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Asian Licensing Conference explores latest trends and forges new business opportunities

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 10:00am

The three-day event generated nearly 140 one-on-one business matching meetings online, connecting global licensing players with potential partners to help them explore business opportunities.

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  • The three-day event generated nearly 140 one-on-one business matching meetings online, connecting global licensing players with potential partners to help them explore business opportunities.
  • The 11th Asian Licensing Conference (ALC) online featured 34 industry speakers well versed in the industry and attracted more than 25,000 viewers from 42 countries and regions.
  • The inaugural Brand Forum took place alongside the conference, featuring a number of established Asian brands.
  • The ALC provides a one-stop platform where leading global brands and licensors can explore cross-sectoral cooperation and keep abreast of the latest market trends and opportunities.

First Wave of Speakers Confirmed to Address the Future of Licensing at Brand & Licensing Innovation Summit North America

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 8:30am

Brand & Licensing Innovation Summit (B&LIS) North America , a two-day thought leadership conference dedicated to transforming the future of brand licensing, today announced an impressive first wave of speakers confirmed for the November 8-9 event at Convene New York in New York City.

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  • Brand & Licensing Innovation Summit (B&LIS) North America , a two-day thought leadership conference dedicated to transforming the future of brand licensing, today announced an impressive first wave of speakers confirmed for the November 8-9 event at Convene New York in New York City.
  • B&LIS North America, in partnership with Licensing International, is strategically designed to be a one-stop shop for in-depth education and trend analysis within brand licensing.
  • "This years B&LIS North America speaker lineup covers all the latest topics and trends impacting the business of licensing," said Anna Knight, SVP of the Global Licensing Group, organizers of B&LIS.
  • As consumers emerge from the pandemic, the desire for peer connection is driving this transformative era forward.

3Pas Studios Appoints Steven Wolfe Pereira as Chief Business Officer

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Monday, July 11, 2022 - 1:30pm

3Pas Studios, a leading multimedia company launched by Eugenio Derbez and Ben Odell, has appointed Steven Wolfe Pereira to the newly created role of Chief Business Officer.

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  • 3Pas Studios, a leading multimedia company launched by Eugenio Derbez and Ben Odell, has appointed Steven Wolfe Pereira to the newly created role of Chief Business Officer.
  • An accomplished executive with more than 25 years of experience in entertainment, marketing, and technology, Wolfe Pereira will lead 3Pas day-to-day operations, new business development, strategic partnerships, and international expansion.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220711005302/en/
    3Pas Studios' new Chief Business Officer Steven Wolfe Pereira (Photo: Angie Monroy)
    For the first seven years, weve been very focused on building our global and regional content business in both English and Spanish.
  • Prior to Encantos, Wolfe Pereira was the Chief Marketing Officer of Datalogix (acquired by Oracle), Neustar (acquired by Golden Gate Capital), and Quantcast.

WowWee® Multiplies the Magic of the Got2Glow Fairies Brand with New Fairy Finders, Roblox Game & More

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Friday, June 24, 2022 - 2:00pm

MONTREAL, June 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- WowWee®, a leading manufacturer of innovative consumer entertainment products and the makers of Fingerlings®, My Squishy Little Dumplings™ and more, today announced major expansions to its hit Got2Glow Fairies brand. To celebrate International Fairy Day today, WowWee is launching the Got2Glow Baby Fairy Finder™, two Got2Glow Fairy Pet Finders™, and a Find the Glowing Fairies Roblox game. Building off last year's success of the Got2Glow Fairy Finders™, the hit tech toy that put fairies at kids' fingertips and topped countless hot toy lists en route to becoming a 2022 TOTY Finalist for Collectible Toy of the Year, these enchanting additions make for even more magical experiences as kids explore and discover more virtual fairies than ever before!

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  • To celebrate International Fairy Day today, WowWee is launching the Got2Glow Baby Fairy Finder, two Got2Glow Fairy Pet Finders, and a Find the Glowing Fairies Roblox game.
  • The Got2Glow Baby Fairy Finder is a smaller variation of the original, with over 20 new baby fairies to find and collect.
  • Grow your collection by trading fairy pets with friends and unlock rare fairy pets using the Got2Glow Baby Fairy Finder.
  • The Got2Glow Baby Fairy Finder (MSRP: $24.99; Ages 5+) and both Got2Glow Fairy Pet Finders in turquoise and pink (MSRP: $44.99ea.

WowWee Launches Next Gen Fashion Doll Franchise Born From the Metaverse

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 1:01pm

MONTREAL, June 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- WowWee® has entered the fashion doll category with its ground-breaking new toy line: My Avastars™. Inspired by kids' use of avatars to explore, create and express themselves in the metaverse, WowWee partnered with Gamefam, a top publisher on Roblox, in the creation of My Avastars for a doll that enables seamless interactive play in the physical and digital worlds.

