The new LicenseTalks programme, part of the Toy Business Forum, will offer attendees a deeper look at the licensing industry.
LicenseTalks expert panels are scheduled to take place at the Toy Business Forum in Hall 3A on the first three days of the fair. From 10.30am- 11.30am every day, specialists from the licensing industry will speak about current themes and unveil global trends. On Wednesday, leading voices from the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) will shed light on licensing basics and provide a market overview. A day later, the spotlight will fall on ‘Toys, Technology and Licensing’ with Sam Ferguson, VP global licensing, Jazwares, among the speakers. Friday’s focus will be on ‘The Influence of Entertainment in the Toy Industry’, featuring Sebastian Seppelt (senior manager licensing GSA, Nickelodeon/Viacom Consumer Products), Joachim Knoedler (managing director Central Europe, CPLG) and Werner Lenzner (manager licensing and strategic development, Simba Dickie Group). The LicenseTalks are supported by LIMA and the License Global Magazine.
The full programme of events is available here.
Providing licensors and licensees with a central point of contact, LIMA will once again have its own stand at the Spielwarenmesse in the foyer of Hall 12.0. Moreover, LIMA’s members will have the opportunity to present their latest licences to selected business contacts in the exclusive setting of the LicensePreview. The previews take place in separate, suitably equipped rooms at the exhibition centre. Major studios such as NBC Universal and Nickelodeon have already booked slots.
Visitors can use the LicenseGuide to locate the licensed products on show both quickly and easily. Available from 13th December here, the guide contains information about exhibitors with licensing portfolios, their products and location at the fair.