LIMA News

LIMA Expands with Three New Global Representatives

LIMA is expanding its presence across the globe. The premier trade association for the worldwide licensing industry recently appointed representatives in three growth-oriented markets: Brazil, France and Russia, as well as naming a respected industry veteran as the new head of LIMA India. “We recognize the importance of these markets for the global licensing community and by establishing on-the-ground presence

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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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International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association Appoints Jiggy George as India Head

LIMA today announced that is has appointed Jiggy George its official head for India. A pioneer in the Indian licensing industry, George has over 20 years of experience in Sales, Marketing, Project Management and Licensing. India is a strategically important market for the licensing industry. LIMA early on recognized the market’s growth potential for the industry and is eager to partner

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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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Exciting New Exhibitors Announced for 2017 Licensing Expo

Santa Monica, Calif. (April 27, 2017) – Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential licensing industry event, is pleased to announce that a number of exciting companies and leading brands have joined the expanded lineup of new exhibitors for 2017. Sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), the Expo takes place on May 23-25 at the Mandalay

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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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