LIMA News

LIMA UK Announces British Rising Stars Award Winner for 2014

LIMA is pleased to name Christine Thomas, Senior Licensing Executive at Entertainment One UK as the winner of its inaugural UK Rising Stars Award. The award ceremony took place on the evening of 24th July at LIMA UK’s annual Young Professionals Network party, hosted at the offices of Mind Candy in East London and sponsored by Dependable Solutions. LIMA UK’s

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LIMA Australia Hosts Sydney Licensing Breakfast

LIMA Australia hosted its second licensing breakfast in Sydney last week.  An audience of 70 key Licensors, Licensees and Retailers attended on the day. Our panel consisting of Mark Scott from Mattel, Claire O’Connor from Nickelodeon, Elie Mansour from The BBC and Wassim Gazal from Hot springs clothing Company focused on how we get cut through with the ever increasing number

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Summer Networking Party Held During Licensing Japan 2014

LIMA Japan held its annual summer networking party on Wednesday 2nd July, coinciding with the first day of Licensing Japan.  The party achieved record numbers, with more than 100 people in attendance. Sachiko Imaizumi, representative director of LIMA Japan, gave the introduction, followed by a toast from LIMA President Charles Riotto.  Other participants of note were the Licensing of the Year (organizer: Character Databank)

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Golf Outing in New York This September – Registration Open!

LIMA Golf Outing Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Hampshire Country Club, Mamaroneck, NY Join your licensing colleagues for an afternoon and evening of golf* and networking by the shore of the Long Island Sound. The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) is hosting the first LIMA Golf Outing on Wednesday, September 17, at the Hampshire Country Club in Mamaroneck, NY. Take

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LIMA Members Receive Substantial Discount on the Newest Kids License Monitor of iconkids & youth

Thanks to the cool Minions Despicable Me is this summer‘s highest ranking license regarding the hype quality in the European key markets U.K., Germany, and France (U.K. 54 % / G 36 % / F 34 %). It is striking that in Germany boys (34 %) and girls (37 %) see an equal hype status in this license while in

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LIMA Launches First Multi-Country Consumer Surveys On Kids’ Favorite Brands and Characters

Reports from Nine Countries to be Issued Quarterly; Surveys from 22 Other Nations to Release Semi-Annually

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LIMA UK Rising Stars Award & Young Professionals Event Next Month

LIMA UK is delighted to announce details of its new UK Rising Stars Award, designed to recognise and champion excellence among upcoming junior licensing industry professionals. The winner will receive one year’s mentorship from LIMA UK Managing Director Kelvyn Gardner. LIMA will hold the Rising Stars Award ceremony at its annual Young Professionals Network party, which will this year be hosted

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Ohio State Executive Rick Van Brimmer Named LIMA Board Chairman

Executives from Cherokee Group, Hot Topic, Mattel and Parham Santana Newly Elected to LIMA Board of Directors

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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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