Check out the 2018 Agenda

This year, the NYC Summit will be hyper-focused on the rapidly shifting worlds of retail and media with speakers from some of the biggest players in those arenas. 

7:00 - 8:00 AM

Location: The Gallery

NYC Licensing Summit 2018 Opens: Registration and Networking Breakfast
Connect with leaders in brand licensing and retail as we start the 2018 event off with registration and the networking breakfast at the Gallery.

8:00 - 8:15 AM

Location: The Forum

Welcome and Introduction

8:15 - 9:00 AM

Location: The Forum

Opening Keynote: Retail Today – The Curent Landscape and What's Ahead
Stay Tuned! Our marquee keynote speaker will be announced soon, and trust us, you won't want to miss it!

9:00 - 9:45 AM

Location: The Forum

Retail Revolution: New Models for the Modern Consumer
The retailers on this panel are breaking new ground with cutting-edge commerce models that are changing the way the world shops. Speakers to be announced soon!

9:45 - 10:15 AM

Location: Varies

BREAKOUT SESSION

TRACK 1: Deep Dive with National Geographic
Making a 130-year-old brand relevant for today’s audience through experiential and retail innovation.
Speakers: Rosa Zeegers (National Geographic Partners)
Location: Hub Two

TRACK 2: The Evolving Gaming Ecosystem
How eSports and other innovations are turning video game brands into long-term lifestyle franchises.
Location: The Forum

10:15 - 10:45 AM

Location: The Gallery

Networking Break

10:45 - 11:30 AM

Location: The Forum

Influencing the Buy: Tapping into the Power of Social Influencers
The Internet has given rise to a vast new crop of stars that have a massive impact on the purchasing decisions of younger generations. In this session, we’ll hear directly from one of those stars and explore how Influencers can help build your brand and your business. 
Speakers: Gil Eyal (HYPR), Kevin Gould (Kombo Ventures), Ross Misher (Brand Central), and Jake Paul (Team 10)

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: The Forum

The Remaking of a Traditional Retailer: Aéropostale
For years Aéropostale was one of the most popular mall-based retailers among teens, but shifting consumer shopping habits in the last decade threatened its future. In 2016, the brand was purchased by Authentic Brands Group. Now, less than a year later, the retailer is stronger than ever with a thriving, international brick-and-mortar business. In this session, we’ll find out how Aéropostale reimagined its business model to beat the odds.
Speakers: Ken Ohashi (Authentic Brands Group)

12:00 - 12:30 PM

Location: The Forum

The Rise of the Player
How sports associations are finding the “I” in Team by focusing on the star power of individual athletes.
Speakers: Josh Goodstadt (National Basketball Players Inc.) with additional speakers to be announced soon. Stay tuned!

12:30 - 2:00 PM

Location: Hub Two and The Living Room

Networking Lunch

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Location: The Forum

The Need for Speed: Product Development in a Digital World
In the new world of social media, brands can take off overnight and retailers want product by the next morning. Adapting the development cycle to meet the increased speed of consumer and retailer demand has become a critical challenge for IP owners and licensees. In this session, we’ll hear from licensees and retailers who have found ways to strike while the iron’s hot.
Speakers:  Charlotte Clisby (Evode Group), Cindy Levitt (Hot Topic), Brian Mann (Loot Crate), and Jennifer Sullivan (memBrain)

3:00 - 3:30 PM

Location: Varies

BREAKOUT SESSION

Track 1: Millennials are Killing Everything
Uber, Amazon, Netflix, Facebook… The innovations of the Millennial generation have dramatically changed countless industries forever. This session will gather Millennials who are the forefront of the massive shifts occurring in media and retail to discuss the advantages and benefits of the new world they are creating.
Location: The Forum

Track 2: Beyond the Song: The Unique Position of Music Brands at Retail
Speakers: Alix Kram (Warner Music Group)
Location: Hub Two

3:30 - 4:00 PM

Location: The Gallery

Networking Break

4:00 - 4:45 PM

Location: The Forum

The Little Toy Companies that Could: How Boutique Toy Brands are Taking Over the Sandbox
Amidst the decline of brands that had long been mainstays in toy aisles, smaller, agile toy companies have been releasing runaway hits. Find out how they are successfully tapping into the zeitgeist to create brands that kids want. 

4:45 - 5:15 PM

Location: The Forum

Closing Keynote
Additional details to be announced.

5:15 - 6:15 PM

Location: The Gallery and The Living Room

Networking Cocktail
Honoring the 2018 License Global Influentials: 18 Women Impacting the Business of Brand Licensing

 

 

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