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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 with its in-person debut on Wednesday, 22 June 2022 at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

As the message of sustainability continues to gather momentum across the consumer product industries, SiLC 22 will not only build on the success of the events online content over the past two years but will take the subject of sustainability in licensing to all-new heights as the industry strives for positive, sustainable change

A jam-packed agenda of inspirational talks from leaders and innovators, informative panel sessions and discussions, and ground-breaking developments and updates will span 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 – SiLC 22 will look to inspire this continued positive action across the $275bn licensing industry.

This year’s conference will deliver not-to-be missed talks from the likes of the business innovator, designer, and author Alan Moore about building a business with profit and purpose; Flowhaven and Carbon Farm as they delve into the subject of the real-world impact of the digital space and NFTs, and Sarah Hawkins, manager of Primark Cares as she explores the idea of sustainability in a global fashion retailer.

The Sustainability in Licensing Conference is also extremely proud to welcome the United Nations’ own Caroline Petit who will deliver a talk on implementing the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals within business today.

And that’s just a snippet of what this year’s hybrid in-person and live-streamed (for global audiences at home) event will have to offer attendees this year.

Further topics will span:

-The latest consumer data on sustainability trends in the homestead from across the globe with The Insights Family

-The value of waste in an eye-opening presentation from the food upcycling experts and innovators, Anthesis Provision

-The changing economics landscape of retail and its evolving relationship with sustainability thanks to Retail Economics

-A look at the future technologies to build a more sustainable business with the team from George at ASDA

-A tackle of the topic of sustainable toys with the global toy giant Mattel and its EMEA senior sustainability engineer, Elizabeth Eaves

The Sustainability in Licensing Conference agenda has been curated by Products of Change’s founder Helena Mansell-Stopher and the Products of Change team. This year’s event will be presented by Products of Change (the online media hub and community resource for advancing sustainable change across the industry) and Max Publishing (publishers of the Licensing Source Book, LicensingSource.net, and organisers of The Licensing Awards and the Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Awards.

SILC 22 will unite the innovators and creative thinkers of the licensing industry over the subject of using business to benefit people and planet.

Helena Mansell-Stopher, founder of Products of Change and conference director for SiLC 22, 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 Royal Geographical Society as our venue for the first real life event is just the feather in the cap.

“SiLC 22 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, we can drive forwards a better, healthier, and more environmentally focused industry of tomorrow.”

Products of Change and Informa Markets have partnered to bring together the Brand & Licensing Innovation Summit and Sustainability in Licensing Conference on 21-22 June and create an unmissable 2-day event for licensing leaders.

B&LIS will focus on the latest licensing and retail trends on Day 1, whilst SiLC will delve into sustainability on Day 2. The two-day event will be filled with networking opportunities and critical learnings to help shape the future of the industry.

Enjoy a discounted rate on your ticket if you buy a Day 1 & 2 joint event pass! Details below.

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Making its in-person debut at the Royal Geographical Society in central London this June, the Sustainability in Licensing Conference promises a jam-packed agenda of inspirational leaders and innovators, informative panel sessions and discussions, and ground-breaking new developments and updates from across the licensing and consumer industry landscape.

From world leading retail brands including Tesco, ASDA, and the Walgreens Boots Alliance, to the biggest names in the children’s entertainment sector, including Sky Kids, The LEGO Group, Mattel, and more – this year’s SiLC will not only be building on the success of its last two years of online content, but taking the subject of sustainability in licensing to brand new heights as together we push both the message and implementation of positive industry change to the next level.

Take a look at the Sustainability in Licensing Conference 2022 agenda below to see why this year’s event is simply one you can’t afford to miss out on.

SILC 22 AGENDA

09:30

Opening statement

Helena Mansell-Stopher, CEO at Products of Change highlights how far the industry has come over the last two years and outlines the day’s conversations.

 

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

09:45

BUSINESS WITH PROFIT AND PURPOSE – THE BALANCE OF A SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS

Alan Moore is an author and innovator; a designer who has worked with the likes of The Coca Cola Company, a business craftsman who has sat in the boardrooms of some of the biggest Blue-Chip companies on the planet, and a writer who has penned some of the most pioneering thoughts on what modern economics could look like.  His books Do/Design and Do/Build will form the subject matter of the keynote address Alan will be giving at this year’s Conference, geared to inspire leaders into creating the kind of business that the world needs - one that is regenerative, net positive, and ultimately beautiful.

 

Speaker: Alan Moore

10:05

THE INSIGHTS FAMILY PRESENTS THE LATEST SUSTAINABILITY DATA

With consumer mindsets shifting dramatically and the expansion of new digital revenue streams, The Insights Family will showcase the latest consumer data and sustainability trends from across the globe. 

 

Speaker: Nick Richardson - Founder & CEO, The Insights Family

10:25

HOW TO IMPLEMENT THE UNITED NATIONS’ 17 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS WITHIN BUSINESS

The United Nations presents the benefits of aligning to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and highlights how they are partnering with businesses to drive awareness of this global framework. 

 

Speaker: Caroline Petit

10:35

THE IMPACT OF YOUR DIGITAL TWIN

A look at the real-world impact of the growth and development of the digital space, including NFTs and understanding how we can reduce their environmental impact through regenerative business models.

