Sequential CEO to Keynote NYC Summit

Yehuda Shmidman, chief executive officer of Sequential Brands Group, will deliver the opening keynote on Day Two of the NYC Licensing Summit. 

April 6, 2018

Sequential CEO to Keynote NYC Summit

Yehuda Shmidman to open second day of the brand licensing conference.


The conference and networking event will take place March 2-3 at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Tickets are still available, but space is limited and last year’s Summit sold out, so secure your space soon!

Shmidman will discuss new and exciting initiatives for the Martha Stewart brand as well as other opportunities for the company’s portfolio, which also includes Jessica Simpson, William Rast, Emeril Lagasse, Heelys, Avia and more.

Sequential Brands ranks as No. 14, according to

License Global


Top 150 Global Licensors annual research study

, reporting $4 billion in retail sales from licensed merchandise worldwide in 2015. Founded five years ago, Sequential has achieved phenomenal growth in the last few years, more than doubling its size from 2014 to 2015.

The announcement of Shmidman’s participation comes in a week of big news for the

NYC Licensing Summit, which also unveiled two other additions to the speaker lineup–actress and entrepreneur Drew Barrymore and Dave Jones, EVP and CFO of Iconix, the world’s fourth largest licensor.

Other companies that will be featured in the conference program include A+E Networks, Activision Blizzard Media Networks, Cartoon Network Enterprises, Epic Rights, Head Sport, Macy’s Parade, Nickelodeon Viacom Consumer Products, PepsiCo North America, PVH Corp., Sony Pictures Entertainment, Stanley Black & Decker, Wunderlich Securities and Xcel Brands.

For the full agenda and to buy tickets, visit


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. This year's sponsors include Platinum Sponsor Concept One Accessories and Silver Sponsors Uwär? Brands and Octane5 with additional sponsorship support from FABNY, Trevco, OpSec Security and the Boy Scouts of America.

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