LIMA News

Fanatics’ Cole Gahagan to Kick Off Licensing Expo 2017 As Keynote Speaker

Perhaps the most significant business topic this past holiday season was the rise of e-commerce and how “traditional retailers, brand owners and product marketers continue to adapt to changing consumer shopping patterns.” While these shifts affect all parts of the licensing business, nowhere are they more acutely felt than in sports. Cole Gahagan, Chief Commercial Officer of Fanatics Inc., the

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Mind Mix, Milan – “Where Smart Thinking Happens”

LIMA will host its second annual Mind Mix event March 30-31, 2017 in Milan, Italy. This two-day executive forum brings together leaders from a wide breadth of industries for high-level, interactive dialogue on the business of brands. “Licensing drives strategic business activity and thinking, and we’re bringing together some of the biggest thinkers in the world of brands.  This kind of high-level discussion and

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LIMA to Host Second Licensing Showcase in Latin America

LIMA will host its second Annual Latin American licensing conference and showcase, Expolicencias Latin America 2017, March 27-28 in Bogota, Colombia. This innovative event will provide licensors, licensees, retailers and other related business professionals the opportunity to gain a more thorough understanding of the Latin American market, including its prospects and challenges. “Expolicencias is an ideal setting for anyone interested in expanding their business in Latin America

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LIMA to Induct Three Industry Veterans into Licensing Hall of Fame

For the first time in 26 years, LIMA will be naming a trio of industry executives to the Licensing Hall of Fame in the same year: Allan Feldman, CEO and Founder of LMCA; Dell Furano, CEO and Founder of Epic Rights; and Cyril Speijer, former CEO of Wavery Productions B.V. and current co-principal of BN Licensing B.V. This year’s Hall of Fame

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LIMA Inks Exclusive Partnership with UBM for Licensing Expo China

UBM has formed an exclusive partnership with the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), the leading industry association for global licensing, for Licensing Expo China 2017. Licensing Expo China, the latest addition to UBM’s licensing portfolio, will be held on 18-20 July 2017 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC), Shanghai, China. Licensing Expo China and LIMA aim to

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Latest Webinar 1/25 – The eCommerce of Flash Sales, Subscription Boxes and Meal Kit Services

Join LIMA on January 25 for our latest webinar “Members-Only E-Commerce: Maximizing Sales and Awareness Through Flash Sales, Subscription Boxes, and Meal Kit Services.”  These sales channels and promotional platforms have become key for licensed properties and products of all types — learn who the major players are and how they work, how licensors and licensees are taking advantage of this opportunity, and

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Winners of the 2017 LIMA Asian Licensing Awards Announced!

The LIMA Asian Licensing Awards Ceremony & Cocktail Reception was held this evening on the opening night of Hong Kong International Licensing Show!  Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Awards! Best Asian Property of the Year: B. Duck – SEMK International Enterprises Ltd. Best Licensed Promotion of the Year: Kung Fu Panda 3 – Master Kong Best Corporate Brand / Fashion / Lifestyle Program

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LIMA @ NY Toy Fair – Register for Our Networking Party!

Are You Registered for the annual LIMA  Toy Fair Party? Join LIMA for our annual Toy Fair Networking Reception, with special theme sponsor Crayola! After a busy day at NY Toy Fair – and a long, cold walk over from Javits! – join LIMA for a fun night of networking.  We’ll be enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at Hard Rock Café New York. 

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Get Involved! Join the LIMA Board

Why? Thinking about becoming a member of the LIMA Board of Directors? Here’s a few reasons why it’s a great idea: Engage with other industry leaders who want to make a difference – and have fun doing it! Help drive the decision making that affects the overall industry Have a stronger voice in the licensing industry Elevate your presence in

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An Invitation to the LIMA Asian Awards!

The LIMA Asian Licensing Awards Ceremony & Cocktail Reception will be held on January 9, 2017, the opening night of Hong Kong International Licensing Show. This networking event brings together licensing industry colleagues from different regions and gives them the once-in-a-year opportunity to network and explore business cooperation. All industry colleagues, including non-LIMA members, active or interested in Asian markets are welcome! January 9, 2017

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