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Mattel ropes in Lisa Weger as European head of consumer products

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 2,514 Mattel has appointed Lisa Weger as the regional head of consumer products for Europe in a UK-based position. Prior joining Mattel, Weger has worked at Turner Broadcasting in New York, where she led franchise management, visual branding and licensing for Turner Kids for over 14 years. Prior to Turner, Weger led the licensing business of Mattel for the markets of Canada and Latin America. Commenting on Weber’s appointment, Sanjay Luthra, managing director Europe, said, “Lisa will infuse tremendous energy, strategic expertise and a challenger mindset into our…

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Online registration for 19th Brand Licensing Europe goes underway

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,916 Online registration for the 19th Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) has gone underway. BLE is the largest and most prestigious licensing event in Europe. Organised by UBM and sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), it will take place from 10 to 12 October 2017 at Olympia London. Visitors to this year’s BLE will enjoy the brand new Gaming Activation area which will serve as an interactive space for demos and competitions and highlight the potential of gaming at retail, from concept to store. Among the…

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LIMA names winners of Rising Stars Awards

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,561 The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) has announced the names of the winners of this year’s Rising Stars Awards. This year’s full list of winners include Scott Halpern, senior licensing manager, WWE, Yuki Jinza, Laura Ashley Japan, Curtis Matthews, director of product approval, Striker Entertainment, Lauren Montemaro, associate director, Beanstalk, Will Ochoa, associate category manager, hard lines, Turner Broadcasting, Claire Pierce, sales director, brand licensing, Meredith Corporation, Becky Quinn, manager, North America licensing, Sesame Workshop, Naomi Rosenzweig, licensing coordinator, Berkshire Fashions, Nancy Sanieoff, licensing director, Brand…

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BLE shortlisted for AEO Excellence Award

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,064 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: 1,888 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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