BLE 2018 highlights included

Brand Licensing Europe 2018 has now ended, but you can find a summary of the highlights that took place below! With a 24% increase in retail attendance, record high visitor numbers and the largest attendance of oversee attendees, BLE 2018 has been described as “best ever”. The show will be returning 1-3 October 2019 at ExCeL London so save the date now or register your interest to be the first to receive updates

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Food & Beverage Theme

The 2018 show focused on the $16bn F&B licensing opportunities with live demos, free samples, seminar sessions and more.

Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya Hussain

TV chef, author and presenter Nadiya Hussain made an appearance at the 2018 show to discuss her journey since the GBBO and her entry into licensing.


2018 Exhibitor List

Browse the list of 2018 exhibitors across gaming, sports, heritage, art, entertainment to see who take part in the event - view the exhibitor list >

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Matchmaking Service

Over 2,800+ 1-2-1 meetings were booked via the free Matchmaking Service at the 2018 show. 

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2018 Seminar Programme

Take a look at the 2018 programme and see which topics were covered during the show - check out the programme >



Viacom President Pam Kaufman took the stage on Day 1, followed by the International Olympic Committee’s new approach to licensing on Day 2.

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Product Showcase

The Product Showcase displayed licensed products supplied by Brands & Lifestyle and Art, Design & Image exhibitors to inspire visitors for their next partnerships.

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License This!

Unlicensed brands pitched to a live audience and Oddcats and Animals were crowned the winners of the 2018 edition of License This! Find out more >

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Character Parade

Europe’s biggest character parade took place on Day 1 of the show with over 80 characters walking the show floor for photo opportunities


BLE 2018 show preview

Inside the Official Show Preview, created by License Global, you will find the full 2018 seminar programme, the Live Kitchen programme, the full list of exhibitors and more to see all the highlights from this year's event. See preview »