Original co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Brand Licensing Europe event in London (October 16-18). Also scheduled to join, Kevin Eastman is Rich Magallanes, senior VP of animation, and current series at Nickelodeon. The duo will discuss the lasting impact of the pizza-loving turtles and the launch of the new CG-animated incarnation of the brand on Nick this fall. Kevin Eastman and Magallanes will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. at the Licensing Academy. They will explore how one of the most unlikely character concepts of all time has endured for three decades, generated billions of dollars of merchandise sales, and then been re-imagined for a new generation. Offering nine different sessions, the Licensing Academy is free-to-attend. However, attendees are advised to arrive 10 minutes before each session, as places are limited.
Based in London’s Olympia hall, Brand Licensing Europe draws retailers, licensees, manufacturers and sales promotion professionals to forge lucrative partnerships and discover the latest brands, characters and images available for license. More than 2,200 of the top brands, characters and images and 250 leading brand owners will be at the 2012 event. The hosts of this show are excited to have Kevin Eastman as a speaker as he can give in his valuable points and inputs on the scenario of animation industry. The experts from the animation industry are stating that, it would be an honor to have someone like Kevin in the fest as he has the knowledge, which needs to be shared.