Pitch the Brands is an official part of Licensing Week 2019. Of the inventors who apply, ten finalists will be chosen to present their inventions to a panel of influential licensing and consumer product executives. They will receive feedback and direction from these industry experts, which includes:
- Steve Scebelo, Vice President, Licensing and Business Development at NFL Players Inc.
- Dion Vlachos, Executive Vice President, U.S. Retail Sales and Global Publishing at Viacom Nickelodeon
- Greg Winters, Manager, Licensing Programs at Boy Scouts of America
- Robert Yusim, President at Product Counsel
- Michael Stone, Chairman and Co-Founder at Beanstalk
“Throughout the past 35 years in the invention industry, InventHelp has learned that inventors both desire and need feedback from consumer product companies. This essential feedback can help them determine how to improve upon and move forward with their invention ideas,” said InventHelp President Robert Susa. “Partnering with Licensing Expo for Pitch the Brands will allow driven, deserving inventors to pick the brains of some of the industry’s most brilliant minds. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
Licensing Expo is accepting submissions on their website through April 15, 2019. By April 29, InventHelp will choose ten finalists to present a demonstrable product in front of a live panel and audience at Licensing Expo 2019. The winner will receive an exclusive package, including: industry submission, 3D CAD drawings, prototype modeling, inclusion in InventHelp’s VIBE, publicity services, and more.
“Products are a cornerstone of the brand licensing industry. Innovations in design, production and distribution help keep our industry growing year over year,” said Jessica Blue, Senior Vice President of the Global Licensing Group, UBM. “We’re thrilled to give entrepreneurs a platform to showcase their product on the biggest stage in brand licensing. These new ideas help shape the industry through unique products and selection.”
For more information on Pitch the Brands, see below.
- Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
- Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. PT
- Location: Global Licensing Group Theater – Mandalay Bay Convention Center – Las Vegas, Nevada
To register for the Licensing Expo for free, please click here.
InventHelp has been helping inventors submit their invention ideas to companies for 35 years. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based invention services company has more than 65 sales offices throughout the United States. They offers inventors services which could include prototyping, 3D design, and patent referrals.
About Licensing Expo
Launched in 1980, Licensing Expo is the world’s largest and most influential annual trade show dedicated to licensing and brand extension. The show floor is merchandised into two zones: Characters and Entertainment and Brands, Agents and Design. More than 16,000 retailers, licensees, manufacturers, distributors and licensing agents attend the Expo from more than 67 countries. Licensing Expo is organized by UBM plc. UBM is the largest pure-play B2B events organizer in the world. Our 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries, serve more than 50 different sectors. Our deep knowledge and passion for these sectors allow us to create valuable experiences which enable our customers to succeed. Please visit www.ubm.com for the latest news and information about UBM.
About Global Licensing Group
The Global Licensing Group at UBM is the global licensing industry’s leading tradeshow organizer and media partner. Its mission is to provide opportunities around the world to bring brands and products together to explore and cement licensing partnerships. The following events and information products are produced for the licensing industry by the Global Licensing Group at UBM: Licensing Expo, Brand Licensing Europe, Licensing Expo Japan, Licensing Expo China, NYC Licensing Summit, License Global magazine, License Global Daily E-news and License TV.
CONTACT: Emily Moorhead, 1-800-591-1891, EMoorhead@inventhelp.com