LIMA Names Elite Roster of Moderators for MindMix™ London

New York, NY, June 4, 2018The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) is excited to announce the final agenda for the third annual MindMix™ taking place June 27 in London, UK.  This one-day executive event brings together business and thought leaders for high-level dialogue around the theme Licensing 2025 – the technological, social and commercial forces that will shape the future of global licensing and marketing.

LIMA has organized a mix of presentations and moderated discussion groups throughout the day to blend important, cutting edge information with the opportunity to exchange perspectives and experiences, and discuss upcoming market challenges.  The complete list of sessions and moderators follows:


  • The Intersection of Consumer & Brand – How and Why it’s Changing – Vanella Jackson, CEO, Hall and Partners
  • FutureThink: Breaking Down the Characteristics of Successful, Adaptive Companies – Stephanie Wissink, Managing Director, Research Analyst, Consumer, Jefferies LLC
  • Adapting to Ever-Changing Platforms and Technology – Taco Ketelaar, Co-Founder Dffrnt Media
  • Future Disruptions in Retail – Drivers of Change – Boris Planer, Director Go-To Market Insights, Planet Retail

Roundtable Discussions

  • The Future of Employment in an AI World –  led by Tim Pike, Deputy Agent, Bank of England
  • The Future of Mobility – led by Bernd Conrad, Founder, Conrad Enterprises
  • Data Protection and Brexit: Legal Questions Shaping the Future – led by Christian Fortmann, Trademark & Design Attorney, 24IP
  • Generations Under the Influence(r) – led by Angela Farrugia, EVP/Group Managing Director, CAA-GBG
  • Game Changer? The eSports Ecosystem – led by Mike Stubbs, Freelance Journalist
  • Why Blockchain Matters – led by Casey Lau, VP Licensing & Brand, BLMP Network
  • Global Trends in Consumer Attitudes and Spending – led by Max Templeman, Senior Insights Manager, Consumer Choices, GFK
  • Why CSR Will Matter Going Forward – Mike Dunn, Founder, President, Octane5

“The future of our business is taking shape now, and as the thought-leader for the brand licensing industry, LIMA is providing a platform to our industry to incubate this kind of elevated dialogue and exchange of ideas,” said LIMA President Charles Riotto.  “We are excited to have a group of top executives from both inside and outside the global licensing and marketing communities moderating a slate of topics that will impact our industry in 2025, and beyond.”

MindMix 2018 is hosted by TCC Global, with a cocktail reception sponsored by Octane5. For more details and registration, visit