BLE tips & tricks with… Carte Blanche’s Talia Tester

With BLE fast approaching, we picked the brains of regular attendees and exhibitors on how to make the most of the show. Up next is Talia Tester, Head of Licensing at Carte Blanche Greetings.

Talia, thanks for doing this. When did you first attend BLE?
Gosh, now you’re asking! It would have been in 2011- which was my first year working in the licensing industry.

What’s your best BLE memory?
While each show has fantastic memories, I think it was actually when I celebrated my 30th birthday there! Not only was it a very successful show in terms of meetings and new business leads, but I was also showered with lots of birthday love from industry peers! I was even presented with a cake on the stand. I’ll never forget the wonderful David Aykroyd singing happy birthday to me in Welsh – a lovely memory!

Aside from a birthday cake and a sing-song, what makes for a good BLE meeting?
Being open-minded to any and all conversations; you never know where it may lead.

What’s your key objective for this year’s BLE?
To showcase new creative, make new connections and touch base with existing partners – especially those travelling from overseas!

Before we let you go, can you give us a BLE tip or recommendation? Could be a restaurant, pub, venue or show advice…
Stay well hydrated! Talking all day and night while being blasted with air-con can really take its toll!

It really can! One last question, where is your stand this year?
We’re at C224.

Great! Thanks again Talia.

If you still haven’t registered for BLE this year, click here to do so!

BLE 2023 runs at ExCeL London from October 4th to 6th 2023.

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