(BLE) has announced Nails.INC founder, Thea Green MBE, as the event’s Day Two keynote.
Green launched Nails.INC in 1999 and it is now one of the U.K.’s leading and multi-award-winning British beauty brands, turning over $137 million in 2021.
Renowned for its first-to-market attitude, Nails.INC was the first U.S.-style nail bar to open in the U.K. and introduced many to the idea of experiential retail. Nails.INC has also nurtured licensing collaborations with the likes of Victoria Beckham,
, Magnum ice creams, Alexa Chung, Diet Coke, The Summer I Turned Pretty and Fruit Loops.
, Green will join License Global’s Ben Roberts for a fireside chat covering:
Trends driving the unstoppable growth of the health and beauty industry
How to successfully deliver retailtainment and brand engagement in-store
Nails.INC’s growth plans at home and abroad
Tips for surviving the rollercoaster that is retail, including the role of brand partnerships as a differentiator and tool for attracting new customers
How to select the best/right licensing partners and how a great partnership can exceed the sum of its parts
“It’s such a privilege to speak at BLE – this will be our first year attending as a brand and I’m so looking forward to being a part of this event,” says Green. “Nails.INC have really embraced collaborations
Green will take to the stage in the License Global Theatre at noon on Thursday, Oct. 5. BLE takes place Oct. 4-6 at London’s ExCeL.
“Valued at $427 billion, the global beauty industry is huge and on an unstoppable growth trajectory,” says Ella Haynes, event director, BLE. “The ‘lipstick effect’ is a well-known economic predictor, and it appears this has helped the beauty industry to be pandemic-proof and cost-of-living immune.
“Health and beauty licensing is also a growing market. Licensing International valued it at $12.34 billion in 2022, up 7% year on year and accounting for 4% of the entire global licensing industry. Thea Green has been innovative across both sectors for years – her keynote will be an inspirational watch for brands, retailers and manufacturers.”
The news follows the announcement that BLE’s opening day keynote will be “
”and will feature Matt Proulx, vice president, LBE, Hasbro, and David Hutchinson, chief executive officer, The Path Entertainment Group.
, while thousands of exhibitor and visitor meetings have been requested and visitor and retail registrations tracking ahead of last year.
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