Full lineup includes two days of expert-led Roundtables with executives from prominent industry associations and businesses.

License Global

May 11, 2023

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Global Licensing Group

Licensing Expo has unveiled the speakers for the Roundtable talks with industry experts. Taking place June 13 and 14, participants can meet with experts in distinct licensing categories and those specialized in providing guidance on entering new geographical markets. Registrants will receive expert advice, insights and supportive conversations surrounding the selected topic to connect and collaborate with like-minded participants in a group. Suitable for all knowledge levels of licensing, the Rountables offer a great chance to expand professional networks on a personal level. 

Day 1, Tuesday, June 13 

Meet the Experts – Category Specific 

  • Art & Design: J'net Smith, licensing and brand manager, Zoonicorn

  • Corporate Brands: Todd Kaufman, vice president, strategy and partnerships, Beanstalk

  • Invention Services Industry: Robert Susa, president, InventHelp & Ronny Smith, managing director, InventHelp-Intromark.

  • Legal Advisor: Jed Ferdinand, senior managing member, Ferdinand IP Law Group 

  • Location-Based Brand Extensions: David Hutchison, chief executive officer, Path Entertainment Group & Julia Posen, director, content, Path Entertainment Group 

  • The Metaverse & Web3: Leslie Hughes, president, digital media licensing association, founder and chief executive officer, iSPY Technologies   

Day 2, Wednesday, June 14 

Meet the Experts – Entering New Markets 

  • Asia: Masakazu Soeda, general manager, global business division, Sanrio

  • Europe & the Treaty of Rome: Amadu Sowe, senior vice president business legal affairs, Paramount

  • France: Laurent Taieb, board co-president – France, Licensing International

  • Latin America: Eric Johnson, global team leader, franchise programs, U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service & Ivonne Feliciano, associate vice president, business development and marketing, Beanstalk LATAM


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License Global is the leading news source for the brand licensing industry, delivering award-winning editorial content including news, trends, analysis, and special reports about the global consumer product and retail marketplace.

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