Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association: LIMA

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Providing Professional Athletes and Teams with Opportunities to Build and Expand Their Brands with Licensing Santa Monica, CA (April 17, 2018) – Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential brand licensing industry event, today announced that it will feature the world’s leading professional sports associations and sports-focused...

With thousands and sometimes millions of followers, social media influencers are rapidly staking their claim to licensing turf once reserved solely for TV, film, music or sports celebrities. Yet unlike performers whose popularity tend to soar (or dive) around a new film, TV show, concert tour or championship, influencers have a built-in sense of...

Nicholas Denissen, vice president, Amazon to discuss the evolving retail landscape and customer expectations SANTA MONICA, Calif. (April 10, 2018) –Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential brand licensing industry event, today announced that Nicholas Denissen, vice president, Amazon, will lead the opening keynote at Licensing Expo...

LIMA has announced the recipients of this year’s Rising Stars Award. This accomplished group of young professionals will be recognized at the LIMA’s International Licensing Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 23 during Licensing Expo. This year’s Rising Stars Award winners are as follows: Mandy Bardisbanian, Buyer – Cosmetics, Hot Topic Fernanda...

LIMA has finalized the ballot for the 2018 International Licensing Awards! A total of 132 nominees from 16 countries were named and will vie for the industry’s most prestigious and globally-recognized honor. A record 42% of this year’s nominees originate from outside the U.S. – up from 25 percent from last year – demonstrating the increasing...

The French office of the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) has named its executive staff to oversee local operations. Laurent Taieb will head up the office as Chairman. He will be joined by Vice Chairpersons Marina Narishkin, Director of TF1 Licences; Marie-Laure Marchand, SVP Global Consumer Products at Xilam; and...

A powerhouse brand portfolio innovates like a scrappy startup! Yes, sometimes, a new business opportunity is hidden in plain sight. It may be: a new approach to the lip balm business that leverages the iconic shape of a Hershey’s Kiss; a cross-merchandising juggernaut to take advantage of the Hershey’s Bar’s role as the core of S’mores; or the year...

LIMA has announced that Maura Regan has been named President of the organization effective July 1. She will succeed current LIMA President, Charles Riotto, who retires on June 30 after a 21-year career with LIMA. Regan currently serves as Executive Vice President. In her new position, she will leverage her vast licensing knowledge and international...

LIMA is excited to announce Elias Fasja-Cohen, CEO and Founder of Tycoon Enterprises, and Brian Goldner, Chairman and CEO of Hasbro, Inc. as the 2018 inductees to the LIMA Licensing Hall of Fame. This year’s Hall of Fame Induction will take place Tuesday, May 22, at the LIMA Licensing Awards Ceremony during Licensing Expo 2018 in Las Vegas. “LIMA...

Toy Fair is right around the corner – make sure you’re ready with LIMA’s Toy Fair checklist! Need a spot to meet at Javits? …or just a place to sit and recharge? Our members will once again have access to the Member Hospitality Lounge at Toy Fair 2018, located in Rooms 1E12 & 1E13 (backs right side of 1E Hall). As in previous years, we will be...