We invite you to join the Global Licensing Group for an evening of entertainment at the licensing industry's largest networking event! It's all things '90s as we celebrate 20 years with License Global magazine with a party straight from 1998! As part of our commitment to improvement and fostering the best environment for business connections, much has changed to make the Opening Night Party better than ever! Join us for food, drinks, entertainment and networking immediately following the LIMA Licensing Awards.

The Opening Night Party is an official part of Licensing Week. In order to participate in any Licensing Week event, interested parties must first register for Licensing Expo.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018
7:30PM - 10:30PM


Mandalay Bay Convention Center
(Islander G Ballroom)

Don't miss your chance to network with the industry's best at the Opening Night Party. The Party sells out each year - purchase your tickets today!

Tickets are now available for purchase onsite at the information desk.


You Spoke, We Listened

We in the Global Licensing Group value your input on our surveys and are proud to present an event that will deliver on the data received.



"It's difficult to spend all day at the Mandalay Bay then go to a completely different venue for the Party."


We're excited to announce that the Opening Night Party is coming back to the Mandalay Bay! Join us immediately after the LIMA Licensing Awards in the neighboring Islander G ballroom, right in the convention center!



"With the frenzy of activity going on at the Opening Night Party, it's troublesome to hold a conversation and actually network."


The Opening Night Party now has a new format to better encourage networking! An evening reception of smaller activations and entertainment paves the way for easier conversation and better connections.



"Without identification, it's challenging to locate and connect with new clients and business partners."


Badges are now mandatory to access the Opening Night Party! All attendees and exhibitors must first register for a badge to gain access and find the connections you seek at the Opening Night Party!

Congratulations on 20 great years!


Since 1998, License Global magazine has served as the industry's thought leader on licensing, retail, and research insights. Join us for a special celebration during the Opening Night Party as we commemorate 20 years of covering the industry's breaking news and look forward to 20 more years! Who knows - maybe a special guest will even make an appearance!

Spotlight your brand at the Opening Night Party


This is your chance to be part of this historic anniversary in licensing and get in front of dedicated attendees at the industry's largest networking event. There are only a few sponsorship opportunities left - contact [email protected] today to learn more!