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Sustainability In Licensing Conference 2022
Owned and organised by ProductsofChange.com
The Royal Geographical Society, London.

Continuing its mission to drive positive change across the licensing industry, the Sustainability in Licensing Conference is making its return for the third year running. The event, taking place on June 22, 2022 will mark the first of its kind for the industry, finally making its in-person debut at the prestigious National Geographic Society in London.

 

As the message of sustainability continues to gather momentum across the consumer products industries, SILC22 will build on the success of previous years, to deliver a full schedule of discussions and panels tackling some of the biggest topics of conversation in the sustainability movement today.

Supporting the increased demand for knowledge, resources, and best practices from all corners of the licensing industry – from retailers to licensors, licensees to trade suppliers, content makers to contract writers – SILC22 will aim to inspire continued positive action across this $275bn industry.

Last year’s all-digital SILC21 both entertained and informed an engaged industry with a line-up of prestigious guest speakers that included David Harland, CEO of Eden Project, Paul Earnshaw, senior packaging manager at Tesco PLC, James George, network development lead, The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and the Olympic medal winner and environment advocate, Hanna Mills MBE.

A global conversation that is only picking up pace, a hybrid in-person and live-streamed SILC22 will inspire and inform a dynamic licensing sector on how it can continue to innovate and grow commercially, while not costing the planet.

Topics will span:

* How businesses are driving sustainable practices

* How the industry can drive social change through entertainment and content

* The shifting landscape of legislation and global policy

* How cross-section working can catalyse sustainable development

* The future transformation of the retail and sustainable supply chain

Presented by Products of Change (the online membership platform for sustainable advancement within the industry) and Max Publishing (publishers of the Licensing Source Book, LicensingSource.net, and organisers of The Licensing Awards and the B&LLAs) SILC22 will once again be curated by Products of Change founder, Helena Mansell-Stopher and the POC team.

SILC22 will once again look to unite the innovators and creative thinkers of the licensing industry over the topic of how to conduct a global business in a way that benefits both people and planet, and to rediscover the opportunities that lay in doing so.

Helena Mansell-Stopher, founder of Products of Change and conference director for SILC, said: “We couldn’t be more excited to finally be bringing the Sustainability in Licensing Conference to the industry in-person, and to have secured the magnificent National Geographic Society as our venue for the first real life event, is just the feather in the cap.

“SILC22 will be a place for sharing ideas, insight, and innovation on how best this endlessly creative industry can continue to drive positive global action towards a more sustainable future, by implementing changes today and drive forwards a better, healthier, and more environmentally focused industry of tomorrow.”

CONFERENCE AGENDA

The agenda of the Sustainability in Licensing Conference (SiLC) is curated to both inform and inspire those from the licensing community, whether from a retailing, licensee, licensor or trade supplier perspective.

The keynote speeches, insightful talks and panel discussions cover what we in the industry can do to further improve our activities with our plan for a more sustainable future.

Leading names across the fashion, toy, publishing and other sectors, from both within and outside the industry have shared their insights over the last few years. New innovative technologies have been explained that go to prove that change is possible (and profitable), financial institutions presented how sustainable finance is available to you to implement sustainable change while pointers on how to ‘design out waste’ on the product development front as well as how to market brands to future generations who are ever-more environmentally-conscious, were also covered.

The 2022 conference will deliver a packed agenda that will serve to provide a clear pathway on the industry’s sustainable journey, which in turn will drive systemic change in our sector.

Here's a previous agenda example, to give you a flavour of what the SILC 2022 conference will offer.

Opening statement

Outlining how the industry has moved forward since SILC 2021 and the continued need for change, whilst showcasing solutions and business models that can enhance and better the licensing industry.

 

Speaker:

Helena Mansell-Stopher - SILC Conference Director and Founder of Products of Change

Sustainable Insights

Having lived through a period of time like no other, The Insights Family will showcase how the pandemic has moved things on significantly on the business/sustainability front.  The research experts will share insights on the increase in youth advocacy and how the consumer is voting with its wallet.  Building sustainability into your business not only results in an increase in brand advocacy and financial growth, but also saves the planet. 

 

Speaker:

Jonathan Watson – Chief Product Officer, The Insights Family 

The Eden Project - Our Future

Having just hosted the G7 summit in Cornwall in its Biomes, the Eden Project will open SILC21, outlining how as an industry we can work together to halt the extensive biodiversity and plant species decline we are currently experiencing to build a better future together.  

 

Speakers:

David Harland - Interim CEO, Eden Project

Dan Ryan - Learning Curator, Eden Project

Marketing For Behavioural Change

Hubbub is a marketing specialist for brands that want to drive societal change through their marketing campaigns.  Having launched successful campaigns such as Tesco’s food waste initiative; the ‘grab your cup’ impact initiative with Starbucks and ‘The Million £Pound Challenge’ with Waitrose, Hubbub will showcase how we as an industry can use our brands to build a better future.

