Breaking News: Festival of Licensing Platform Opens Online

The Festival of Licensing event platform opens today allowing attendees to search the exhibitor list and pre-book meetings through the Festival Matchmaking Service.

License Global

September 16, 2020

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In the coming weeks, the Festival of Licensing platform will be updated to include the abundance of content available on the Live Stage, Community & Wellbeing, after hours and retail programs. 

Visitors must register at to access the platform and festival event content to start planning their calendars ahead of time.  

From this morning, attendees can browse by exhibitor, IP, product and service for a more refined, and accurate search of potential business partners before using the Festival Matchmaking Service (sponsored by Octane5/BrandComply) to pre-book online video meetings. Once the Festival of Licensing’s four events are live, they can also use the drop-in video meetings function to catch anyone they may have missed. 

Festival of Licensing – the month-long virtual celebration of the global licensing industry – runs from 6-29 October, with regional-specific events for Europe (6-8 October), Asia (14-15 October) and the Americas (20-22 October), and closing with the global C suite Licensing Leadership Summit (28-29 October).   

The event’s extensive content agenda will be added to the platform imminently, allowing registered visitors to start planning their diaries and familiarize themselves with the technology and new functionalities so they can hit the ground running when ‘doors’ open on 6 October.  

The Festival of Licensing program incorporates a wide range of networking, IP discovery, education and experience content, including:  

  • Live Stage (keynotes, panels and exhibitor showcases) 

  • Community & Wellbeing (fitness and wellbeing sessions, business mentoring and advice clinics and global charity fundraiser)  

  • After hours with daily evening performances and interactive events  

  • Retail Programme (on-demand, exclusive content and ‘Ask Me Anything’ live expert sessions) 

“The licensing industry’s number one priority – in real life or on the screen – is networking. Diaries get packed and booked up early, so I would urge Festival attendees to log in, set up their profiles and familiarise themselves with the platform now to increase their chances of discovering and securing meetings with the right connections for their business,” says Anna Knight, vice president, licensing, Informa Markets.  “The Festival of Licensing platform is THE platform for the entire event – for meetings, for live and on demand content – there’s lot’s happening and that’s why it’s so important to spend a little time ahead of kick-off to go on line, check it all out, and start planning so you really make the most of it and don’t miss out.” 

“Octane5, the company behind BrandComply Licensing Enterprise Software, is pleased to support the licensing industry through our sponsorship of the Festival of Licensing Matchmaker service," says Mike Dunn, co-president, Octane5. "We have decades of experience helping licensors and licensees collaborate remotely on functions like product development, royalties and compliance so this is a natural extension of the work we do every day. We wish everyone a great event and look forward to connecting with all our licensing friends around the world.”  

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