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April 2017

High Point Market Week

April 22 @ 9:00 am - April 26 @ 5:00 pm
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Tokyo Retail Tour @ Licensing Expo Japan

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
A Great Opportunity to Understand Japan’s Retail Market for Licensing Business! JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc., the official travel agent of Licensing Expo Japan, in cooperation with LIMA Japan, offers you a great opportunity to study Japan’s latest retail market trends for licensing business. “Tokyo Retail Tour”, which will be held on 25 April, is a one-day bus tour

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Licensing Expo Japan

April 26 - 28
Licensing Expo Japan will comprise of a trade show and a conference, co-located with IFF MAGIC Japan, a new joint venture between MAGIC and JFW-International Fashion Fair, Japan’s longest running, bi-annual fashion business trade show. Licensing Expo Japan is owned and organized by UBM; LIMA is the exclusive sponsor.

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Keynote Speaker Agenda at Licensing Expo Japan 2017

April 26 @ 9:30 am - April 27 @ 4:00 pm
Check out the entire Keynote Speaker agenda for Licensing Expo Japan 2017! This is one event that you’re not going to want to miss!

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LIMA Japan Licensing Advice Clinic During Licensing Expo Japan

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
LIMA Japan will hold an Ask-The-Experts licensing advice clinic during Licensing Expo Japan, taking place at Tokyo Big Sight from Wednesday 26 to Friday 28 April 2017.  Licensing business specialists will be on hand at the advice clinic booth #D-37 to answer your questions.  Registration details below. Specialist Advice Areas: Licensing Business Basics, Licensing-related Laws, Contracts, Trademarking including Application Procedures,

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Webinar: “Global Compliance Issues in Today’s World”

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Through case studies and other sources,  you’ll learn about the contractual risks associated with global licensing, such as lost revenues or “leakage” of royalties. You’ll learn about ways to protect a brand through compliance, using both internal best practices as well as audit procedures. We will dispel the often misunderstood term “audit” and its negative connotation as well as discuss

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Day of Licensing – Germany

April 27 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Hotel Maritim & Wolkenberg,
Cologne, Germany
A full day of licensing in Cologne! Agents and licensors present their properties to an audience of 350-400 licensees, consultants, retailers, a variety of service-providers as well as fellow licensors. Day of Licensing is followed by LIMA Germany’s popular annual cocktail reception.  

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Hong Kong Gifts and Premium Fair

April 27 @ 9:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibit Centre,
1 Expo Drive Wanchai, Hong Kong
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Licensing Expo Japan Cocktail Party

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Visitors to Licensing Expo Japan are welcome to join the Licensing Expo Japan Cocktail Party, taking place on Thursday April 27 from 6.00-7.30 p.m. at the Licensing Business Forum venue, West Hall 4,Tokyo Big Sight. This event, open to exhibitors and industry colleagues, is the ideal end-of-day opportunity to network with industry colleagues in a relaxing atmosphere. The Licensing Expo Japan

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May 2017

LIMA Canada: Focus Canada Licensing Event

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Corus Entertainment,
25 Dockside Drive Toronto, Canada
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Focus Canada Canadian Shopping Habits & the Future of Retail To coincide with Canada’s 150th Birthday, LIMA Canada is hosting a new event focused on the future of retail, May 2nd in Toronto: The ever changing Canadian retail landscape How retailers evaluate and choose licensed merchandise New ways and places to sell goods in Canada Canadian consumer shopping habits LIMA Members: 

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LIMA UK Licensing Essentials Course

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Lord's Cricket Ground,
St John's Wood Road London, NW8 8QN United Kingdom
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Join LIMA in London for our annual UK Licensing Essentials Course and Spring Fling! This full day of education will feature seminars on best practices, basic licensing know-how, new business opportunities and current industry trends, followed by the Legendary Licensing Debate and a night of networking!

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National Hardware Show 2017

May 9 @ 8:00 am - May 11 @ 5:00 pm
Las Vegas Convention Center,
Las Vegas, NV United States
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Access everything you need to move your business forward at the National Hardware Show—including new buying opportunities, merchandising ideas, money-saving deals & face-to-face networking opportunities. Discover thousands of exhibitors representing 15 major product categories, with unique opportunities to find NEW products & brands based on your interests.

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National Restaurant Show

May 20 @ 9:00 am - May 23 @ 5:00 pm
McCormick Place,
2301 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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SURTEX® NYC

May 21 @ 8:00 am - May 23 @ 5:00 pm
Jacob K. Javits Center,
New York, NY United States
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Now in its 31st year, SURTEX® is the global B2B marketplace for sourcing original art & design—where artists, art agents, licensing agencies and licensors connect with manufacturers and retailers to create the next best-selling products in every category imaginable. Wall coverings, fabric prints, decorative accessories, bed linens, stationery, giftware, apparel and so much more…if it’s any product with a surface or

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National Stationery Show 2017

May 21 @ 9:00 am - May 24 @ 5:00 pm
Jacob K. Javits Center,
New York, NY United States
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LIMA Annual Membership Meeting

May 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mandalay Bay Convention Center,
3950 So. Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89119 United States
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DATE: Monday, May 22, 2017 TIME: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm PLACE: Mandalay Bay Convention Center ROOM: Mariners Rooms A & B (North Convention Center) All current LIMA members are invited to attend the Annual Membership Meeting during Licensing Expo!  This meeting is our yearly opportunity to gather as an Association and learn about all the latest LIMA news and activities important to both the membership

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Sweet & Snacks Expo 2017

May 23 @ 8:00 am - May 25 @ 5:00 pm
McCormick Place,
2301 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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With more candy and snacks than any other event, the Sweets & Snacks Expo is where business, innovation and fun come together as one.

