Second Annual Licensing Expo China Almost Doubles In Size

Attendee and Exhibitor Growth Up, Floor Space Grew 72% Shanghai, August 14, 2018 – Licensing Expo China, sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), kicked off at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) in Shanghai on July 25, 2018. The show facilitated connections between brand owners & agents, consumer product makers, licensees, and retailers across animation ,

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Ticket Sales Open for LIMA Mania at KidZania! – the Official LIMA Brand Licensing Europe Party

London, UK, 7 August 2018 –Tickets are now on sale for the annual global networking party hosted by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) at Brand Licensing Europe on 10 October. The Official LIMA BLE Party annually sells out early, so buy your tickets now and join the fun at KidZania London – an indoor city built for kids

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LIMA UK Names Nominees for UK Rising Stars Award 2018

LIMA announced the final six nominees for the 2018 UK Rising Stars Award during the LIMA UK Young professionals Summer Party at Nickelodeon London. The Award recognises excellence among junior licensing industry professionals in the United Kingdom. The winner will be announced during the 2018 Licensing Awards, taking place in London on 11 September. The 2018 finalists are: Stephanie Griggs, Licensing &

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Winners of China Licensing Awards 2018 Announced

The second annual China Licensing Awards took place on the show floor at Licensing Expo China in Shanghai on July 25, with Brand of the Year going to The Coca-Cola Company and Best Licensee of the Year going to Miniso for Pink Panther. China Property of the Year Wu Huang Wan Shui – An Universe (Beijing) culture Co., Ltd. Licensed

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LIMA’s Annual Global Licensing Industry Survey Report is Now Available

New York, NY, July 26, 2018 – The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) has released the full findings of its Annual Global Licensing Industry Survey. The fourth annual survey provides in-depth analysis and detailed breakdowns of the US$271.6 billion global licensing industry – representing a 3.3% increase from the previous year, and overall growth for the third consecutive year.

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India Licensing Exhibition 2018 Conference Agenda

10:00 – 10:40 INAUGURAL SESSION Reimagining the retail paradigm in India With India beginning to “realize” the power of brands and nostalgia in retail, Indian retail fraternity is finding newer ways to engage with the consumers, consumer products segment being one of those. Pushing boundaries beyond the conventional ways, retailers are joining forces with entertainment, character, sports and celebrity brands

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UBM Relocates Brand Licensing Europe as Part of Major European Growth Strategy

BLE 2019 to take place at ExCeL London UBM to transform the customer experience at new venue Elizabeth Line to provide direct access to Heathrow Airport in 40 mins UBM is relocating Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) to ExCeL London from 2019 as part of the organiser’s ambitious strategy to evolve the show, attract even more European licensees, retailers and licensors

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Harness Comic-Con Fandom Year-Round

Harness Comic-Con Fandom Year-Round Virtual goods are quickly becoming a lucrative way for brands to drive fan engagement, and growth. Fans are the lifeblood of any brand, and nowhere is that more evident than at the San Diego Convention Center in late July.  And so, as enthusiasts from around world converge at Comic Con to celebrate, share and even embody

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LIMA Names Elite Roster of Moderators for MindMix™ London

New York, NY, June 4, 2018 – The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) is excited to announce the final agenda for the third annual MindMix™ taking place June 27 in London, UK.  This one-day executive event brings together business and thought leaders for high-level dialogue around the theme Licensing 2025 – the technological, social and commercial forces that will

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Congratulations to the 2017-18 CLS Graduates!

LIMA would like to congratulate the graduates of the 2017-18 Coursework in Licensing Studies program! Once again, our CLS students have gone above and beyond in pursuit of licensing knowledge by completing this 60-hour intensive program. We recognize them for their hard work and dedication to licensing excellence – and, for the next three years, they will carry the distinction of Qualified

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