Licensing Expo 2013 Recap

More than 15,000 licensing professionals attended Licensing Expo 2013 over the three days, leading to a 10 percent increase from last year's event. Attendance from retailers continued to grow with a 14 percent increase over the previous year with many using the newly introduced Retail Buyers Lounge for meetings throughout the three days. Retailers in attendance included Target, Toys"R"Us, Argos, Sainsbury's, Kohl's, H&M, Amazon.com, BHS, Foot Locker, Marshalls, Old Navy, Claire's, Cost Plus World Market, Best Buy, Forever 21, Walmart, Hot Topic and Carrefour.

 

All product categories were strongly represented, from toys and games to apparel, food and beverage, and home decor. Significant increases (20 percent +) were seen in attendance from the mobile, publishing, gaming, food and beverage and automotive sectors.

 

The show saw a 30 percent rise in people who are the final decision-makers within their organization for licensing decisions.  One in every three visitors came from outside the United States, with attendance from Japan, increasing by 35 percent, and a 20 percent increase in visitors from South America, driven by Brazil and Chile.  

 

New show initiatives including the re-merchandising of the show floor by sector, the online visitor planning tools, the matchmaking booth and the Opening Night Party were very well received. The party was a sell-out with 2,300 people attending. The number of people attending the LIMA-hosted Licensing University more than doubled to 1,000 and attendance at the two keynotes reached a record high of 1,500.

 

More than 70 percent of the 2013 floor space was re-booked for 2014 at the show, which is testament to the success of the three-day event. Licensing Expo 2014 takes place June 17-19, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

 


             

                        

 

 


 

Licensing Expo Wrap-Up Videos

  Day 1 Wrap-Up Video

  Day 2 Wrap-Up Video

  Day 3 Wrap-Up Video

   Best of 2013 Video


 

All Industry Opening Night Party Co-Hosted by Flo Rida

Licensing Expo's first ever all inudstry party, brought to you in association with LIMA & Sony Pictures Entertainment was a complete SELL OUT with 2,300 people in attendance at the Mandalay Bay Beach Club.  

 


 

License! Global Magazine's Show Dailies -- Day 1, 2, & 3

          


 

Licensing Expo 2013 in the News

06/03/2013 - 13:46 ET
Industry Prepares for Licensing Expo
05/16/2013 - 08:00 ET
Top 150 Global Licensors Account for More Than $230 Billion in Retail Sales
05/15/2013 - 14:45 ET
Flo Rida to Co-Host Opening Night Party at Licensing Expo 2013
04/22/2013 - 14:50 ET
Top Entertainment Brands Take Part in Licensing Expo
04/18/2013 - 10:00 ET
Warner Bros., Disney, Walmart and Cherokee Executives To Kick Off Licensing Expo 2013 with Keynote Panel
04/09/2013 - 12:30 ET
Gwyneth Paltrow to Give Keynote at Licensing Expo 2013
03/18/2013 - 15:18 ET
More Than 1,800 Consumer Brands to Showcase at Licensing Expo
03/04/2013 - 11:48 ET
The Tracy Anderson Brand Joins Licensing Expo
02/26/2013 - 09:17 ET
Fashion Brands Flock to Licensing Expo
02/06/2013 - 06:00 ET
Licensing Expo announces expanded show floor and new layout for 2013 Event

 

Flip through the Licensing Expo 2013 Show Directory


 

2013 Fashion & Art & Design Look Books

Take a peek of some of the brands that were showcased in the fashion and art categories at Licensing Expo 2013.  These Look Books were new this year and will be expanded into more categories for Licensing Expo 2014.