Yearly Archive: 2016

LIMA Japan’s Global Licensing Committee Meets in Tokyo

11 members of LIMA Japan’s Global Licensing Committee met in Tokyo on 14th July to discuss Licensing Expo 2016 and also forward plan for September’s meeting.   The meeting kicked off with Kaori Taniguchi, general manager of LIMA Japan, presenting her report on Licensing Expo 2016 that took place in Las Vegas in June. Taniguchi gave a rundown on the

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LIMA Japan Educational Program Seminar: Basics & Practice of Product Approvals

As part of its ongoing program of licensing education, LIMA Japan will hold a seminar on September 30 on the theory and practical implementation of the product approval process. The seminar, to be conducted by Mio Watanabe, president of Mio Co., Ltd., and an ex-senior designer at Mattel Japan, will explain the entire product approval process from both the viewpoints

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Webinar 8/17: Pokemon Go & Retail: What Would Pikachu Do?

From Boardroom to Living Room – Retail is Asking, “What Would Pikachu Do?” Pokémon GO is the most disruptive movement to bridge the online/offline space – EVER. There is plenty of talk already generated on how to further ride the Pokémon wave, and potentially dilute the experience. Join us for the latest LIMA Webinar on Wednesday, August 17 from 12-1:30

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Are You Keeping Up with the LIMA Blog?

Pokemon Go, Brexit… if it’s trending, we’re talking about it!   Don’t miss the latest LIMA blog posts: Pokémon Go-ing for World Gaming Dominance… Is the Licensing World Next? If you were at this year’s Licensing Expo Keynote, you may have heard Hasbro’s Simon Waters mention the rise of the “phigital” experience.  Looking for 
an example? Keep Calm and Carry

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3rd Annual LIMA East Coast Summer Outing!

Take Your Office Outside for the Day! Join us on August 23 for lunch, golf, tennis, cocktails and dinner – and maybe win some prizes! Our Summer Outing is a great chance to entertain clients and spend quality time with your licensing colleagues in a relaxing setting. You’ll also have a chance to contribute to LIMA’s Charity of Choice, with our Silent Auction benefitting

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LIMA Rising Stars 2016

LIMA is proud to honor this year’s Rising Stars, two leaders of tomorrow who are already making an impact on today’s global licensing industry.

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Brexit: Views from Around the Licensing Industry

As the Licensing Expo clock ticked down, so too did the minutes until the Brexit results were in — would they stay or would they go? A referendum was held on Thursday, June 23 to decide whether the UK should leave or remain in the European Union.  Leave won by a narrow margin of 52% to 48% – and thus a flurry

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Electrolux Executive Ciarán Coyle Named LIMA Board Chairman

Ciarán Coyle, Global Vice President & Head of Electrolux Global Brand Licensing, has been elected Chairman of the Board of LIMA. He succeeds Rick Van Brimmer of The Ohio State University, who has completed a two-year-term.  Board member Cindy Levitt of Hot Topic was elected by the members of the Board of Directors to the post of Vice Chairman, and

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Watch the Licensing Expo 2016 Keynote Video

Watch the full keynote address on licensing.org!

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2016 LIMA International Licensing Awards Winners Announced!

You voted, we tallied, and now we’re excited to announce the winners of the 2016 LIMA International Licensing Awards! Disney Consumer Products’ Star Wars won four awards, while Hot Topic took home Retailer of the Year for Doctor Who.  For the first time, a European venue was selected as the winner of the Location-Based/Experiential Initiative Award – AMC and Parque de Atracciones

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