Future dates for Licensing Expo, BLE and more confirmed

Published on: 6th June 2023

With Licensing Expo approaching, licensing industry tradeshow organiser Global Licensing Group has confirmed events and dates up to the end of 2025.

Informa Markets’ Global Licensing Group has announced all confirmed events and/or dates. They include the next three editions of Licensing Expo and Brand Licensing Europe (BLE).

Coming up in 2023, Licensing Expo will take place from June 13th-15th, at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. You can read a preview of the event here.

Meanwhile Brand Licensing Europe runs from October 4th-6th, at ExCeL, London (Wednesday to Friday).

B&LIS North America 23 takes place from November 2nd-3rd in New York, with a half-day retail tour taking place on Thursday November 2nd and full content programme on Friday November 3rd.

Confirmed events and dates in 2024:

  • Licensing for Retail – March 7th, Convene, 22 Bishopsgate, London.
  • Licensing Expo 2024 – May 21st-23rd, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.
  • France Licensing Day – June 27th, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris.
  • BLE – September 24th-26th, ExCeL, London.

Confirmed events and dates in 2025:

  • Licensing for Retail Day – Date TBC.
  • France Licensing Day – Date TBC.
  • Licensing Expo – May 20th-22nd, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.
  • BLE – October 14th-16th, ExCeL, London

Anna Knight, SVP Licensing, Informa Markets, commented: “Now events are fully back in person and the entire global licensing industry can meet and collaborate in real life, the role of face-to-face meetings and human connections has never been more important. That’s why we’ve decided to release our event dates as early as possible to help everyone reserve the dates and plan their networking diaries in advance.”

Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) is the only pan-European tradeshow dedicated to licensing and brand extension, bringing together thousands of European retailers, manufacturers and brand owners for three days of deal-making, networking and trend spotting. It’s the only event to showcase the best of European licensing and features global, regional and domestic brands from every European country.

Licensing Expo      
Launched in 1980, Licensing Expo is the world’s largest and most influential annual tradeshow dedicated to licensing and brand extension. The flagship event attracts thousands of decision-makers from all five continents and is the launchpad for new brands, new IPs and new content. As the first date in the calendar year for the entire licensing ecosystem, it’s the best place to discover new opportunities on a global scale.

Licensing for Retail    
Licensing for Retail conference launched in 2023 and brings together 100+ UK retailers to inspire them about the potential of brand licensing through a combination of expert education and networking opportunities designed to ignite vital business relationships with the entire UK licensing ecosystem.

Brand & Licensing Innovation Summit (B&LIS)
The Brand & Licensing Innovation Summit  brings together brand licensing leaders and influencers and delivers thought-provoking content and networking opportunities that propel the industry forward.

France Licensing Day      
Launched in 2023, France Licensing Day brings together key players in the French market, including retailers, licensors, influential rights holders and agents, to discover the latest trends in-region and enjoy professional meetings, networking and the Licensing International France Awards.



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