Annual conference and networking event will feature a slate of top-tier licensor, retail and merchandising executives.
The list includes executives from the worlds of eSports, fashion, celebrity licensing, agency segments and more.
Executives slated to participate (in alphabetical order) include:
Mike Sepso, senior vice president, Activision Blizzard Media Networks, and founder, Major League Gaming
Jill Tully, vice president of brand licensing, A+E Networks
Michael Stone, chairman, Beanstalk
Perry Wolfman, partner and CEO, CAA-GBG
Peter Yoder, vice president, consumer products North America, Cartoon Network Enterprises
Dell Furano, founder and CEO, Epic Rights
Drew Barrymore, co-founder, Flower Beauty and Barrymore Wine
Giuseppe Faranna, vice president and division manager of licensing, Head Sport
Dave Jones, executive vice president and CFO, Iconix Brand Group
Debra Joester, president, The Joester Loria Group
David Morris, SVP of operations, Loot Crate
Amy Kule, executive producer, parade and fireworks, and group vice president of annual events and partnership marketing, Macy’s
Lisa Silverman Meyers, senior vice president of operations and business planning, Nickelodeon Viacom Consumer Products
Brenda Williams, senior manager of licensing, Pepsi Beverages North America
Carlos Saavedra, senior director of culture marketing and innovation, PepsiCo North America, and leader of PepsiCo Creator
Ken Wyse, president, global licensing and PR, PVH Corp.
Yehuda Shmidman, CEO, Sequential Brands Group
Jamie Stevens, executive vice president of worldwide consumer products, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Eric Morse, divisional vice president of licensing, Spirit Halloween
Scott Bannell, former vice president of corporate brand management and licensing, Stanley Black & Decker
Rachel Wakley, head of licensing, Tesco
Eric Beder, managing director of equity research, Wunderlich Securities
Robert D’Loren, chairman and CEO, Xcel Brands
Topics that that will be explored during the two-day event include What it Takes to Build a Successful Celebrity Brand; Fashion Licensing: A Global Perspective; PepsiCo–How an Innovative Approach Enhances its Brands; and The Beat in Music Licensing, among many others. The event will also include a series of forums focused on location-based entertainment, what retailers are looking for in licensed brands and more.
Tickets for the networking and education event, which takes place this Thursday and Friday, are almost sold out.
The NYC Summit is being supported by some of the industry’s leading licensees, licensors and service providers including Platinum Sponsor Concept One Accessories and Silver Sponsors BrandComply, Jivago Brands, JPatton, RoyaltyZone and Uwär? Brands, with additional sponsorship support from FabNY, Trevco, OpSec Security, Boy Scouts of America and HYP Hosiery.
The NYC Summit is developed by
magazine, part of UBM's Global Licensing Group, also organizer of Licensing Expo and Brand Licensing Europe, and in partnership with the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), the industry’s leading trade organization.
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