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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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Global Licensing 

Lima adds two office bearers to its team

  The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) has added two new executives to its team in the form of Gisela Abrams who has been tapped as SVP of global partnerships and Sharon Weisman who has been named senior director of global business development. Weisman assumed her new role on January 2 while Abrams will join LIMA with effect from January 22. Both Abrams and Weisman will report to LIMA EVP Maura Regan. Abrams hails from Sesame Workshop, where she served as VP of international media business, Asia Pacific. In that role, she was…

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Event News 

Licensing Expo China to host its first China Licensing Awards

The Licensing Expo China will be held in Shanghai between July 18 to 20 this year when the expo floor will have more than 230 brands and licensing properties from animation, apparel, art and culture to food, games, entertainment and lifestyle brands. And, for the first time ever, the Expo will host China Licensing Awards that would reflect the growth of the market in the East. Among the many exhibitors heading to Shanghai next month will be Alpha Animation Brand Management, Angry Birds, Paul Frank, The Simpsons, the British Musuem, BBC…

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Brand Licensing Uncategorized 

Brand ‘Lulu’ adjudged winner of “One to Watch’ contest by License Global Magazine

In the annual ‘One to Watch’ contest for new brand licensing concepts, brand Lulu by artist Renée Graef has been adjudged the winner. This was declared by the License Global magazine. The contest was held in conjunction with Licensing Expo. Organized by UBM and sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential licensing industry event is in its last day today (May 25). Steven Ekstract, Global Publisher, License Global said, “The Lulu brand really stood out among the entries we received…

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Event News 

Leading character and entertainment brands at Licensing Expo 2017

Leading character and entertainment brands from all facets of the licensing industry including television, film, online, gaming and music, will assemble at the Licensing Expo from May 23 to 25. Produced by UBM and sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), the annual trade show brings together the largest audience of brand owners, licensees and retailers in the world. Jessica Blue, Senior Vice President, Licensing, UBM said, “Entertainment brands and characters have been launched and showcased at Licensing Expo for over 35 years. Licensed products in this category…

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Event News 

BLE shortlisted for AEO Excellence Award

Brand Licensing Europe (BLE), the largest licensing event in Europe, has been shortlisted for an AEO Excellence Award. The AEO Awards represent the best that the events industry has to offer and will showcase the achievements from within the industry. The winners will be unveiled on June 16 at the Grosvenor House in London. BLE has been shortlisted in the Best U.K. Trade show over 2,000 sq. m. category. “We are genuinely thrilled to be shortlisted for an AEO Excellence Award,” says Anna Knight, brand director, BLE. “These are exciting…

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Event News 

186 exhibitors confirm their participation in Brand Licensing Europe

With just under five months left for the Brand Licensing Europe to take place, the show’s organisers have announced that 186 exhibitors have already confirmed their participation. The number includes 22 first timers. This year, it will take place from 10-12 October 2017 at Olympia London. “We’re delighted to welcome all 22 new exhibitors to BLE 2017, especially as they represent such a wide spectrum of industry, from pre-school to visitor attractions, and from top flight sporting brands, to globally-known TV production companies,” commented Anna Knight, Brand Licensing Europe’s brand…

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Event News 

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…

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Brand Licensing Corporate Brand Event Event News Institutional Licensing 

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

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 who’s who of…

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Brand Licensing Corporate Brand E-Commerce Institutional Licensing LIMA INDIA 

UBM, LIMA and Alifish Join Forces to Strengthen Chinese Licensing Market

UBM, together with the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) and Alifish, the licensing and entertainment business unit of Alibaba, announce a strategic partnership to strengthen the Chinese licensing industry UBM, organizers of the worlds’ largest licensing trade shows and publishers of the most widely-read trade publication; LIMA, the leading industry association for global licensing, and Alifish, will work together for online licensing match-making and trading to support the development of China’s brand, art and character licensing industry through online training, live events and education programmes. The three organisations will…

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