2013 Conference Programme
7 January 2013 (Monday) – Asian Licensing Conference
Plenary Session: The Promise of Asia
Time 11:00 – 12:50
Venue Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center Conference Room N201
Synopsis Asia's remarkable economic growth is shifting the global economy’s centre of gravity eastward, with millions of newly affluent Asians become avid consumers. In this Plenary Session, senior licensing professionals examine Asian market opportunities, identify global and Asian trends and reveal their formulas for success.
Panel Chair Mr Charles Riotto, President, International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association (LIMA)
Speakers Mrs Kate Dwyer, Group Director Worldwide Licensing, The Coca-Cola Company
Mr Elie Dekel, President, Saban Brands
Ms Miki Yamamoto, Senior Vice President, IMG Licensing Asia
Mr Jeffrey Whalen, Senior Vice President & General Manager Latin America & Asia Pacific, Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Thematic Session: Cashing in on China
(in Putonghua, with simultaneous translation)
Time 14:45 – 16:25
Venue Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center Conference Room N201
Synopsis China's rapid economic growth and burgeoning middle class have led to soaring consumption. Success on the mainland, however, is far from guaranteed. In this special session on China opportunities, licensing professionals examine the risks and rewards associated with the Chinese consumers.
Moderator Mr Steve Chan, Advisor, China, International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association
Speakers Mr Sun Jian, President, China Shanghai Character License Administrative Co. Ltd.
Mr Vincent Hsieh, General Manager, Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co., Ltd.
Mr Li Chun-Yang, Deputy General Manager, China ACG Group Co., Ltd.
Mr Samuel Chan, Executive Director, Baleno Holdings Limited
Breakout Session 1 – Sports Licensing: The Thrill of Victory and Profit
Time 16:45 – 18:15
Venue Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center Conference Room N206-8
Synopsis Championship trophies and medals are not the only prizes at stake in the world of sports. The bigger game today is the pursuit of lucrative merchandising deals. In this session, sports licensing executives discuss the branding opportunities arising from team franchises, licensed merchandise and sports video games.
Moderator Mr Ivan Chan, President, PPW Sports & Entertainment (Hong Kong) Limited
Speakers Mr Eric Vlieg, Group Leader Licensing, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
Mrs Ilaria Rossi, Licensing & Business to Business Manager, adidas Italy Spa
Mrs Marici Ferreira, President , ABRAL (Brazilian Licensing Association)
Breakout Session 2 – Brand Licensing: Frontiers without Borders
Time 16:45 – 18:15
Venue Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center Conference Room N201
Synopsis In this informative session, international brand specialists reveal how the power of licensing can unlock a brand’s latent value, and how licensees can reap the rewards of a brand's allure.
Moderator Mr Andrew Levy, Managing Director, Licensingpages
Speakers Mr George Williams, Managing Director, LMCA Asia
Ms Mara Gardner, Director of Brand Development and Marketing, Chocolate Rain Ltd - Fatina Dreams
Mr Kim Tae-kyung, Todd, Chief Operating Officer, Voozclub Co. Ltd
Mr Andrew Kerr, Head of Consumer Products, Corus Entertainment Inc.

 

8 January 2013 (Tuesday) – The Licensing Workshop
Session 1 – 'Licensing Panorama'
Time 11:00 – 12:30
Venue Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center Conference Room N201
Synopsis This workshop, led by a high-profile licensing executive, offers a wide-ranging overview of the industry, from best practices to how intellectual property rights can add value to your licensing business.
Speakers Mr Danny Simon, President and CEO, The Licensing Group Ltd.
Session 2 – 'The Legal Perspective'
Time 14:00 – 15:00
Venue Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center Conference Room N201
Synopsis A seasoned intellectual property lawyer puts a needed spotlight on licensing and the law, offering essential legal advice, together with industry case studies, for licensing practitioners.
Speakers Ms Mena Lo, Partner, Wilkinson & Grist Solicitors & Notaries.
Session 3 – 'Hear from Licensing Experts'
Time 15:00 – 16:20
Venue Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center Conference Room N201
Synopsis In this session, licensing beginners connect with senior industry executives, who will share their valuable licensing experience and expertise.
Speakers Ms Sandrine de Raspide, Senior Vice President, Sanrio Global Asia