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Top Speakers Join NYC Licensing Summit

An additional seven speakers have been confirmed for the first annual NYC Summit: The Business of Brand Licensing: Gaye Dean, group manager of Target Stores, and Benjamin Grubbs, global head of top creators at YouTube.

April 6, 2018

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Target, YouTube and Hasbro among the companies now slated to present.

An additional eight speakers have been confirmed for the first annual NYC Summit: The Business of Brand Licensing: Gaye Dean, group manager of Target Stores; Benjamin Grubbs, global head of top creators at YouTube; and Simon Waters, general manager and senior vice president, entertainment and licensing, Hasbro.

Other new additions include Eric Beder, managing director at the investment firm Wunderlich Securities and Cindy Levitt, senior vice president of merchandising and marketing at Hot Topic.

Also newly announced is the Licensing Agents Forum, which will include insights and case studies on the value of corporate brand licensing from Adina Avery-Grossman, partner, Brandgenuity; Debra Joester, president, The Joester Loria Group; and Stu Seltzer, president, The Seltzer Licensing Group.

PLUS Sal Larocca of the National Basketball Association and Steve Scebelo of National Football League Players Inc. will participate in a special session titled "Sports Licensing: Building a Global Business" that will be moderated by LIMA's Marty Brochstein. GET MORE DETAILS HERE.

These new additions join other previously announced presenters including Dow Famulak, president and chief operating officer, Global Brands Group; Jim Fielding, global head of consumer products and retail, DreamWorks Animation and AwesomenessTV; Pam Kaufman, chief marketing officer and president, consumer products, Nickelodeon; Jamie Salter, chairman and chief executive officer, Authentic Brands Group; Michael Stone, chairman, Beanstalk; Henry Stupp, chief executive officer, Cherokee Global Brands Group and many more.

The NYC Licensing Summit will take place March 1-2 at the New York Marriott Downtown in New York City. Discounted early bird registration rates will end on Jan. 31 and special room rates at the Marriott are available in limited quantities through Feb. 8.

“This exclusive networking event brings together a group of high-caliber brand licensing executives in one intimate setting," says Tony Lisanti, global editorial director, License! Global, and adjunct professor, New York University’s Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media and Business. "The Business of Brand Licensing features more than 15 speakers who will share their perspective and insight with attendees in an unparalleled casual networking environment in the center of the financial hub of the world and New York City."

The summit is being developed by License! Global magazine in partnership with UBM Americas (organizers of Licensing Expo and Brand Licensing Europe) and the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association.

The education-led format will offer in-depth analysis and insight into the driving factors and changing dynamics of global licensing in today’s highly competitive marketplace while allowing time for one-to-one meetings and networking.

Topics that will be explored include How Brand Management Companies are Driving New Licensing Models, A Licensing Agency Forum and Roundtable, The Influence of Sports Licensing, New Entertainment Stars and Brands, Brand Value: The Wall Street Viewpoint, A Retail Roundtable, Entertainment Licensing: The Value of Franchise Development and more.

For more information and to register visit LicenseMag.com/NYC-Summit.

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