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Licensing Expo 2023 takes shape, with 175+ exhibitors already confirmed

Licensing Expo has revealed the ever growing list of brands which have signed to exhibit across all major categories at this summer’s show.

Taking place from 13-15 June at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, 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 and design and more.

More than 175 exhibitors have already confirmed their presence at the show, which this year will have a fashion theme.

First-time exhibitors will include Blanca Pictures, China Brand Group, Pinkfong USA, Thunderbird Entertainment, Van Gogh Museum, YuMe Toys, Retrobands America LLC, China Television Industry Group, El Reino Infantil and Penguin Random House.

In addition, highlighted under the fashion theme, brands represented will include Hang Ten, Members Only, Maui & Sons, Skechers, Betsey Johnson, Bearpaw, Laura Ashley 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 Epic Rights, Global Merchandising Services and Sony Music Entertainment, are a few of the big name agents representing artists including: David Bowie, Wham!, Aerosmith, KISS, AC/DC, Sting, Iron Maiden and more.

“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,” commented Anna Clarke, svp, 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.”

Licensing Expo is organised by Informa Markets Global Licensing Group and is sponsored by trade association, Licensing International.

To check out the current exhibitor list and to register to attend or exhibit at Licensing Expo 2023, simply click here.

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