Helping retailers to capture the full potential of the £201.1bn licensing industry

This programme provides retailers with the tools they need to get the most out of their licensing programmes. Delivered through seminars, workshops, one-to-one consultancy and live events, this CPD accredited course will enhance your career and yours department’s bottom line.

  • Learn about the licensing industry and the endless opportunities that it presents
  • Find out the pitfalls to avoid and the questions to ask to cover all your bases
  • Discover the latest industry trends and how to spot “the next big thing”
  • Learn from industry experts through coaching days with leading licensors

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May 4th: The LIMA Licensing Essentials Course (1 day)

July 4th: Licensing Awards Judging Day 

June to September: Licensor visits (1/2 day or full day)

September: Licensing Seminar (1 day)

October: Brand Licensing Europe 

The 2017 Retail Mentoring Programme includes:

Over 200 retailers have taken part including:

The Retail Mentoring Programme is organised by Brand Licensing Europe, the definitive pan-European event dedicated to licensing and brand extension. 

"The Retail Mentoring Programme was really engaging and helped give a great overview of the world of licencing. I would recommend the programme to anyone working in the industry."
Chrissy Farrugia - Sainsbury's

An all day session which includes an overview of the licensing industry, networking opportunities and  more....

Delegates will spend a day shadowing licensors and get insight on the day-to-day of licensors and ask questions to further their knowledge.

An all day session to provide delegates with a more in-depth understanding of licensing.

Retailers can meet the entire licensing industry under one roof to apply their knowledge. They will meet with licensors, secured new deals and discovered the hottest trends to hit the market in the coming 12-18 months.

Retailers will explore hundreds of licensed products across many different product categories to help judge the "best" and undertsand what makes a license successful.

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Your visit to Brand Licensing Europe:

Brand Licensing Europe is Europe's biggest event dedicated to licensing. An integral part of this success is the recognition of the increasingly important role that retail plays in all aspects of licensing. Licensing presents a wealth of opportunity for retailers, but for those who are new to the industry, it can be difficult to know where to start.

BLE created the Retail Mentoring Programme to help junior buyers make more informed decisions when considering licensing opportunities from across the whole industry.


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"We thoroughly enjoyed taking part in this years’ course and we found it a great introduction to the world of licensing. Each speaker was engaging and provided a real insight into each aspect of licensing from the initial concepts through to the product being on the shelf."
Dan Moody - The Entertainer

Who should apply?
- Buyers and designers with existing licensing programmes
- Buyers and designers engaged in licensing but wants further development  
- Teams who would like to learn how to develop their licensing relationships
- Teams looking for cross category opportunities
- New to retail and would like to develop their career and expertise within licensing

This CPD accredited free programme, worth £499 per delegate, helps retailers make more informed decisions when negotiating licensing deals and discovering new brand partners.

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