GfK, NPD Group and Planet Retail have all confirmed their return as Knowledge Partners for the Brand Licensing Europe event, which will take place from Oct. 7-9 at London’s Olympia.
For the third year running, the market research and retail intelligence providers will offer expertise and input into the event’s content program in a number of ways including participation in the Licensing Academy and exhibiting on the show floor.
“The Knowledge Partners are an essential ingredient for the show. Not only do they bring with them market insights, but they also help steer the event and its content in the right direction using their unique perspectives,” says Darren Brechin, event director, BLE. “Over the years we have seen both visitors and exhibitors benefit from their expertise highlighting key market trends and opportunities for growth. Keep your eyes peeled, the hot topics they will be discussing this year will be announced next month."
BLE will also continue to work closely with event sponsor, the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association, which will once again offer its advice and expertise through its daily breakfast sessions.