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.

From console to consumer – Retail activation in the Gaming world
10:15 - 10:45
Head of Licensing for Halo and Xbox brands
Head of Gaming
Fashion UK
Head of Tinderbox
Digital Division of Beanstalk

Chaired by Dave Tovey, Head of Tinderbox, Digital Division of Beanstalk

The theatre of Gaming in 2019 – An industry pauses for breath
11:00 - 11:30
Senior Client Insight Director

Triple A console gaming is at a crossroads, retro gaming is exploding, streaming is (finally) taking off and next-next gen consoles are around the corner, where is the industry going?

Keynote: Gaming Counter-Culture–The Rising Brand of Esports
11:45 - 12:45
Head of Esports
Head of Esports and Partnerships
Brand Director
Global Licensing Group, UBM
Founder and Executive Chairman

Synopsis to be confirmed

Full keynote to be announced in September

License This! Finale
13:00 - 14:00
Jehane Ltd
I Like Birds
Managing Director
Licensing International UK
Director of Licensing
Danilo Promotions
This Is Iris
Larkshead Media
Buying Consulting
Founder & Managing Director
The Point. 1888
Vicki Thomas Associates
Chief Executive
The Giftware Association

Watch the six finalists battle it to win one of two License This! Awards in front of a panel of widely-respected judges from all areas of licensing and manufacturing.

The Importance of Art & Design within Licensing
14:15 - 14:45
Panel discussion
This Is Iris
Export & Licensing Director
Paper Rose Ltd
Product & Licensing Lead
Carousel Calendar
Publishing & Editorial Manager
Ice House Books

Join Sarah Lawrence and guest licensees for a Q&A discussion seminar “The Importance of Art & Design within Licensing”  

They will discuss the importance and value of the individual artist and why Art & Design is so important to the future of Brand Licensing.

The panelists will share advice on what it means to license your artwork, how best to approach partners, including tips on what they look for in a collection and how to prepare your portfolio.

Moderator: Sarah Lawrence