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January 2015

Nurenberg Toy Fair 2015

January 28 @ 8:00 am - February 2 @ 5:00 pm
Exhibition Center Nürnberg,
Messezentrum 1 Nürnberg, 90471 Germany
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The threads of the international toy markets come together in Nuremberg every year. Famous brands, original start-ups, buyers from large chains, independent retailers and many media representatives make the Spielwarenmesse® the most important event of the toy industry. The world-leading fair is where decisive business contacts are made, the coming year’s trends are born and the latest information is exchanged.

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LIMA Webinar: How to Build a Licensing Plan

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Presented by JJ Ahearn (Managing Director at Licensing Street) and Woody Browne (Managing Partner at Building Q). Registration available now! More details to follow.

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February 2015

LIMA Webinar: The Ins and Outs of DTRs

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Presented by Gaye Dean (Sr. Manager, Brand Category Marketing at Target) and Allison Ames (President at Beanstalk). Click here to register online! All times Eastern.

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Toy Fair 2015

February 14 @ 10:00 am - February 17 @ 4:00 pm
Jacob K. Javits Center,
New York, NY United States
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The 112th annual American International Toy Fair®, the largest toy and youth product marketplace in the Western Hemisphere, is expected to bring together nearly 1,200 exhibiting manufacturers, distributors, importers and sales agents to showcase 150,000+ products to nearly 10,000 buyers representing 7,000+ unique retail outlets in 100 countries. Toy Fair 2014 boasted a record-breaking 413,000+ net square feet of exhibit

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2015 Digital Kids Conference

February 15 @ 8:00 am - February 17 @ 5:00 pm
Jacob K. Javits Center,
New York, NY United States
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Digital Kids Conference is the must-attend event for brand owners, game developers, entertainment and media executives, marketers, producers, digital media directors and licensing professionals seeking to engage children online and on digital devices. Digital Kids Conference returns February 15-16-17, 2015. Digital Kids will once again be co-located with Toy Fair. Your Digital Kids badge will once again gain you access

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11th Annual Wonder Women Awards

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers,
Pier 60, 23rd Street and West Side Highway New York, NY 10011 United States
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The 11th Annual Wonder Women Awards Dinner will once again honor outstanding women who have made a significant impact on our industry and the world of children’s playthings. This must-attend event will take place during the New York International Toy Fair on Sunday, February 15th. With last year’s Dinner selling out to over 400 guests, the dinner has been moved to Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers. For more information

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LIMA Toy Fair Networking Reception

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Celsius at Bryant Park - 2nd Floor Atrium,
Sixth Ave. & 42nd Street New York, NY 10118 United States
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Mark your calendar for our annual NY Toy Fair Reception on Monday, Feb. 16 from 6-8pm at Celsius. Join LIMA and NFL Players Inc. for a spectacular night of networking over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres – with the picturesque backdrop of the Bryant Park ice skating rink. The NFLPI will be on hand with exciting giveaways, including a raffle for

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MAGIC

February 17 @ 8:00 am - February 19 @ 5:00 pm
Las Vegas Convention Center,
Las Vegas, NV United States
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MAGIC is the largest global marketplace for contemporary men’s and women’s apparel, footwear, accessories and sourcing resources — and the world’s most comprehensive forum for fashion buyers and brands. Every February and August, the industry convenes in Las Vegas for connection, inspiration and to shop a portfolio of ten expertly merchandised and curated shows across every category, trend and price

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March 2015

Australian Toy, Hobby & Licensing Fair

March 3 - 6
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre,
2 Clarendon Street, South Wharf VIC 3006 Australia
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LIMA is proud to be the Associate Partner of the Australian Toy, Hobby & Licensing Fair - a celebration of all things toy, hobby, nursery and licensing.

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2015 International Home + Housewares Show

March 7 @ 10:00 am - March 10 @ 3:00 pm
McCormick Place,
2301 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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The International Home + Housewares Show offers you the opportunity to see first-hand consumer lifestyle and product trends for all areas of the home, both inside and out, under one roof at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.

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April 2015

MIPTV 2015

April 13 @ 8:00 am - April 15 @ 5:00 pm
MIPTV is the world’s most-established TV and digital content market and the biggest gathering of entertainment industry professionals each April. Top television execs and creative talent from 100 countries converge in Cannes to forge early-stage content development partnerships and seal international distribution deals for the year ahead.

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London Book Fair 2015

April 14 @ 8:00 am - April 16 @ 5:00 pm
Olympia,
London, England United Kingdom
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The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. In 2015 the fair will take place at Olympia, in West London, and will cover all aspects of the industry.

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Day of Licensing (Tag der Lizenzen)

April 16 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Hotel Maritim,
Heumarkt 20 Köln, 50667 Germany
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Online registration is now open for “Day of License” being held on April 16th in Cologne, Germany.  View the Tag der Lizenzen brochure for more information & register now!        

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PlayCon 2015

April 29 @ 8:00 am - May 1 @ 5:00 pm
Hyatt Gainey Ranch Resort & Spa,
7500 East Doubletree Ranch Road Scottsdale, AZ 85258 United States
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PlayCon, TIA’s International Conference of Play Professionals, is the toy industry’s premier annual gathering for play professionals who are looking to network with peers and industry icons and receive cutting edge research, ideas and inspiration. This three-day conference features general assembly presentations by industry influencers and thought-leaders, interactive workshops, networking lunches, evening events, social activities and more!

