Eight new speakers join The NYC Licensing Summit roster

The NYC Licensing Summit will take place March 1-2, 2016 at the New York Marriott Downtown in New York City.

The NYC Licensing Summit is being developed by License! Global magazine in partnership with UBM Advanstar, organizers of Licensing Expo and Brand Licensing Europe, and the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), the industry’s leading trade organization.

An impressive roster of the licensing industry’s foremost executives from leading companies is confirmed for the first annual NYC Summit: The Business of Brand Licensing.

Eight new speakers join the NYC Licensing Summit roster: Eric Beder, managing director, Wunderlich Securities; Gaye Dean, group manager, Target Stores; Benjamin Grubbs, global head of top creators, YouTube; Cindy Levitt, senior vice president, merchandising and marketing, Hot Topic; Simon Waters, general manager and senior vice president, entertainment & licensing, Hasbro.

PLUS: Adina Avery-Grossman, partner, Brandgenuity; Debra Joester, president, The Joester Loria Group; and Stu Seltzer, president, The Seltzer Licensing Group in the Licensing Agents Forum.

Set to speak at the two-day event are Dow Famulak, president and chief operating officer, Global Brands Group; Jim Fielding, global head of consumer products and retail, DreamWorks Animation and AwesomenessTV; Pam Kaufman, chief marketing officer and president, consumer products, Nickelodeon; Jamie Salter, chairman and chief executive officer, Authentic Brands Group; Yehuda Shmidman, chief executive officer, Sequential Brands Group; Michael Stone, chairman, Beanstalk; and Henry Stupp, chief executive officer, Cherokee Global Brands Group. Additional speakers will be announced soon.

“This event brings insight, analysis and business acumen to attendees in a casual networking setting, which promotes conversation and the sharing of knowledge,” says Tony Lisanti, global editorial director, License! Global, and adjunct professor, New York University’s Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media and Business.  “Each of our speakers is from a brand licensing company that represents significant market share of the licensing business from leading licensors such as Cherokee Global Brands Group, DreamWorks Animation and Nickelodeon, to brand management firms that are paving growth in the sector year-over-year such as Global Brands Group, Sequential Brands Group, Beanstalk and Authentic Brands Group. This new conference will also feature topics such as sports licensing, entertainment, as well as a full morning on the retail perspective.”

Topics that will be explored during the two-day NYC Summit include, among many others: How Brand Management Companies are Driving the New Licensing Models; Brand Value: The Wall Street Viewpoint; Entertainment Licensing: The Value of Franchise Development; The Licensing Agency Forum and Roundtable; The Influence of Sports Licensing; New Entertainment Stars and Brands; and The Retail Roundtable.

The NYC Summit: The Business of Brand Licensing is the must-attend East Coast event for licensors, licensees, retailers, agents, brand managers, marketers, consultants, investors, financial analysts and trade and consumer business media. The education-led format will offer in-depth analysis and insight into the driving factors and changing dynamics of global licensing in today’s highly competitive marketplace while allowing time for one-to-one meetings and networking.

EARLY BIRD PRICING (ends January 29th!)
All-Access tickets:  $695
LIMA Members:  $595

All-Access tickets:  $795
LIMA Members:  $695

Get details and register now at www.LicensingMag.com/NYC-Summit

A limited number of discounted hotel rooms are also available at the New York Marriott Downtown if you book before Feb. 8. Call 1-800-228-9290.

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