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My 2018 highlights: Ian Wickham

Licensing Link Europe’s director on his high hopes for the new Molang ranges hitting retail.

It’s mid-February, and the licensing industry has already collectively visited Hong Kong, London, Nuremberg, Birmingham and New York for the first run of industry trade shows in 2018.

But what else will the upcoming months hold?

We asked some industry faces to share their highlights for 2018, on both a professional and personal level – from new movie launches and tackling fresh business sectors, to cycling and running challenges and even taking up golf.

Today: Ian Wickham, director, Licensing Link Europe

“For the team at Licensing Link Europe, 2018 is panning out to be a very exciting year indeed.

From the get go in January, we had UK Toy Fair where Click Distribution presented their fantastic Molang range for the first time in the UK, plus TOMY has further added to their Molang plush and collectables ranges.

Blueprint and our apparel partners will then be launching product at retail across the year before we hit BLE, where the plan is to build on the success of 2017 with a bigger, better stand presence at the show.

How do we follow that? With a global launch of Robot Wars toys from Innovation First to cap the year off. Something to look forward to from start to finish.”

This feature originally appeared in the spring 2018 edition of Licensing Source Book. Click here to read the full publication.

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