Charles Riotto Bio

Charles M. Riotto is President and CEO of the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), the world’s leading trade group for licensing marketing professionals, with over 1,100 member companies worldwide.  Under Mr. Riotto’s leadership, LIMA became the exclusive association sponsor of Licensing Expo, the world’s largest marketplace for licensed properties, attracting more than 17,000 visitors from around the globe.  He has expanded LIMA’s global footprint by growing international membership more than 90%, establishing offices in London, Munich, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Melbourne, as well as representation in seven countries – and counting.  Mr. Riotto has spent over 35 years in association management.  Prior to joining LIMA, he served as Executive Director of the International Recording Media Association and previously as Marketing Director and Executive Director of the Toy Manufacturers of America, Inc.