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February 2018

TA/LIMA Member Hospitality Lounge Schedule

February 17 @ 9:00 am - February 21 @ 6:00 pm
Javits Center,
655 W 34th St. New York, NY 10001 United States
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As in previous years, we will be sharing the space with the Toy Association, ASTRA, and The Canadian Toy Association.  Location is the same as last year.  The floor plan is attached. No reservations necessary, seating is first come, first serve. TA/LIMA Member Hospitality Lounge Rooms 1E12 & 1E13, back right side of 1E Hall. Lounge hours are as follows: Saturday,

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Webinar: Entering the Japan Market and the Path to Success

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Interested in expanding your brand to Japan, but unsure where to begin? Join executives from LIMA and the Global Licensing Group to learn more about the world’s third largest licensing market, and how to pave your way to success in Japan! Presenters: David Buckley of Copyrights Asia Steven Ekstract, Brand Director, Global Licensing Group This webinar is open to non-LIMA members

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LIMA Webinar: Forecasting in Today’s Licensing Arena

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Traditionally, overall forecasting has been a time-consuming effort that yields the required “numbers”, but doesn’t always provide the insight needed to help guide a brand-based program. Why is that? Jon Robinson, Senior Business Systems Analyst at Vistex, and Emmanuel Fordjour, VP, Finance at Beanstalk, will give insights into what’s going right and wrong in forecasting, and how better forecasting can

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March 2018

Australian Toy Hobby & Licensing Fair

March 4 @ 8:00 am - March 7 @ 5:00 pm
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The Australian Toy Association Grand Gala Dinner

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Palladium at Crown  ,
Level 1 Crown Towers, Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman St Southbank VIC, 3006 Australia
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Get your dancing shoes on as The Australian Toy Association invites you to join us in celebrating another fabulous year for our industry by hosting a Grand Gala Dinner at Crown. Proudly sponsored by Hasbro, this night of nights will also host the 2018 Product of the Year and Licensing Awards. So bring along your guests for a night to

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LIMA Australia: A Licensing Breakfast with Teresa Rendo at Toy Fair

March 6 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Save the Date Teresa Rendo has worked in retail for over 17 years and currently holds the position of General Manager Commercial for BIG W. Previously, Teresa was Head of Perishables and General Merchandise for Woolworths Supermarkets and prior to that, Head of Buying for BIG W. Teresa’s success and experience in retail reflects her passion for the industry. Join us on Tuesday March 6th at

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NYC YPN Coffee Series: Window Shopping & Wise Career Choices with CAA-GBG

March 6 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Come join LIMA’s NYC Young Professionals Network on a walk through CAA-GBG’s mini-showroom in the Empire State Building to get a taste of how they show off their lines in the best possible light. Laura Kaufmann, Director of Licensing, will guide the group through the displays and also discuss the career path that has brought her to this point. Tuesday,

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The International Home + Housewares Show

March 10 @ 8:30 am - March 13 @ 5:00 pm
McCormick Place,
2301 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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The International Home + Housewares Show: Where art intersects with engineering. Where technology informs style. Where exhibitors display innovation, buyers discover trends & the industry connects to do business. It’s just plain smart. In addition to more than 2,200 exhibitors showcasing thousands of new products, the International Home + Housewares Show offers visitors education and insight into business practices and

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SAPICA show

March 13 @ 8:00 am - March 16 @ 5:00 pm
Poliforum León,
Blvd. Adolfo López Mateos esq. Blvd. Blvd. Adolfo López Mateos esq. Blvd. Francisco Villa León, Gto. Blvd. Adolfo López Mateos esq. Blvd. Francisco Villa León, Gto., Mexico
The International Fair of Footwear and Leather Articles is the most important in Latin America and the second in the American Continent.  The ideal space to detonate fashion in the footwear of our country through conferences, catwalks with innovative designs and avant-garde models.

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Global Pet Expo

March 21 @ 8:00 am - March 23 @ 5:00 pm
Orlando County Convention Center,
9800 International Drive Orlando, 32819 United States
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Bologna Children’s Book Fair

March 26 @ 9:00 am - March 29 @ 6:30 pm
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April 2018

MIPTV

April 9 @ 8:00 am - April 12 @ 5:00 pm
Palais des Festivals, Cannes,
1 Boulevard de la Croisette Cannes, 06400 France
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The London Book Fair 2018

April 10 @ 9:00 am - April 12 @ 6:30 pm
Olympia London,
Hammersmith Road, Kensington London, United Kingdom
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A Global Event in The Creative Capital of the World 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. Next year, the Fair will take place in April at Olympia, West London, covering all aspects of the publishing industry.  

