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The London Stationery show moves as organisers set new date for October this year

The London Stationery Show has been moved to a later slot this year, with organisers confirming a move of the show to October 5th and 6th 2021, taking place at the Business Design Centre. With the UK’s vaccination programme well underway, and the Government due to announce a roadmap for …

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Brand & Licensing Innovation Summits to launch in Europe and North America this year

Global Licensing Group is to launch its Brand & Licensing Innovation Summits in Europe and North America to celebrate the power of brands and brand extension, as well as provide trends and forecasts, retailer insights, spotlights on growth categories, and deep dives into digital and content innovation. B&LIS 2021 aims …

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Warner Bros partners with Imagine Exhibitions for new touring Harry Potter: The Exhibition

A new Wizarding World exhibition is now under development and is scheduled to make its worldwide debut in 2022. Warner Bros. Consumer Products has lined up a partnership with Imagine Exhibitions to a create an innovative new Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts exhibition, slated to begin touring across multiple regions, …

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Sustainability in Licensing Conference confirms its return for 2021

The Sustainability in Licensing Conference has confirmed its return for 2021 with plans to take place at The British Library in London while dual-cast digitally across the SILC21 digital platform. Breaking new ground in the licensing industry when it launched last year, the 2021 edition of the conference is scheduled …

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Toy & Edu China and Licensing China will host digital-physical hybrid fairs this year

Toy & Edu China, Baby & Stroller China, and Licensing China will be offering a physical-digital hybrid fair experience this March with an online platform to support toy, baby product, and licensing companies exploring business opportunities in the region. The virtual marketplace will go hand in hand with the physical …

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Silvergate Media unveils world’s biggest Octonauts attraction at Sea Life Shanghai

Silvergate Media has released the first images from the launch of the world’s biggest Octonauts attraction at Merlin Entertainment’s Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai, part of the Sea Life global aquarium chain. The new Octonauts experience opened its doors to the public on December 28th and visitor numbers are already …

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Manchester’s Trafford Centre prepares for a £4.5m Nerf laser combat attraction

Plans have been put in place to launch the first official Nerf Action Experience attraction in Manchester’s Trafford Centre shopping destination through a partnership between Hasbro and Rocafella Leisure Group. The £4.5 million attraction will mark the first of its kind Britain, mirroring a similar attraction already open in Singapore …

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New York Toy Fair 2021 cancelled as Coronavirus pandemic continues to cause uncertainty

The New York Toy Fair 2021 has been cancelled owing to the insufficient resolution of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis across the globe, the Toy Association has confirmed this afternoon. The annual industry event had been moved from its Q1 February slot to a later date, scheduled to take place from …

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Hyve Group reveals dates for the all-virtual Spring Fair @ Home 2021

Hyve Group has confirmed the dates of its Spring Fair @ Home virtual event, an all-digital show that will take the place of the in-person Spring Fair 2021 that was cancelled last month over the continued uncertainty surrounding covid-19 restrictions. Running from February 8th to 10th, Spring Fair @ Home …

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Global Licensing Group details new dates for BLE 2021 – a hybrid of in-person and online events

Global Licensing Group, a division of Informa Markets and event organisers of Licensing Expo and Brand Licensing Europe, has detailed its 2021 and new event format, bringing with it a hybrid of in-person and virtual offerings. Licensing Expo will take place live and in-person at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center …

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