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Festival of Licensing online platform opens

Attendees can now search the exhibitor list and pre-book meetings through the Festival Matchmaking Service.

The Festival of Licensing event platform is now open, 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 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.

Attendees can now 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 October 6-29, with regional-specific events for Europe (October 6-8), Asia (October 14-15) and the Americas (October 20-22), and closing with the global C suite Licensing Leadership Summit (October 28-29).

“The licensing industry’s number one priority – in real life or on the screen – is networking,” said Anna Knight, vp licensing at Informa Markets. “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.

“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 of 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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