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May 2015

2015 National Hardware Show

May 5 @ 9:00 am - May 7 @ 3:00 pm
Las Vegas Convention Center,
Las Vegas, NV United States
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The National Hardware Show in the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV is the prime time & place for face-to-face sourcing, trading and learning for the $343 Billion dollar US home improvement and DIY markets. Your source for products sold for the home, after the home is built and attracting a worldwide audience of more than 27,000 industry

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Save the Date: Licensing Essentials Course and Spring Fling Networking Party

May 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details and registration information coming soon!

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SURTEX 2015

May 17 @ 8:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm
Jacob K. Javits Center,
New York, NY United States
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Now in its 29th year, SURTEX is the only show in North America solely devoted to selling and licensing original art and design for all types of products. SURTEX draws hundreds of designers from around the world to New York City, where they are given the opportunity to market their collections to manufacturers of products for home, contract, stationery, giftware, toys,

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National Stationery Show 2015

May 17 @ 8:00 am - May 20 @ 5:00 pm
Jacob K. Javits Center,
New York, NY United States
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NSS attracts a diverse global attendance of 11,000 buyers from stationery, card and gift shops; bookstores; bridal shops; party stores; department, chain and specialty stores; large chains and “big box” mass retailers; online retailers and mail order catalogs; as well as special event planners, corporate marketers, importers and distributors.

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Sweet & Snacks Expo 2015

May 19 @ 8:00 am - May 21 @ 5:00 pm
McCormick Place,
2301 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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After the sold out, record-setting show in May of 2014, the Sweets & Snacks Expo proves to once again be the global power-house event for the industry, and the 2015 show is poised for even more exceptional growth! With 16,000 attendees and 650 exhibiting companies in 2014, the Expo offers the best opportunity to buy, shop, learn and discover!

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BookExpo America 2015

May 28 - 30
Jacob K. Javits Center,
New York, NY United States
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June 2015

Licensing Expo 2015

June 9, 2015 @ 8:00 am - June 11, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Mandalay Bay Convention Center,
3950 So. Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, , NV 89119 United States
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For 34 years Licensing Expo has connected the worlds’ most influential entertainment, character, fashion, art and corporate brand owners with consumer goods manufacturers, licensees and retailers.  This is the meeting place for the global licensing industry, whether you are looking to spot trends, build strategic partnerships or secure promotional tie-ins.  Millions of products across the world started life as a

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Save the Date: LIMA Awards Ceremony

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mandalay Bay Convention Center,
3950 So. Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, , NV 89119 United States
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Summer Fancy Food Show

June 28 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm
Jacob K. Javits Center,
New York, NY United States
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North America’s Largest Specialty Food and Beverage Event comes to New York City annually in the late June / Early July timeframe.  Discover 180,000 products including confections, cheese, coffee, snacks, spices, ethnic, natural, organic and more. Connect with 2,400 exhibitors from 80 countries & regions.

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July 2015

Comic-Con International 2015

July 9 @ 8:00 am - July 12 @ 5:00 pm
San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, CA United States
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Over the years, Comic-Con has become the focal point for the world of comics conventions. The event continues to offer the complete convention experience: a giant Exhibit Hall (topping over 460,000 square feet in its current incarnation); a massive programming schedule (over 600 separate events in 2012), featuring comics and all aspects of the popular arts, including hands-on workshops and

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September 2015

ACE Fair 2015

September 1 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Kimdaejung Convention Center ,
1159-2 Chipyeong-dong Seogu, Gwangju-si 502-828 Korea, Republic Of
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Gwangju ACE Fair is an exhibition that gathers various cultural content companies from around the world and provides them with an opportunity to meet with each other. Every year the Fair has been growing, with more people and countries participating and bigger deals being made in the business meetings. This is the only UFI-approved exhibition in Korea among the cultural

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October 2015

MIPJunior 2015

October 3 @ 8:00 am - October 4 @ 5:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Cannes, France
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MIPJunior is the biggest international digital library of kids’ programmes, uniting the world’s most influential buyers, sellers and producers the weekend before MIPCOM. Over two days these influential digital players, publishers and licensing executives present, discover and screen the very latest content, giving them the edge on concluding deals at MIPCOM.

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MIPCOM 2015

October 5 @ 8:00 am - October 8 @ 5:00 pm
MIPCOM is the year’s most anticipated global market for entertainment content across all platforms. Each October, the industry’s major players converge in Cannes to turn every moment into an opportunity, transforming four days of meetings, screenings and conferences into deals, from blockbuster programming to groundbreaking partnerships.

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New York Comic Con 2015

October 8 @ 8:00 am - October 11 @ 5:00 pm
Jacob K. Javits Center,
New York, NY United States
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New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. Our Show Floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television. Our panels and autograph sessions give Fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators. Our screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films

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November 2015

SEMA Show 2015

November 3 - 6
The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.

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May 20162016

BookExpo America 2016

May 12, 2016 - May 14, 2016
Unnamed Venue,
Chicago, IL United States
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