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Save the date: Brand Licensing Europe announces official networking & after-hours schedule 

Save the date: Brand Licensing Europe announces official networking & after-hours schedule 

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

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.”.  

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