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Licensing Expo 2017 – Las Vegas

May 23 @ 9:00 am - May 25 @ 5:00 pm
Mandalay Bay Convention Center,
3950 So. Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, , NV 89119 United States
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Licensing Expo is the world’s premier brand, character and art marketplace, offering exclusive insight into the players and trends that drive the $251.7 billion licensing business. With more than 480 exhibitors gather in Las Vegas, creating the largest, most diverse collection of properties and brands available for licensing worldwide.

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LIMA International Licensing Awards Ceremony

May 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Islander Ballroom, Mandalay Bay,
Las Vegas, NV United States
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Join LIMA in honoring the global licensors, licensees, agents, and retailers whose licensed programs and products achieved tremendous success in calendar year 2016. This year’s winners will be revealed at the 2017 LIMA International Licensing Awards Ceremony during Licensing Expo on Tuesday, May 23rd in Las Vegas.  There is no fee to attend and tickets aren’t required – join us at

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Book Expo NYC 2017

May 31 @ 9:00 am - June 2 @ 5:00 pm
Jacob K. Javits Center,
New York, NY United States
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Content is being consumed in more dynamic ways than ever before and new methods must be used to engage readers. BookExpo is evolving to lead the global publishing industry to its consumer driven future and celebrate storytelling in all its forms. It’s the place where industry, authors and readers converge to define the new publishing universe.

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June 2017

4th Annual LIMA East Coast Summer Outing

June 5 @ 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Elmwood Country Club,
850 Dobbs Ferry Rd White Plains, NY 10607 United States
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Take a Day in the Sun It was a great time last year (Ask anyone who was there!), and will be bigger and better in 2017! Come play Tennis or Golf, or simply just hang by the pool! Join us for lunch, golf, tennis, cocktails and dinner — a chance to entertain clients and spend quality time with your licensing

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Electronic Entertainment Expo

June 13 @ 9:00 am - June 15 @ 5:00 pm
Los Angeles Convention Center,
1201 S Figueroa St Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States
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Tendence, Frankfurt

June 25 @ 8:00 am - June 27 @ 5:00 pm
Tendence is the industry’s first ordering event in the second half of the year and the European showcase for new product ideas. Benefit from over 25,000 trade visitors who come to this consumer goods fair for the home and gift sectors to order for the busy autumn and winter seasons and to put together their product assortment for the coming

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Fancy Food Show 2017

June 25 @ 9:00 am - June 27 @ 5:00 pm
Jacob K. Javits Center,
New York, NY United States
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North America’s Largest Specialty Food and Beverage Event comes to New York City annually in the late June / Early July timeframe. Discover 180,000 products including confections, cheese, coffee, snacks, spices, ethnic, natural, organic and more. Connect with 2,400 exhibitors from 50 countries & regions.

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July 2017

Korean Character Licensing Fair 2017

July 12 @ 8:00 am - July 16 @ 5:00 pm
Coex Hall A & B. Grand Ballroom,
513 Yeongdong-daero Gangnam-gu, 서울특별시 , Seoul Korea, Republic Of
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The Korea Character Licensing Fair, which showed an amazing growth in the last 15 years, has been at the center of the character industry. This year, once again, we are striving to make KCLF the greatest cultural contents licensing show in Asia by making K-contents global, with 120,000 visitors, buyers and participating companies who are all enthusiastic about the character

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Licensing Expo China

July 18 @ 9:00 am - July 20 @ 5:00 pm
NECC,
No.335 Huaxu Rd. Qingpu District, Shanghai China
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From the organizers of Licensing Expo Las Vegas and Brand Licensing Europe, Licensing Expo China will be launched in Shanghai, China in July 2017. Now, the influential entertainment, characters, fashion art and agents can connect with manufactures, licensees and retailers. This is where you can find the right partners to expand your business in China and the region and make

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Comic-Con, San Diego

July 20 @ 9:00 am - July 23 @ 5:00 pm
San Diego Convention Center,
111 W Harbor Dr San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Comic-Con International is proud to welcome attendees, professionals, exhibitors, retailers, volunteers, and members of the press each year to the beautiful San Diego Convention Center. Attending Comic-Con is an exhilarating and unforgettable experience, but it also requires some forethought and planning. Select the “Attending the Show” drop-down menu above to find helpful information about purchasing Comic-Con badges, registering as a

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August 2017

India Licensing Expo (ILE)

August 20 @ 8:00 am - August 21 @ 5:00 pm
Sahara Star,
Opp.Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport Terminal 1(Domestic), Vile Parle, Mumbai, Maharashtra , 400099 India
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New Delhi, India, 14th April 2017: India Licensing Expo (ILE), India’s first and most influential brand licensing show will take place on August 20-21, 2017 at Sahara Star in Mumbai with participation from over 100 global and domestic companies. India Licensing Expo will offer a full range of licensing ecosystem with  over 20,000 visitors expected to attend over 2 days.

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September 2017

Expo Licencias y Marcas Mexico

September 27 @ 8:00 am - September 28 @ 5:00 pm
Discover the power of Licensing in Mexico! With more than 120 million potential consumers, this is a market you can’t afford to miss! Exposition Floor / Conferences / Workshops/ PROMARCA Awards – stay tuned for more details! ExpoLicenciasMX Facebook: Comunidad Licensing / Twitter: @CLicensing  

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October 2017

Brand Licensing Europe 2017

October 10 @ 9:00 am - October 12 @ 5:00 pm
London Olympia,
Hammersmith Rd Kensington, London W14 8UX United Kingdom
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Whether a retailer, licensee or sales promotion professional, BLE is the place for you to meet face-face with over 300 leading brand owners, to discover the hottest brands, characters, images and artwork. Find new partnerships that could transform your business today!

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