License Global presents The Influentials, honoring individuals that are changing the face of the business of brand licensing on a company or at the industry wide level.  The Influentials will pay tribute to a broad swath of individuals in specific categories that encompass the scope of contributions towards advancing the quality and sophistication of the licensing industry and the efforts to grow the $315.5 billion global business.

The Influentials will be held on Friday, November 3, at the Brand & Licensing Innovation Summit.


Call for nominations: September 5th 

Nominations close: September 22nd 


Categories include:

The Innovator

An individual who has played a vital role in industry advancements across sustainable processes, manufacturing or product design. 

The Change Maker

An individual who has contributed to advancements or created validated internal programs or product programs that serve to promote and bring permanent change in the areas of diversity and inclusion. 

The Collaborator

An individual who has developed an exceptional brand collaboration and/or cross-category product collaboration program. 

The Disruptor

An individual that has inspired the licensing community to adopt a new way of business or school of thought. 

The Expert

An individual who has contributed to the business of brand licensing deeply over the course of their storied career. 

The Newcomer

A newcomer to the business of brand licensing who is at the beginning of their licensing career but already making waves in the industry. 

The Brand Builder

The person behind the licensed consumer product which has garnered huge reach, revenue growth and/or ongoing opportunities for the brand/intellectual property. 

The Influencer

An individual that has gone out of their way to better the industry through open-source thinking, editorial contribution, public speaking and mentoring.  The influencer is a voice that carries. 

The License Global Influential

An individual chosen for excellence in all categories or one specific, earth-shattering example of how an individual can create a sea change.  Open to all partners of Brand Licensing Europe and Licensing Expo. 

The Influentials 2022

The License Global team narrowed down the numerous nominations into a list of winners who, across their careers and, more specifically, in 2022, have stood out of the crowd and driven forward best practices, elevated the industry and acted as a guiding voice for both progression and education. 

Curated by the License Global Team

B&LIS has been specially curated by the License Global editorial team. With more than 25 years of expertise and a global view of the brand licensing industry, License Global is the No. 1 thought leader and news source. By leveraging their contacts, knowledge and in-depth market understanding, License Global is able to produce conference content guaranteed to provoke conversation and highlight trends that all brands, manufacturers and retailers need to know.

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