directions; Annalisa Ciganko, Iconix Brand Group; and Elisha Gordon, Jay Franco and…

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