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  • Registered visitors can browse the exhibitor list and book meetings from today
  • Live Stage, Community & Wellbeing, after hours and retail programmes will be accessible in the coming weeks
  • 2,933 digital meetings booked during Licensing Week Virtual
  • Festival of Licensing: 6-29 October online

16 September 2020

The Festival of Licensing event platform opens today allowing attendees to search the exhibitor list and pre-book meetings through the Festival Matchmaking Service. In the coming weeks, the platform will be updated to include the abundance of content available on the Live Stage, Community & Wellbeing, after hours and retail programmes. Visitors must register at to access the platform and festival event content to start planning their calendars ahead of time.

From this morning, attendees can browse by exhibitor, IP, product and service for a more refined, and accurate search of potential business partners before using the Festival Matchmaking Service (sponsored by Octane5/BrandComply) to pre-book online video meetings. Once the Festival of Licensing’s four events are live, they can also use the drop-in video meetings function to catch anyone they may have missed.

Festival of Licensing – the month-long virtual celebration of the global licensing industry – runs from 6-29 October, with regional-specific events for Europe (6-8 October), Asia (14-15 October) and the Americas (20-22 October), and closing with the global C suite Licensing Leadership Summit (28-29 October). 

The event’s extensive content agenda will be added to the platform imminently, allowing registered visitors to start planning their diaries and familiarise themselves with the technology and new functionalities so they can hit the ground running when ‘doors’ open on 6 October.

The Festival of Licensing programme incorporates a wide range of networking, IP discovery, education and experience content, including:

  • Live Stage (keynotes, panels and exhibitor showcases)
  • Community & Wellbeing (fitness and wellbeing sessions, business mentoring and advice clinics and global charity fundraiser)
  • After hours with daily evening performances and interactive events
  • Retail Programme (on-demand, exclusive content and ‘Ask Me Anything’ live expert sessions)

“The licensing industry’s number one priority – in real life or on the screen – is networking. Diaries get packed and booked up early, so I would urge Festival attendees to log in, set up their profiles and familiarise themselves with the platform now to increase their chances of discovering and securing meetings with the right connections for their business,” explained Anna Knight, VP Licensing, Informa Markets.

“The Festival of Licensing platform is THE platform for the entire event – for meetings, for live and on demand content – there’s lot’s happening and that’s why it’s so important to spend a little time ahead of kick-off to go on line, check it all out, and start planning so you really make the most of it and don’t miss out.”

Mike Dunn, Co-President, Octane5, added: “Octane5, the company behind BrandComply Licensing Enterprise Software, is pleased to support the licensing industry through our sponsorship of the Festival of Licensing Matchmaker service. We have decades of experience helping licensors and licensees collaborate remotely on functions like product development, royalties and compliance so this is a natural extension of the work we do every day. We wish everyone a great event and look forward to connecting with all our licensing friends around the world.” 

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Notes to editors:

Exhibitors already confirmed for Festival of Licensing include:


Acamar Films

AMGI Animation Studios

Art Ask Agency

Art Brand Studios

Asgard Media

ASS Federation Francaise Football


Bandai Namco

Bandai Namco Asia


Bavaria Sonor Licensing

BBC Studios


Bioworld Merchandising

Boat Rocker Studios


Brand Activation Consulting

Brand Central


Brandgenuity LLC

Brand Liaison


Brigitte Bardot

Bulldog Licensing



Capcom Europe

Carbon 12.011 Licensing

Caroline Mickler Ltd

Carrot and Toast

Cartoon Saloon

Celebrities Entertainment


CTC Media

Cyber Group Studios

Dependable Solutions Inc.

Design Plus



Edutainment Licensing

Evolution USA

Excel Sportswear Inc.


Firefly Brand Management

Frida Kahlo

Fruit of the Loom

Global Licensing Group

Global Trademark Licensing

GO-N International

Guangzhou Liuhua Fashion Wholesale Market

Hard Rock & J&M Brands


Herschend Entertainment Studios

IMC Toys




Joester Loria Group


Kids Industries


Letters by Julia

License Global

Licensing International

Licensing Magazine

Licensing Works!

Lisle Licensing

LoCoco Licensing Inc.

Lumo Stars & Molkky

Magic Light Pictures

Mattel Brands Consumer Products

Max Publishing


Mercis bv



National Basketball Association

National Gallery

Natural History Museum


NFL Players Inc

Olympique de Marseille

On Kids & Family

OpSec Security Inc


Penguin Ventures

Perfetti Van Melle

Pink Key Licensing


Products of Change

Retail Monster

Rocket Licensing

Rosie Brooks

Rovio Entertainment Corporation


Science Museum Group


Smiley World

Snacking Media

Start Licensing

Studio 100 Media

Taoa Studio

Tatsunoko Production Co Ltd

tesa scribos

The Inke Group

The Pokemon Company International, Inc.

The Point. 1888

The Wildflower Group

Toonbox Studio

Total Licensing

Trend Bible



UCLA Trademarks & Licensing

V&A (Victoria & Albert Museum)

ViacomCBS Consumer Products


Wildbrain CPLG

Withit Studios

Xilam Animation

Yale University

Young Spirit Clothing


Zolan Licensing Agency



Press registration is also open online at If you’re interested in attending Licensing Leadership Summit as press, please contact your territory PR below.

For European media information:

Charlie Le Rougetel at BIGTOP

+44 (0)7736 330676

For U.S. media information:

Lauren Lloyd

+1 (310) 266-4792

About Global Licensing Group

The Global Licensing Group at Informa Markets is 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. 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 Brand XT. Global Licensing Group events are sponsored by Licensing International.

About Licensing International
Licensing International is the leading trade organization for the global brand 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. Visit for more information. 

About BrandComply

BrandComply, fuelled by the licensing experts at Octane5, is the only licensing enterprise system that delivers actionable information from Contract to Consumer. All licensing functions –Contract Workflow, Digital Assets, Product Workflow, Royalties/Forecasting, Compliance, Brand Protection and Consumer Engagement are managed in a single tool. Learn how we help brands run faster, smarter and more profitably by visiting www.octane5.comor emailing

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