Find Your Perfect Match at Licensing Expo

Santa Monica, Calif. – UBM Advanstar, organizers of Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential licensing industry event, is pleased to announce the addition of a pioneering Matchmaking Service for its June 21-23, 2016 show.  Led by an online platform that helps attendees and exhibitors setup meetings in advance of the show, the Licensing Expo Matchmaking Service is complemented by a team of experienced business matchmaking professionals who will provide assistance and support to exhibitors and attendees throughout the year. The Matchmaking Team will also be onsite to give hands-on support to exhibitors and attendees during the show. The Service is priced at $500 but will be offered free of charge to all attendees and exhibitors in 2016.

Jessica Blue, Vice President, Licensing Expo: “In response to the needs of our valued exhibitors and attendees, Licensing Expo has developed this unique offering to support the show experience for everyone. We are excited to be able to meet the needs of our licensing community in this unique way by facilitating these important connections and, ultimately, deals.”

In 2015, Licensing Expo, sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), featured 460 exhibiting companies in 232,000 square feet, an increase of 6.5% from 2014, and welcomed 15% more retailers than the previous year.

Highlights from Licensing Expo 2015 included more than 150 new exhibitors; Keynotes featuring executives from Hot Topic, Toys“R”Us, Inc, Delivery Agent and Global Brands Group; The Opening Night Party sponsored by Endemol Shine North America and LIMA and co-hosted by Sony Music who presented Fifth Harmony as the special guest performer; the inaugural Digital Media Licensing Summit; and live stunts performed by Nitro Circus.

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About Licensing Expo

Now in its 36th year, Licensing Expo is the world’s largest and most influential annual trade show dedicated to licensing and brand extension. The show floor is merchandised into three zones: Characters and Entertainment; Art and Design; Brands and Agents. More than 16,150 retailers, licensees, manufacturers, distributors and licensing agents attend from more than 90 countries. Licensing Expo is owned and organized by UBM Advanstar and is sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA). UBM Advanstar also owns and operates License! Global magazine and Brand Licensing Europe.

About UBM Advanstar

UBM Advanstar, part of UBM Americas, is a US-based event and marketing services business serving the fashion, licensing, life sciences and powersports industries. The company owns and operates a portfolio of 54 tradeshows, 100 conferences, 30 publications, and almost 200 electronic products and websites. Our market-leading brands and a commitment to delivering innovative, quality products and services enable UBM Advanstar to “Connect Our Customers With Theirs.” UBM Advanstar is a UBM plc company.


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