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May 2018

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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EXPO XL – How to Excel at a Trade Show at the Warner Music Group’s Groovy Office

May 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Join WMG and LIMA, as our very own Sharon Weisman, Senior Director of Global Business Development, shares perspective, tips and tricks on how to ensure you win at trade shows. Bonus: insights from the WMG industry maven, Alix Kram, and a tour of the office that services the most revenant talent. Wednesday, May 9th 9:30AM - 11:00 AM Warner Music Group

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May 8 @ 8:00 am - May 9 @ 5:00 pm
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LIMA UK: Licensing Essentials Course & Spring Fling Networking Party

May 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Lord's Cricket Ground,
St John's Wood Road London, NW8 8QN United Kingdom
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LIMA UK’s annual Licensing Essentials Course gives you access to the latest thinking, best practice and new trends in business. If you have team members who are new to licensing or work in branding, marketing, TV/Film/Music and want to know how to monetize your IP through consumer products then this course is for you. Dress Code for Long Room: Gentleman

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April 2018

LIMA Webinar: What Makes A Good Celebrity/Influencer Licensing Program?

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
When it comes to establishing themselves as licensed brands, not all celebrities and social media influencers are created equal. What separates the good ones from the bad? What are the characteristics that a licensee needs to study when they look at a potential deal, and what kinds of commitments should be expected from both sides? Daniel Landver, CEO of Digital

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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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Licensing Expo Japan 2018

April 25 @ 8:00 am - April 27 @ 5:00 pm
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LIMA Japan Retail Seminar & Marketing Research

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Urban Dock LaLaport TOYOSU,
2 Chome-4-9 Toyosu, Koto Tokyo , 135-8614 Japan
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LIMA, the official sponsor of Licensing Expo Japan, in cooperation with UBM Japan, offers you a great opportunity to spend a day learning about Japanese retailing from a licensing business perspective. Japan Retail Seminar & Market Research is a one-day seminar and retail store study tour to be held on Tuesday 24 April. The program has been specially planned for international participants at Licensing Expo

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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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Webinar: How to Secure Meetings with Brands at Licensing Expo

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Attending Licensing Expo this May? Want some tips on how to secure meetings with the major brands on the show floor?  LIMA and UBM are happy to bring you some insider perspective before you head off to Vegas! Join us on Wednesday, April 18th for a webinar on How to Secure Meetings with Brands at Licensing Expo to learn such

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Creative Expo Taiwan

April 18 @ 10:00 am - April 29 @ 8:00 pm
Taipei Expo Dome,
No.1, Yumen St., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei , 104 Taiwan
Creative Expo Taiwan 2018 Booth Application The Creative Expo Taiwan (CET) was held for the first time in 2010. The 2018 CET will be based on the theme of “Design Thinking/ Thinking Design “. It is hoped that the Expo will help guide Taiwan’s cultural trends and development, and inspire Taiwan’s citizens to think about cultural issues. The Expo also

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NYC Young Professionals Coffee Series @ Brandgenuity, LLC – “Corporate & Entertainment Programs: How Do They Compare?”

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Global agency Brandgenuity takes you behind the scenes of successful corporate and entertainment licensing programs! Join us for our next NYC YPN Coffee Series and learn through various case studies how entertainment and corporate programs are the same and how they differ. Brandgenuity will also shed light on the tasks of prospecting, product development, legal and licensee management for a diverse range

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New York YPN Taco Tuesday @ Tacombi

April 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
23 West 33rd Street New York, CA 10118 United States
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New York-area Young Licensing Professionals (under 35 years old) will be meeting up at Tacombi in the Empire State Building on April 10th. Come join us for a night of networking and connecting with your peers – along with fresh tacos, choice of beer or wine! Cost to attend is $20 for LIMA & Toy Association Members; $30 for non-members, and includes

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Webinar: Entering the China Market and the Path to Success

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Interested in expanding your brand to China, but unsure where to begin? Presented by LIMA, join executives from Pearl Studio and the Global Licensing Group at UBM to learn more about the world’s fastest growing licensing market, and how to pave your way to success in China! Presenters: Mr. PC Xu, Head of Ancillary Business, Pearl Studio Steven Ekstract, Brand Director, Global

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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 Dates: 10-12 April 2018 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. This year, the Fair will take place in April at Olympia, West London, covering all aspects of the publishing industry. LIMA Members Offer

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New York Tabletop Show

April 10 @ 8:00 am - April 13 @ 5:00 pm
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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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March 2018

LIMA Webinar: How Will Marketers and Licensing Executives Be Impacted by GDPR?

March 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Anybody who’s doing consumer business  in the EU – whether they’re based there or not —  needs to understand the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect on May 25. It will  govern how organizations need to ensure that personal data is gathered legally and under strict conditions, and that those who collect and manage it protect it

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LIMA Canda & WIT – Play to Win: State of the Industry Networking Breakfast

March 27 @ 8:00 am - 9:45 am
Drake Hotel,
1150 Queen Street W. Toronto, Canada
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Please join us for a networking breakfast and special guest speaker, Michelle Liem from The NPD Group. In this special presentation, Michelle Liem will offer a look at the latest trends forming the foundation of retail’s future. Explore recent changes in consumer shopping behaviours, omnichannel advances, the new retail formats driving the shifting commerce landscape, and implications for the toy industry

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Bologna Children’s Book Fair

March 26 @ 9:00 am - March 29 @ 6:30 pm
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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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New York Home Fashions Week

March 19 @ 8:00 am - March 22 @ 5:00 pm
New York Textile Showrooms,
355 Lexington Ave 15th Floor New York City, 10017 United States
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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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India Fashion Forum 2018

March 13 @ 8:00 am - March 14 @ 5:00 pm
Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel,
2 & 3B, Near Chinmayananda Ashram, Powai Mumbai - 87, India
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Launched in 2000, India Fashion Forum (IFF) is India’s largest fashion retail intelligence event. Every year, an exciting blend of Conference sessions, workshops and masterclasses, zoned exhibitions and industry awards mark the IFF confluence of the biggest trends and determinants of success in the business of fashion in India. The IFF Conference creates unparalleled opportunities for learning from international and

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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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SXSW Conference & Festivals

March 9 @ 8:00 am - March 18 @ 5:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Austin, TX United States
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Lou Ellman of Royalty Zone will be hosting a Brand Licensing Meet Up at SXSW on 3/12.  The event link is The biggest brands in the world use licensing to expand brand recognition. Celebrities, movie studios, sports leagues, and corporate brands all profit from brand licensing. Join this Meet Up to network, discuss strategies, or learn something new! [Programming descriptions

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

March 6 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Join LIMA Australia on Tuesday morning, March 6 at the Australia Toy Hobby & Licensing Fair in Melbourne for an exciting breakfast event featuring guest speaker Teresa Rendo, a 17-year retail veteran and General Manager Commercial for Big W! Teresa will focus her discussion on where the big opportunities will be for 2018 and Big W’s plan for working with

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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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Australian Toy Hobby & Licensing Fair

March 4 @ 8:00 am - March 7 @ 5:00 pm
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