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Licensing Expo Hosts Two-Day Round Table Discussions with Licensing Experts

Licensing Expo 2023 Registration

Licensing Expo, the premier event dedicated to licensing and brand extension, is hosting Round Table talks with industry experts at the Licensing Expo event, June 13-15, 2023, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas in partnership with industry association Licensing International.


The full Licensing Expo round table talks lineup includes two days of Expert-Led Round Table discussions with executives from prominent industry associations and businesses.


June 13 and 14, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Visitors must register in advance through the registration platform at Space is limited to attend. Participation in the workshops may be selected upon registration. Access to the workshops may be purchased at $75 per session through the registration system, with a 10% discount offered to Licensing International members.


During these sessions, participants can meet with experts in distinct licensing categories and those specialized in providing guidance on entering new geographical markets. Registrants will receive expert advice, insights and supportive conversations surrounding the selected topic to connect and collaborate with like-minded participants in a group. Suitable for all knowledge levels of licensing, the Roundtables offer a great chance to expand professional networks on a personal level.


Day 1, Tuesday, June 13

Meet the Experts – Category Specific


Art & Design:
J’net Smith, Licensing & Brand Manager, Zoonicorn
Corporate Brands
Todd Kaufman, VP, Strategy & Partnerships, Beanstalk

Food & Beverage:
James Slifer, Managing Director, Joester Loria Group
Invention Services Industry:
Robert Susa, President, InventHelp
Ronny Smith, Managing Director, InventHelp-Intromark

Legal Advisor:
Jed Ferdinand, Senior Managing Member, Ferdinand IP Law Group
Location-Based Brand Extensions:
David Hutchison, CEO, Path Entertainment Group
Julia Posen, Director of Content, Path Entertainment Group
The Metaverse & Web 3.0:
Leslie Hughes, President, Digital Media Licensing Association and Founder & CEO, iSPY Technologies, Inc.


Day 2, Wednesday, June 14


Meet the Experts – Entering New Markets

Masakazu Soeda, General Manager Global Business Division, Sanrio

Europe & the Treaty of Rome:
Amadu Sowe, Senior Vice President Business Legal Affairs, Paramount

Laurent Taieb, Board Co-President – France, Licensing International

Latin America:
Eric Johnson, Global Team Leader, Franchise Programs, U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service
Ivonne Feliciano, AVP, Business Development & Marketing, Beanstalk LATAM

United Kingdom:
Steve Manners, Head of Global Marketing & UK Managing Director, Licensing International