The two-day online event (30 November – 1 December) offers additional virtual networking and learning opportunities. The networking allows those who attend BLE in-person to book follow up and overflow meetings and ensures that people who are unable to travel to London for BLE don’t miss out on valuable business opportunities. With 1,500+ meetings already confirmed, the free meetings
allowing registered attendees to start planning their diary and send meetings requests.
The event’s online content programme will continue the show’s ‘What’s Next’ theme and includes three online-only ‘In Conversation’ sessions with senior
ONLINE-ONLY CONTENT INCLUDES:
‘D&I In Conversation’ sessions with ViacomCBS executives
Diversity in the Workplace
Wincie Knight, VP Global inclusion Strategy, ViacomCBS International
Nancy Lenghorn, Global Chief Inclusion and Culture Officer, MediaCom (moderator)
Diversity in Content
Wendy Harris – SVP of Content & Creative Affairs, 9 Story Media Group
Farrell Hall – Chief Inclusion Officer, 9 Story Media Group
Nina Hahn – Senior Vice President, International Production & Development, Nickelodeon International & Head of ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) Kids
Keith Dawkins, Founder & CEO, Rock Hill Media Ventures (moderator)
Diversity in Products
Simta Sawhney, UK Category Direct, ViacomCBS Consumer Products
Shalom Lloyd, Founder & Managing Director, Naturally Tribal
Saphia Maxamed, President @London Entertainment Inc & Founder, Black Lives Matter Licensing (moderator)
Brands for Social Change
Join Products of Change as they talk to Yellow Octopus, Newlife, Preloved Kilo and George at Asda to discuss how they are diverting clothes from landfill and building a fully circular fashion industry. Speakers include:
Amanda Gallacher, Sustainability and Brand, George at Asda
Sheila Brown, CEO, Newlife
Steve Lynam, MD, Preloved Kilo
Jack Ostrowski, Founder and CEO, Yellow Octopus
Helena Mansell-Stopher, Founder, Products of Change (moderator)
“The quality of content for BLE online is phenomenal and hats off to ViacomCBS for curating three amazing sessions delivered from very senior perspectives on some of the most important topics businesses within licensing are addressing right now,” said Anna Knight, VP Licensing, Informa Markets.
“These sessions – and more – are just a small part of a much bigger focus for BLE and the Global Licensing Group around sustainability and D&I during 2022. We promise to continue sparking these incredibly important conversations at each of our flagship events and conferences and through License Global content.
BLE and Licensing International are bringing the Licensing U programme to Europe for the first time. Featuring 14 presentations across three tracks - Basics, Spotlights and Tactics & Strategies – Licensing U is a one-stop-shop education programme about the $292bn licensing industry for newcomers and experienced professionals.
Licensing U will take on a fully virtual format and will be available on demand for three months from 22 November 2021.
Tickets start at £145 if purchased ahead of the event, or £160 in the platform, and can be purchased when registering for BLE.
(Licensing International members can enjoy a 10% discount).
“We’re pleased that Licensing U, which has long been a mainstay of Licensing Expo Las Vegas, is now part of BLE, with outstanding speakers and presenters, offering information and insights for both industry newcomers and seasoned executives,” said Maura Regan, President of Licensing International.
How does licensing work? What do I need to know to get started? Executives and experts will create the foundation of your licensing knowledge to help you understand the ins and outs of the business.
Basics of Licensing
Licensing Law for Non-Lawyers
Working with Agents & Consultants:
Style Guides: Bringing Brands to Life
We’ll take a deep dive into some of the key growth categories within the licensing business, covering the unique aspects of those classifications, current trends and spotlighting some of the opportunities and challenges that are ahead.
Gaming & eSports
Tactics & Strategies Track:
Aside from the products and brands themselves, the success of a licensing program is determined by how it’s brought to market. These sessions will examine some of the forces at play, and how licensing executives create strategies to give them the best chance to succeed.
The Key to Successful Partnerships & Collaborations
Confronting Supply Chain Challenges
The Changing Face of Retail
How to Promote Diversity & Inclusion in Licensing, Marketing and Advertising: A UNICEF Playbook
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