BLE has teamed up with The Society of Product Licensors Committed to Excellence (SPLiCE) to present a new series of panel discussions in the Licensing Academy this year.
The three panels will address Anti-Counterfeiting; Social Accountability and Direct to Retail.
“For years now we have been sharing best practices in the US," said Kimberly Kociencki, CEO at SPLiCE.
"It’s a significant pleasure to be opening up the floor at BLE and to the European Licensing Industry.”
Kociencki will moderate the 45 minute sessions which will feature top level presenters, and host a question and answer session at the end of each.
Darren Brechin, BLE event director, added: “We are delighted that SPLiCE is bringing such eminent speakers and lively debate to Europe.
"The topics are new for BLE and we can look forward to top level discussions that will offer a new level of insight and expertise for our visitors.”
The programme runs as follows:
Tuesday, October 13th
- 2.15pm Anti-counterfeiting roundtable – featuring experts from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, World Customs Organisation, World Trademark Review and 24IP.
- 3.30pm Social Accountability – featuring brands and industry thought leadership including Insight Licensing Services.
Wednesday, October 14th
- 2.15pm Direct to Retail – featuring brands and retailers including Chupa Chups, PBS, and Sainsbury’s.
Brand Licensing Europe 2015, sponsored by LIMA, runs from October 13th to 15th at London’s Olympia.