Yearly Archive: 2017

Jessie James Decker to Headline Licensing Expo Opening Night Party Co-Hosted by Sony Music

By Sony Music Santa Monica, Calif. (April 17, 2017) – Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential licensing industry event, today announced that Sony Music will co-host its prestigious Opening Night Party and present country music singer and songwriter Jessie James Decker as the special guest performer. The Opening Night Party at Licensing Expo is the must-attend networking event

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LIMA Announces 2017 Nominees for Board of Directors

LIMA is excited to announce the 2017 nominees for the Board of Directors! This impressive slate of licensing professionals was assembled by the LIMA Nominating Committee and approved by the current Board of Directors.  Ballots have been sent to LIMA members (primary contacts only) for official adoption – if you did not receive your ballot, please contact LIMA. The nominees

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Join LIMA in Toronto for FOCUS CANADA

Focus Canada Canadian Shopping Habits &  the Future of Retail To coincide with Canada’s 150th Birthday, LIMA Canada is hosting a new event focused on the future of retail, May 2nd in Toronto: The ever changing Canadian retail landscape How retailers evaluate and choose licensed merchandise New ways and places to sell goods in Canada Canadian consumer shopping habits REGISTER NOW!

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Discover Japan’s Licensing Market!

Why You Need to Experience Licensing Expo Japan Japan is the third largest market in the world, generating $700 million in royalty revenues and nearly $12 billion in retail sales. Japan has  a rich portfolio of original, anime and pop culture characters across diverse categories. Changes in IP trends are occurring fast and online retail is growing rapidly.  Learn everything you

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In Memoriam: Loren Taylor

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our friend and colleague, Loren Taylor. Loren, 63, passed away on Monday, March 27, after a long and valiant fight against a rare form of cancer. He leaves behind his wife of 29 years, Lee Ann, and children, Caley and Colton.  Loren was a long-time LIMA member, always happy to

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LIMA Announces 2017 International Licensing Awards Nominees

LIMA has finalized the ballot for the 2017 International Licensing Awards! We received a record 461 entries – 100 more than last year’s record! – making this year’s ballot one of the most competitive yet. A total of 125 nominees from ten countries were named and will vie for the industry’s most prestigious and globally-recognized honor.  One quarter of the nominees, 31 companies,

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LICENSING EXPO JAPAN 2017 – Trend-focused Education and New Brands Announced

Tokyo (March 29, 2017) – UBM, organizers of Licensing Expo Japan, is pleased to announce an expanded lineup of educational seminars and new exhibitors for 2017. Sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), the inaugural Expo takes place on 26-28 April 2017 at Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Center, Japan. Adding to the excitement surrounding the inaugural Licensing Expo

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Licensing Expo Japan Pre-Seminar: What Exactly is Licensing? A Guide for First-Time Expo Visitors

LIMA Japan in conjunction with UBM Japan, the organizers of Licensing Expo Japan 2017 (26-28 April, Tokyo Big Sight) will jointly hold a pre-Expo seminar on licensing on 4th April in central Tokyo. Aimed at first-time Expo visitors and business people with a general interest in licensing, the seminar will introduce the basics of the business, preparing visitors for making the most

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LIMA Japan Elects its 2017 Board of Directors

LIMA Japan members elected two new directors to its board at its annual general meeting held on the 14th March 2017 at the Agora Higashi Nihonbashi meeting venue in central Tokyo. The incoming directors are Kaori Kurobe of The Licensing Company and Kentaro Yoshida of Tohokushinsha Film Corporation. The current board of directors are:   Chair David R. Buckley, President,

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LIMA Japan’s 2017 AGM & Post-AGM Networking Party

LIMA Japan held its annual general meeting on Tuesday 14th March at the Agora Higashi Nihonbashi meeting venue in central Tokyo. The meeting was officiated by LIMA Japan chair, David R. Buckley (President, Copyrights Asia) acting as AGM chair. 55 companies (including 31 proxies) with voting rights out of the total membership of 81 companies attended.  A quorum was achieved

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