Licensing Expo Announces 33% Increase in Retail Attendance, 27% Increase in Licensees, Advertising and Sales Promotion Professionals and Record Numbers from Japan and China

LOS ANGELES (June 30, 2014) – Advanstar Licensing, organizers of Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential entertainment, brand and art licensing industry event saw another successful show earlier this month. Over three days, 15,702 licensing professionals attended the show, representing a 5% increase from last year’s event. The show featured 482 exhibiting companies in 218,872 net square feet

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Victoria Cushey Joins LIMA as Brand Strategy & Business Development Consultant

LIMA is excited to announce the addition of Victoria Cushey as Senior Brand Strategy & Business Development consultant, bringing her expertise in entertainment, toys, licensing, digital media and consumer products to licensing’s premier trade association.  Victoria will represent LIMA on the West Coast, providing a presence at key local events and creating new strategic alliances. Victoria comes to LIMA with

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Licensing Excellence Awards Winners Announced at 2014 Licensing Expo

Duck Dynasty Nabs Best Overall License and Best Film, TV or Entertainment Program; Hot Topic Takes the Retailer Prize for Doctor Who; Junk Food Wins in Three Categories

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ALL THINGS EXPO

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON AT LICENSING EXPO 2014 VISIT LIMA AT BOOTH #C75! 2014 LIMA Licensing Awards Ceremony On the opening night of Licensing Expo, LIMA will host its annual Licensing Excellence Awards – featuring an introductory performance by the world famous Jabbawockeez and a fast-paced ceremony led by noted comedian Andy Pitz!  Join us

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LIMA Japan Summer Networking Reception 2014

Join LIMA Japan for its annual Summer Networking Reception during Licensing Japan, to be held on the evening of July 2nd from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m at The Big Lounge. The Summer Networking Reception has become an important event in the Japanese licensing industry calendar and is widely supported by other industry-related associations and groups.  Participants include licensors, licensees,

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Celebrate Licensing at the LIMA Awards!

June 17th is THE day to celebrate licensing! On the opening night of Licensing Expo, LIMA will host its annual Licensing Excellence Awards – featuring an introductory performance by the world famous Jabbawockeez and a fast-paced ceremony led by noted comedian Andy Pitz! This year’s Awards will honor the best of the industry in 20 different categories.   One hundred

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Now Taking Reservations for the LIMA Member Meeting Lounge at Licensing Expo!

As a benefit to our members, LIMA will once again offer a small meeting area, The LIMA Member Meeting Lounge, on the show floor at Licensing Expo. This year, Toy Industry Association members will also have the opportunity to reserve meeting space. Table space is limited and may be reserved in advance for those members wishing to hold a meeting

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LIMA Japan To Once Again Exclusively Host Seminar Program at Licensing Japan

LIMA Japan will for the 4th year running host the seminar program at the Licensing Japan licensing trade show taking place at Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Center from 2nd to 4th July 2014. Licensing Japan is organized by Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd., and LIMA Japan is the Official Education Provider. This year there are six seminars covering a variety of licensing-related topics

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Register for Licensing University at the Expo!

The 2014 Licensing University™ conference program at Licensing Expo will begin on Monday, June 16 and continue through Thursday, June 19.  This year’s program will cover a broad range of topics affecting the industry in a number of categories.  Acquire new strategies, innovative ideas and practical solutions by attending any or all 25 sessions on topics such as retailing strategies, the legal

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Webinar This Wednesday for Global Exhibitors and Attendees: “How to Work a Tradeshow”

LIMA UK Managing Director Kelvyn Gardner will offer invaluable advice on ”How to Work a Tradeshow” – geared for international exhibitors and attendees that is suitable for small and big budgets alike. Topics will include: how to attract footfall, the pros and cons of appointments versus walk-ons, how to pitch yourself, deals or discussions and post-show follow ups. The session will also address the wider

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