International Crowd Boosts Numbers to Record Levels at LIMA UK’s Spring Fling Networking Event 2011

Posted May 19, 2011

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LIMA UK’s Licensing Essentials Course and Spring Fling Networking event drew record crowds last Thursday, 12th May at the Hotel Verta in Battersea London, with over 170 people attending. The exceptional speaker line-up and a popular panel debate garnered an international audience including participants from the USA, Netherlands, Germany, France, Norway and China.

The legendary Licensing Question Time featured an impressive line-up of panellists which proved an early draw card for the evening, and the stunning roof top views of London and the river Thames provided an excellent backdrop for networking.

Another highlight of the Spring Fling was the Voting Station enabling LIMA UK members to show their support and vote for the nine UK companies nominated for the 2011 LIMA International Licensing Awards.

Kelvyn Gardner, Managing Director of LIMA UK, was delighted with the success of the event. He said; “The new venue for Spring Fling and the Licensing Essentials course proved a resounding success with delegates and networkers alike. With the management of Spring Fling now entirely in-house, our clear goal is to provide our members with world-class events in world-class venues. LIMA exists for and on behalf of our members and they deserve nothing less.”

“Spring Fling 2011 has been a truly international affair bringing together under one roof licensors, licensees, retailers, service providers and newcomers to the industry. Our task for the rest of this year and into 2012 is to continue to create innovative events that stimulate LIMA member companies and draw new businesses into the licensing fold.”

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About LIMA
Founded in 1985, LIMA is the worldwide trade organisation for the licensing industry. LIMA’s main objective is to work together with licensors and licensees for the advancement of professionalism in licensing through research, national and international seminars, trade events and publications. With members in 35 countries, offices in New York, London, Munich, Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong and representatives in Italy, members enjoy access to a wide variety of activities, information and benefits.

LIMA is a proud sponsor of the annual Licensing International Expo (Las Vegas), Brand Licensing Europe (London), LIMA Licensing Market (Munich), Day of Licensing (Cologne), Creative Market Tokyo, Shanghai Licensing Pavilion, Dubai Character Fair, Seoul Character Fair and the Hong Kong Licensing Show.

In addition, LIMA offers ways to jump start a career in licensing through its Certificate in Licensing Studies (CLS) program, which is the only educational course specifically designed to prepare professionals to succeed in the ever-changing licensing industry, and the flip (Future LIMA Industry Professionals) program offering support and networking for industry newcomers. LIMA UK has been operating since 1999.

In addition to our international services, we support local members with UK government contact, specialist business support services and UK-tailored educational seminars and networking events. For more information please visit www.licensing.org.