Senior Level Attendees from Hot Topic, Beanstalk and WGSN will be Taking Part at Brand & Licensing Innovation Summit North AmericaSenior Level Attendees from Hot Topic, Beanstalk and WGSN will be Taking Part at Brand & Licensing Innovation Summit North America
Expert-led education topics span NFTs, metaverse, retail and more.
September 13, 2022
Brand & Licensing Innovation Summit (B&LIS) North America, a two-day thought leadership conference dedicated to transforming the future of brand licensing, has extended the Early Bird discount and confirmed the first wave of delegates registered to attend the November 8-9 event. Held at Convene New York in New York City, B&LIS North America is a content-driven conference designed to advance the $292 billion global licensing industry.
The Early Bird deadline for the event has been extended to Sept. 16.
Delegates attending the two-day conference are from businesses across the brand licensing spectrum, with titles including vice president, founder, chief executive officer, senior vice president (SVP), strategic director, licensing director and licensing manager, and come from companies such as Beanstalk, Concept One Accessories, Hallmark Cards, US Embassy Quito, Crayola, Brand Central, Komar, Phoenix International, Hot Topic, Moose Toys, Octane5, Mob Entertainment, WGSN and more.
"The quality and seniority of delegates confirmed for the conference this November is incredibly high with delegates looking to stay informed of the latest industry trends and network with like-minded licensing decision-makers," says Anna Knight, senior vice president, Global Licensing Group, Informa, organizers of B&LIS North America. "The program includes a wide variety of topics and trends available for in depth-education focused solely on the licensing industry, which makes B&LIS North America so unique. We could not be more excited to bring these industry leaders together to develop strong connections and showcase the power of brand extension as a licensing tool.”
Conference sessions and speakers confirmed to date include:
Session: Changing Retail Landscape: Retailers’ Evolving Post-Pandemic Strategies
Speakers: Maura Regan, president, Licensing International; Robin Motts, vice president/general merchandising manager, Hot Topic Inc.; Jamie Uitdenhowen, executive vice president/general manager, Toys "R" Us, WHP Global
Session: Metaverse in Action: Converting Buzz to Consumer Purchase
Speaker: Justin W. Hochberg, chief executive officer and founder, Virtual Brand Group
Session: Fighting Fakes: How Luxury is Beating the System
Speakers: Hyun Ouk Cho, president, LVMH Korea; DK Lee, founder and chief brand manager, MarqVision
Session: From NFT to Dollars: How NFTs can Actually Make Sense
Speakers: Ross Misher, chief executive officer, Brand Central; Alex Locke, founder and managing member, Bored of Directors, and IP/Technology Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Session: Sustainability Session
Speaker: Andrea Green, advisory and U.S. ambassador, Products of Change
Session: Economic Overview: What Challenges are Forecast for 2023?
Speaker: Simeon Siegel, chartered financial analyst, managing director, BMO Capital Markets
Session: Sustainability Panel
Speaker: Linda Morgenstern, vice president, brand management, Beanstalk
Session: Think Tank: Can the Licensing Process be Rebuilt?
Speakers: Michelle McLaughlin, chief executive officer, Brand Activation Consulting; Sam Hafif, chief executive officer, Concept One Accessories; Maya Assis, vice president, licensing, KOMAR; Winnie Jaing, senior director, licensing strategy and partnerships, Hot Topic.
Session: Marketing 2.0: How to Reach Gen Z and Alpha
Speakers: Philippe Guinaudeau, chief executive officer, BrandTrends; Todd Kaufman, vice president, strategy and partnerships, Beanstalk; Caryn Sterling, JoJo Siwa's manager, brand development and strategy, executive producer, Sterling Worldwide; David Lee, senior director, global licensing and cultural marketing, Kellogg; Debra Joester, president, The Joester Loria Group
Session: Diversity & Inclusion: Walking the Talk
Speaker:Cory Moss, chief executive officer, CLC
Session: Trends: The Changing Consumer and Product Trends Set to Dominate in the Year Ahead
Speaker: Erin Rechner, head, Kidswear, WGSN
Session: Market Forces Impacting U.S. Entertainment Licensing
Speaker: Kristen McLean, executive director, industry analyst, NPD
Session: A conversation with a metaverse platform and brand
Speaker: Mathieu Nouzareth, chief executive officer, The Sandbox US
Read more about:Brand & Licensing Innovation SummitHot TopicBeanstalkCrayolaMoose ToysHallmarkOctane5Brand CentralConcept OneKomarPhoenix International Publications
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