 

Speaker:

Gavin Ellis – Director and Co-Founder, Hubbub

Sustainable Grocers

As the third largest retailer in Europe, there is no doubt that Tesco impacts the environment.  However this grocery giant is implementing aggressive targets to reduce this.  Here’s your chance to learn about the great initiative the retail group is driving and what it requires from suppliers as well as its own action to meet both its self-imposed targets and new government legislation. 

 

Speaker:

Paul Earnshaw - Senior Packaging Manager, Tesco PLC

Panel Discussion - Policy And Legislation

Join our panel of experts as they discuss the latest legislative changes both in the UK and Europe that will impact on the consumer goods sector.  The panel will focus on the latest packaging and EPE scheme as well as outlining the road ahead. 

 

Speakers:

James George - Network Development Lead, The Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Mike Swain - Director, Pack IDS

Stuart Foster - CEO, Recoup

Future Technologies To Build A More Sustainable Business

Join the George@Asda team to learn about their latest initiatives to reduce their environmental impact.  

 

Speakers:

Melanie Wilson - Senior Director Sustainability and Ethical Global Sourcing, ASDA

Jade Snart - Sustainability and Compliance Expert, ASDA

Sport For Social Change

Join Hannah Mills, Olympian and founder of The Big Plastic Pledge, along with Kate Worlock from Sail GP and Simon Gresswell, Founder of SGLP Licensing to discuss how sport can drive social change and how licensing plays a pivotal role.  

 

Speakers:

Hannah Mills MBE - Olympic Medal Winner and Environmental Advocate

Kate Worlock - Head of Licensing and Retail, Sail GP

Simon Gresswell - MD, SGLP

Retail Economics - The Changing Economic Landscape Of Retail

Retail Economics takes us through its latest market data, focusing on key retail, shipping and sustainability themes and trends from 2021 as well as share their future forecasting. 

 

Speaker:

Richard Lim - CEO, Retail Economics

Sustainable Journey In Toy - Let’s Start At The Very Beginning

Zuru, one of the fastest growing toy companies globally, will present its current sustainability strategies and future ambitions to build a more sustainable toy industry. 

 

Speaker:

Amelia Jory - Global Marketing Manager for Seasonal, Preschool and Celebrations, Zuru

Panel Discussion - Gaming For Social Change

With the global gaming industry worth over $300 billion (more than the combined markets for movies and music), the COVID-19 pandemic has seen a surge in mobile gaming as well as an emphasis on social interaction.  We talk to a leading group of trailblazers within industry who are driving both sustainable change within the product as well as using the gaming platforms to drive social change. 

 

Panellists: 

Daniel Wood - Special Projects Lead, UKie and Games Associate, Creative England

Jane Campbell - Studio Operations Lead, ustwo games

Jude Ower - CEO and Founder, Playmob

Sam Barratt - Chief of Youth, Education and Advocacy, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

Miles Jacobson - Studio Director, Sports Interactive 

How To Build A Sustainable Licensing Programme

Following on from Lego’s presentation at the SILC20 conference, the Lego team will share how its sustainability story has gained momentum and focus over the last year, sharing key themes and deadlines that we must hit as an industry if we are to meet our 2030 goals.  

 

Speakers: 

Sine Klitgaard Moller - Licensing Sustainability Transformation Lead, LEGO

Michael Thejl Nielsen - Business Development Director, The Lego Group

Sustainable Ecommerce

With global e-commerce sales jumping to $26.7 trillion, fuelled by COVID-19, and 60% of consumer reporting that they made more environmentally-friendly, sustainable, or ethical purchases since the start of the pandemic, we hear from the founders of Dayrize, a new tech start-up that has built a sustainable ecommerce platform that scores the sustainability and ethicality of the products they sell.  

 

Speakers:

Bart Nollen - Co-Founder, Dayrize

Austin Simms - Chief Operating Officer, Dayrize

The Future Of Sustainable Supply Chains

With over 70% of a product’s environmental impact wrapped up in its Scope 3 emissions (factory and transportation of goods), it’s imperative that we understand how to build a more sustainable manufacturing base if we are to meet our sustainability goals.  

 

Speaker:

Julia Redman - Owner, Buyers Eye

The Future Of Transparency Within Consumer Goods

Leading tech star-up, Brands Conscience showcases the latest technology in building transparency into your business from the factory through to the consumer. This is the future of transparency within the industry.  

 

Speaker:

Carrie Lomas - Founder, Brands Conscience 

Panel Discussion - Sustainability In Fashion Retail

Join our leading panel of experts as they discuss how to create a more sustainable future within licensed fashion.   

 

Panellists:

Melanie Wilson - Senior Director Sustainability and Ethical Global Sourcing, ASDA

Jade Snart - Sustainability and Compliance Expert, ASDA

Julia Redman - Owner, Buyers Eye

Ryan Jesse - Founder and CEO, Change Plastic for Good

Karen Hewitt - Co-Founder and Buying Director, Character.com

PAST SPEAKERS

The speaker line-up for the Sustainability in Licensing Conferences has included true leaders from the retail world, pioneering licensees, trailblazing manufacturers and inspiring opinion formers from both within and outside the industry, each playing a part in the journey to become more sustainable.

