The Licensing Expo Matchmaking Service is Now Live

Santa Monica, Calif. (March 11, 2016) – UBM Americas, organizers of Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential licensing industry event, is pleased to announce that the online Matchmaking Service is now live and open to explore (www.licensingexpo.com/2016matchmaking). Taking place June 21-23, 2016, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, this year’s Expo features a pioneering online platform that allows attendees and exhibitors to arrange key meetings in advance of the show. By searching through thousands of exhibitor and attendee contacts, exhibitors at Licensing Expo can now connect with new and existing partners to arrange meetings. The unique online platform also allows Expo attendees to search exhibitors and arrange meetings. This dedicated, high-profile networking program is the official one-to-one Matchmaking Service of Licensing Expo 2016.

Jessica Blue, Senior Vice President – Licensing: “Licensing Expo has developed this unique offering to support the show experience for our valued exhibitors and attendees. We are thrilled to be able to facilitate these key relationships in the licensing community and ultimately, business deals.”

The online platform is complemented by a team of relationship experts that understand the importance of face-to-face meetings, building relationships and making deals happen, and will provide assistance to users leading up to Licensing Expo as well as be on-hand to answer questions at the show. This service is priced at $500, but will be offered free of charge to all attendees and exhibitors in 2016.

Licensing Expo 2016, sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), is on track to include more than 150 new exhibitors, while featuring new pavilions, innovative booths, keynotes, a 26-session Licensing University conference and an Opening Night Party. More than 450 businesses will exhibit at the 2016 show, many with larger spaces to showcase their expanded brand portfolios.

More than 5,000 premier fashion, entertainment, sports and household brands will exhibit at Licensing Expo and include Cartoon Network Enterprises, Cosmopolitan, Goldie Blox, Grumpy Cat, Hasbro, Inc., Healthy Living Magazine, Hot Wheels, Jojo Siwa, Mondo TV, National Breast Cancer Foundation, NFL Players Inc., The Ohio State University, Pierre Cardin, Skechers and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, along with London Fog, Marc Ecko and Starter from Iconix Brand Group, Inc. Many new exhibitors are joining every week.

To pre-plan your Matchmaking experience, target the right audience and eliminate downtime at Licensing Expo 2016, please visit www.licensingexpo.com/2016matchmaking to create your meetings profile today.

For more information about the 2016 Expo including upcoming events and highlights, please visit www.licensingexpo.com/.

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Press Contact: Jannelle Grigsby, media@licensingexpo.com, +1 310 857 9020

Press Materials: licensingexpo.com/licensing-expo/content/virtual-press-office

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About Licensing Expo (www.licensingexpo.com)

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; and 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 Americas and is sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA). UBM Americas also owns and operates License! Global magazine and Brand Licensing Europe.

About UBM Americas 

UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc, is the largest business-to-business events and trade show organizer in the U.S. Through a range of aligned interactive physical and digital environments, UBM Americas increases business effectiveness for both customers and audiences by cultivating meaningful experiences, knowledge and connections. UBM Americas has offices spanning North and South America, and serves a variety of specialist industries with dedicated events and marketing services covering everything from fashion, tech and life sciences to advanced manufacturing, cruise shipping, specialty chemicals, powersports and automotive, concrete, hospitality, cargo transportation and more. For more information, visit: www.ubmamericas.com.

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