Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential brand licensing industry event, has announced significant exhibitor growth from Asia, Europe, South America and more.
New international exhibitors this year include The Emoji Company, By Myrna BV, Kakao IX, Perfetti Van Melle, Rafael Barbosa, Sony Music Japan, among others.
“Licensing Expo Las Vegas offers international exhibitors access to the largest licensing market in the world, North America, which represents more than 50 percent of the global market share,” says Howard Gelb, vice president, sales, global licensing group, Informa. “We are excited to add marquee names from around the world to spotlight today’s trends and growth opportunities, specifically within the expanding markets of Latin America and the fastest-growing market, Asia.”
The U.S. is the largest market for global revenue generated by licensed goods and services, representing 55 percent of the $272 billion global market in 2017, according to the 2018 LIMA Annual Global Licensing Industry Survey Report. Licensing Expo is the best meeting place for international brands to connect and form lasting partnerships with the largest gathering of North American product makers and retailers.
This year’s leading international exhibitors hail from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
To connect with international brands and secure meetings, attendees and exhibitors look to the Matchmaking Service at Licensing Expo. The service is the official one-to-one business networking tool for exhibitors and attendees where they can search for, connect and secure meetings before the show even starts through the online portal. To register to use the Matchmaking Service please visit: LicensingExpo.com/matchmaking.
International exhibiting companies new to Licensing Expo 2019 include:
- 360 Party Lab (Chile)
- Alchemy Licensing (United Kingdom)
- Art Gallery of Ontario (Canada)
- By Myrna BV (Netherlands)
- Cheng Jen Cultural & Creativity (Taiwan)
- Emoji company (Germany)
- Epic Story Media (Canada)
- Kakao IX (Korea)
- Kawanimals (Colombia)
- Leader Music (Argentina)
- Mariana Caltabiano Criacoes (Brazil)
- Maya Studio (Spain)
- Perfetti Van Melle (Spain)
- Princess Sam Consumer Products (France)
- Rafael Barbosa (Colombia)
- Shenzhen Interactive space-time (China)
- Sony Music Communications (Japan)
- Supa Characters Pty (Australia)
- Tatsunoko Production Co. (Japan)
To attend Licensing Expo for free, please visit: LicensingExpo.com/register.