LICENSING NEWS

BLE 2019 announces animation theme

Published on: 28th May 2019

Animation sector focus at this year’s event will include special pavilion and unmissable keynote.

Taking place from 1st-3rd October at ExCeL London, Brand Licensing Europe will shine a light on the creative powerhouse that is the British and European animation industry, and the organisers are inviting studios to take part.

BLE event director Anna Knight commented: “The animation industry in Britain and Europe is so exciting right now; a real cluster of creativity and vibrancy with studios of all sizes producing inspired, innovative – and also commercially viable – content. We want to celebrate these studios, their stories and successes at BLE and give them a platform from which to shout and do business. We hope they will take advantage of all of the opportunities open to them, to show retailers and licensees exactly what they have to offer.”

The BLE Animation Pavilion will provide affordable exhibiting options for smaller studios and start-ups, providing a level playing field for everyone and the chance to be part of BLE and break into the industry.

“We are also close to confirming a really special animation-focused keynote presentation, which we are hoping to announce shortly after Licensing Expo, so watch this space, you will not want to miss it,” added Anna.

Companies wishing to take advantage of any of the opportunities presented as part of this year’s animation theme are invited to contact Greg McDonald, greg.mcdonald@ubm.com, +44 (0) 20 7921 8198.

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