Las Vegas Licensing Expo 2015, Juin 9-11th 2015
Las Vegas Licensing Expo 2015, the world’s largest and most influential licensing industry event, is the place where licensors, licensing agents, licensees meet each year to extend their brands into new categories and territories. Organized by UBM Advanstar and sponsored by LIMA, the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), the Expo is scheduled for June 9-11at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.
Now in its 35th year, Licensing Expo is the place where more than 15,700 retailers, licensees, manufacturers, distributors and licensing agents from more than 90 countries come together with 5,000 of the hottest brands to discuss licensing and brand extension deals. Highlights on the show floor include engaging activations, events, stunning innovative booths and entertainment from leading brands.
This year 150 new exhibitors will join the 2015 lineup including: A&E Networks, C3 Entertainment, Inc., Chronicle Books, Fine Art America, Global Trademark Licensing Ltd., Hot Pickle, Imperial War Museums (IWM), The Licensing Shop, Inc., Major League Baseball Players Association, Mondo TV, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Natural History Museum, Nintendo of America Inc., One Entertainment, The Royal Ballet, Sean Danconia, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, SkyMall, Smiley, Xavier Games and YouTube with a pavilion of their brand partners.
Entertainment and character brands alone are worth more than $114 Billion in retail sales globally.
This June, world renowned brands such as Alvin and the Chipmunks, Angry Birds, Barbie, Dora the Explorer, Dr. Seuss, Garfield, Hot Wheels, My Little Pony, King Crush, Peppa Pig, The Simpsons, Smurfs, Sonic the Hedgehog, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Swan Princess, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Thomas & Friends, Transformers, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and many more will be at Licensing Expo 2015 looking to create new partnerships and strengthen existing ones. The show connects more than 15,700 licensees, manufacturers and retailers with both new and recognizable intellectual properties.
More than 450 companies will exhibit at this year’s show including Activision, BBC Worldwide, Cartoon Network Enterprises, CBS Consumer Products, Disney Consumer Products, DreamWorks Animation, Hasbro Global Licensing & Publishing, Mattel, Inc., Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Rovio Entertainment Ltd., Saban Brands, Sony Pictures Consumer Products, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, Ubisoft Entertainment, Universal Partnerships & Licensing, Visual Icon, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and many more.
Furthermore, in celebration of its 30th Anniversary, LIMA is taking a trip back to 1985 with a nod to all that made the 80s fun.
On Tuesday, June 9, 5:45-7:30pm LIMA re-launch the LIMA International Licensing Awards in 2015 with Max Publishing, the owners and organizers of the UK Licensing Awards. This year’s show will feature an amplified atmosphere, great music and, of course, the unveiling of this year’s winners. The LIMA Awards, held each year during Licensing Expo, are the industry’s highest global honor for licensing excellence.
The show begins at 6:15pm, hosted by British comedian/actor Jim Tavare. Throughout the evening, he will reveal the best of licensing across eleven categories, including the Overall Best Licensed Program.