About The Event

INDIA LICENSING EXPO 2018, is the second edition of country's first and largest brand licensing platform that collates opportunities, knowledge and recognitions under one roof.

Organized by License India, the brand licensing centric media division of Franchise India Group, the show offers a unique proposition for the budding licensing fraternity to apprise themselves on the concept of licensing as business module, and explore exhibited licensing opportunities in multiple product categories. The show gathers the potential of the industry to network and connect, to further explore possibilities to grow bigger and faster in the given peripheries.

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The Knowledge Extravaganza

ILE'18 puts forth two knowledge forums in two days to gain a complete know-how on brand licensing. Both the forums would extend model clarity for licensees and licensors across various domains with world's leading subject experts echoing best practices for efficient licensing deliverables in Indian scenario.

Masterclass Agenda
The basic of licensing

This session would talk about a quick synopsis of brand licensing as a retail strategy from per say of Indian retail ecosystem and changing trends while briefing about future of Indian retail with brand licensing. Read More

Speakers in Past
Session Timing
10:00am - 11:00am
Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre
The know-how of international licensing

While India has realized the potential of brand licensing merely a decade and half ago, global fraternity has been using this strategy for many years to expand their portfolio. This session would focus on the best practices of brand licensing and merchandising at global landscape.Read More

Session Timing
11:00am - 11:45am
Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre
Creating a brand identity for licensing

In the process of licensing, brands are of paramount importance, which is then converted into IPs by way of licensing. This session would brief about the process of creating and nurturing a brand so as to convert it into an intellectual property in later satges.Read More

Session Timing
12:00am - 1:00pm
Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre
Working with agents and consultants

Licensing agents and consultants can play a integral role in the devising an effective licensing program, for they act as a bridge between the licensee and licensor. This session would divulge details about why should one appoint licensing agents. Also the session would talk about how agents can simplify the process of brand licensing.Read More

Session Timing
01:00pm - 1:30pm
Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre
Managing an overnight sensation

This session intends to provide an overview of how to manage an overnight sensation. We will touch upon how to successfully manage licensees, discuss creative and product development strategies as well as the challenges that arise from managing such an in-demand property.Read More

Session Timing
02:30pm - 02:30pm
Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre
Is your brand ready for licensing?

If a brand is like a person, then licensing your brand is like offering someone else the opportunity to impersonate you, acting on your behalf in the hope that the people they meet will believe it's you. One ought to be crystal clear about what the brand represents, how consumers view it and the brand equity before hopping on the licensing bandwagon. Read More

Session Timing
11:00am - 12:00am
Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre
The dos and don'ts of licensing

This session would cover the tips that everyone in the licensing business need to keep in mind as they approach a potential deal and, more importantly, a relationship.Read More

Session Timing
12:15pm - 11:45am
Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre
Common licensing accounting issues

The licensing of IPs is a multimillion-dollar business spanning across countries. Before engage in a license agreement, it is a good idea to review the accounting issues of such agreement. This sesiion would delve into details of the accounting issues in L&M business.Read More

Session Timing
01:00pm - 01:30pm
Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre
Everything about royalty and minimum guarantee

This session would emphasis on royalty and minimum guarantee that are two key fundamentals in licensing, something around which licensing contracts are based. .Read More

Session Timing
03:30pm - 04:30pm
Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre
Licensing laws

This session would focus upon Intellectual Property Rights and their importance, structuring of IP skills in legal departments, challenging clauses for agreement sign offs in India and handling infringement in India.Read More

Session Timing
02:30pm - 02:30pm
Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre

Leading Speakers

    Co-Founder & Chief Everything's Officer, HRX
    Afsar Zaidi is the Co-Founder of HRX, the first of its kind celebrity-owned brand in India. HRX is a consortium between Hrithik Roshan and Exceed Entertainment. The brand focuses on active, fitness and lifestyle related products and draws heavily from Hrithik Rosha's work ethic, his incredible story of overcoming various setbacks and of course, his identity as one of the most stylish actors in Bollywood.
    Vice President - Retail, Suditi Industries Ltd.
    Animesh Maheshwari looks after the retail division at Suditi Industries Ltd. that started as a processing plant and has scaled to pursue knitting, processing, printing, garmenting, embroidery and retail.
    Director - India & SE Asia, Rovio(Angry Birds)
    Anurag Sachdeva focuses on consolidating Rovio's presence in the market, driving global partnerships and strategic alliances while strengthening the organisational capabilities within the company. He also leads telecom operator relations for South East Asia while focusing on the expansion of the company's market base.
    VP - Licensing & Business Development, Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products
    Dan is a media & brand licensing professional with 18 years' experience working for a wide range of media owners from BBC Worldwide, The Walt Disney Company, LazyTown Entertainment & Nickelodeon Viacom Media Networks.
    Country Manager, Mattel Toys India Pvt Ltd.
    Ishmeet Singh joined Mattel Toys India Pvt Ltd in September 2016 as the Country Manager. He is responsible to drive a strong growth and build a strong foundation to scale up the business in the country.
    Head of LIMA India, Founder & CEO, Dream Theatre
    Jiggy George is Founder of Dream Theatre Group and Head of the India Chapter of the Global Licensing Industry Merchandiser's Association (LIMA). Jiggy is a pioneer when it comes to the licensing and merchandising industry in India. He has set up and successfully ran the licensing business for Turner (Cartoon Network Enterprises) and prior to that at Viacom (MTV).
    CEO, The Mandhana Retail Ventures Ltd.
    Manish Mandhana serves as the CEO at the Mandhana Retail Ventures Ltd (MRVL). In line with his own philosophy of giving back to the society and an opportunity to create a fashion brand with international reach, Manish entered the retail markets with Being Human clothing brand in 2010.
    Executive Director & COO, Green Gold Animation
    Hailing from a family of entrepreneurs, Samir Jain has been exposed to complex business environments and challenges at a very young age. With over 25 years of experience, Samir Jain has varied business interests in media, Real Estate, chemicals, plastic, PU Foam and FMCG products.
    Director & Business Head - Brand Extension, Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd.
    With an experience of over two decades that spans across categories, Sandeep currently heads the brand extension business of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd (BCCL), one of India's largest multimedia conglomerate. With legacy brands like Filmfare, Femina and Miss India in its portfolio, Sandeep's mandate is to extend these brands into the consumer space, outside their existing core businesses.
    Sr. Director - Global Merchandising, NBA India
    As Senior Director of Global Merchandising and Licensing for NBA India, Siddharth Chury works to extensively build the NBA's consumer product portfolio for India. Siddharth leads strategic partnerships, brand licensing management, product merchandising, retail and eCommerce management, business development, marketing and sales for the NBA's merchandising business in India.
    Managing Director, NBA
    As the managing director of the National Basketball Association, Yannick Colaco manages the NBA's Mumbai-based India office and oversees all of the league's business and basketball development in the country.


Discover Licensing

ILE'18 is the only B2B licensing show in the country, with serious licensees walking in, to shop for brands to diversify their product/ brand portfolio, and of course, the only platform for licensors, to establish their licensing opportunity as a business proposition for the Indian business world. Read More



Licensor of The Year

  • Entertainment
  • Corporate
  • Character
  • Celebrity
  • Bollywood
  • Music
  • Sports
  • Arts

Licensee of The Year

  • Apparel
  • Mobile & Accessories
  • Concept Businesses
  • Retail Innovation
  • Gifts & Novelties
  • Electronics
  • Fashion Accessories
  • FMCG
  • Home Decor
  • Toys & Games
  • Back to School

Special Categories

  • IP Firm of the year
  • Licensing Agents of the year


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