With Brand Licensing Europe coming to a close, it’s time to look ahead to the next event in the licensing calendar–the NYC Licensing Summit.
Registration is now open for the 2018 NYC Licensing Summit, the third annual conference and networking event taking place in Manhattan.
The 2018 NYC Summit will take place in midtown Manhattan on Feb. 20, 2018, at the tail end of New York Toy Fair and just after Fashion Week, making it a convenient stop in the global events calendar next spring and allowing for increased synergies with two of the largest verticals in licensing – toys and fashion.
The annual conference and networking event will feature an increased focus on all aspects of the current retail landscape – from e-commerce to experiential retail – as well as thought leaders from a host of other key segments including gaming, sports, new media, entertainment, food and beverage, fashion and more. Additionally, the event will feature a new format that will allow for more intimate dialogue and networking.
“Our aim is always to make this event bigger and better than the year before, and we’re going to be able to just that in 2018 with a more convenient date, a new modern location and an enhanced focus on retail,” says Steven Ekstract, group publisher, License Global magazine. “Retail is the thread that ties our industry together, whether you are an FMCG licensee or a fashion licensor, so this year’s NYC Summit will be uniquely focused on the challenges and opportunities of the current retail marketplace. As with the last two years, this will be a must-attend event for anyone looking to do business in the brand licensing sector.”
Tickets for the event are on sale now at a special Early Bird rate of $795 (regular price after Dec. 15 is $895). LIMA members, as well as exhibitors and attendees at other UBM licensing events, including Licensing Expo and Brand Licensing Europe, qualify for a $100 discount, so stay tuned for further details from your sales manager or membership coordinator. The NYC Summit has sold out the last two years, so executives are encouraged to get secure their space now.
Previous speakers at the NYC Summit have included executives from Activision Blizzard, Beanstalk, CAA-GBG, Cartoon Network, Hasbro, Hot Topic, Iconix Brand Group, Loot Crate, National Basketball Association, National Football Association, Nickelodeon, PepsiCo, Sony Pictures, Spirit Halloween, Target, Tesco and YouTube.
The NYC Summit is developed by License Global magazine, part of the Global Licensing Group at UBM (also organizers of Brand Licensing Europe and Licensing Expo), and is presented in partnership with the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association.