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Franchising and Brand Licensing Conference 2008 on 29, 30 November at New Delhi news
10 November 2008

The first ever Brand Licensing Conference 2008, hosted by Franchise India Holdings Limited will be held at Hotel Ashok in New Delhi on 29, 30 November. The conference aims at analysing the growth of licensing industry in India and its powerful impact on Indian retailing.

The licensing industry is just beginning to gain its foothold in India and is expecting brighter prospects in 2009 as many verticals, like character, sports and corporate brands, are witnessing licensing as the competent tool for business expansion and increasing brand visibility.

At the same time, the Franchise India 2008 conference will be held, which will concentrate on   the franchise, retail and licensing industry.

Brand Licensing Conference Sessions and Speakers
29 November 2008 (Day One)

Session: The basics of licensing: How does licensing work?

  • Kelvyn Gardner, managing director, LIMA UK
  • Allan Yeng, general manager, Interasia & Associates, Singapore
  • Rolf G Kirst, managing director, Franchise Pool International, DFV- Deutscher Franchise Verband E.V

Session: Basic legal know-how for licensing agreements

  • John Burns, partner, IPTC Department, Halliwells LLP, UK
  • Kamakhya Srivastava, associate, Lex Orbis
  • Ms. Krishna Sharma, MD, Corporate Law Group

Session: Licensing opportunities in India

  • Sashi Reddi, Founder & CEO, FXLabs Studios
  • Ms. Dwijorani (Lily) Senjam, director, Extend Brands
  • Navin Shah, CEO, P9 Integrated and Percept Picture Company

Session : Brand Building for Licensing

  • Harish Bijoor, CEO, Harish Bijoor Consults
  • 30 November 2008 (Day Two)

Session: The art of Character Licensing

  • Ms. Roshni Bakshi, regional director, Disney Consumer Products - India and Asia
  • Rajiv Sangari, CEO, Spacetoons, India
  • Ms. Sarah Cole, head of marketing, Linguaphone, UK
  • Munjal Shroff, director and chief operating officer, Graphiti

Session: Licensing in lifestyle, fashion and corporate brands

  • Eli Haddad, managing partner, fashion marketing LLC, USA & MD, Lifestyle Licensing
  • BV, Amsterdam, BHPC International
  • Manmeet Rattan, CEO, Anicon Clothing Company
  • Shailesh Chaturvedi, CEO, Tommy Hilfiger India

SessionI: TV & Entertainment Licensing

  • Ms. Nanette D'Sa, Sr. Vice President (Licensing & Merchandising), STAR India Pvt Ltd
  • Navin Shah, CEO, P9 Integrated and Percept Picture Company
  • Vishal Gondal, founder and chief executive officer, Indiagames Ltd
  • Sashi Reddi, founder & CEO, FXLabs Studios

Session: Brand Building for Licensing

  • Suhel Seth, managing partner, Counselage India

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