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Where Will You Be on Expo’s Opening Night?

So much going on at Licensing Expo, make sure these two can’t-miss events are on your calendar!   LIMA International Licensing Awards Ceremony The votes are in! Find out who the winners of this year’s LIMA International Licensing Awards are at our Awards Ceremony on June 21 during Licensing Expo. Join us at Mandalay Bay starting at 5:45pm for a drinks reception, and stay to cheer on your licensing colleagues!

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Leading Toy Industry Executives to Open Licensing Expo 2016 with Keynote Panel on Content Creation

Every toy has a story, and toy manufacturers themselves have become increasingly prolific creators of high-quality animated and live-action entertainment, whether for theaters, television screens or streaming and social media platforms. To kick off Licensing Expo 2016, sponsored by LIMA and owned and organized by UBM Americas, leading executives from three top toy companies will examine the burgeoning role that

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LIMA Member Lounge @ Expo – Book Your Meeting!

As a benefit to our members, LIMA will once again offer a meeting area, The LIMA Member Meeting Lounge (booth #A103) , on the show floor at Licensing Expo on June 21-23. Table space is limited and may be reserved in advance for those members wishing to hold a meeting during show hours. This year, we are also offering Toy

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Retail Webinar Next Wednesday – Register Now!

Click on the webinar title to register now — free to LIMA members ($200 per line for non-members)! 5/18 – The Third Wave of Retail Raj B. Shroff, VP Brand, Strategy and Design at retail consultancy WD Partners, will discuss the different wants among generations and define third wave retail – including its key attributes and how they can be

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Nominees Announced for 2016 LIMA Licensing Awards

2016 LIMA Awards Nominees LICENSED PROGRAMS ART / DESIGN Andy Warhol  –  The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. It’s a WildLife  –  Form Advertising/Bulldog Licensing Ltd. Keith Haring  –  Artestar/Haven Licensing Pets Rock  –  Takkoda/The Sharpe Company Taste Happiness with SmileyWorld  –  The Smiley Company The Very Hungry Caterpillar/The World of Eric Carle  –  Eric Carle Studio/Joester

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Two New Webinars in May on Brand Expansion and Retail – Register Now!

Make sure you add these exciting webinars to your calendar in May, free to LIMA members ($200 per line for non-members)! Click the webinar title to register now: 5/5 – Reframing How Brands Expand Globally Pete Canalichio, Managing Partner of of Licensing Brands Inc. and Mark Di Somma, Founder of the Audacity Group, will use several case studies to show how

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Licensing Expo Moves to May in 2017

Licensing Expo Shifts Dates to Maximize Opportunities for UBM Licensing Customers Globally Santa Monica, Calif. (April 19, 2016) – UBM, organizers of Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential licensing industry event, and its sponsor, the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), jointly announce that the Expo is moving a month earlier next year – to May 2017. This

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Register for the 2016 Coursework in Licensing Studies Program!

This year’s Coursework in Licensing Studies program is set to kick off for 2016! CLS is a six-month program providing a 360-degree, in-depth look at the business of licensing – and the industry’s only training ground to become a Qualified Licensing Practitioner (QLP).  CLS is led by industry frontrunners with expertise in various facets of the business, including branding, marketing, contract law, retail, and more. The program begins each June during Licensing

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Upcoming Webinars on Risk Management, Brand Expansion, and Retail Announced

Make sure you add these three exciting webinars to your calendar, free to LIMA members ($200 per line for non-members)! Click the webinar title to register now: 4/20 – Risk Assessment & Management This webinar will discuss ways to help companies identify potential hazards and risks, and steps that can be taken to mitigate those risks.   Susan DeRagon of UL will take

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Learn Something New! Register for Licensing University 2016

Wide Range of Seminar and Roundtable Discussions Topics Provide Attendees with More Opportunities to Join Multiple Business-Building Conversations   LIMA has once again assembled an impressive roster of Licensing University sessions for this year’s Licensing Expo.  The 2016 conference program will feature 20 seminars exploring a broad range of topics for licensing professionals at every stage of their career.  LIMA will

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