Licensing Expo 2018

Licensing Expo is owned and organized by UBM Americas; LIMA is the official show sponsor

Quick Links: LIMA at the Expo  |  Expo Website   |  Exhibitors: Contact a sales rep  |  Licensing University LIMA Awards  |  Business Matchmaking  |  LIMA Members Save 

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Licensing Expo 2018

May 22-24, 2018
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

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Licensing Week

Do you know all of the opportunities available to you during Licensing Week? Maximize your time in Las Vegas with this weeklong event designed to assist licensing professionals participating in Expo. Learn about the full slate of activities going on!

LIMA International Licensing Awards

The LIMA International Licensing Awards honor the very best of all major segments of licensing for outstanding performance and creativity. Winners will be announced at the LIMA Awards Ceremony on May 22. Join us beginning at 5:30pm for a pre-party by The Toy Association – show starts at 6:00!  Find out who the nominees are!

Licensing University™

The 2018 Licensing University™ conference program, produced by LIMA, will take place May 21-24, featuring a strategic look at topics impacting our industry – from fashion to new technologies to eSports and beyond! Register at the Licensing Expo website.


Coursework in Licensing Studies

CLS provides an in-depth, 360 degree view of the business of licensing and offers the industry’s only opportunity to be certified as a Qualified Licensing Practitioner.  The program kicks off each year during Licensing University – registration for 2018 now open!

Matchmaking Service

What’s one of the best ways to realize success at Licensing Expo? Plan and schedule meetings before the show! With over 3,800 meetings scheduled via the service last year, the Expo Matchmaking Service is the best way to get in touch with exhibitors and arrange meetings – even before you get to Las Vegas!

•             Search for exhibitors according to your objectives
•             Browse by categories or industries
•             Discover new contacts through meeting suggestions
•             Set up your own profile to be discovered by our exhibitors
•             Schedule meetings prior to the event to make the most of your time at Licensing Expo 2018
•             Download your schedule or sync with your calendar

To start using Matchmaking, you must register for the show. By registering early, you will maximize your exposure within Matchmaking, increasing the likelihood of securing those hard-to-get meetings.

Opening Night Party

It’s all things 90′s as Licensing Expo celebrates 20 years of License Global magazine with a party straight from 1998! The Opening Night Party is coming back to the Mandalay Bay, with a new format to better encourage networking. Join us immediately after the LIMA Awards Ceremony in the neighboring Islander G ballroom and get ready to get your K-Ci & JoJo on! LIMA members save on tickets – get yours now! Early bird rate ends Monday!


Looking back at 2017…

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Keynote: Cole Gahagan, Chief Commercial Officers, Fanatics

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Expo Photo Gallery

2017 LIMA International Licensing Awards