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License Global - BLE's official publication

License Global is the premier publication and leading source of news and trends for the global consumer products and licensing industry. Since launching in 1998, License Global has become an indispensable touchpoint for the licensing industry’s top executives and key decision makers with in-depth news and analysis, daily news briefs and live trade show coverage. Not only is License Global the definitive day-to-day resource for licensing, but it is also the official publication of the industry’s top annual events–Licensing Expo and Brand Licensing Europe. LG provides complete onsite coverage from both expos in daily special editions, available on the show floor. 

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Other Media Partners include:

Animation Magazine Logo

Animation Magazine is a 32-year-old industry bible for animation and VFX industry professionals and enthusiasts.  News and stories are distributed monthly to subscribers via our print magazine, digitally and through APPs. In addition we have bonus distribution at 25+ global industry trade shows and festivals throughout the year. The world famous, free, daily e-mail newsletter sends 12 stories every weekday to 30k subscribers and 180K Facebook  fans. The Magazine is host to the annual World Animation and VFX Summit , November 3-5 in Marina del Rey, California. Our social media audience is one of the largest in our industry. Check us out at,

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Blooloop is the world’s premier online resource for visitor attractions industry professionals. Founded in 2005, we have been networking the visitor attractions business community for over a decade. Our large, growing and highly targeted network of readers and powerful social network have helped us develop over the years to become the industry’s most trusted and reliable source for attractions industry news and information.

Brand Jam

Brand Jam was born around the idea that licensing, co-branding, and brand extension are growing stronger in the lifestyle branding business, and more and more professionals and marketers use them as powerful communication tools.

Brand Jam’s content tells innovative branding stories to all its believers: who is doing what, with whom, and possibly why, are the questions we automatically ask ourselves when posting a news, or selecting the best at the worldwide lifestyle branding trade fairs, or interwieving the movers and shakers of this specialized and large business.

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Brands Media is the Italian leading company specialized on licensing and its main task is to network the industry in Italy and abroad. Its main services are: the publication of the only Italian licensing trade magazine, with a capillary distribution at the main International b-to-b events; the managing of two all-news websites; the organization of the only Italian licensing trade fair. BM is the only licensing service company which links together the licensing, digital, media and publishing industries.

The Bugg Report

The Bugg Report is a media publication which reaches Australia, New Zealand, Asia, North America & Europe with content focused on interviews, guest columns & general industry news which covers topics including retail, sports, lifestyle, toys & licensing. We believe that getting you in front of the people who matter the most is the important thing to consider when you promote your brands and your company with The Bugg Report. We target the decision makers; the people who can use the information we provide to create outcomes.

C21 Media Logo

C21Media is Home to the International Entertainment Community, combining a portfolio of digital and print publishing brands with an events business and the world’s most powerful online content screenings marketplace. C21Media’s business includes print magazines, websites, reports, databases, events, a thriving internet TV division and an online screenings marketplace.

More than 190,000 top level executives engage with C21′s content each month. From those running major Hollywood studios and international channels, to small independent producers and distributors aiming to keep pace with the latest industry news. This community is the most powerful force in the international television, media and entertainment sector.

Giftware Association

The Giftware Association (the GA) is a national trade representative body and is the only UK trade association serving the gift and home industry. We recognise the remarkable talent and creativity of members ranging from retailers to suppliers, high street brands names to individual craftspeople and many others. Since 1947, the association's commitment has always been to help and support members and help them make money, save money and save time by offering a wide selection of services and support.

Media partner BLE

Progressive Gifts & Home is a cutting edge, industry ‘must read’, the respected, trusted trade title that’s at the very heart of the gift trade. While the team behind the magazine have a combined 50 years of experience in the gift sector, they continue to look at the industry with fresh eyes, fast off the mark to spot trends as well as making connections with today’s new breed of emerging retailers. All of this means we really understand your product, the market, and how to assist you in reaching retailers, with retail from both sides of the fence everything that we, as a magazine, stand for.


Kazachok is a Paris-based agency that specializes in providing data, advice and organizing events - for the licensing market - since 2001. Over the past 15 years, Kazachok's goal has been to make the licensing market more professional by offering reliable and factual data to licensing pros as a publisher of key licensing tools, events organizer, consulting agency and training center.

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Kidscreen Summit is renowned as the kids entertainment industry’s most important annual event. In 2018, the conference welcomed more than 2,000 attendees from 50-plus countries. Top executives attend Kidscreen Summit to take advantage of the year’s best business networking, and to engage in critical dialogue on issues that affect the industry. 

La Revue du Jouet

La Revue du Jouet, find the latest news about the products and strategies of businesses in the games and toys sector.

