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BLE 2021 brings Licensing International’s Licensing U to European audiences for the first time

Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) in partnership with industry trade association Licensing International, is launching Licensing U for Europe, a ‘one-stop-shop’ education programme about the $292bn licensing industry for newcomers and experienced professionals. Licensing U will take on a fully virtual format with the content being available to view on demand …

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Brand Licensing Europe supports a post-pandemic industry with What’s Next theme for 2021

As the industry collectively begins to look towards a post-pandemic future, Brand Licensing Europe, in partnership with Licensing International, is supporting the network, weaving a ‘What’s Next’ theme throughout its 2021 show. BLE is making its return this year with a new multi-platform format taking place in-person from November 17th …

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License This! reveals senior exec judging panel with Crayola, Bioworld, and PowerStation Studios among panel

Global Licensing Group and Licensing International have revealed the full line-up of judges to be presiding over this year’s License This! as the competition prepares to make its US market debut at Licensing Expo Virtual next month. A list of 18 senior executives from all corners of the licensing industry …

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Brand Licensing Europe’s character parade to make its in-person return at ExCeL London this November

The characters will once again be parading as the doors swing open and Brand Licensing Europe sounds out the return of its in-person event at ExCeL London this November, enabling visitors to once again have their photos taken with some of the biggest personalities in the industry. Making its in-person …

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BLE’s License This! adds new category, expands into US, and appoints Ian Downes as chair

Brand Licensing Europe’s popular License This! competition is now opens for entries, as it welcomes a new third award category, courtesy of Mojo Nation, as well as its expansion into the US market. License This! has been helping brands and designers to break into the licensing industry for over a decade and …

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BLE’s Retail Mentoring Programme sees record-breaking numbers ahead of application closure this week

A record breaking 84 delegates from 21 retailers have already signed up to this year’s Brand Licensing Europe’s Retail Mentoring Programme, with applications still being accepted until the closing bell on Friday, May 28th. The influx of participants in this year’s programme include eight new comers to the scene, with …

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Brand Licensing Europe opens applications and extends Retail Mentoring Programme to Europe

Retailers are being invited to apply for a place on Brand Licensing Europe’s 2021 Retail Mentoring Programme, with the offer of participation in the free-to-attend course being extended to retailers from Europe as well as the UK, for the first time. Made possibly by the organiser’s adoption of a fully …

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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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Tracey Colliston’s Owls’ Nest and George Mackay’s Eejits win Festival of Licensing’s License This! competition

The winners of this year’s all virtual License This! competition have been declared, with the grand prizes being handed to the Lancashire-based Tracey Colliston in the Brand & Design category, and George Mackay from Caithness in Scotland in Character & Animation. It was Colliston’s sentimental Owls’ Nest illustrations of British …

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When all the world’s a stage: Festival of Licensing and lessons in staying global

In a year that has so far witnessed brands the world over pushing the envelope of innovation in a bid to maintain a foothold in a rapidly shifting ground underfoot, it is perhaps the events and hospitality space that has had to do the most legwork. Industry-wide, the usual calendar …

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