The official BLE opening day networking and after-hours events are:
Spotlight on France & launch of France Licensing Day
Tuesday Sept. 20, 16:30-17:00, BLE Bar, free to attend and open to all.
BLE is spotlighting France and the French licensing industry at this year’s event and will be announcing the launch of next year’s
in partnership with Licensing International France, which will take place on Mar. 9, 2023. The BLE Bar will be branded to reflect the focus on France and will showcase all of this year’s French exhibiting brands. Join the BLE team and Licensing International France’s Laurent Taieb and Florence Ayem to celebrate the successes of the French licensing industry!
Opening night drinks
Tuesday Sept. 20, 17:00-19:00, all three bars on the show floor, free to attend and open to all.
Last year’s ‘welcome back’ drinks were incredibly popular with BLE attendees, and this year is likely to be even busier. Drinks are free to attend and open to all – you must be registered and have a BLE badge to gain access.
Licensing International opening night party
Tuesday Sept. 20, 19:30 onward, central London
The Licensing International party returns to BLE this year. Taking place at 100 Wardour Street in Soho (just five stops on the Elizabeth line from ExCeL), it promises to be a lively one! Note, this is a ticketed event.
"We are thrilled to be hosting the opening night party for BLE 2022," says Maura Regan, president of Licensing International. "These events are an opportunity to strengthen your relationships in the global licensing industry, and the SOHO NIGHTS party is the perfect venue with amazing musical entertainment, outstanding food, and an open bar featuring wine and beer. We promise it's a party not to be missed!"
“When it comes to getting business done, networking is critical to the licensing industry who, as we all know, are a hard-working and wonderfully sociable bunch,” added Anna Knight, senior vice president of licensing, Informa Markets. “These three events on BLE opening day are brilliant opportunities for everyone to get together, reconnect, make new connections or just let their hair down and have some fun after a busy day of meetings.”
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