, the world’s largest and most influential event dedicated to licensing and brand extension, has announced the growing list of brands signed to exhibit across all major licensing categories. Taking place
, organized by the Informa Markets Global Licensing Group and sponsored by Licensing International, the event will showcase thousands of IPs, both major and emerging, spanning a wide variety of categories including Entertainment, Music, Sports, Food and Beverage, Publishing, Art & Design and more, with a highlighted thematic show focus on Fashion.
Highlighted under the 2023 Fashion theme, brands represented include
, Members Only, Maui & Sons,
and Etonic, as well as several celebrity-inspired apparel lines. With nostalgic music brands proving to be increasingly popular in apparel ranges, alongside rapidly increasing interest in music IPs and properties, Licensing Expo will once again play host to leaders in the space. Exhibitors such as
, are a few of the big-name agents representing artists including:
, Wham!, Aerosmith, KISS,
“The breadth of companies, categories and territories represented this year is already attracting a high quality of licensees and retailers to register, including Urban Outfitters, Hot Topic, Unilever, Primark, Amazon, Walmart, Mad Engine, Jakks Pacific and many more,” says says Anna Clarke, senior vice president, Global Licensing Group. “With exciting fashion-themed announcements still to follow, 2023 is set to be a great year for Licensing Expo. We are also seeing an exceptional rise in interest from first-time exhibitors, new verticals and international brands as Licensing Expo remains the world’s leading event for emerging IPs, expanding existing partnerships and tapping into the latest in consumer trends and products.”
Other notable brands and companies confirmed to exhibit include BBC Studios, The Walt Disney Company, Legendary Entertainment, Mattel, Moonbug, Peanuts Worldwide, Hasbro, MGA Entertainment, Funko, The Pokémon Company, Beanstalk, Paramount, Smiley, LAI Games, Jazwares, CAA Brand Management, Joester Loria Group, Capcom, SEGA, Ubisoft, Sesame Workshop, Riot Games, IMG, The Coca-Cola Company, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Wildbrain, Art Brand Studio, Crayola, Frida Kahlo, Giordano Studios and many more, repping some of the world’s hottest brands including , Keith Haring, Barbie, MTV, Teletubbies, Kenny Scharf, BMW, Crash Bandicoot, Paw Patrol, Dr Seuss, Pop Tarts, Godiva, Baileys, Oral-B, Pepsi, Bluey, Cocomelon, Cheetos, David Bowie, Vicks, Kodak, Hot Wheels, Call of Duty, League of Legends, Assassin’s Creed and 5,000+ more.
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