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BLE and Licensing International Announce New Networking & Socialising Events


BLE Official Party 2019


Brand Licensing Europe and headline sponsor Licensing International will deliver a packed programme of after-hours networking and socialising events for exhibitors and visitors to BLE 2019. The three events will take place in east London venues close to the show’s new home at ExCeL London. BLE 2019 runs from 1-3 October and registration is open now at

Exhibitor party: Tuesday 1 October, 1700-1900, Novotel London ExCeL: All exhibitors are invited to join the BLE team for informal drinks and networking at the end of day one at the Novotel, less than a two minute walk from ExCeL.

Global Licensing Group drinks: Wednesday 2 October, 1700-1900, Novotel London ExCeL: The GLG drinks are the perfect opportunity to meet the team as well as members of Licensing International chapters from around the world; everyone is welcome to attend this new drinks reception before heading to the Licensing International Official BLE Party.

Licensing International Official BLE Party: Wednesday 2 October, 1900-0000, Museum of London Docklands: Organised by Licensing International, this is the biggest networking event at BLE. Featuring a fun mix of live entertainment, karaoke, food, drinks and networking galore, the official show party will take place at the Museum of London Docklands this year. An exciting new venue in the heart of London’s vibrant financial centre of Canary Wharf, the museum is just a short hop from ExCeL. Reserve your Early Bird tickets now!  

“The licensing industry is a proudly sociable one, which is why we are holding two new events on the Tuesday and Wednesday in venues close to ExCeL,” said BLE event director Anna Knight. “We’re also really excited that Licensing International has booked the Museum of Docklands for the official BLE after party – it’s an inspired choice – and one of many great venues in the vibrant and metropolitan local area. Our After Hours guide, which can be downloaded free from the BLE website, is full of bars and restaurants that are perfect for a spot of post-show networking, with lots of variety to suit everyone’s needs, time limits and budgets.”

Licensing International president Maura Regan added: “We are so excited about this year’s venue for the official BLE party, which celebrates the fascinating history of BLE’s new east London locale. “The museum celebrates the historical significance of London’s Docklands as a hub for world trade and commerce combined with the area’s reinvention as a cultural destination, making it a quite unique venue for the official BLE Party. This party in conjunction with the other social events being planned by the BLE team are going to create a really dynamic after-hours experience for the BLE community!”

BLE 2019 takes place at ExCeL London from 1-3 October 2019. Register for free at


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About Brand Licensing Europe

Launched in 1998, Brand Licensing Europe is the only pan-European annual event dedicated to licensing and brand extension. The London event features over 2,500 brands and more than 7,500 licensees, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and licensing agents. Brand Licensing Europe is a part of the Global Licensing Group at Informa PLC, the licensing industry’s leading tradeshow organiser and media partner. Its mission is to provide licensing opportunities around the world by bringing brands and products together.

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The Global Licensing Group at Informa PLC is the licensing industry’s leading tradeshow organizer and media partner. Its mission is to provide licensing opportunities around the world by bringing brands and products together. The following events and information products are produced for the licensing industry by the Global Licensing Group at Informa PLC: Licensing Expo, Brand Licensing Europe, Licensing Expo Japan, Licensing Expo China, NYC Licensing Summit, License Global magazine and License Global Daily E-News. Global Licensing Group events are sponsored by Licensing International. Brand Licensing Europe, Licensing Expo Japan, Licensing Expo China, and NYC Summit. Visit for more information and to utilize licensing’s definitive online resource.

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Licensing International – formerly known as LIMA – is the leading trade organization for the global licensing industry. Licensing International’s mission is to foster the growth and expansion of licensing around the world, raise the level of professionalism for licensing practitioners, and create greater awareness of the benefits of licensing to the business community at large. Founded in 1985, Licensing International members in over 40 countries enjoy access to an array of benefits, including extensive educational programming and worldwide networking events. Visit for more information and to utilize licensing’s definitive online resource.

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