Licensing Expo Japan Unveils First Exhibitors

The second annual licensing trade show will also offer the Matchmaking Service to foster new business connections.

ASIA–Following its debut in April 2017 with 400 international and Japanese brands and more than 13,200 attendees, Licensing Expo Japan has revealed the first wave of companies that have signed on to participate in its second annual show.

Licensing Expo Japan will take place, April 25-27, 2018, at the Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Center. The show will also be collocated with the international fashion trade show IFF-MAGIC for the second consecutive year.

Several exhibitors that have already signed on for the 2018 show include CAA-GBG, Green Camel, Handmade Creative, Le Cordon Bleu Japan and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

The Matchmaking Service will also debut at Licensing Expo 2018 following its success at Licensing Expo and Brand Licensing Europe. The Matchmaking Service is an online tool that provides licensees, agents, manufacturers and retailers with a user-friendly way to connect face-to-face. The service will be offered in both Japanese and English.

“We are thrilled to see early and continued commitment from leading global licensees and licensors to attend Licensing Expo Japan for the second year in a row,” says Jessica Blue, senior vice president, global licensing group, UBM. “At this year’s event, we are very excited to introduce our matchmaking services and host several riveting speakers in our seminar program, further complementing Licensing Expo Japan’s robust offerings.”

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