 

Speakers: Timo Olkkola - Founder at Flowhaven; Glyn Mitchelle - Founder at Carbon Farm

11:00

Break

11:30

YOUR WASTE HAS VALUE

Many still believe that sustainability comes with a heavy cost to business and is only focused on when demanded by a customer or retailer. What people don’t see is that sustainable business practices are an incredibly efficient use of your resources and is more profitable. The team will present its latest initiative - Upcycled food, to showcase the efficiencies of waste in the supply chain. 

 

Speakers: Jon Duschinsky, EVP, and Cher Mereweather, CEO, Anthesis Provision

11:50

THE CHANGING ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE OF RETAIL

Retail Economics takes us through its latest market data, focusing on key retail, shipping, and sustainability themes as well as trends for 2022. The team will also share its future forecasting insight. 

 

Speaker: Richard Lim - CEO, Retail Economics

12:10

FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES TO BUILD A MORE SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS

Join the George at ASDA team to learn about their latest initiatives to reduce the supermarket giant’s environmental impact including the implementation of 3D technology.

 

Speakers: Jade Snart, Senior Sustainability Business Manager; Jessica Brown, Designer; and Helen Scobie, Product Development Expert, George @ Asda

12:30

ENGAGING FOR CHANGE

As a global leader in retail pharmacy Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) touch millions of lives every day and are proud to be a force for good through contributions to healthy communities, a healthy planet and a sustainable marketplace.  Join Tanya Ashton to learn about how they have been working to embed sustainability throughout their global sourcing organisation.

 

Speaker: Tanya Ashton – Head of Sustainability, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Global Sourcing

12:50

Lunch

13:50

SUSTAINABILITY IN A GLOBAL FASHION RETAILER

The global fashion retailer Primark will present its latest sustainability framework and its sustainability journey to date, documented through its global Primark Cares initiative. 

 

Speakers: Lynne Walker, Director, Primark Cares; Sarah Hawkins, Primark Cares Manager

14:10

RETAIL PANEL

Primark, George at ASDA, Walgreens Boots Alliance, and Richard Lim will answer your questions live. 

14:40

HOW CONTENT CAN DRIVE SOCIAL BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE

The broadcaster and telecoms company, Sky will present its initiatives to drive social and sustainable change through kids’ content. 

 

Speaker: Lucy Murphy, Director of Kids' Content, UK ROI, Sky Kids

15:00

THE RISING CHALLENGE OF SUSTAINABILITY MESSAGING

More people want to buy green than ever before, and businesses are responding. But unfortunately, the increasing demand for greener products means businesses are using sustainability messaging as a marketing tool, making false or heightened statements to sell products and gain customers. This is called greenwashing. 

 

The Marketing Store will take you through what the Green Claims Code is, what new legislation is coming to support this, and how to avoid greenwashing. 

 

Speaker: Pamela Stathaki - Head of Global Sustainability, The Marketing Store

15:20

WORKING TOGETHER FOR IMPACT

Join the keen toy innovators from Wow! Stuff and the Magic Light Pictures ensemble for an insightful look at the groundbreaking working the two industry-leading companies have achieved through collaboration and thinking... inside of the box.

15:40

SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING

As the third largest retailer in Europe, there’s no doubt that Tesco impacts the environment. However, this grocery giant is setting aggressive targets to reduce this. Learn about the great initiative the retail group is driving on the packaging side 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 CE

16:00

Break

16:30

WHERE DOES THE VALUE SIT?

The LEGO team will discuss how we need to re-write where the value sits within business as consumer demand for sustainable product increases.  We hear from the sustainable transformation team about how it is addressing this within the company’s own consumer products business. 

 

Speakers: The Lego Group

16:50

SUSTAINABLE TOYS

The global toy giant presents its sustainability journey so far and sets out its ambitions for the future of play around the world. 

 

Speaker: Elizabeth Eaves - Senior Sustainability Engineer, Mattel

17:10

THE FUTURE OF KIDS

An expert panel hosted by Kids Industries founder, Gary Pope will take your questions regarding the future of the children’s industry, and how we as a community can be a driving force behind positive change. 

 

Speakers: Gary Pope - Founder, Kids Industries; Pamela Stathaki - The Marketing Store; LEGO; Mattel; SKY; Amanda Evans - Obki

18:00

SESSIONS CLOSE

THE 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.

Alan Moore
Alan Moore

Author and Speaker, Beautiful Business


Amanda Evans
Amanda Evans

Founder, Obki


Elizabeth Eaves
Elizabeth Eaves

Sr. Sustainability Engineer, Quality & Compliance EMEA, Mattel


Helen Scobie
Helen Scobie

Product Development Expert, George @ ASDA


Jade Snart
Jade Snart

Sustainability and Compliance Expert, ASDA


Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown

Design Specialist, George @ ASDA


Lucy Murphy
Lucy Murphy

Director of Kids Content, Sky (UK and ROI)


Pamela Stathaki
Pamela Stathaki

Head Of Sustainability, The Marketing Store


Paul Earnshaw
Paul Earnshaw

Senior Packaging Manager, Tesco


Timo Olkkola
Timo Olkkola

Founder, Flowhaven


Richard Lim
Richard Lim

Chief Executive Officer, Retail Economics


Tanya Aston
Tanya Aston

Head of Sustainability - Global Sourcing, Walgreens Boots Alliance


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Taking place at The Royal Geographical Society – 1 Kensington Gore, London, United Kingdom, SW7 2AR.
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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.

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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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