INDIA LICENSING EXPO 2018 is country’s first and largest brand licensing platform that collates opportunities, knowledge and recognitions under one roof. Organized by License India, the media division of Franchise India Group, the show offers a unique opportunity for the budding licensing fraternity to apprise themselves on the concept of licensing as business module, position and explore exhibited licensing opportunities in multiple product categories, and recognizes the excellence in licensing. 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.
Abhishek Verma is a senior leader with experience in building consumer brands in India. As head of Myntra Fashion Brands - the private labels and brands division of Myntra; Abhishek used to lead a portfolio of more than a dozen fashion brands. He has led the growth and development of brands such as Roadster; HRX, All About You among others.
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 has been envisioned to serve as a platform for bringing likeminded people together to endorse the philosophy of becoming the best version of them.
A seasoned veteran in the industry, Anand Aiyer has over 17 years of experience in Fashion and Retail, applying people, process, technical and problem solving skills to improve individual, team and organizational performance. His strength lies in Brand Management. With a proven track record of 'Building and Nurturing Brands', he is driving profitable revenue growth and brand footprint expansion for Landmark group.
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. Portraying his expertise in retail, he has been one of the growth factor for the company. Under his direction, the firm witnessed success in licensing FIFA World Cup 2014 apparels for India.
Anuj Sawhney is a young dynamic professional, with his expertise in International marketing and Supply Chain logistics. After perusing his Bachelor’s in Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University, Anuj thereon went to specialize his professional skills with an MBA in Brand Marketing & Operational Logistics with a focus on Just in Time Manufacturing from Vanderbilt University, USA.
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.
With over 15 years of experience in the business, establishing his own enterprise had always been a dream.With rapidly growing economy and retail in India, Bhavik strongly believes that Licensing & Merchandising is bound to grow multi-fold in the coming years and now is the time to aggressively get into the market. In August 2015, Black White Orange was born.
Over the past fifteen years Chris has built a career in brand management & identity, brand communications, and brand licensing. He worked in the Telecoms and then the Motor Insurance & Breakdown sectors in the UK before being approached to join Oxford Limited as Managing Director in 2007.
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.
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. Prior to this role, Ishmeet was the Business Head for Mumbai Circle of Vodafone India, that is one of the largest markets by revenues for Vodafone India.
Jason Sutton is the Vice President of Polaroid. He heads up new licensee solicitation and global new business development initiatives for Polaroid. Sutton’s primary responsibilities include brand ideation for new product category extensions, identification and solicitation of new licensee candidates, negotiating of licensing term sheets and license agreements, and licensee management in relation to negotiating of renewals, extensions, and termination settlements.
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 Cartoon Network Enterprises and prior to that for MTV.
John Erlandson is a seasoned senior executive with a proven track record of successfully launching and repositioning brands. He has nearly 15 years of leadership experience, driving growth in global consumer products companies such as Johnson Health Tech, Fitness Quest and Sportcraft.
Juan is an entrepeneur – artist from Mexico city with a lifestyle brand called Dream Big. The brand is about inspiring people to follow their dreams that started with Juan doodling at friend’s house. Thereafter without any prior experience he decided to start and discovered a new talent.
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.
In her role with LIMA, Regan is responsible for expanding membership worldwide broadening LIMA’s reach and deepening business to business connections through the power of brand licensing. Regan joined LIMA from Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization responsible for Sesame Street where she served as SVP and General Manager, International Media Business.
Nitin Kalra is the Director for SAARC Region at AI Licensing India, a company part of the Hong Kong based Animation International Limited. Under his leadership the company manages the licensing & merchandising business for several popular global brands such as Doraemon, Archie Comics, Garfield, Hallmark Design Collection, Albert Einstein besides others.
Pankaj is an executive with over 15 years of accomplished and results driven multi-skilled experience, primarily in Business Development and Brand Strategy but he still thrives while facilitating, creating and building a start-up environment around brands.
Roberto Bré brings over 10 years of innovative management to the Luxury and Fashion Industry. Highly specialized in corporate trademark and brand licensing, PrivateCollection&Co is the Brand Architecture Partner for the iconic brand Marie Claire Paris that has been derived of the renowned women’s magazine under same name.
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