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Top 150 Global Licensors 2017       150 Leading Licensees 2017       The Brand Licensing Handbook      

17 Trends That Will Define 2017

This exclusive report, published annually by LG, provides a comprehensive look at the world's most influential licensors ranked by retail sales.        150 of the best licensees in the business, across all categories, from apparel to consumer electronics.        A special guide ceated by UBM's Global Licensing Group to help retailers and manufacturers learn more about the world of licensing.       17 observations reflecting key trends that will drive the brand licensing business in 2017.

Top 20 Global Licensing Agents

      17 Retailers to Watch in 2017       A Look at Live Events       2017 Toy Trends to Watch
These leading agencies represent a diverse group of entertainment, corporate and celebrity brands and account for more than $60 billion in retail sales of licensed merchandise.       Global retailers that are driving change, innovation and expansion.       How companies are expanding and giving classic franchises a new life through live experiences.       Upcoming trends in the global toy market that will impact both retail sales and how kids play in the coming year.

Flick Pics


Location-Based Entertainment


10 YouTube Creators to Watch

      Sports Licensing in Europe
The definitive guide to the upcoming films and TV series that will drive entertainment merchandising in 2016.       How entertainment companies are using theme parks to enhance brand awareness and connect with consumers in a whole new way.       Profiles of the hottest new digital content creators.       European sports organizations are expanding their brands to new territories around the globe, allowing for more opportunities to reach consumers and bring on new licensees.

Pop-Up Shops

        A look at the runaway success of this new retail format.                


Activision       Viacom      


      "The Simpsons"
Goodyear       "Star Trek"       Hasbro      



Macy's Parade

      China's MTime