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HASBRO & PATH CONFIRMED FOR BLE LBE KEYNOTE

11 Jul - 2023

How to bring the world’s favourite board game to life in the heart of London – Hasbro and The Path Entertainment Group to deliver MONOPOLY LIFESIZED keynote at BLE 2023.

Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) has unveiled its first LBE (location-based experiences) themed keynote session for 2023, plus a first look at ‘what’s on’ throughout the rest of the show, which takes place Wednesday 4th – Friday 6th October at ExCeL, London. Free visitor registration is now open.

Hasbro’s Vice President of LBE, Matt Proulx, and David Hutchinson, CEO, The Path Entertainment Group, will take to the stage from 12:30 – 13:15 on Wednesday 4th October to co-present ‘Passing GO: Bringing the world’s #1 board game to life’.

They will be talking about the hugely popular MONOPOLY LIFESIZED experience: an immersive, 4-D physical version of the world’s favourite family game brand played on a 15m x 15m MONOPOLY board. MONOPOLY LIFESIZED opened in the heart of London in August 2021 and has since welcomed over 150,000 visitors.

Matt and David will jointly explore the creative pursuit and problem-solving that was required to turn MONOPOLY LIFESIZED into one of the most talked-about activations on the experience market today.

The LBE industry is booming in London, and I’m thrilled BLE has focused on this growing industry for this year’s content programme”, said David Hutchinson, CEO, The Path Entertainment Group. I’m really excited to be able to share our journey with one of the world’s most iconic board games, alongside our partner Matt Proulx at Hasbro and explore the journey of creating a new LBE concept”.

At Hasbro, our mission is to entertain and connect generations of fans through the wonder of storytelling and exhilaration of play, and there may be no better business that exemplifies this than LBE. In working with valued partners who are experts in the experiential space, like The Path Entertainment Group, we can invite our fans to truly step into the worlds of their favourite brands and characters”, said Matt Proulx, Vice President of LBE at Hasbro.

We were able to translate the world’s favourite family game brand into an award-winning, multi-location LBE experienceMONOPOLY LIFESIZEDby staying true to the iconic gameplay that attracts more than one billion players worldwide while optimizing the elements that would work best in a live format. Close collaboration and strategic planning were paramount to our success, so we hope to share learnings and insight into our creative process to help inspire our peers and partners as we move the industry forward together”.

BLE event director Ella Haynes adds: “It’s an absolute honour to welcome Matt and David to the BLE keynote stage and present the first of our two LBE-themed keynotes. We visited MONOPOLY LIFESIZED as a team when it first opened, so we know first-hand just how brilliant it is – we loved every second – so I can’t wait to hear what happened behind-the-scenes to make this experience a reality. I have no doubt this session will be incredibly busy, so I’d advise everyone looking for LBE tips and trends to register now and arrive at the theatre early!”


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