Designer Wayne Lindsay on the benefits of taking part in BLE’s Kelvyn Gardner License This! competition

As one of last year’s winners, Wayne won a free exhibition stand at BLE 2022. We caught up to find out more about his plans for next month’s show.

Brand Licensing Europe’s online platform now open

Anyone who is registered for BLE can use the online planner to search for license-ready brands and the exhibitors who represent them – and book meetings through the Matchmaking function.

BLE’s Kelvyn Gardner License This! competition welcomes Aardman student design initiative

Budding design stars are tasked with designing a Wallace & Gromit branded toy, with an emphasis on STEM learning.

Brands Untapped teams with Brand Licensing Europe to launch Brand Design Conference

Taking place on Monday, September 19th at ExCeL London – the eve of BLE 2022 – the Brand Design Conference will explore the creativity and design thinking behind brand extensions.

Mattel’s Richard Dickson to deliver ‘Barbie x Fashion’ keynote at BLE 2022

Mattel’s President and COO Richard Dickson will discuss Barbie’s fashion legacy to date, and also look ahead at the brand’s bright future in this sector.

Brand Licensing Europe 2022 opens online visitor registration

“We can’t wait to bring the industry back together again and help to drive the conversations that lead to the creation of innovative new products that consumers love,” said Anna Knight, SVP of Licensing at Informa Markets.

One month left to get your nominations in for inaugural Brands Untapped 100

The Brands Untapped 100 is global list of 100 figures from the design and creative side of brand licensing that have done exceptional work over the past year.

Brand Licensing Europe 2022 details first wave of exhibitors

Those new to the show this year include Van Gogh Museum, Chefclub and License This! winners Sophie Jonas-Hill and Joel Mercer.

Cards, calendars, toys… Joel Mercer on plans for his License This-winning brand, SeedFolk

To find out more about the origins of SeedFolk and where the award-winning brand is looking to go, we caught up with Joel Mercer.

“It celebrates two British passions – drinking tea and getting tattoos!”: Sophie Jonas-Hill on winning License This! with Tea for Tattoo

To find out more about the origins of Tea for Tattoo and where the award-winning brand is looking to go, we put the kettle on and sat down with Sophie.

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