Licensing University™ 2017 to Tackle Essential Topics for Success in Today’s Ever-Changing Marketplace

New York, NY (April 19, 2017) – With an exploding international market, millennial shoppers opening their wallets at ever-increasing rates, and a digital landscape that allows for on-demand product fulfillment at lightning speed, there have never been more opportunities to achieve success in licensing. To help licensing professionals capitalize on today’s newest business prospects, the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association

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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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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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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 University 2017 to Feature Blend of Trending Topics and Key Basics

LIMA has assembled a wide range of business-boosting Licensing University™ sessions for Licensing Week 2017 that covers everything from the latest issues and trends to the fundamentals of how the licensing business works. Licensing University takes place May 22-25 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. It is part of Licensing Week, held concurrently with Licensing Expo, which is

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Time to Recognize Your Rising Stars!

Who are licensing’s up-and-comers? The game-changers who are shaping the future of our industry? Tell us all about them, because LIMA is recognizing the global leaders of tomorrow with our Rising Stars Award! Nominations are now open!   Submit a co-worker, colleague or yourself for consideration.  Deadline is April 17, 2017! Qualifications 35 years old and under, with 1-7 years of experience. Demonstrates a commitment to and passion for

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Register for LIMA’s Coursework in Licensing Studies program and become a Qualified Licensing Practitioner

LIMA’s renowned Coursework in Licensing Studies program will kick off during this year’s Licensing University! CLS is an in-depth study of the business of licensing – and the industry’s only training ground to become a Qualified Licensing Practitioner (QLP).  This six-month program is designed for professionals seeking a 360 degree view of licensing and features the insight of industry leaders

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Mind Mix, Milan – “Where Smart Thinking Happens”

LIMA will host its second annual Mind Mix event March 30-31, 2017 in Milan, Italy. This two-day executive forum brings together leaders from a wide breadth of industries for high-level, interactive dialogue on the business of brands. “Licensing drives strategic business activity and thinking, and we’re bringing together some of the biggest thinkers in the world of brands.  This kind of high-level discussion and

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LIMA to Host Second Licensing Showcase in Latin America

LIMA will host its second Annual Latin American licensing conference and showcase, Expolicencias Latin America 2017, March 27-28 in Bogota, Colombia. This innovative event will provide licensors, licensees, retailers and other related business professionals the opportunity to gain a more thorough understanding of the Latin American market, including its prospects and challenges. “Expolicencias is an ideal setting for anyone interested in expanding their business in Latin America

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