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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Tickets On Sale Now: Licensing’s Biggest Party of the Year!

There’s only one way to wrap up Day One of our industry’s biggest trade event, and that’s at the annual Licensing Expo Opening Night Party, sponsored by LIMA! Enjoy great food, open bar, dancing, networking and amazing music, featuring entertainment by Jessie James Decker courtesy of Sony Entertainment, Inc. Free shuttle service will be provided from Mandalay Bay to the Tropicana Las Vegas.

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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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