This announcement comes alongside registration going live for the in-person event, where U.S.-based industry leaders and decision makers will come to learn and connect over the hottest topics for licensing consumer products across all categories.
, Virtual Brand Group and
are among the first wave of companies confirmed to take the stage and impart on highly sought-after insights on topics ranging from sustainability to NFTs and the metaverse, to location-based experiences.
"This year’s B&LIS North America speaker
Conference sessions and speakers confirmed to date include:
Session: Changing Retail Landscape: Retailers’ Evolving Post-Pandemic Strategies
Session: Metaverse in Action: Converting Buzz to Consumer Purchase
Speaker: Justin W. Hochberg, chief executive officer & founder, Virtual Brand Group
Session: From NFT to Dollars: How NFTs can Actually Make Sense
Speakers: Ross Misher, chief executive officer,
; Alex Locke, founder and managing member, Bored of Directors, and IP/technology associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Session: Sustainability Session
Speaker: Andrea Green, advisory and U.S. ambassador, Products of Change
Session: Economic Overview: What Challenges are Forecast for 2023?
Speaker: Simeon Siegel, chartered financial analyst, managing director, BMO Capital Markets
Session: Sustainability Panel
Session: Think Tank: Can the Licensing Process be Rebuilt?
Session: Marketing 2.0: How to Reach Gen Z and Alpha
Speakers: Philippe Guinaudeau, chief executive officer, BrandTrends; Todd Kaufman, vice president, strategy & partnerships, Beanstalk
Session: Diversity & Inclusion: Walking the Talk
Session: Trends: The Changing Consumer and Product Trends Set to Dominate in the Year Ahead
Speaker: Erin Rechner, head, kidswear, WGSN
for Brand & Licensing Innovation Summit (B&LIS) North America is now open.
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