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Licensing Expo 2018 mirrors the growth of global licensing business

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,836 Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential licensing event, capped off Licensing Week in Las Vegas from May 22-24. The 2018 rendition of the show was the most robust to date, realizing an increased presence from core categories and opened with a keynote address from Nicholas Denissen, Vice President at Amazon. “Licensing Expo is where you need to be if you’re in this industry. It’s where our licensing program began,” said licensee Christopher Hayes, director of business development, Open Road Brands. “This is the place to…

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Character Licensing Merchandise Licensing 

Jungle Book indoor theme parks coming to India, courtesy DQ Entertainment

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 4,304 DQ Entertainment (DQE) has inked an exclusive deal with Chiliad Procons to launch multiple indoor theme parks across India inspired by hugely successful IPs such as The Jungle Book, Peter Pan and Robinhood. A new Jungle Book-themed indoor park will debut in Mumbai in 2018, followed by Delhi in 2019 and further expand across major metro cities over the next few years. The rides will be mostly inspired by The Jungle Book tales and its culture. The announcement was made at the Las Vegas Licensing that took…

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Collaborations Merchandise Licensing 

Amazon launches ‘Merch Collab’ at Licensing Expo 2018: Here’s how it works

Reading Time: 3 minutes Post Views: 2,499 Amazon unveiled a new platform at the Las Vegas Licensing Expo that will allow licensors to develop and launch products faster than ever before. At the Keynote session at Licensing Expo, Amazon launched ‘Merch Collab’ by Amazon, bringing together brands and a group of about 150 artists to produce licensed apparel and other products. Merch Collab is a new licensing program where brands collaborate with qualified designers and manufacturers to create the world’s largest selection of branded merchandise for fans and followers. Brands simply approve and promote…

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Event 

Licensing Expo 2018 kickstarts in Las Vegas, showcases more than 5,000 brands

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 6,173 The Las Vegas Licensing Expo 2018 kickstarts at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from May 21. Sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association, the annual trade show will take place May 22-24. The event will showcase more than 5,000 brands that reflect the latest developments in consumer trends. The industry’s definitive event will see more than 16,000 attendees, licensees, retailers, manufacturers, distributors, brand owners, licensing agents and IP holders, representing more than 65 countries, enjoy a wide selection of networking, educational and business-building opportunities. New exhibitors…

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Event People 

Meet and greet ‘George Foreman’ at Licensing Expo 2018

Reading Time: 1 minute Post Views: 3,871 InventHelp partners George Foreman and will be attending Licensing Expo on May 22, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada at Mandalay Bay Convention Center. He will be appearing in a meet and greet with Expo attendees and exhibitors and touring the show floor to meet other brands, spokespeople, and celebrities. “Licensing Expo hosts many of the world’s top brands. Having previously licensed my name to the grill and other products, I’m excited to network with others in the industry,” said two-time world heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman. George…

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Character & Entertainment Event 

Rainbow announces line-up to be showcased at Licensing Expo 2018

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 3,925 Rainbow has announced its range of licenses the firm will be showcasing at the Licensing Expo 2018, Las Vegas, scheduled to take place from May 22-24. The licensees include 44 Cats, Winx Club, Regal Academy and Maggie & Bianca. 44 Cats is a Rainbow production in collaboration with Antoniano Bologna that follows the daily adventures of Lampo, Milady, Pilou, and Polpetta. All these cats are a part of a music band named ‘The Buffycats’. The four kittens are homeless and get shelter in a garage, transforming it…

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Character & Entertainment Event 

Licensing Expo 2018: Funimation showcases major push with anime properties

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,316 Casting a spotlight on the pop cultural status and ever-increasing appeal of anime, Funimation released details on its major licensing push to aggressively address consumer demand for anime-related merchandise. To support these efforts, Funimation will be exhibiting at this year’s Licensing Expo 2018 will showcase ten of its top anime properties and the wide range of branded merchandise that fans are consistently snapping up from retailers. The ten brands, a mix of franchise titles and hit series are: Dragon Ball Super — U.S./Canada Dragon Ball Z —…

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