More than 5000 brands from consumer goods and lifestyle categories will exhibit at Licensing Expo 2017.
Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential licensing industry event, is pleased to announce that more than 5000 brands from consumer goods and lifestyle categories including accessories, automotive, corporate, fashion, food and beverage, household, publishing, sports and non-profit will exhibit at Licensing Expo 2017. The Expo returns to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, May 23-25, and is sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA).
Jessica Blue, Senior Vice President, Licensing, UBM: “We’re thrilled to host the world’s top brands and licensing agencies since 1980. This is a pivotal time in the industry and we are pleased to provide agencies, retailers and manufacturers with a central place to collaborate and bring fresh, new ideas and creative licensing opportunities to life.“
Household and lifestyle brands represented at the 2017 Expo include: American Honda, American Red Cross, AT&T, Baby TV, Coca-Cola, Billboard, Boy Scouts of America, Butterfinger, Comedy Central, Crayola, Hawaiian Tropic, The Hollywood Reporter, Kelly Ripa Home, Marilyn Monroe, Nestle, Pop Tarts, Rice Krispies, Road & Track, San Diego Zoo, Scott Living/The Scott Brothers, Starter, Shell, Tide and Volvo.
Jeff Lotman, CEO, Global Icons: “This will be Global Icon’s 19th year exhibiting at Licensing Expo and we’re looking forward to returning. The show is a valuable platform for featuring our brands and properties, as well as connecting with new brands, manufacturers and retailers. Our sales team benefits from being able to meet with many licensees and clients in a short time frame. It’s also an important show for executives from our U.K. and China offices as many clients have global representation. It’s a perfect time to explore new opportunities, as well as catch up with existing partners.“
In addition to top brands, more than 30 licensing agencies will exhibit at the event including: Beanstalk/Tinderbox/Blueprint,
Jeffrey Cohen, Co-Chairman and CEO, Earthbound Brands: “2017 will mark Earthbound’s first year at the Licensing Expo. We like to refer to ourselves as the industry’s ‘best kept secret’ because we often operate behind the scenes while our clients experience exponential growth. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase all of our clients and brands including American Honda, the newest member of the Earthbound family. We look forward to what should be an extremely productive event for us.“
Joanne Loria, Executive Vice President and COO, The Joester Loria Group: “The Licensing Expo is an important marketplace which provides us with a great opportunity to meet with manufacturers and retailers as well as to present the unique opportunities offered by our clients’ brands. We are proud to have participated in this event for so many years and are excited for the 2017 show.“
New activities featured at Licensing Expo 2017 include an Agents’ Business Forum, part of Licensing Week, on Thursday, May 25, 11:00am-12:00pm. Brand owners are invited to join exhibiting licensing agents for a morning of networking, coffee and pastries. Exhibiting and attending brand owners can simplify the process of finding representation for their brands by exploring available agents, getting advice from industry experts and connecting with other brand owners looking for an agent. The event is free to guests with an Expo pass but RSVP is required.
Register for Licensing Expo here: ubmregister.com/licensing
Apply for a Licensing Expo Media Pass here: ubmregister.com/licensing/webreg
Agents’ Business Forum Information here: information.advanstar.com/Agents