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Retailers ready for Informa’s Licensing for Retail Day

Executives from a wide range of retailers – including Boots, Card Factory, DFS, Forbidden Planet, John Lewis & Partners, JoJo Maman Bébé and The Works to name just a few – will be heading to Convene in London next month as Informa Markets’ Licensing for Retail Day returns for its second year.

Taking place on Thursday 7 March, some 140 retail execs will be attending the event, which has been created 100% with retailers in mind and touches on every area of licensing in retail during the day.

The conference programme includes dedicated brand updates from SEGA, Historic Royal Palaces, Acamar and Jazwares, as well as panel sessions, a keynote from Hasbro and a consumer trends presentation from Kids Industries.

New for 2024 are the roundtables, which will take place in the afternoon with topics include standing out from the crowd in licensing, building a best-in-class licensing team, sustainability and selecting the best IP for your customer among others.

The full agenda can be viewed by clicking here.

While retail places are full, there are still conference passes remaining for licensees and other delegates, priced at £199 until 22 February and £250 thereafter. There is a 10% discount for Licensing International members and tickets include breakfast, lunch, snacks throughout and networking drinks until 7pm.

For ticket information, click here.

“We’ve been so pleased with the warmth shown by the industry for the second edition of this event,” Laura Freedman-Dagg, head of retail, licensing at Informa Markets told “It exists to keep licensing front of mind for retailers who we know have so much on their plates. The retail audience represents many categories and includes buyers, heads of, marketers, merchandisers and designers. What they all have in common though, is an enthusiasm for brand partnerships and I’m confident they’ll leave us with plenty of ideas to take back to their teams and a wish list of brand meetings for BLE. There are still some tickets remaining so if you’re a licensor or licensee who’d like to make some new retail connections, grab yours asap.”

Retailers signed up for the event include Ann Summers, ASDA, Bargain Max, Boots, BSTN LTD, Calendar Club, Carat Shop, Card Factory,, DFS, Fatface, Forbidden Planet, Fresh Ego Kid, George @ Asda, HMV, Iceland Foods, Jessica de Lotz Jewellery, John Lewis & Partners, JoJo Maman Bébé, Joules, Lidl, Lipsy Group, Marks and Spencer, McDonald’s, Moonpig, My 1st Years, New Look, Nutmeg Morrisons, Primark, Sainsbury’s, Argos, Tesco/F&F, The Entertainer, The Very Group, The Works,, TJ Morris, TruffleShuffle and Vanilla Underground.

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