Target, YouTube, Hasbro Join NYC Summit: The Business of Brand Licensing

NEW YORK — The first annual NYC Summit: The Business of Brand Licensing will bring together an impressive group of executives who will offer a 360-degree view of the licensing industry and includes speakers from leading retailers, multichannel platforms and Wall Street. The NYC Summit will take place March 1-2, 2016 at the New York Marriott Downtown in New York City.

The latest speakers to join the two-day conference event are Eric Beder, managing director, Wunderlich Securities; Gaye Dean, group manager, Target Stores; Benjamin Grubbs, global head of top creators, YouTube; Cindy Levitt, senior vice president, merchandising and marketing, Hot Topic; and Simon Waters, general manager and senior vice president, entertainment and licensing, Hasbro.

The NYC Summit: The Business of Brand Licensing will also include sessions with Dow Famulak, president and chief operating officer, Global Brands Group; Jim Fielding, global head of consumer products and retail, DreamWorks Animation and AwesomenessTV; Pam Kaufman, chief marketing officer and president, consumer products, Nickelodeon; Jamie Salter, chairman and chief executive officer, Authentic Brands Group; Yehuda Shmidman, chief executive officer, Sequential Brands Group; Michael Stone, chairman, Beanstalk; and Henry Stupp, chief executive officer, Cherokee Global Brands Group.

Tony Lisanti, Global Editorial Director, License! Global, and Adjunct Professor, New York University’s Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media and Business: “This exclusive networking event brings together a group of high-caliber brand licensing executives in one intimate setting. The Business of Brand Licensing features more than 15 speakers who will share their perspective and insight with attendees in an unparalleled casual networking environment in the center of the financial hub of the world and New York City.”

The NYC Summit will offer in-depth analysis and insight into the driving factors and changing dynamics of global licensing in today’s highly competitive marketplace. For more information about the event, please visit Licensing! Global.

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