NEWS

Licensing Expo Virtual on-demand content goes live

Published on: 18th August 2021

Confirmed meetings have surpassed 3,000+ , with one week to go until the virtual event kicks off on 24th August.

With Licensing Expo Virtual still a week away, this year’s event, slated for August 24th-26th and produced in partnership with industry trade association Licensing International, has revealed that more than 3,200 meetings are already scheduled to take place.

The latest exhibitors confirmed to take part include Pan Am, H3 Sportgear, Global Icons, Country Music Association, Seltzer Licensing Group, Chronicle and more, joining the 200+ already confirmed including ViacomCBS, Crayola, Peanuts Worldwide, MGM Studios, Games Workshop, WWE, Sega, Dr Seuss, Activision, Warner Bros. and 200+ others. Readers can register here to schedule meetings with the world’s leading IP owners and sift through thousands of available IPs.

“In addition to Licensing Expo Virtual’s endless networking opportunities, we are immensely proud to produce world-class education in partnership with Licensing International,” said Anna Knight, VP of Licensing. “All on-demand sessions will be going live from Monday to give attendees the chance to enjoy some of the content ahead of the live event, understand the latest trends and enjoy the Licensing U programme in preparation. We are also thrilled to share the highly impressive line-up of live speakers that are a part of the all-new Retail ‘Ask Me Anything’ programme, Digital Brand Roadshows, Live Keynotes, Licensing International Excellence Awards and new Sustainability Clinics—speakers, exhibitors and attendees alike are all eager to leverage the upcoming Expo as a platform to explore the many challenges we as an industry have faced over the past 18 months and provide expert-led direction on the new opportunities that have emerged as a result of adversity.”

Key retail sessions include:

Retail – ‘Ask Me Anything’ live sessions

Attendees can ask a range of licensing experts anything about brand licensing & retail. All questions can be submitted anonymously and will be answered during live sessions at the event – registered attendees can add them to their diary from today.

Session one speakers include experts from Brand Liaison, ACI Licensing, pocket.watch, and License Global, while session two speakers include experts from Retail Monster, IT’SUGAR, and License Global.

Retail sessions on demand (available to watch from today)

Complementing consumer trends that are turning toward sustainability, Licensing Expo Virtual rolled out all-new Sustainability Clinics, in partnership with Products of Change, providing attendees access to experts eager to share advice on developing eco-friendly business practises. Participants confirmed include:

  • Andrea Green, principle, Globally Green Consulting
  • Brenda Seto, ambassador for Canada
  • June Kirkwood, director, Nutmeg Licensing
  • Carrie Lomas, CEO, Brand Conscience
  • Leonora Aixas Otero, ambassador for Spain

Sustainability clinics are now available to book – registered delegates can visit the Products of Change virtual book and book their meetings with the experts listed above.

To view the full 2021 Licensing Expo Virtual agenda, find out about the Keynotes, Licensing International Excellence Awards, License This! Finale, Digital Brand Roadshows and more details on the above sessions, visit here.

Educational offerings and meetings are available exclusively to Licensing Expo Virtual attendees; register for free now to pre-book meetings and access this content at the event.

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