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Maura Regan is the new President of LIMA

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 3,839 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…

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LIMA elects five new members to its Board of Directors

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,336 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…

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All about Licensing Expo 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,617 Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential licensing event went on at Las Vegas from May 23 to 25 this year. This year’s expo proved to be one of the most successful to date with the debut of Licensing Week, a brand new initiative that incorporated all events surrounding Licensing Expo into one streamlined week of licensing industry happenings. “Licensing Expo 2017 saw substantial international attendee growth including an 87 per cent increase in attendees from South Korea and a 23 per cent increase in attendees…

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LIMA names winners of Rising Stars Awards

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,414 The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) has announced the names of the winners of this year’s Rising Stars Awards. This year’s full list of winners include Scott Halpern, senior licensing manager, WWE, Yuki Jinza, Laura Ashley Japan, Curtis Matthews, director of product approval, Striker Entertainment, Lauren Montemaro, associate director, Beanstalk, Will Ochoa, associate category manager, hard lines, Turner Broadcasting, Claire Pierce, sales director, brand licensing, Meredith Corporation, Becky Quinn, manager, North America licensing, Sesame Workshop, Naomi Rosenzweig, licensing coordinator, Berkshire Fashions, Nancy Sanieoff, licensing director, Brand…

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LIMA to hold licensing sessions at the time of Licensing Expo in May

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,740 The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) has declared open a lot of Licensing University sessions featuring numerous trending issues and a who’s who of experts. Licensing University will take place from May 22-25 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas alongside Licensing Expo which is owned and organised by UBM and sponsored by LIMA. The Expo begins on May 23. Cole Gahagan, chief commercial officer of Fanatics, will deliver the keynote address “Licensing in the On-Demand Economy,” which will look at how Millennials and…

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LIMA announces names of nominees of upcoming board of directors

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 3,768 The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) has unveiled the names of nominees for positions on its board of directors. The ballot was constructed by LIMA’s nominating committee and approved by the current board of directors. Ballots have already been sent to LIMA members for voting and the new directors will be announced at the LIMA Annual membership meeting on May 22 in Las Vegas, at the time of the Licensing Expo. This year’s LIMA Board of Directors nominees include: JJ Ahearn, managing director, Licensing Street, Marc…

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Fanatics’ Cole Gahagan to Kick Off Licensing Expo 2017 As Keynote Speaker

Reading Time: 3 minutes Post Views: 5,433 Perhaps the most significant business topic this past holiday season was the rise of e-commerce and how “traditional retailers, brand owners and product marketers continue to adapt to changing consumer shopping patterns.” While these shifts affect all parts of the licensing business, nowhere are they more acutely felt than in sports. Cole Gahagan, Chief Commercial Officer of Fanatics Inc., the global leader for sports licensed merchandise, will deliver the opening Keynote address at Licensing Expo 2017, sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) and owned…

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BLE’s Retail Mentoring Programme receives CPD accreditation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,859 As the Retail Mentoring Programme opens for applications for 2017, organizers, Brand Licensing Europe announce that it has received official accreditation from the CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Certification Service. CPD, as explained on its website, is “the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities. It enables learning to become conscious and proactive, rather than passive and reactive”. Delegate numbers for the eight-month programme doubled in 2016 with 61 retailers participating, including delegates from Argos, Asda, Halfords and Claire’s…

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UBM confirms new exhibitors and brands for Las Vegas Licensing Expo 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 5,017 UBM announced its initial lineup of exhibitors for Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential licensing industry event, taking place May 23-25, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), the 2017 event is on track to include many exciting new exhibitors and feature a dynamic show floor. Jessica Blue, Senior Vice President, Licensing, UBM: “Each of these unique companies is coming to Licensing Expo to find new partners in the growing licensing marketplace. Licensing Expo features the…

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LIMA Licensing Excellence Awards Now Open For Entries

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 7,099 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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