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  • WowWee partners with Gamefam to innovate the doll and gaming categories, bringing physical dolls to life online with My Avastars
    MONTREAL, June 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- WowWee has entered the fashion doll category with its ground-breaking new toy line: My Avastars.
  • This digital customization play pattern is so in line with traditional doll roleplay yet I wasn't seeing this type of integrative play being offered in the doll space.
  • "One of the things that's unique about My Avastars is the aesthetic of the doll itself," says Andrew Yanofsky, VP of Marketing and Operations at WowWee.
  • WowWee is a global innovator and industry leader in developing, marketing, and distributing hi-tech consumer robotic, toy, and entertainment products.

Forever 21 x Barbie Launches In-Store, Online and in the Metaverse

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 2:05pm

The collection will be simultaneously available in-store, online, and in Forever 21 Shop City on Roblox.

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  • The collection will be simultaneously available in-store, online, and in Forever 21 Shop City on Roblox.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220607005321/en/
    Looks from the new Forever 21 X Barbie collection, available in-store, online, and in Forever 21 Shop City on Roblox.
  • The Forever 21 x Barbie collection meticulously replicates its real-life inspiration and campaign using Robloxs latest Layered Clothing technology for hyper-realistic 3D clothing that fits any avatar body type.
  • Prices range from $6.99 - $54.99 and will be available for a limited time only at Forever 21 stores, on the Forever 21 App, and online on www.forever21.com .

Record Number of Retailers Gather at Licensing Expo 2022 Last Week

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Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 10:36am

Last weeks Licensing Expo , organized in partnership with industry trade association Licensing International , drew thousands of attendees from the worlds most reputable retailers and licensees.

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  • Last weeks Licensing Expo , organized in partnership with industry trade association Licensing International , drew thousands of attendees from the worlds most reputable retailers and licensees.
  • The number of retailers in attendance rose 42% from the 2019 event, marking record growth for Licensing Expo.
  • Were still reeling from last weeks remarkable event everything from the engagement, education, to the dazzling booths surpassed everyones expectations, said Anna Knight, SVP of the Global Licensing Group, organizers of Licensing Expo.
  • Steven Heller, President and Founder of The Brand Liaison, a prominent exhibitor at Licensing Expo, added, It was so great to be back live and in-person; the energy at Licensing Expo 2022 was beyond incredible.

Licensing International Releases Early Results from 2022 Global Sizing Study

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Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 2:00pm

Licensing International has released a topline preview of its 7th annual Global Licensing Industry Study.

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  • Licensing International has released a topline preview of its 7th annual Global Licensing Industry Study.
  • The study highlights the impressive growth the licensing industry has seen over the past two years, said Maura Regan, President of Licensing International.
  • Further results from Licensing Internationals 2022 Global Licensing Industry Study will be published in a complete report, including regional and country-by-country breakdowns for major markets.
  • Licensing International is the leading trade organization for the $300+ billion global brand licensing industry.

New Slate of Exhibitors Deliver on Licensing Expo’s Location-Based Entertainment Theme

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Friday, May 6, 2022 - 4:34pm

The theme will be represented through a combination of Licensing Expo and exhibitor-led activations throughout the show floor, plus forward-looking educational content.

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  • The theme will be represented through a combination of Licensing Expo and exhibitor-led activations throughout the show floor, plus forward-looking educational content.
  • Launched in 1980, Licensing Expo is the world's largest and most influential annual tradeshow dedicated to licensing and brand extension.
  • Licensing Expo is a part of the Global Licensing Group at Informa Markets, the licensing industry's leading tradeshow organizer and media partner.
  • The following events and information products are produced for the licensing industry by the Global Licensing Group at Informa Markets: Licensing Expo, Brand Licensing Europe, Licensing Expo Japan, Licensing Expo Shanghai, The Licensing Leadership Summit, License Global magazine, License Global Daily E-News and The Licensing Mixtape podcast.

Paramount and VaynerMedia to Deliver Licensing Expo Opening Keynote

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Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 1:24pm

Licensing Expo , produced in partnership with industry trade association Licensing International , today revealed Paramount and VaynerMedia, two of the worlds largest and respected brands in the entertainment and NFT industries, will be delivering the Opening Day Keynote.

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  • Licensing Expo , produced in partnership with industry trade association Licensing International , today revealed Paramount and VaynerMedia, two of the worlds largest and respected brands in the entertainment and NFT industries, will be delivering the Opening Day Keynote.
  • We are thrilled to share this keynote presentation with the licensing community, said Maura Regan, President of Licensing International.
  • Education is part of our ongoing work to foster the growth and expansion of licensing around the world, and also a cornerstone of Licensing Expo.
  • Following the Opening keynote address, executives from Falcons Beyond, Robert L. Ward, Moonbug, and Bay Laurel Advisors (moderator) will deliver the 2nd Day Keynote on May 25 in a panel held from 121 p.m.