• 00


  • 00


  • 00


  • 00



About The Event

INDIA LICENSING EXPO 2018, is the second edition of country's 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.

Know More

Our Exhibitors

Leading Speakers

  • Karan Tacker
    Actor, Dancer, Host
    Karan Tacker is one of the most well-known actors on Indian television. After making a name for himself in the television industry with shows such as Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna and Rang Badalti Odhani he slowly made a transition as a host.
  • Suparn S Verma
    Film Maker, Co-founder, Katha Pictures
    Suparn comes with varied experience of being a founder member of Rediff.com and later following his passion for filmmaking and writing and directing multiple feature films (Aatma with Nawaazudin Siddiqui and Bipasha Basu
    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.
    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.
    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.
  • Simo Hämäläinen
    Senior Vice President - Brand Licensing, Rovio
    Simo Hämäläinen is the head of Rovio’s Brand Licensing thatmanages both Consumer Products such as toys, apparel and location based entertainment, and Content Licensing which includes all animated content, movies, books and comics. Simo has been with Rovio for five years and was the VP of Marketing and Promotionsbefore taking over as the head of all licensing operations.
  • Maura Regan
    President, LIMA
    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.
  • Pete Canalichio
    Managing Partner, Licensing Brands Inc.
    Pete Canalichio is a brand-licensing strategist with more than 25 years of business experience. Having worked in brand licensing for close to 20 years for companies such as The Coca-Cola Company and Newell Rubbermaid, he is considered an expert on the subject and is repeatedly asked to speak at branding and licensing conferences and leading business schools globally.
  • Manav Sethi
    CMO, ALTBalaji
    Manav Sethi leads ALTBalaji as the Chief Marketing Officer. He launched this platform in April 2017 and oversees the company's overall communication strategy in India and internationally. In his last role at Getit he launched multiple businesses and brands in India and Malaysia across Yellowpages, Horizontal Marketplace and verticals like grocery and furniture, mobile wallet and a merchant lending platform.
  • Sanjeet Mehta
    Executive Director & Head - Consumer Products, Disney India
    Sanjeet Mehta is Executive Director and Head, Consumer Products, Disney India. Mehta is responsible for creating and implementing strategies for licensing and retail businesses across various categories which include Fashion, Home, Toys, Stationery, Food, Health & Beauty and Publishing.
  • Manoj Mishra
    Chief Operating Officer, DQ Entertainment
    Manoj Mishra is the Chief Operating Officer at DQ Entertainment. Mishra has more than 23 years of expert knowledge and working skills in entertainment Industry ranging from TV Broadcast, Commissioning / Acquisition, Content analysis Rights management, brand development and monetization of intellectual properties in kids entertainment Business in various organizations.
  • Dhimant Bakshi
    Joint Chief Executive Officer, Adlabs Imagica
    Dhimant Bakshi served as Vice President of Retail, Merchandising and Licensing at Adlabs Entertainment Limited since June 15, 2012 and its Chief Revenue Officer until September 1, 2017. Bakshi has over two decades of experience in the Retail Industry. He is responsible for design and product development for retail and merchandising operations.
  • Sumit Dhingra
    CEO & SVP - Arrow, Izod and Aéropostale (India), Arvind Fashion Brands Ltd
    Sumit Dhingra's tryst with the retail and merchandising industry has spanned across a decade of deep expertise and experience. Starting his career with Madura garments, over the last 11 years he has taken up major assignments in the areas of business strategy, competitive analysis, brand management and marketing, inventory management and key account management.
  • Jiggy George
    Managing Director and Founding Partner, Mojostar
    Jiggy George is Managing Director and Founding Partner, Mojostar, a company that leverages the power of celebrities to co-create brands in the lifestyle space. Mojostar has launched Just F with Jacqueline Fernandez and Prowl with Tiger Shroff. Jiggy founded Dream Theatre in 2010, India's premier brand management company that creates, represents and distributes iconic brands in South Asia in Entertainment, Sports, and Lifestyle spaces.
  • Vishal Sinha
    Business head, Sanjeev Kapoor Brands Pvt. Ltd.
    Vishal Sinha has over 15 years of cross-functional experience in driving consumer businesses at various levels in organizations/brands of high repute namely Everlast & Dunlop (@Amigo Sports), MTV & Nickelodeon (@Viacom18), Disney & Marvel, Shoppers Stop, Pantaloons and others.
  • Smita Maroo
    Sr.VP – Licensing & Merchandising, Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd.
    Smita Maroo is the Senior Vice President of Animation, Kids Digital, Licensing & Merchandising Division of our Company. She holds a masters degree in management studies (finance) from University of Mumbai and masters degree in management information systems from Nova South-eastern University, U.S.A
  • Manish Agarwal
    CEO, Nazara Technologies Ltd.
    Manish Agarwal has over 20 years of industry experience, most of it dedicated to the digital industry. In view of his rich expertise in the digital space that ranges across consumer marketing, product development and digital monetization, Manish was handed over the responsibility of heading the gaming venture - Nazara Technologies in 2015.
  • Permendra Singh
    Head - Consumer Products, Mattel India
    A dynamic & result oriented professional, Permendra Singh heads the consumer products at Mattel India. Singh has an extensive experience of over 10 years in licensing industry both as licensor at The Walt Disney Company as well as licensee at Cello-BIC as the Director of marketing.
  • Tejonidhi Bhandare
    COO, Reliance Animation
    As an exponent in Business & Financial Planning, Tejonidhi Bhandare is a true achiever having proved his mettle in managing the overall Business operations including Finance and Legal processes across the tenures.
  • Jamil Abu-Wardeh
    Vice President - Brand Licensing, Partnerships & Innovation, Eastman Kodak Company
    Jamil is the Vice President of- Brand Licensing, Partnerships & Innovation at the Eastman Kodak Company. Jamil works with companies and people to increase revenue and reach with a firm grasp of traditional models
  • Sweta Agnihotri
    CEO – Content Syndication, Reliance Entertainment
    Sweta Agnihotri is the CEO – Content Syndication at Reliance Entertainment and is responsible for global distribution of Indian filmed content. She has 20+ years of experience in content creation, acquisition and handling syndication
  • Shivram Saran
    Associate Vice President & Head, JCB Consumer Products India
    Shivram Saran is the Associate Vice President & Head for JCB consumer products India and he spearheads JCB’s brand licensing business in India.
  • Kashiff Khan
    MD, Fashion TV India
    Kashiff Khan is a known name to the world of Licensing and Brand Business Development in India. With a kitty of more than 40 brands including own brands, celebrity partnerships and exclusive representation of worldwide international iconic brands in India, Khan is a brand business development force to reckon with.

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.


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


  • Video
For Nomination/Exhibition
Selina Shergill
+91 9999034389


Book your Stall
For Sponsorship
+91 8588898248


Buy Tickets