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Where Licensing's Leaders Connect

February 20, 2018

Shape Strategy and Connect with Top Executives

In just two short years, the NYC Summit has become a mainstay on the events calendar for the global brand licensing community, bringing together thought leaders from the industry's largest players and key decision-makers from the top licensees, retailers, agents and licensors around the globe. This is a not-to-miss event for all executive-level leaders in the licensing industry looking to drive their business forward. 


with 400+ executives in brand licensing and retail


directly from 20+ featured speakers and thought leaders


with 200+ innovative and influential companies in attendance


your global reach with industry leaders from 16+ countries


This Year's Speakers Include Executives From

Get a Taste of the Content

Responding to Trends in a Fast Fashion World

Bob D'Loren, CEO of Xcel Brands (owner of the Isaac Mizrahi brand), talks about how fast fashion has set a new pace for the industry and what today's companies can do to keep up.

The Unique Challenge of Licensing in China

Chinese consumers want Western content, and the products that come with it, but government regulations and rampant counterfeiting make entry into the Chinese market difficult. Jamie Stevens, EVP of worldwide consumer products at Sony Pictures, explains how her company and other studios are making inroads in the East.

Opportunities in eSports

Mike Sepso, founder of Major League Gaming and SVP at Activision Blizzard, is a pioneer in the world of eSports. Here he gives insights into why millions of people are flocking to video gaming leagues and why he thinks the merchandise programs of these teams could be as big as that for traditional sports.

I Want to Attend

Not only do attendees at the NYC Summit get to hear from some of the top executives in the brand licensing and retail sectors, but they also benefit from being in the room with 450 decision makers from across the industry, including licensees, licensors, retailers, service providers and agents. Ample networking opportunities and an executive-level crowd ensure the event is not only educational, but also a business-building opportunity.

I Want to Sponsor

NYC Summit sponsors get the chance to align their company with the leaders of licensing and retail. Not only will you get unprecedented branding opportunities and exposure at this exclusive networking event, but you'll also reach the entire licensing and retail community who are not able to attend through UBM's media division, License Global. A range of sponsorship levels are available, so contact us today to find out more.



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