About the Show


Licensing Expo At-a-Glance

Show Dates: June 21-23, 2016

Conference Program Dates: June 20-23, 2016

Venue: Mandalay Bay Convention Center; Las Vegas, Nevada

Event Edition: 36th year

Frequency: Annual

Last Event: June 9-11, 2015

Produced by: UBM Advanstar 

Official Publication: License! Global magazine

Sponsored By: International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA)


Number of Exhibitors in 2015: 470

Profile: Licensors, licensing agents, licensees

Number of Brands and Properties Exhibited/Represented: 5,000+

Categories Represented: Animation/Anime/Manga, Apparel/Fashion, Art & Design, Automotive, Brands & Trademarks, Characters, Entertainment, Food & Beverage, Inspirational/Religious/Holiday, Interactive/Video Games, Not-for-Profit/Charitable, Sports/Outdoors, Publishing, Professional Services to the Licensing Industry


Number of Attendees in 2015: TBD

Number of Countries Represented: 90+

Profile: Licensees/Manufacturers, Retailers, Advertising/Marketing/Promotions Agencies, Art & Design, Licensing Agents/Consultants, Licensors, Publishers/Printers, Wholesalers/Distributors

Attendee Titles: Owner/CEO/President, VP/General Manager, Buyer, Merchandising Manager, Creative Director/Designer, Business Development/Marketing



Show Producer


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.



Exclusive Show Sponsor

International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association (LIMA)

Founded in 1985, the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association (LIMA) is the primary trade organization for the worldwide licensing industry.  LIMA's mission is to bring together all segments of the industry for the advancement of professionalism in licensing through research, national and international seminars, trade events and publications.  With members in 35 countries, offices in New York, London, Munich, Tokyo, and Hong Kong and representatives in Australia, Iberia, India, Italy, Korea, and Turkey, members enjoy access to a wide variety of activities resources and benefits.

For more information on educational programming, networking opportunities and more, please visit www.licensing.org