LIMA Names New Executives to Board of Directors

LIMA is pleased to announce the election of five new members to its Board of Director for the industry’s global trade organization.  Terms are for three years beginning on July 1, 2017.  In addition, Cindy Levitt, SVP Merchandise & Marketing, Hot Topic, was re-elected as Vice Chairman; and Ted Larkins, SVP/General Manager, CPLG North America was re-elected as Board Designate

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Brand Licensing Europe Announces New Visitor Activations Ahead of Visitor Registration Launch

Brand Licensing Europe, 10-12 October, Olympia London Brand Licensing Europe will host a raft of new visitor activations and exhibitors for 2017. Online registration for the 19th annual event opens on Monday 19 June at brandlicensing.eu/register. Visitors to this year’s BLE will enjoy the brand new Gaming Activation Area, which will serve as an interactive space for demos and competitions

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Voting Open! China Licensing Awards 2017

Thirty five nominees across seven awards categories have been announced as finalists for the first China Licensing Awards! Winners will be announced at the China Licensing Awards Ceremony, to be held on the evening of July 18, 2017 in Shanghai during Licensing Expo China. Voting is now open! We invite all licensing industry practitioners to submit their ballots online. BEST

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Congratulations to the 2016-17 CLS Graduates!

LIMA would like to congratulate the graduates of the 2016-17 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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Winners Announced for 2017 International Licensing Awards

Striker Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products each racked up a trio of wins at the 2017 LIMA International Licensing Awards, while Hot Topic was awarded Retailer of the Year for Suicide Squad™, marking the company’s second consecutive win in this category. Overall, winners in 20 categories were announced during LIMA’s annual Awards Ceremony, held during the 2017 Licensing Expo at

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LIMA Study: Global Retail Sales of Licensed Goods and Services Hit US$262.9 Billion in 2016

Retail Sales Up 4.4%; Entertainment and Corporate Trademarks Lead the Way Global sales of licensed products and services continued their solid growth pace in 2016, rising 4.4% to US$262.9 billion, according to the 2017 LIMA Annual Global Licensing Industry Survey. Entertainment/Character licensing remains the largest industry category, accounting for US$118.3 billion, or 45% of the total global licensing market. Corporate/Brand Trademarks

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LIMA Names 2017 Rising Star Award Winners

Thirteen Young Professionals from Across the Licensing Industry to be Recognized for Outstanding Work LIMA has named the licensing industry’s Rising Stars Award winners for 2017. The accomplished group of 13 young professionals, who are already making their mark in the licensing world, will be recognized at LIMA’s 2017 International Licensing Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 23, at the Mandalay Bay

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Last Call for Reservations: LIMA Member Meeting Lounge #A97 @ Expo

LIMA is once again offering the LIMA Member Meeting Lounge (booth #A97) during show hours at next week’s Licensing Expo. Table space is going fast (i.e. Tuesday @ 2PM is fully booked!) If you wish to reserve a meeting in advance, you must due so by 5:00PM EDT this Thursday, May 18. Due to high demand, each LIMA member company may make one booking per day.

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Why You Need to be at Licensing University™

Whether you’re new to the licensing industry or trying to stay ahead of today’s licensing trends, don’t miss Licensing University™ at Licensing Expo! With over 25 sessions on topics ranging from retailing strategies to the legal side of licensing to extending your brand globally, this is your opportunity to acquire new strategies, innovative ideas, and practical solutions. Don’t just take our word

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Register for Global Compliance Webinar – Deadline Tuesday!

  April 26: Global Compliance Issues in Today’s World Learn about the contractual risks associated with global licensing, such as lost revenues or “leakage” of royalties. Join us next Wednesday, April 26 to gain insight into Global Compliance Issues in Today’s World. Speakers: Marty Malysz, Dependable Solutions Inc. Shan Kachhi, KPMG LLP April 24th 12:00–1:00PM EDT Registration Closes Tuesday– Don’t Miss Out! Cost

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