Retail and licensing has seen an accelerated evolution in 2020. Trends in technology and the COVID-19 pandemic has led to consolidation across the spectrum. No one understands the changing tides of the industry quite like the Authentic Brands Group. The licensing and retail leader has continued to grow and evolve with each new phase of industry evolution.
ABG will appear at Festival of Licensing, a month-long large-scale digital gathering that unites the global licensing industry to connect, learn, strike deals and do business on an international stage. The event takes place Oct. 6-29. Register for free now!
To better understand the factors shaping today's industry players, Jarrod Weber, group president, lifestyle, and chief brand officer, ABG, is set to give a keynote presentation during the America's week of Festival of Licensing that sheds light on various factors shaping the industry today.
In interview with Amanda Cioletti, content and event director, License Global and the Global Licensing Group, Informa Markets, Weber's fireside keynote examines emerging trends across the industry and the core tenets that are still at the center of the trade, with Weber identifying the importance of a symbiotic relationship between licensees and licensors.
Other topics set to be discussed is the burning question: is retail dead? While it may be easy to say that online is the future of licensing and retail, Weber has a take that will enlighten and inspire licensors and licensees to think otherwise.
Hear insights from Weber at the "Future of Licensing" keynote by adding it to your Festival of Licensing schedule now. The keynote will debut on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 9:00AM PT.