Activision Blizzard, Nickelodeon Viacom & Sony Pictures to speak, among many others.
|Pam Kaufman of Nickelodeon at the 2016 NYC Summit.|
Some of the biggest names in entertainment will be speaking at the NYC Licensing Summit, March 2-3 at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.
Executives from A+E Networks, Activision Blizzard, Cartoon Network, Epic Rights (which represents KISS, AC/DC, Celine Dion and more), Macy’s Parade, Nickelodeon Viacom and Sony Pictures Entertainment will all offer exclusive insights into their licensing strategies and give a peek at what’s ahead in the world of entertainment.
They will also be joined by acclaimed entertainer Drew Barrymore, who first appeared on the big screen at the age of 6-years-old in Steven Spielberg’s E.T. and is now starring in the new Netflix series “Santa Clarita Diet.”
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Among the topics that will be covered by this elite group of speakers are location-based entertainment, doing business in China, the power of celebrity brands, music licensing, new frontiers in gaming, eSports and the changing kids’ TV marketplace.
In addition to the entertainment sector, the two-day event will also touch on:
- Corporate Brands featuring Head Sport (known for its skis and tennis rackets), PepsiCo along with licensing agent the Joester Loria Group and Stanley Black & Decker along with licensing agent Beanstalk
- Fashion featuring Iconix Brand Group (Mossimo, Candie’s), PVH Corp. (Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger), Sequential Brands Group (Jessica Simpson, William Rast as well as non-fashion brands like Martha Stewart) and Xcel Brands (Isaac Mizrahi, Judith Ripka)
- Retail: Specialty retail leader Spirit Halloween, the world’s ninth largest retailer Tesco and subscription box service Loot Crate
The NYC Summit is being supported by some of the industry’s leading licensees, licensors and service providers including Platinum Sponsor Concept One Accessories and Silver Sponsors BrandComply, JPatton and Uwärē Brands, with additional sponsorship support from FabNY, Trevco, OpSec Security and Boy Scouts of America.
The NYC Summit is developed by License Global magazine, part of UBM's Global Licensing Group, also organizer of Licensing Expo and Brand Licensing Europe, and in partnership with the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), the industry’s leading trade organization.