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BLE Retailer Numbers Rocket 24 Percent as the Show Pulls in Record Visitor Numbers

BLE Retailer Numbers Rocket 24 Percent as the Show Pulls in Record Visitor Numbers

UBM has declared this year’s Brand Licensing Europe (BLE), which took place at Olympia London earlier this month, as the ‘best ever’ in the show’s 20-year history. Retailer visitor numbers shot up by 24 per cent and overall attendee numbers rose by 6 per cent to a record high of 7,862, including the highest ever…

BLE Announces License This! 2018 Winners

BLE Announces License This! 2018 Winners

The winners of this year’s License This! competition were announced this afternoon at Brand Licensing Europe following 90 minutes of pitching and presentations from the six finalists. This year’s competition attracted a record number of entries and, for the first time in its 10-year history, BLE presented two License This! awards. The winner of the…

Brand Licensing Europe Announces License This! Finalists

Brand Licensing Europe Announces License This! Finalists

Brand Licensing Europe has announced six finalists for this year’s License This! competition following a record number of entries and an intense judging day last Friday in London. For the first time in the competition’s 10-year history, there are two award categories: Character & Animation and Brand & Design. The final will take place in…

Pam Kaufman Confirmed as Opening Keynote at Brand Licensing Europe

Pam Kaufman Confirmed as Opening Keynote at Brand Licensing Europe

Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products president Pam Kaufman will take part in a fireside chat with License Global content director Amanda Cioletti during the opening day keynote at this year’s Brand Licensing Europe. Kaufman will share her insights into the changing retail landscape, why the newly formed, globally aligned VNCP positions the organisation for success, and…

The Bugg Report Catches Up with Anna Knight, Brand Director at UBM for Brand Licensing Europe

The Bugg Report Catches Up with Anna Knight, Brand Director at UBM for Brand Licensing Europe

Thanks for speaking to us Anna. Can you give us a snapshot of some of the newest and most interesting additions for Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) this year? There are a lot of new and exciting things happening at BLE this year. First and foremost, we are celebrating our 20th anniversary, which is an amazing…

Judges Announced for Brand Licensing Europe 2018 License This!

Judges Announced for Brand Licensing Europe 2018 License This!

With less than one month until entries close for Brand Licensing Europe’s 2018 License This! competition, organiser UBM has announced this year’s judging line up. Following the introduction of two awards to mark the competition’s 10th anniversary, two panels of judges will be responsible for whittling down the shortlist on 21st September and choosing the…

Brand Licensing Europe to Relocate

Brand Licensing Europe to Relocate

UBM is relocating Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) to ExCeL London from 2019 as part of the organiser’s ambitious strategy to evolve the show, attract even more European licensees, retailers and licensors and improve the customer experience for both visitors and exhibitors. The organiser was attracted by the accessibility and flexibility of space at ExCeL, as…