The speakers each shared experiences, facts and ideas which will collectively serve to future proof your business and the industry of which we are all a part, enabling sustainable strategies to be developed that take into consideration how a given organisation can operate commercially as well as ecologically.

Amelia Jory
Amelia Jory

Global Marketing Manager for Seasonal, Pre-school and Celebrations, Zuru


Austin Simms
Austin Simms

Chief Operating Officer, Dayrize


Bart Nollen
Bart Nollen

Co-Founder, Dayrize


Carrie Lomas
Carrie Lomas

Founder, Brand Conscience


Dan Ryan
Dan Ryan

Eden Learning Curator, Eden Project International


Daniel Wood
Daniel Wood

Special Projects Lead, UKie and Games Associate, Creative England


David Harland
David Harland

Chief Executive Officer, Eden Project International


Gavin Ellis
Gavin Ellis

Director and Co-Founder, Hubbub


Hannah Mills MBE
Hannah Mills MBE

Olympic Medal Winner and Environmental Advocate


Jade Snart
Jade Snart

Sustainability and Compliance Expert, ASDA


James George
James George

Network Development Lead, Ellen MacArthur Foundation


Jane Campbell
Jane Campbell

Studio Operations Lead, ustwo games


Jonathan Watson
Jonathan Watson

Chief Product Officer, Kids Insights


Karen Hewitt
Karen Hewitt

Co-Founder and Buying Director, Character.com


Kate Worlock
Kate Worlock

Head of Licensing and Retail, Sail GP


Jude Ower
Jude Ower

CEO and Founder, Playmob


Julia Redman
Julia Redman

Owner, Buyers Eye


Melanie Wilson
Melanie Wilson

Senior Director Sustainability and Ethical Global Sourcing, ASDA


Michael Thejl Nielsen
Michael Thejl Nielsen

Business Development Director, The Lego Group


Mike Swain
Mike Swain

Founder, Pack IDS and Senior Advisor to the UK Packaging Council


Miles Jacobson OBE
Miles Jacobson OBE

Studio Director, Sports Interactive


Paul Earnshaw
Paul Earnshaw

Senior Packaging Manager, Tesco


Richard Lim
Richard Lim

Chief Executive Officer, Retail Economics


Ryan Jesse
Ryan Jesse

Founder and CEO, Change Plastic for Good


Sam Barratt
Sam Barratt

Chief of Youth, Education and Advocacy, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)


Simon Gresswell
Simon Gresswell

Founder and MD, SGLP


Sine Klitgaard Møller
Sine Klitgaard Møller

Licensing Sustainability Transformation Lead, LEGO®


Stuart Foster
Stuart Foster

CEO, Recoup


Book your tickets now to SILC 2022

Taking place at The Royal Geographical Society – 1 Kensington Gore, London, United Kingdom, SW7 2AR.
Direction details can be found by clicking HERE.

LIVE EVENT TICKETS – £275.00

SILC 2022 takes place as a live event on 22 June 2022 at The Royal Geographical Society in London. The one day live event begins at 9:30am, with the conference itself finishing at 5:30pm before an (optional) evening drinks reception.

This is a secure payment system and you will be emailed a full receipt as soon as you book.

A 20% discount applies to members of Products of Change – please select this option if you’re a paid-up member. The voucher code to be used is POCMEMBER

Once booked, our ticket office will be in touch to check with you any accessibility or ‘on-the-day’ requirements you may have.

DIGITAL EVENT TICKETS – £145.00

If you’re unable to enjoy the networking of the live event but would like to join from home/office, you may do-so via our digital stream which will run within the same time-zone as the live event. Content will remain available for 30 days post-event (this is also the case for live event ticket holders).

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EVENT SPONSORS

The Sustainability in Licensing Conference has received widespread support from the industry with leading businesses and brands keen to pledge their commitment, sharing in the belief that together real progress can be made in the sector on this vital issue.

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TALK TO THE TEAM

Behind the scenes of The Sustainability in Licensing Conference is a close-knit team of people with complimentary skills and personalities, but who all share in the vision of ensuring this significant conference really hits the mark.

Owned by Products of Change Media – which is a joint venture between Max Media Ventures and Products of Change, the Sustainability in Licensing Conference benefits hugely from the partnership formed with Helena Mansell-Stopher.

Helena-Mansell-Stopher

HELENA MANSELL-STOPHER

Curator and Conference Director of SILC 22

With a 20 year career in the licensing industry across media and lifestyle brands and a wealth of knowledge across all categories and retail. With a course in Business Sustainability Management under her belt, from the University of Cambridge Helena will continue to work with brand owners, retailers and category experts to drive change within the licensing arena.

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ROB HUTCHINS

Community Manager

Jakki Brown

JAKKI BROWN

Director - POC Media

Rob Willis

ROB WILLIS

Director - POC Media

Ian Hyder

IAN HYDER

Director - POC Media

Clare Hollick

CLARE HOLLICK

Ticket Office

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