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January 2018

Winter Fancy Food Show

January 21 @ 8:00 am - January 23 @ 5:00 pm
Moscone Center,
747 Howard St San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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The Specialty Food Association is a thriving community of food artisans, purveyors, importers and entrepreneurs who bring craft, care and joy to the distinctive foods they sell. Established in 1952 in New York, the not-for-profit trade association provides its 3,000+ members in the U.S. and abroad the tools, knowledge and connections to champion and nurture their companies in an always-evolving marketplace. The

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Sports Licensing and Tailgate Show

January 23 @ 8:00 am - January 25 @ 5:00 pm
Las Vegas Convention Center,
Las Vegas, NV United States
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If your store sells sports-related licensed products or tailgating supplies, the Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show is where you should be to shop more than 380 exhibitors with products licensed by over two dozen sports leagues and licensors. Countless items are available across all categories – from apparel and accessories to toys and souvenirs. All of the major leagues and collegiate teams are

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January 23 @ 8:00 am - January 26 @ 5:00 pm
Sands Expo Center,
201 Sands Ave Las Vegas, NV 89169 United States
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London Toy Fair

January 23 @ 9:00 am - January 25 @ 6:00 pm
London Olympia,
Hammersmith Rd Kensington, London W14 8UX United Kingdom
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Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show 2018

January 25 @ 8:30 am - January 28 @ 5:00 pm
Colorado Convention Center,
700 14th St Denver, CO 80202 Denver, CO 80202 United States
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Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show is the first time in nearly 30 years the outdoor and snow industries will be together, creating an unprecedented opportunity to reach influential buyers across all product segments. This is the place for brands to reach a larger, more diverse and valuable retail audience, as well as an enhanced media presence to carry their brand

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YPN Coffee Series – The Development of Game Licensing: From 8-bit to VR

January 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Creative Licensing Corporation,
10940 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1600 Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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Gaming and entertainment are a natural union, as many of the world’s best games have tried to mirror Hollywood films with compelling storylines and dynamic characters. Join us on January 30 as industry pioneer Rand Marlis, CEO and Founder, Creative Licensing discusses what makes a successful licensed game, how to get there and how far we have come. He will

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Spielwarenmesse Toy Fair

January 31 @ 8:00 am - February 4 @ 5:00 pm
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LIMA Webinar: The Search for Your Missing Brand

January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Many legacy or established companies had a “reason for being” and early on it was the core of their brand and was appropriately expressed.  However, over time the brand meaning has been lost, unclear or the competitive landscape changed.  As a result, the touchpoints, behaviors, etc. have been diluted and are less effective. Raj B. Shroff and Michael Reda of Pine

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February 2018

Deadline: Submit for the 2018 LIMA International Licensing Awards

February 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The LIMA International Licensing Awards are the industry’s most prestigious recognition of outstanding creativity and performance. Each year the very best of all major segments of licensing are honored for their work that represents the best of the best of our industry. All submissions must be received by Thursday, February 1, 2018.  There is no fee to participate and you do not

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Spring Fair

February 4 @ 8:00 am - February 8 @ 5:00 pm
Birmingham , B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Application Deadline: LIMA Board of Directors

February 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thinking about becoming a member of the LIMA Board of Directors? If you are interested in being considered for nomination, or know someone who would make an excellent candidate for a Board position, then we encourage you to submit an application! Please note the following criteria: Current LIMA member Involved in the licensing industry for at least five years Participation

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February 10 @ 8:30 am - February 13 @ 5:00 pm
The OFFPRICE Show is the shopping destination for smart retailers who want fashionable apparel, footwear and accessories, at prices that can’t be beat. Find out what thousands of successful retailers know and register to attend our next trade show.

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Kidscreen Summit

February 12 @ 8:30 am - February 15 @ 5:00 pm
InterContinental Miami,
100 Chopin Plaza Miami, FL 33131 United States
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Kidscreen is the leading international trade publication serving the informational needs and interests of kids entertainment professionals. Published eight times a year, the magazine’s editorial content provides comprehensive analysis of the news, issues, trends, market shifts and opportunities having an impact on all sectors of the business, including TV production, distribution & programming, licensing & retail, marketing & promotions, gaming

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February 12 @ 8:30 am - February 14 @ 5:00 pm
Mandalay Bay Convention Center,
3950 So. Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89119 United States
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Every February and August, the retail industry convenes in Las Vegas for the United States’ most comprehensive fashion marketplace – MAGIC. Here you will find the latest in apparel, footwear, accessories, and manufacturing. From the height of advanced contemporary luxury brands, to the latest trends in fast fashion, MAGIC fuels the business of fashion.

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Agenda Las Vegas

February 12 @ 8:30 am - February 14 @ 5:00 pm
Venetian | Palazzo,
3355 Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89109 United States
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10,000 buyers from across the globe peruse the 250 exhibiting brands throughout the three-day show. Given the timing and grand scale of Las Vegas Market Week, the shows tend to draw many key media, celebrities, and high-level fashion executives. Las Vegas is where brands are able to make a substantial impression on key influencers. Agenda Las Vegas is an ideal

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Networking Lunch at Kidscreen Summit in Miami

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Toro Toro,
100 Choplin Plaza Miami, FL, FL 33131 United States
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WIT and LIMA are joining forces to host a fun and casual networking lunch during Kidscreen Summit in Miami. This popular annual event is open to all WIT and LIMA members, non-members and Kidscreen attendees. Catch up with friends and colleagues and make new connections with an accomplished group of influential and amazing women (and men)! Ticket price includes a delicious lunch buffet (including

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American International Toy Fair 2018

February 17 @ 8:00 am - February 20 @ 5:00 pm
Javits Center,
655 W 34th St. New York, NY 10001 United States
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Toy Fair 2017 opened its doors to thousands of registered global play professionals to explore a record-breaking 443,000 net square feet of exhibit space filled with hundreds of thousands of toys, games and youth entertainment products. Toy Fair registration is open to the trade only; Toy Fair is not open to the public. NO ONE under the age of 18, including infants, will

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LIMA Toy Fair Party @ NFL Experience

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
NFL Experience,
20 Times Square New York, NY 10036 United States
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We’re calling an audible! New venue, new Experience  – same fantastic opportunity to network! Join us on Monday, February 19th from 6-8pm for LIMA’s Annual Toy Fair Party, being held this year at the brand-new NFL Experience in Times Square!  Network with your licensing colleagues, enjoy fun food and beverages with a fantastic Times Square view… and get into the

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NYC Licensing Summit: The Business of Brand Licensing

February 20 @ 7:30 am - 6:15 pm
117 W. 46th Street New York, NY 10001 United States
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The 2018 NYC Licensing Summit returns to Manhattan on Tuesday, February 20, 2018! The annual conference and networking event will feature an increased focus on all aspects of the current retail landscape–from e-commerce to experiential retail–as well as thought leaders from a host of other key segments including gaming, sports, new media, entertainment, food and beverage, fashion and more. Additionally, the

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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
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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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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Bologna Children’s Book Fair

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


April 9 @ 8:00 am - April 12 @ 5:00 pm
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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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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


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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