Global Licensing Group confirms events and dates up to end of 2025

Informa Markets’ Global Licensing Group has announced all confirmed events and/or dates until the end of 2025. They include the next three editions of Licensing Expo and Brand Licensing Europe (BLE). 

For the remainder of 2023:

  • Licensing Expo                                June 13-15, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
  • Brand Licensing Europe                 October 4-6, ExCeL, London – please note, this year’s dates fall on Wednesday to Friday 
  • B&LIS North America                      November 2-3, New York, with a half-day retail tour taking place on Thursday November 2 and full                                                             content programme on Friday November 3.

Confirmed events and dates in 2024:

  • Licensing for Retail                          March 7, Convene, 22 Bishopsgate, London
  • Licensing Expo 2024                        May 21-23, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
  • France Licensing Day                      June 27, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris
  • BLE                                                    September 24-26, ExCeL, London

Confirmed events and dates in 2025:

  • Licensing for Retail Day                  Date TBC
  • France Licensing Day                      Date TBC 
  • Licensing Expo                                 May 20-22, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
  • BLE                                                    October 14-16, ExCeL, London

Anna Knight, SVP Licensing, Informa Markets: “Now events are fully back in person and the entire global licensing industry can meet and collaborate in real life, the role of face-to-face meetings and human connections has never been more important. That’s why we’ve decided to release our event dates as early as possible to help everyone reserve the dates and plan their networking diaries in advance.”

About the events:

  • Brand Licensing Europe   BLE is the only pan-European tradeshow dedicated to licensing and brand extension, bringing together thousands of European    retailers, manufacturers and brand owners for three days of deal-making, networking and trend spotting. It’s the only event to showcase the best of European licensing and features global, regional and domestic brands from every European country.  
  • Licensing Expo   Launched in 1980, Licensing Expo is the world’s largest and most influential annual tradeshow dedicated to licensing and brand extension.  The flagship event attracts thousands of decision-makers from all five continents and is the launchpad for new brands, new IPs and new content. As the  first date in the calendar year for the entire licensing ecosystem, it’s the best place to discover new opportunities on a global scale.
  • Licensing for Retail  Licensing for Retail conference launched in 2023. It brings together 100+ UK retailers to inspire them about the potential of brand licensing through a combination of expert education and networking opportunities designed to ignite vital business relationships with the entire UK licensing ecosystem.
  • Brand & Licensing Innovation Summit  The Brand & Licensing Innovation Summit (B&LIS) brings together brand licensing leaders and influencers and delivers thought-provoking content expertly curated by License Global and networking opportunities that propel the industry forward.
  • France Licensing Day  Launched in 2023, France Licensing Day brings together key players in the French market, including retailers, licensors, influential rights holders and agents, to discover the latest trends in-region and enjoy professional meetings, networking and the Licensing International France Awards.
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