LIMA Unveils Licensing U Lineup 2

 LIMA has announced plans for this year’s Licensing University at the Licensing Expo, including a new all-access pass offering.

April 6, 2018

LIMA Unveils Licensing U Lineup 2

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association has announced plans for this year’s Licensing University at the Licensing Expo, including a new all-access pass offering.

Taking place in conjunction with the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, Nev., from June 17-20, the program offers a veritable who’s who of industry-leading experts in as series of discussions designed to serve newbies and seasoned veterans alike.

And for the first-time ever, LIMA and the Expo’s organizer, Advanstar Licensing, are offering attendees an all-access pass that will include all 24 sessions for one low price.

“Our Licensing University program has consistently been one of the bright spots at Licensing Expo and this year’s new pricing structure will help make the program even more affordable and accessible to professionals from all across the business,” says Charles Riotto, president, LIMA. “Each of our 24 sessions is specifically designed to deliver enlightening and actionable information to help companies

directly and positively impact their bottom-line.”

An all-access pass to LIMA’s Licensing University is $135 for LIMA members and $149 for non-LIMA members.

Licensing University kicks off LIMA’s yearlong educational program, the Certificate of Licensing Studies.

Among the sessions on this year’s docket are:

Executive Keynote Panel–A Licensing Roadmap: Where Are We Headed, and How Will We Get There?

With panelists Brad Globe, president, Warner Bros. Consumer Products; Andy Prince, senior category director, toys, Walmart; Josh Silverman, executive vice president, global licensing, Disney Consumer Products; and 

Henry Stupp

, director and chief executive officer, The Cherokee Group.

*This keynote is free to attend; limited seating available.


Keynote Address–Brands on the Brink of Global Expansion

With Gwyneth Paltrow, moderated by Tony Lisanti, global editorial director,

License! Global


*This keynote is free to attend; limited seating available.

Monetizing Digital Platforms

Moderated by Careen Yapp of Sony’s Gaikai with panelists Eric Karp, chief licensing officer, Lima Sky; Mark Mostman, partner, Striker Entertainment; Ted Adams, chief executive officer-publisher, IDW Publishing; and Ze’ev Rozov, chief executive officer, Iconicfuture.

From Good to G’RATE: What Every Licensing Professional Should Know About Royalty Rates

Moderated by Adina Avery-Grossman of Brandgenuity with panelists Elise Contarsy, vice president, brand licensing, Meredith Corporation; Ira Hernowitz, executive vice president, ‘R’ Us Brands, Toys ‘R’ Us; Jeffrey Fisher, senior vice president/senior advisor, FAB; Kate Winn, senior vice president, consumer products, A+E Networks; and Tammy Talerico, director of licensing, Church & Dwight.

Licensing in Emerging Markets: A Focus on China and Brazil

Moderated by Roz Nowicki, executive vice president, global sales and retail, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products with panelists David Diesendruck of Redibra; George E. Williams, managing director, LMCA Asia; Jenny Koo, director, service promotion, Hong Kong Trade Development Council; and Jose Eduardo Severo Martins, president, Panini Brazil.

Retail Success Stories–Case Studies from Coke to Kellogg's

Moderated by Leigh Ann Schwarzkopf of the Project Partners Network with panelists D. Thomas Froberg, partner/creative director, StyleWorks Creative; Kathleen Pavlack, Kellogg’s; Kelli Sogar, global licensing manager, The Coca-Cola Company; and Lynn Scott, principal, Project Partners Network.

What’s a Celebrity Worth?

With Larry W. McFarland, partner, Kilpatrick Townsend; and Weston Anson, chairman, Consor.

How to Evaluate a Children’s Property

Moderated by Lana Castleman of Kidscreen/iKids with panelists Anna Hewitt, head of licensing, Walker Books U.K.; Lynn Smith, director of business development, Ruckus Media Group; and Nancy Fowler, co-founder, The Licensing Shop.

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