2018 NYC Summit: First Round of Speakers

Each year, the NYC Summit focuses on innovation in the licensing industry by expanding the conversation. This year's speaker lineup is no exception. Here are some of the executives who will be speaking at the 2018 Summit:

  • Rosa Zeegers, EVP of Consumer Products and Experiences at National Geographic 
  • A special session focusing on social influencers featuring one of the biggest digital stars today, Jake Paul (picture right), and his talent manager and business partner, Kevin Gould of Kombo Ventures. Joining them will be Paul’s licensing agent Ross Misher of Brand Central and Gil Eyal, founder of the influencer directory HYPR! 
  • Alix Kram, VP of Global Consumer Products at Warner Music Group 
  • Josh Goodstadt, EVP of Licensing for the newly formed National Basketball Players, Inc 
  • Charlotte Clisby, Co-founder/Chief Commercial Officer of innovative, print-on-demand platform Evode Group 

...and this is only the beginning!  More exciting speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. The Summit topics have also been announced.  Check out the 2018 Summit schedule here!


Calies Awards winners 2017 announced

The Calies, the UK Calendar awards, which took place at Stationer’s Hall on Wednesday 29 November and celebrated the industry’s favourite calendars, advent calendars and diaries announces the winners.

Comedian Tania Edwards hosted the well-attended event, formerly known as The National Calendar Awards. As supporters of the event, Hazel Fieldwick of the London Stationery Show presented the award for ‘Best Music, Talent or Sports Calendar’ to Danilo md Laurence Prince for Danilo’s The Beatles Collectors. Laurence Prince also won the award for The Calies’ Calendar Ambassador 2017.

Read more: Calies Awards winners 2017 announced

Widdop and Co. expands their portfolio

Widdop and Co. has once again added to its existing portfolio of distributorships with the addition of Compendium, a leading North American gift book publisher. The brand which is widely distributed throughout North America will make its debut at Widdop's January Product Preview in their showrooms followed by the Spring Fair in February.

The brand's motto is to 'Live inspired' focusing primarily on gift books to combine fresh, vibrant designs with thoughtful and inspiring words. Each hard back book offers inspiring words and imagery - producing a gift that turns an everyday occasion into a memorable event.

Read more: Widdop and Co. expands their portfolio

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