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The Chicago Toy Show

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kane County Fairgrounds,
St. Charles, IL United States
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Licensing Expo Japan 2018

April 25 @ 8:00 am - April 27 @ 5:00 pm
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IFF MAGIC JAPAN 2018 Spring

April 25 @ 8:30 am - April 27 @ 5:00 pm
The world’s largest fashion expo “MAGIC” has partnered with JFW-IFF, the longest running fashion exhibition in Japan. The show will be renewed with more energy, style and professionalism as IFF MAGIC JAPAN. Japan is the third largest fashion market in the world after the USA and the EU. Japan’s fashion trends influence the fashion markets not only of Asia but

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May 2018

PlayCon

May 8 @ 8:00 am - May 9 @ 5:00 pm
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2nd Annual LIMA Cares Charity Bike Ride @ Licensing Expo

May 20 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Las Vegas, NV United States
The 2nd Annual LIMA Cares Charity Bike Ride is set for Sunday, May 20! Join us for a 28-mile ride through the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (easier 15 mile option available) – it’s a fantastic way to kick off Licensing Week and also get more engaged with our industry’s Charity of Choice, the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation! Last year,

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SURTEX

May 20 @ 8:00 am - May 22 @ 5:00 pm
Javits Center,
655 W 34th St. New York, NY 10001 United States
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Art Licensing for Designers, Manufacturers, and Retailers Now in its 32nd year, SURTEX® is the global B2B marketplace for sourcing original art & design—where artists, art agents, licensing agencies and licensors connect with manufacturers, retailers and licensees to create the next best-selling products in every category imaginable. Home décor and furnishings, apparel, automotive accessories, beauty, bed and bath, fabric prints, floor

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Sweets & Snacks Expo

May 22 @ 8:00 am - May 24 @ 5:00 pm
McCormick Place,
2301 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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Licensing Expo 2018

May 22 @ 8:00 am - May 24 @ 4:00 pm
Mandalay Bay Convention Center,
3950 So. Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, , NV 89119 United States
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LIMA International Licensing Awards Ceremony

May 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join LIMA in honoring the global licensors, licensees, agents, and retailers whose licensed programs and products achieved tremendous success in calendar year 2017. This year’s winners will be revealed at the 2018 LIMA International Licensing Awards Ceremony during Licensing Expo on Tuesday, May 22nd in Las Vegas.  There is no fee to attend and tickets aren’t required – join us at

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BookExpo America

May 30 @ 8:00 am - June 1 @ 5:00 pm
Javits Center,
655 W 34th St. New York, NY 10001 United States
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Content is being consumed in more dynamic ways than ever before and new methods must be used to engage readers. BookExpo is evolving to lead the global publishing industry to its consumer driven future and celebrate storytelling in all its forms. It’s the place where industry, authors and readers converge to define the new publishing universe. BookExpo provides a focused

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June 2018

E3 2018

June 12 @ 8:00 am - June 14 @ 5:00 pm
Los Angeles Convention Center,
1201 S Figueroa St Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States
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E3 is the world’s premier event for computer, video and mobile games and related products. At E3, the video game industry’s top talent pack the Los Angeles Convention Center, connecting tens of thousands of the best, brightest, and most innovative in the interactive entertainment industry. For three exciting days, leading-edge companies, groundbreaking new technologies and never-before-seen products will be showcased.

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Summer Fancy Food Show

June 30 @ 8:00 am - July 2 @ 5:00 pm
Javits Center,
655 W 34th St. New York, NY 10001 United States
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The Summer Fancy Food Show is the largest specialty food industry trade event in North America, and the premier showcase for industry innovation. 2017 featured more exciting new events, programs, and exhibitors than ever before.

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July 2018

IM Intermoda (Textil Industry)

July 17 @ 8:00 am - July 20 @ 5:00 pm
IM INTERMODA, is the most important international platform in the fashion industry in Latin America. It gathers designers, manufacturers, suppliers, international and national buyers to showcase the most outstanding trends of the season. It’s the ideal space to connect with potential clients and close business deals. Our extraordinary exhibition floor space includes: Women, Men, Kids, Manufacturing & Textile Industry, Accessories, International,

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Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2018

July 22 @ 8:00 am - July 26 @ 5:00 pm
Colorado Convention Center,
700 14th St Denver, CO 80202 Denver, CO 80202 United States
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Outdoor Retailer Summer Market is North America’s largest tradeshow in the outdoor industry drawing attendees from around the world. Summer Market is all about face-to-face—it’s where products are shown, orders are written, new accounts are found, connections are made and brands are launched. This show is about buying, sourcing, strategic meetings, trend, education and networking with decision makers, influencers, stakeholders,

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Licensing Expo China 2018

July 25 @ 8:00 am - July 27 @ 5:00 pm
NECC,
No.335 Huaxu Rd. Qingpu District, Shanghai China
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Children, Baby, Maternity Expo China

July 25 @ 9:00 am - July 27 @ 5:00 pm
NECC,
No.335 Huaxu Rd. Qingpu District, Shanghai China
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Held annually in Shanghai, CBME China is the world’s largest sourcing event for child, baby and maternity products & services. This is the perfect venue for you to meet buyers, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers in the industry from all over the world.

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Confitexpo (Confectionery Industry)

July 31 @ 8:00 am - August 3 @ 5:00 pm
Expo Guadalajara,
Verde Valle, 44550 Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico Mexico
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