Did You Miss the Licensing Expo Keynote? View “The Future of Retail” Online!

Licensing Expo 2015 kicked off with an exciting panel of top merchants and brand experts during the Executive Keynote Panel on June 9, featuring Richard Barry, Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys“R”Us, Inc.; Dow Famulak, President, Global Brands Group Holding Ltd.; Mike Fitzsimmons, Founder & CEO, Delivery Agent Inc.; and Lisa Harper, CEO, Hot Topic Inc. Click here to

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Stephanie Candiloro, Milin Shah Named 2015 LIMA Rising Stars

This year, LIMA received a record number of nominations for our Rising Stars Award. Of these, Stephanie Candiloro, WB Consumer Products, Australia and Milin Shah, Earthbound Brands, LLC were selected based on their impressive contributions to licensing, leadership potential, and passion for the industry, among other qualifications. Stephanie Candiloro Current Position: Licensing Account Manager of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Australia.

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International Licensing Awards Winners Announced at 2015 Licensing Expo!

The consumer products campaign for Disney’s mega-hit animated movie Frozen took top honors as Overall Best Licensed Program last night at the annual International Licensing Awards – held at the 2015 Licensing Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.  Frozen also won in the Film, Television, or Entertainment (Animated) Program category, while Kohl’s Department Stores received the coveted

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LIMA Study: Global Retail Sales of Licensed Goods Hit $241.5B in 2014

New York, NY, June 8, 2015 – LIMA announces the results of its first-ever LIMA Annual Global Licensing Study, quantifying worldwide royalty rates and accompanying retail sales. According to the report, retail sales of products bearing the trademarked names and likenesses of cartoon characters, corporate logos and brands, major sports teams and more totaled an estimated $13.4 billion in royalty revenues

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Only Walk-Up Reservations Remain for LIMA Member Lounge

NOTE:  The deadline to submit for advanced meeting requests has passed – for any members still wishing to hold a meeting during show hours, walk-up reservations will be accepted, subject to availability.  As a benefit to our members, LIMA will once again offer a meeting area, The LIMA Member Meeting Lounge, on the show floor at Licensing Expo from June 9-11. This year, we are

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Next Tuesday! Don’t Miss the LIMA International Licensing Awards

Everything old is new again!  In celebration of our 30th Anniversary, LIMA is taking a trip back to 1985 with a nod to all that made the 80s fun. We are excited to re-launch the LIMA International Licensing Awards in 2015 with Max Publishing, the owners and organizers of the UK Licensing Awards.  This year’s show will feature an amplified

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Executive Keynote on “Future of Retail” to Kick Off Expo June 9

Faced with an ever-evolving consumer marketplace and retail landscape, licensing executives will get a chance to gain insights from an exciting panel of top merchants and brand experts during the Executive Keynote Panel that will kick off Licensing Expo 2015, sponsored by LIMA and owned and organized by UBM Advanstar. The keynote session takes place on Tuesday, June 9 from

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Download the Only Two Apps You Will Need at Licensing Expo!

Make sure you have these essential apps for Licensing Expo – for everything you need to find, everywhere you need to be, and everyone you need to know! LIMANET App: Licensing’s interactive, global directory – available at your fingertips! Search for the licensing contacts you need at the companies you want to do business with.  Access LIMANET on-the-go and on the show floor. Download LIMANET now in

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Deadline Next Thursday to Book Your Meeting Space at the LIMA Member Lounge!

As a benefit to our members, LIMA will once again offer a meeting area, The LIMA Member Meeting Lounge, on the show floor at Licensing Expo on June 9-11. This year, we are also offering Toy Industry Association members the opportunity to book meetings in the lounge. Table space is limited and may be reserved in advance for those members

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Celebrate Licensing at the LIMA Awards on June 9!

Everything old is new again!  In celebration of our 30th Anniversary, LIMA is taking a trip back to 1985 with a nod to all that made the 80s fun. We are excited to re-launch the LIMA International Licensing Awards in 2015 with Max Publishing, the owners and organizers of the UK Licensing Awards.  This year’s show will feature an amplified

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