Monthly Archive: June 2014

LIMA Develops Branding and Licensing Minor with Long Island University-Post

  Long Island University-Post’s College of Management is now offering a branding and licensing minor, developed in partnership with the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA). The new program focuses on the critical skills needed to prepare young professionals for successful careers in branding and licensing, while giving students the opportunity to put their academic studies to work while participating

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Licensing Expo Announces 33% Increase in Retail Attendance, 27% Increase in Licensees, Advertising and Sales Promotion Professionals and Record Numbers from Japan and China

LOS ANGELES (June 30, 2014) – Advanstar Licensing, organizers of Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential entertainment, brand and art licensing industry event saw another successful show earlier this month. Over three days, 15,702 licensing professionals attended the show, representing a 5% increase from last year’s event. The show featured 482 exhibiting companies in 218,872 net square feet

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Sydney Licensing Breakfast to be Held July 3rd

LIMA Australia will host a very special licensing breakfast in Sydney on Thursday the 3rd of July. Tony Bugg, Managing Director of LIMA Australia, will moderate a star studded panel to discuss key industry issues and also provide a download on last month’s Licensing Expo. Thanks go to our partner and sponsor, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, who have kindly

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Watch Jeffrey Katzenberg Deliver the Keynote at Licensing Expo 2014

DreamWorks CEO & Co-Founder Jeffrey Katzenberg delivered the Opening Keynote at Licensing Expo 2014 - click here to watch!

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Victoria Cushey Joins LIMA as Brand Strategy & Business Development Consultant

LIMA is excited to announce the addition of Victoria Cushey as Senior Brand Strategy & Business Development consultant, bringing her expertise in entertainment, toys, licensing, digital media and consumer products to licensing’s premier trade association.  Victoria will represent LIMA on the West Coast, providing a presence at key local events and creating new strategic alliances. Victoria comes to LIMA with

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LIMA Industry Survey: Licensing Industry Sales Rise for Third Consecutive Year

Character, Corporate Trademarks, Sports, Fashion and Collegiate Brands Help Drive Up Royalty Revenue 3.3% to $5.63 Billion; Retail Sales Rise to $115.75 Billion

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Licensing Excellence Awards Winners Announced at 2014 Licensing Expo

Duck Dynasty Nabs Best Overall License and Best Film, TV or Entertainment Program; Hot Topic Takes the Retailer Prize for Doctor Who; Junk Food Wins in Three Categories

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LIMA on Social Media at the Expo!

We want to hear from you during Licensing Expo! Tweet and Instagram your Expo photos using @LIMALICENSING and #licensing14 and let the industry know what you are up to during the show! LIMA will be live tweeting and posting on all our social media outlets throughout the week so be sure to connect with us!

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ALL THINGS EXPO

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON AT LICENSING EXPO 2014 VISIT LIMA AT BOOTH #C75! 2014 LIMA Licensing Awards Ceremony On the opening night of Licensing Expo, LIMA will host its annual Licensing Excellence Awards – featuring an introductory performance by the world famous Jabbawockeez and a fast-paced ceremony led by noted comedian Andy Pitz!  Join us

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LIMA Appoints New Representative in the Middle East/North Africa

LIMA has named Hussein Ftouni as our official representative in the Middle East/North Africa region. Dubai-based Ftouni, Founder & CEO of Copyright Licensing Agency, brings over twenty years of experience in the consumer products industry.  Ftouni’s expertise was gained first in distributing licensed products for other licensees, then acquiring licensing rights, developing and manufacturing, marketing and distributing various ranges of licensed

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