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My 2018 highlights: Kim Bown

Misirli’s director reveals what she’s most looking forward to in licensing this year.

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: Kim Bown, director, Misirli

“There have been too few highlights over the last 12 months, especially because of Brexit. The highlight I am looking forward to is the upturn in business, every indication that people are becoming less cautious and a bit more committed to getting on with building a better, stronger and hopefully more profitable trading environment.

I can’t wait for the positivity to return and believe we should all have a much healthier AW18 onwards.

On a personal note, I can’t believe my daughter is driving age – I’m clearly not old enough. I am looking forward to her passing her test and picking Gary and me up from the pub…”

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

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