We are pleased to be partnering with Products of Change (POC), a global educational hub aimed at driving sustainable change, to help with our ongoing commitment to facilitate industry-wide change and help as many as possible across the industry to take the first steps into their sustainability journeys.
Products of Change will be delivering three free sessions in the Licensing U theater:
Visit the Sustainability Business Lounge
In addition to a highly curated educational program, Products of Change selected brands to showcase their products and business approach to introducing and sustaining a socially responsible business that balances the needs and health of the planet with that of their customers.
Brands across categories were chosen based on their proven ability to roll out sustainability and equality initiatives at scale. The brand-led presentations are held in the Sustainability Business Lounge located on the show floor (booth #N216) and feature must-attend showcases from cross-category brands, each focusing on a different area of expertise.
To attend these sessions, register for Licensing Expo for free.
Alongside the education made available to all attendees and exhibitors at the event, Licensing Expo and Products of Change are dedicating significant resources to bring sustainability and DEI to the forefront to drive long-lasting change, encompassing:
“POC is proud to be partnering with Informa to highlight the importance of transitioning the industry to a sustainable future. Attendees can join the POC team for 121 in-person clinics in the Sustainability Business Lounge to see how the industry is advancing forward and take advantage of a variety of panels and debates on the Licensing University theatre throughout the 3 days. Sustainability is a global challenge, and I can’t wait to see how we can advance the industry forward, together.”
Helena Mansell-Stopher, CEO, Products of Change
"We are so proud to renew and strengthen our partnership with Products of Change to, first, spread awareness of the long-lasting impact each individual can have on our planet's health, followed by instilling sustainability into the core of each business' operations. Our ambition is for the licensing industry to lead by example, encouraging others to follow suit, and we look forward to laying the foundation at Licensing Expo."
Anna Knight, SVP of the Global Licensing Group, Informa Markets
In 2021, B&LIS Europe and Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) welcomed POC as a strategic partner to the Global Licensing Group to promote actions the broader licensing community has already taken. The joint efforts included:
- Producing a 2,000 square foot Sustainability Activation Feature – the activation was the single most visited stand at the event.
- Elevated notoriously unsustainable categories within the licensing industry, using real-world illustrations and products to showcase progress in these groups. An example included showing how an apparel company could switch from producing fabric samples to using 3D modeling.
- POC experts ran a 121 Sustainability Clinic to provide strategic guidance on how attendees and exhibitors alike can take a more sustainable-focused approach to business.
If you would like to work together with Informa towards sustainability or have any questions please contact us at [email protected].