Licensing International Announces 2020 YPN Committee

Annual Winter Warmer networking event at the Ivy Club served as the unveiling for the 2020 U.K. YPN committee.

License Global

December 3, 2019

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Licensing International held its annual U.K. Winter Warmer event, sponsored by HKTDC and Flowhaven, at the Ivy Club on Nov. 28.

Along with networking within the industry, the Winter Warmer served to announce the new members of the 2020 Young Professionals Network Committee. The YPN committee is responsible for organizing events and opportunities throughout the year specifically designed for professionals at the early stages of their licensing career.

The new 2020 YPN committee will be chaired Ryan Beaird, marketing and operations manager, Licensing International U.K. The committee will include:

  • Samuel Byard, product development manager, SEGA Europe;

  • Karina Rhoden, junior category manager, Smiley Company;

  • Laura Lane, founder, My Icon Story; and

  • Licensing International’s 2019 U.K. Rising Star and Abbie Burrows, licensing coordinator, NBCUniversal.

Along with the announcement of the 2020 committee, the 2019 committee was honored. The 2019 committee organized a series of successful events throughout the year, including a Retail Speed Networking event in the summer at Coca Cola’s London office and a Heritage Licensing Presentation at the V&A museum, which included a VIP Christian Dior Exhibition viewing for the young professionals.

“What can I say? says Tasmyn Knight, retail manager, Warner Bros. Entertainment and outgoing committee member. “Being part of the first Young Professionals committee, it has been a marvelous experience. Our goal from the offset was to launch events which we believed would benefit the youth of the industry, provide valuable insights people could take lessons from and integrate into their daily work lives, which I believe we have achieved.”

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