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Brand Licensing Europe Announces Official Networking & After-Hours Schedule for Opening Day

Brand Licensing Europe attendees are urged to save the date now for this year’s official opening day networking events on Tuesday 20 September.

BLE is the leading European event for licensing and brand extension, taking place Tuesday 20 to Thursday 22 September at ExCeL London and visitors can register for free online. 

The official BLE opening day networking and after-hours events are:

  • Spotlight on France & launch of France Licensing Day
    Tuesday 20 September, 16:30-17:00, BLE Bar, free to attend and open to all

    BLE is spotlighting France and the French licensing industry at this year’s event and will be announcing the launch of next year’s France Licensing Day in partnership with Licensing International France, which will take place on 9 March 2023. The BLE Bar will be branded to reflect the focus on France and will showcase all of this year’s French exhibiting brands. Join the BLE team and Licensing International France’s Laurent Taieb and Florence Ayem to celebrate the successes of the French licensing industry!

  • Opening night drinks
    Tuesday 20 September, 17:00-19:00, all three bars on the show floor, free to attend and open to all

    Last year’s ‘welcome back’ drinks were incredibly popular with BLE attendees, and this year is likely to be even busier, so make sure to save the date in your calendar. Drinks are free to attend and open to all – you must be registered and have a BLE badge to gain access so register for free today.

  • Licensing International opening night party

Tuesday 20 September, 19:30 onwards, central London

The Licensing International party returns to BLE this year. Taking place at 100 Wardour Street in Soho (just five stops on the Elizabeth line from ExCeL), it promises to be a lively one! Note, this is a ticketed event. Tickets are priced at £85 plus VAT for Licensing International members and £125 plus VAT for non-members and can be purchased online from here.

“We are thrilled to be hosting the opening night party for BLE 2022,” said Maura Regan, President of Licensing International. “These events are an opportunity to strengthen your relationships in the global licensing industry, and the SOHO NIGHTS party is the perfect venue with amazing musical entertainment, outstanding food, and an open bar featuring wine and beer. We promise it’s a party not to be missed!”

Anna Knight, SVP of Licensing, Informa Markets, added: “When it comes to getting business done, networking is critical to the licensing industry who, as we all know, are a hard-working and wonderfully sociable bunch. These three events on BLE opening day are brilliant opportunities for everyone to get together, reconnect, make new connections or just let their hair down and have some fun after a busy day of meetings.”.

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 Markets, the licensing industry’s leading trade show organiser and media partner. Its mission is to provide licensing opportunities around the world by bringing brands and products together.

About Global Licensing Group
The Global Licensing Group at Informa Markets 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 Markets: Licensing Expo, Brand Licensing Europe, Licensing Expo Japan, Licensing Expo Shanghai, The Licensing Leadership Summit, License Global magazine, License Global Daily E-News and The Licensing Mixtape podcast. Global Licensing Group events are sponsored by Licensing International.

About Licensing International
Licensing International 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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