Licensing in Russia

Licensing in Russia is the first and the only professional printed edition about Russian licensing market. With both hardcopy and digital versions, we reach a broad range of licensing professionals in every business related to licensing industry: brand owners, agents, licensees, retailers and service companies. Want to enter Russian licensing market? Licensing in Russia is a gateway to the licensing industry in Russia.

We have 2 Russian language editions printed in Spring and Autumn, two English specials for Licensing Expo and Brand Licensing Europe and several industry related issues.

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Licensing Italia is the first consulting firm in Italy specializing in licensing. Since January 2010, Licensing Italia is also the Italian office of LIMA (International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association), the international association based in New York that brings the main players in the market together. The mission of Licensing Italia is to foster a better understanding of licensing as a marketing tool and to provide 360° support to the companies that already operate in this area or intend to approach this market for the first time. The services offered by Licensing Italia cover every area of the licensing process and are addressed to both licensor companies and to licensee companies delivers priceless trade information to the global licensing industry. Reaching all corners of the industry – from licensors and licensees, through to retailers and supporting service companies – is uniquely positioned to offer daily news, interviews, opinions, brand profiles and news analysis to the business, with real-time contributions from the licensing community itself actively encouraged.

Licensing Sourcebook

The Licensing Source Book ‘family’ comprises The Licensing Source Book Europe – published in the Spring [January], Summer [June, for Licensing Expo in Las Vegas] and Autumn [September]. Additionally, The Art and Design Licensing Source Book is published in April.

The Licensing Source Book titles are high circulation publications that truly cover the entire licensing industry, completing the circle of retailers, licensees and licensors.

Licensing Source is the central media to the licensing sector. offers a website full of up to date news, information, and analysis for the licensing and retail sector. With daily newsflashes and breaking news as it happens, it is a ‘must subscribe’ website..

Milano Licensing Day

Milano Licensing Day, enthusiasm is our strength: it allow us to engage buyers, licensors, entertainment companies, manufacturing companies and licensees. Since our birth in 2001 we are at the forefront of the Italian licensing industry and brand extension platforms. Thanks to our comprehensive database of more than 12.000 professionals we act as facilitators between demand and offer of licensed properties and brands. Our enthusiasm is reflected in the quality, the participation and the mood of our events and training courses, while our newsletters and information is avidly followed by all our fan base. 

Media partner BLE

Progressive Housewares is the trade bible for everyone who is anyone in housewares. Independent cookshops and housewares retailers, multiples, department stores, supermarkets, multi channel retailers, suppliers, manufacturers, designers, agents – all are avid readers.

Media partner BLE

Progressive Party Europe is the only trade magazine outside of Northern America covering the party and costume trade. Published six times per year, it is the central voice of the industry, and is published by a team with over 50 years experience in the party products world.

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Progressive Preschool Magazine is a totally unique trade press publication. As the only cross-category trade publication covering the preschool sector. Our team have decades of industry experience across toy, nursery, gift, apparel, licensing – and everything in-between.
Max Publishing is an independent company that publishes really great trade magazines that reach the very core of the industries at which they are aimed.

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Progressive Greetings Worldwide, (or ‘PG’ as it is affectionately referred), Progressive Greetings delivers a heady mix of interesting news, retailer insights, hard-hitting industry issue articles, trendspotting pieces, great columnists, the latest product releases, international commentary and authoritative in-depth sector reports. All of this has meant PG has earned itself a globally renowned reputation as an editorially-led monthly publication that is totally dedicated to the vibrant greeting card market. Owned by Max Publishing.

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With over 350,000 users each month Retail Gazette has the largest retail sector audience in the UK. We believe news isn’t a commodity and should be free for all and as such will never charge a penny for our content. We publish independently sourced, high quality news content, keeping retail professionals informed and abreast of all the latest sector developments; complete with in depth analysis and insider commentary.

Retail merchandiser

Since our beginnings more than 58 years ago, Retail Merchandiser has displayed an uncanny knack for recognizing the emerging trends in retail. From accurately predicting the revolution that saw mass merchandisers become the kings of retail to prognostications on the ways that the Internet would impact brick-and-mortar stores, our magazine has grown and evolved to cover every aspect of the retail world in print, digital, on the web and through social media.

Today, we cover it all - traditional retail, online retail, the retail supply chain, licensing. If it has to do with retail, we're there. Through our conversations with the c-suite, product managers, brand managers, senior marketing executives and senior sales executives from the front line to the back room, we are taking the pulse of how the products and services retailers need are delivered, how traditional and online retailers are connecting with consumers, and how licensors, licensees, retailers and suppliers can work together to bring new products to life and to retailers’ shelves.

