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Licensing International Announces Global Mentoring Program

NEW YORK, NY – [January 18 , 2021] – In honor of National Mentoring Month, Licensing International  and their sponsor Octane5 have announced today the licensing industry’s first ever global mentoring program, aimed at bringing the expertise of global industry veterans to young professionals. With an initial focus on regions including the United States, UK, France, Germany, Japan and China industry professionals and Licensing International members can sign up to join the program directly at beginning today. Following sign up, participants will be matched up by Licensing International with their mentor or mentee through the program.

Mentoring is a powerful personal development and empowerment tool through which one person facilitates the development of another by sharing known resources, expertise, values, skills, perspectives, attitudes, and proficiencies. Licensing International’s new program will allow mentees to build skills and knowledge while working toward attaining career goals. At the same time, it will provide an opportunity for mentors to further enhance skills and knowledge areas through exposure to fresh perspectives.

Most importantly, the Licensing International Mentoring Program aims to bring value and career growth to licensing experts of all levels across a multitude of businesses and categories. Participating mentees will have an opportunity to gain wisdom from an experienced professional, while mentors have the chance to invest in an up-and-coming professional who can benefit from their skilled guidance.

“Knowledge sharing and mentoring are such powerful tools that have the potential to transform lives, and so we knew as industry leaders we wanted to create a platform to encourage just that,” said Maura Regan, President of Licensing International. “Our mentorship program will not only build meaningful connections between longstanding professionals and young newcomers, but also offer important opportunities for growth and development.”

“When we connected with Licensing International to sponsor the upcoming mentorship program, we were delighted to be able to facilitate connections between professionals in our industry,” said Mike Dunn, Co-Founder and President Octane5. “Partnering with Licensing International allows us to offer a space where professionals new and old can form working relationships that otherwise wouldn’t be possible.”

For more information, please visit or contact Licensing International SVP, Global Partnerships, Gisela Abrams at


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.


About Octane5

Octane5 is a team of licensing system and brand compliance experts delivering software and security products to leading global brands and institutions. Octane5 is the team behind BrandComply licensing enterprise platform, BrandComply College and security hang tag and label products specifically designed for the licensing industry. BrandComply delivers brand compliance and protection through a fully integrated suite of software and security products that control virtually every aspect of the brand licensing ecosystem. Operating out of offices in Atlanta, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and London, the Octane5 team serves a global client base consisting of hundreds of brands and tens of thousands of licensees. Learn more at


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