NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- An impressive roster of the brand licensing industry's foremost executives is already confirmed for the second annual NYC Summit: The Business of Brand Licensing networking event and conference. Set to speak at the two-day event are Eric Beder, Managing Director of equity research at Wunderlich Securities; Robert D'Loren, Chairman and CEO of Xcel Brands; Amy Kule, Executive Producer for parade and fireworks, and Group Vice President of annual events and partnership marketing, Macy's; Lisa Silverman Meyers, Senior Vice President of operations and business planning, Nickelodeon Viacom Consumer Products; Perry Wolfman, Chief Executive Officer of CAA–GBG, the world's largest licensing agency, according to License Global's Top 20 Global Licensing Agents report; and Ken Wyse, President of Global Licensing and PR at PVH Corp., the world's third largest licensor, according to License Global's Top 150 Global Licensors report. Additional speakers will be announced soon.
The NYC Summit will take place March 2-3, 2017 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City's Times Square. The inaugural NYC Summit, which took place earlier this year, saw speakers from 20 leading companies including DreamWorks, Hasbro, the NFL, YouTube and Target, address a sold out crowd of close to 400 licensing industry executives. Registration is now open for the 2017 NYC Summit, which will also feature enhanced networking opportunities for attendees. Early Bird rates of $995 and $895 for LIMA members are available through Jan. 11.
Tony Lisanti, Global Editorial Director, License Global, and Adjunct Professor, New York University's Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media and Business: "The overwhelming response and success of the first ever NYC Summit last spring will undoubtedly carry over to the 2017 event. This will once again be a must-attend event for licensing executives and retailers who want to meet industry insiders and discuss the latest trends and insights that will drive new business opportunities in 2017 and beyond."
The NYC Summit is developed by License Global magazine (www.licensemag.com), 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. This year's sponsors include Platinum Sponsor Concept One Accessories and Silver Sponsors Uwärē Brands and Octane5. Additional sponsorships are available, please contact Nicole Silberstein for details (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The 2017 NYC Summit will again focus on the business of brand licensing with a roster of speakers across fashion, entertainment, sports and corporate brands. Topics will range from global business opportunities and the changing world of entertainment to the influence of celebrity licensing and sports licensing to new fashion trends and the growth of location-based entertainment, what's hot at retail and what Wall Street thinks about it all.
The education-led format offers in-depth analysis and insight into the driving factors and changing dynamics of global licensing in today's highly competitive marketplace while allowing time for one-to-one meetings and networking.
For more information about the event and to register, please visit www.licensemag.com/nyc-summit.
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About License Global
License Global magazine, published by UBM, is the leading news source for the brand licensing industry, delivering award-winning editorial content covering trends, analysis and special reports about the global brand licensing and retail marketplace. Through its print edition, website and daily e-newsletter, License Global reaches a total monthly audience of almost 90,000 global executives. The magazine also serves as the official publication for the sector two largest trade events, Licensing Expo in June and Brand Licensing Europe in October and hosts the NYC Brand Licensing Summit every spring in New York City.
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