Our editorial mission remains firmly rooted in the vision of our magazine’s founders: to help lead the industry by providing our readers with accurate and balanced information upon which to make better business decisions.

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Television Business International (TBI) is all about the business of television, all over the world; from the talent that creates the content, those financing it, the companies selling it, and those who acquire and broadcast it.

TBI is staffed by leading television industry journalists who provide the global TV community with easily accessible and reliable business information, informed insight to the latest programming trends and developments, as well as the day’s breaking news stories via the TBI Vision email alerts.

Licensing Letter

The Licensing Letter (TLL), since its founding in 1977, has provided the myriad industries involved in consumer product licensing with the yardsticks by which to measure this valuable business tool. TLL is an exclusive networking and information resource that unlocks vast opportunities in the $200 billion+ licensing business.

Toy World

Toy World has firmly established itself as the market leading UK toy trade magazine since its launch in September 2011. Here at Toy World, we are committed to delivering a fresh and exciting magazine which everyone connected with the toy trade wants to read, and which gets people talking. The Toy World brand encompasses all the key elements of a successful 21st century media organisation; print, website and social media.

Women in Toys

Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT) / The WIT Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to champion the advancement of women through leadership, networking and educational opportunities. WIT serves and supports women at all stages of their careers, from entrepreneurs and startups to seasoned industry veterans. The WIT Foundation grants scholarships to deserving students enrolled in industry-related undergraduate programs. WIT has 25 chapters throughout the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, France, the UK and Australia, with liaisons in Finland, Germany, India and Lebanon. 


World Screen is a 35-year-old publication covering the international media business. In print and online it offers news and analysis on trends in the media industry across the globe, as well as insightful, exclusive interviews with leading executives. Its sister publications include TV Europe, TV Asia, TV Kids, TV Real, TV Formats, TV Drama and TV Listings and the Spanish-language TV Latina, TV Niños and TV Series.

Knowledge Partners Include:

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GFK helps to make the best possible business decisions every day, our clients need to know what is happening now, and in the future. They need more than stand-alone data – they need integrated insights and actionable recommendations based on advanced analytics.

We don't have a crystal ball, but we love data and science and we understand how to connect the two. We care about attention to detail and accuracy. Powered by leading-edge technology, we are in a unique position to leverage proprietary and third-party data to create indispensable predictive market and consumer insights and recommendations.

Nielsen Book Research

Nielsen Book provides a range of services to the book industry internationally, aiding the discovery and purchase, distribution and sales measurement of books. Our Research services provide retail sales analysis for both print and e-books alongside research from our Books and Consumers Survey. We are proud to run the ISBN and SAN Agencies for UK & Ireland as well as providing search and e-trading services for booksellers and libraries. For publishers we offer a range of services from assigning ISBNs to adding metadata to our database and promotional tools to help market books.


The NPD Group has provided unmatched insights in many industries to give our partners a business advantage. We combine consumer and retail point-of-sale data with analytic solutions to interpret today’s market trends and anticipate tomorrow’s—so you can get the right products in the right places for the right people.

NPD was the first to bring sales tracking – and game-changing insight – to many industries. We continue to innovate with advanced modelling and analytic services that identify sales and market share drivers. And we are introducing new research methodologies to better understand evolving consumer tastes and retail dynamics.

The Insights People

The Insights People is a tech-inspired data research and market intelligence company based in Manchester. We specialise in providing organisations with the most comprehensive and dynamic data and analysis on kids, parents and families.

Our award-winning products Kids Insights and Parents Insights each comprise 16 insight-led reports (4 reports per quarter) and a subscription to our 24/7 online portal, enabling clients to access real-time data with the ability to filter and interrogate to their own individual requirements. In October 2018 we launched Kids Insights into the US market and from January 2019 we extended our survey to include 3 year-olds.

Most recently we have launched Kids Insights across Europe, and are now surveying more than 200 children every week in France, Germany, Italy and Spain, resulting in a total of 40,000 children being surveyed in continental Europe each year, as the business continues to work towards its vision of being the global leader in child-focused market intelligence.

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Trend Bible is a global trend agency and leaders in predicting the future of life at home. We work collaboratively with the world’s best brands helping them seize tomorrow’s opportunities.

If it can be done in, or to, the home – we’re already tracking weak signs of upcoming shifts in taste and habit around the world. Whether it’s the future of eating, decorating, playing, celebrating or bringing up children, we apply our expertise to develop those signals into strong and simple trend forecasts that create commercially successful products which connect with future audiences and stay true to brand.