License Global Theatre

The Licensing Global Theatre will be home to a range of presentations, interviews, demonstrations and panel discussions which bring the world of character, entertainment, brand, lifestyle and art & design licensing to life. This year features sessions on publishing, animation, gaming, eSports, F&B, heritage, fashion and much more. 

All sessions are free to attend and will be available on a first come first serve basis. We recommend arriving at least 10 minutes before the keynote sessions starts to take your seat. 

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All times displayed for Europe/London timezone.

Introduction to Licensing
09:30 - 10:00
Managing Director
Licensing International UK

Learn the basics of how the business works (including industry terminology), key considerations, and how deals are put together.

Panel - Why you can't afford to ignore the impact of sustainability on licensing
10:15 - 10:45
Bee Licensing Consultancy
Course Leader BA Product Design
Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts
Senior Licensing & Brand Partnerships Manager
BBC Studios
Sustainable Design Leader, BA Product Design, Author of 'Product Design and Sustainability. Strategies, tools and practice'
Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts
Content Editor EMEA
License Global

Moderated by Ben Roberts, Content Editor EMEA, License Global

Innovations in Food & Drinks – how licensing is helping deliver excitement in consumables
11:00 - 11:30
VP Business Development & Marketing
Mind & Business

Chaired by Louise French, VP Business Development & Marketing, Beanstalk

Character Parade
11:00 - 11:30
Opportunities in Kids licensing
11:45 - 12:15
Director UK Toys

While the licensing market is challenging this year – especially in toys – there are some areas that have done spectacularly well and other areas which have the potential to be much bigger than they currently are. During the session, I want to highlight these and share some European opportunities as well as local UK opportunities. The session is open to everyone, but I would say if your license has a strong appeal for kids 0-14 years or want to know what impact toys has on the total licensed market, then come along!

How can toy licensing recover its sparkle?
12:30 - 13:00
Director of Product Development
VTech Electronics Europe
Publisher & Managing Editor
Toy World
Buying Director
The Entertainer
Senior Vice President, International
Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products
Country Director Consumer Products, UK & Ireland
Head of Licensing Europe
Moose Toys (Worlds Apart)

An exploration of the ways in which toy licensees and retailers can collaborate with licensors to reinvigorate the licensed toy category.

Moderated by John Baulch

12:30 - 13:30 Stand D183

Come join us in our special Gormiti cocktail at BLE 2019. We are sharing some exciting news about our beloved property and celebrating the great success of the brand all around Europe. Come at Planeta Junior booth – D183 -  for a tasty snack and a drink.  Let the legend continue!

1+1=3 - Strategies for creative effective collaborations
14:00 - 14:30
International Brand Licensing Manager
Perfetti van Melle Group
Executive VP
Peanuts Worldwide

Executives from two top brands give a look at strategies and tactics involved in creating high-performing alliances

Accessible luxury: How can fashion boost the different categories of licensing
14:45 - 15:15
President & Owner
Maurizio Distefano the evolution of Licensing

Fashion designers create amazing collections, consumers desire to have fashion exclusive products with an affordable price positioning. How is it possible to match consumer needs and create value in licensing sales? MDL is the Italian Licensing Agency focusing on Fashion Accessible Luxury licensing out for new fashion brands, developing licenses in different categories with the aim of allowing consumers of different socio-economic classes to possess Accessible Luxury products.

8 Deadly Sins of Licensing
16:15 - 16:45