By Allison Watkinson
Licensing International has announced that the 2023 Licensing Expo will offer premium Round Table talks, led by experts in the industry.
The lineup includes two days of expert-led Round Table discussions with executives from prominent industry associations and businesses.
During the sessions, participants can seek guidance, insights and advice from specialists in distinct licensing categories and geographical markets. In addition, registrants will be able to network and collaborate with like-minded participants in the Round Table group.
The workshop schedule for June 13, 2023 will feature Round Table workshops that are run by category-specific industry experts. The event schedule for June 14, 2023 will feature workshops that are run by experts in specific retail markets across the globe.
The full catalog for the Round Table discussions include:
Day One, June 13, 2023:
Art & Design
J’net Smith, Licensing & Brand Manager, Zoonicorn
Todd Kaufman, VP, Strategy & Partnerships, Beanstalk
Food & Beverage
James Slifer, Managing Director, Joester Loria Group
Invention Services Industry
Robert Susa, President, InventHelp
Ronny Smith, Managing Director, InventHelp-Intromark
Jed Ferdinand, Senior Managing Member, Ferdinand IP Law Group
Location-Based Brand Extensions
David Hutchison, CEO, Path Entertainment Group
Julia Posen, Director of Content, Path Entertainment Group
The Metaverse & Web 3.0
Leslie Hughes, President, Digital Media Licensing Association and Founder & CEO, iSPY Technologies, Inc.
Day Two, June 14, 2023:
Masakazu Soeda, General Manager Global Business Division, Sanrio
Europe & the Treaty of Rome
Amadu Sowe, Senior Vice President Business Legal Affairs, Paramount
Laurent Taieb, Board Co-President – France, Licensing International
Eric Johnson, Global Team Leader, Franchise Programs, U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service
Ivonne Feliciano, AVP, Business Development & Marketing, Beanstalk LATAM
Steve Manners, Head of Global Marketing & UK Managing Director, Licensing International
Visitors who wish to attend the Round Table talks must register in advance through the official Licensing Expo platform. Access to the workshops can be purchased for $75 per session, with a 10% discount offered to Licensing International members.
Licensing Expo is the world’s largest annual tradeshow for the licensing and brand extension industry. The Licensing Expo event is organized by the Global Licensing Group at Informa Markets in partnership with the international trade organization Licensing International.
The 2023 Licensing Expo takes place from June 13 to 15 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.