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Licensing International Awards 2019: Winners Announced

The winners of the 2019 International Licensing Awards were unveiled during the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. “2018 was an incredible year for our industry, which is reflected in tonight’s slate of winners and honorees,” said Licensing International’s President, Maura Regan. “It’s been particularly satisfying to see the increasingly international nature of the licensing business reflected throughout the entire awards process, beginning with the 150 judges from around the world who had the difficult job of reviewing the 600+ entries we received. Congratulations to tonight’s winners, who showcase the creativity…

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LIMA rebrands itself as Licensing International

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) – the world’s leading brand licensing trade organization – has announced that it will be known as Licensing International moving forward, marking a new era for the professional licensing community. This new brand identity is designed to better reflect the current state of the licensing industry and where it’s headed in the future. The name Licensing International emphasizes the trade body’s global presence in 12 countries around the world and acknowledges the increasingly global scale of the industry itself. When the organization was…

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Event News LIMA INDIA Merchandise Licensing Retail 

UBM kickstarts 6th edition of Children, Baby and Maternity Expo 2018

UBM India launched the 6th edition of Children, Baby and Maternity Expo India 2018 (CBME India) at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. The inaugural ceremony took place in the presence of Chief Guests including Esha Deol – Bollywood Celebrity, Bharat Takhtani, Entrepreneur. Besides, special guests include Ajay Agarwal – President Toy Association of India; Yogesh Mudras, MD UBM India Pvt Ltd. and Abhijit Mukherjee, Group Director UBM India Pvt Ltd. amidst an industry gathering. A choice of dealers, distributors, influencers and merchandise heads from modern retail businesses, online…

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LIMA INDIA People 

LIMA France appoints executive staff to oversee local operations

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), France has unveiled its executive staff, which will oversee its local operations. Given below is the list of the new appointments: Laurent Taieb, who will serve as chairman; as well as Marina Narishkin, director, TF1 Licences; Marie-Laure Marchand, senior vice president, global consumer products, Xilam; and Jerome Le Grand, general manager licensing, retail and e-commerce, The Walt Disney Company France, who will serve as vice-chairpersons. Meanwhile, ValĂ©rie Rolandez-Barrios, director, licenses and partnerships, StudioCanal, will serve as treasurer. Commenting on the new appointments, Charles…

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LIMA INDIA People 

Maura Regan is the new President of LIMA

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association has appointed Maura Regan to serve as the organization’s president, beginning July 1. She succeeds Charles Riotto, who is retiring after a 21-year career with the organization. Currently, Regan serves as LIMA’s executive vice president. Before that, she was serving as the senior vice president and general manager of international media business at Sesame Workshop, where she oversaw the company’s international distribution and licensing business. Prior to Sesame Workshop, Regan held executive roles at Scholastic Entertainment and MTV Networks. She served as chairman of…

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LIMA elects five new members to its Board of Directors

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) has elected five new members to its Board of Directors. The new members of the LIMA Board of Directors for 2017 are: J.J. Ahearn, managing director, Licensing Street, Marc Mostman, partner, Striker Entertainment, Celso Rafael, general manager, Exim Character Licenciamento e Marketing, Steven Scebelo, vice president, licensing and business development, NFL Players Association and Jamie Stevens, executive vice president, worldwide consumer products, Sony Pictures Entertainment The terms beginning from July 1 are for three years. In addition, Cindy Levitt, senior vice president, merchandise…

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Event Global Licensing LIMA INDIA 

Licensing Expo Japan from April 26 to 28 in Tokyo

  UBM’s Global Licensing Group has disclosed that Don Anderson, head, family and learning partnerships, YouTube APAC, will provide the keynote address at the inaugural Licensing Expo Japan from April 26 to 28 in Tokyo. Once on stage for the presentation, Anderson will discuss how independent content creators around the world are influencing and driving change for the licensing and merchandising industry. He will also utilise case studies from popular YouTube Family and Learning creators. “YouTube has been a launch pad for many of our family and learning creators to…

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LIMA Licensing Excellence Awards Now Open For Entries

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association is now accepting nominations for its annual International Licensing Excellence Awards. Recognizing outstanding creativity and performance in all major segments of licensing, the winners will be announced at Licensing Expo, May 23-25, in Las Vegas, Nev. The awards are open to the entire industry; companies need not be a member of LIMA to participate. The online entries for awards must be sent by February 1, 2017. To fill out the nomination form, click here.

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Institutional Licensing LIMA INDIA 

LIMA Hall of Fame nomination period ends today

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association’s nomination period for the 2017 Hall of Fame award ends today The Hall of Fame award was designed to honor individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the licensing community. Following the submission period, the LIMA Board of Directors will review all recommendations before making their selection. To qualify for the LIMA Licensing Hall of Fame, candidates must have been actively involved in licensing business for a minimum of 15 years; must have contributed to the creation, development or advancement of a specific aspect…

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Big Move LIMA INDIA 

Maura Regan Appointed as EVP for LIMA

Maura Regan Appointed as EVP for LIMA Maura Regan has stepped down as senior vice president and general manager of international media business at Sesame Workshop to join the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association as executive vice president. In her new position, Regan will help broaden the scope of LIMA’s services and offerings to the global industry. Prior to joining LIMA, Regan spent 17 years with Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organization responsible for “Sesame Street.” During her tenure, she oversaw the company’s international distribution and licensing business. Under her leadership,…

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