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BLE shortlisted for 2019 AEO Excellence Award

Published on: May 10th, 2019

Brand Licensing Europe secures Best Trade Show Finalist nomination in the annual awards.

Brand Licensing Europe has been shortlisted for a prestigious AEO (Association of Event Organisers) Excellence Award. The show, which celebrates its 21st anniversary in 2019, takes place 1st-3rd October at Excel London and is the leading event for licensing professionals across Europe. The BLE team is a finalist in the Best Trade Show (over 8,000 sq. m) category.

The AEO Excellence Awards ‘represent the best of the events industry and recognise and celebrate organisers’ achievements’. The winners will be announced at the AEO Awards on 14th June at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane.

BLE event director Anna Knight said: “This is a huge accolade for BLE and a total honour to be recognised for everything we achieved last year: visitor and retailer numbers were both up – by 4% and 10% respectively – and the number of European exhibitors at BLE in 2018 also rose significantly. With the move to Excel this year and a whole host of new visitor features in the pipeline, we’re really excited to take things up one more notch and deliver the best ever BLE in 2019.”

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