2023 Licensing Awards Jury



Jutta Breyer

Jutta Breyer business graduate from the University of Passau (Germany) and Managing Director of License Factory GmbH since 2014, has more than 30 years of experience in the marketing and production of textiles, considering and analyzing global trade and culture-specific conditions.

As a person who is extremely devoted to nature and the earth, it quickly becomes clear to her that action must be taken in India if there is to be a future worth living for future generations, whether in Europe, India or elsewhere in the world. Together with a committed team of scientists and manufacturers, techniques to produce natural color dyes from barks, plants, minerals, etc. are then taken up and further developed.

The own brand "LIQUID" is founded, which focuses exclusively on the production and development of naturally dyed textiles / clothing made of conventional or organic cotton in India. 

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Ivan Colecchia

Ivan Colecchia is SVP International Development at The Insights Family, the global leader in kids and family market intelligence, which has seen the business expand to operating in 22 international markets, with more than 100 clients, including: Amazon, BBC, Hasbro, Paramount and Warner Media.

Prior to joining The Insights Family, Colecchia has over 25 years of experience in worldwide family market research, spending time in the US, Europe and Asia across many different business areas. He is an appreciated expert in the family brand space and has been a keynote speaker at many international licensing conferences and events. 

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Susanna Iraci

Susanna Iraci is an Italian industrial designer graduated from Milan’s Polytechnic, whose initial work has gravitated around sustainability and service design. It was only after a few roller coaster rides and becoming a mother that she decided to shift the focus of her career and head back to school, to enroll in the Master in Design for Kids and Toys at Poli.design. That lead to the start of design studio BICCO, a creative space dedicated to design for kids. Sometimes, with kids too!

Enthusiastic designer, child at heart, avid tea drinker, bookworm and a language - nerd. She likes to seek beauty in the details while working for clients big and small. 

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David Kleeman

Strategist, analyst, author, speaker, connector — David Kleeman has led the children’s media industry in developing sustainable, child-friendly practices for more than 35 years. He began this work as president of the American Center for Children and Media and is now Senior Vice President of Global Trends for Dubit, a strategy/research consultancy and metaverse studio.

When he began this work, “children’s media” meant television. Today, he is fascinated by, and passionate about, kids’ wide range of possibilities for entertainment, engagement, play and learning. David uses research, insights, and experience to show that much may change, but children’s developmental path and needs remain constant.

David is advisory board chair to the international children’s TV festival PRIX JEUNESSE, on the board of the Children’s Media Association and the Advisory Board of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. He was a Senior Fellow of the Fred Rogers Center, Board Vice President for the National Association for Media Literacy Education, and a Governor of the Television Academy.

David looks worldwide for best practices in children’s entertainment and learning. He has spoken (and, more important, listened!) on six continents and writes extensively for varied audiences 

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Helena Mansell-Stopher

Helena Mansell-Stopher is CEO and founder at Products of Change, a membership organisation and media platform that provides a safe place for industry to learn, connect and transition to a more sustainable future. Helena curates the sustainability in licensing conference (SILC) the first of its kind in the brand and licensing industry, formed to advance the industries knowledge on future innovations within the sustainability space. 

Helena is an advisor to the United Nations Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Initiative and Board Director to Recycle to Read.


With a 26 year career in the licensing industry across media and lifestyle brands, working with companies such as HIT Entertainment, Mattel, Marvel and National Geographic, as well as a 6 year career in sustainability, Helena is at the cutting edge of closing the knowledge gap to advance the industry forward to a sustainable future. 

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