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LIMA announces varied licensing education sessions at Licensing Expo


To coincide with Licensing Expo 2017 under the ‘Licensing University 2017’ banner, LIMA has announced a series of licensing education sessions. The expo opens on May 23.

Licensing University takes place from May 22 to 25 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. It is part of Licensing Week, held concurrently with Licensing Expo which is owned and organised by UBM and sponsored by LIMA.

The firm has got together a number of business-boosting Licensing University sessions for Licensing Week 2017 that covers everything from the latest issues and trends to the fundamentals of how the licensing business works.

Kicking off Licensing University this year is Cole Gahagan, Chief Commercial Officer of Fanatics Inc., who will deliver the keynote address on May 23. Fanatics is at the nexus of the sports licensing business as an e-tailer, physical retailer and licensee, but Gahagan’s presentation will be of interest to all in the licensing business adapting to a rapidly changing retail landscape.

“Our Licensing University program is an invaluable resource that provides attendees with access to important information on a variety of topics that are fundamental to their organizations,” detailed president Charles Riotto.

The many sessions and roundtable discussions also provide participants with the opportunity to connect with other industry professionals, opening the door to new collaborations and partnerships that can take their business to the next level.

“This year’s extensive Licensing University calendar demonstrates our commitment to providing members of the industry with key learning opportunities at all levels of experience,” added Jessica Blue, senior vice president, Licensing, UBM.



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