General Info

 

The world's largest, most influential licensing trade show


For more than 35 years, Licensing Expo has connected the world's most influential entertainment, character, fashion, art and corporate brand owners and agents with consumer goods manufacturers, licensees and retailers.

This is the meeting place for the global licensing industry, whether you are looking to spot trends, build strategic partnerships or secure promotional tie-ins. Millions of products across the world started life as a conversation at Licensing Expo, and this is where you can find the right partners to expand your business and make the deals that will change your business forever.


 

Show Dates & Location:

Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Exhibit Hall open:

  • Tuesday, May 23  |  9:00 AM – 5:30 PM (Pacific)
  • Wednesday, May 24  |  9:00 AM – 5:30 PM (Pacific)
  • Thursday, May 25  |  9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (Pacific)

Licensing University open: May 22 - 25, 2017 (Learn More)

 

Exhibitors

Number of Exhibitors in 2016: 485+
Profile: Licensors, licensing agents, licensees
Number of Brands and Properties Exhibited/Represented: 5,000+
Categories Represented: Animation/Anime/Manga, Apparel/Fashion, Art & Design, Automotive, Brands & Trademarks, Characters, Entertainment, Food & Beverage, Inspirational/Religious/Holiday, Interactive/Video Games, Not-for-Profit/Charitable, Sports/Outdoors, Publishing, Professional Services to the Licensing Industry

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Attendees

Number of Attendees in 2016: 16,200+
Profile: Licensees/Manufacturers, Retailers, Advertising/Marketing/Promotions Agencies, Art & Design, Licensing Agents/Consultants, Licensors, Publishers/Printers, Wholesalers/Distributors
Number of Countries Represented: 90+
Attendee Titles: Owner/CEO/President, VP/General Manager, Buyer, Merchandising Manager, Creative Director/Designer, Business Development/Marketing

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Show Producer

      UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc, is the largest business-to-business events and trade show organizer in the U.S. Through a range of aligned interactive physical and digital environments, UBM Americas increases business effectiveness for both customers and audiences by cultivating meaningful experiences, knowledge and connections. UBM Americas has offices spanning North and South America, and serves a variety of specialist industries with dedicated events and marketing services covering everything from fashion, tech and life sciences to advanced manufacturing, cruise shipping, specialty chemicals, powersports and automotive, concrete, hospitality, cargo transportation and more. For more information, visit: www.ubmamericas.com.

 

Exclusive Show Sponsor

      Founded in 1985, the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association (LIMA) is the primary trade organization for the worldwide licensing industry.  LIMA's mission is to bring together all segments of the industry 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, and Hong Kong and representatives in Australia, Iberia, India, Italy, Korea, and Turkey, members enjoy access to a wide variety of activities resources and benefits.

For more information on educational programming, networking opportunities and more, please visit www.licensing.org.