Visitor registration is now open for the 21st Brand Licensing Europe, which takes place October 1-3 at ExCeL London, on the BLE website.
2019 is a momentous year for BLE as it changes venue, celebrates its 21st anniversary and introduces a host of new features to wow visitors.
In addition to moving to ExCeL London – with its easy travel connections and access to accommodation – visitors can discover first-time publishing, gaming and interiors activations – three of the many growth areas within licensing – plus new publishing, animation, French and Italian Pavilions.
Visitors will get the chance to meet with more than 260 exhibitors this year, and over 20 first timers originating from across Europe and further afield are confirmed to date:
Character & Entertainment Zone:
- Brands & Rights 360 & Planeta Junior (Spain)
- Design for Licensing – DXL and I Love My Dog (Italy)
- Princess SAM (Tara Duncan) and VICBAG Group (France)
- Difuzed (Netherlands)
- Lumo Stars (Finland)
- Boat Rocker Rights and Sutikki UK (UK)
- ZAG Studios (US)
“As a licensee we have been a participant at the show for many years and we used the opportunity at BLE to grow our licensing business to become one of the leading licensee companies in Europe,” says Jeremy Orriss, director of licensing, Difuzed. “Realising how the show has evolved as THE event in Europe for all areas of the licensing business – including retailers – we knew we needed to show what we do as a licensee on the exhibition floor.”
Art, Design & Image Licensing:
- Rino Tokyo and Sarah Lovell Art (UK)
- Harley Art & Design and ArtSHINE (US)
Brands & Lifestyle:
- Royal Horticultural Society, RSPCA and Style Library (UK)
- MBA Sport (Germany)
- Carpinvest (Italy)
- Yale University (US)
- Ason Bags & Hulluh Design from China.
“We are seeing significant growth in our licensing programme and wanted to support that growth by exhibiting at a licensing event; the biggest and most relevant for our brands is BLE,” Helen Webster, licensing director, Style Library. “We are lucky enough to have a wide stable of brands that can offer retailers and licensees fabulous +150 year-old British heritage brands like Morris & Co. and Sanderson as well as the glamorous, on-trend Harlequin (a top British interiors brand for over 50 years) and Scion, the home of Mr. Fox and great Scandinavian-inspired design for the past decade.”
Register for free on the Brand Licensing Expo website.