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New Exhibitors Join Licensing Expo 2016

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Americas, organizers of Licensing Expo, the world's largest and most influential licensing industry event, is pleased to announce an expanded lineup of new exhibitors for 2016. Sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association (LIMA), the Expo takes place on June 21-23 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, in Las Vegas, NV.

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This year more than 150 new exhibitors will join the 2016 lineup at Licensing Expo, including: Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., Capital One Spark Business, DEKEL Brands, Inc., Edge Americas Sports Inc., Equity Management Inc., Global Rebels, Inc., GoldieBlox, Iconix Brand Group, J!NX,  Lawless Entertainment, Loot Crate, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Ninja Division Publishing, Pulse Evolution, Sandy Dollar and The SeaBabies, The Henry Ford Museums and McIlhenny Company (makers of Tabasco brand products), among many others.

Jessica Blue, Senior Vice President, Licensing Expo, UBM: "New exhibitors join Licensing Expo to expand their brand, find partners and extend their properties into previously unexplored product categories and territories. The show floor is where new partnerships are created and existing ones strengthened through unique and spontaneous business opportunities."

More than 450 companies will exhibit at Licensing Expo, many with increased space size to accommodate their expanded brand portfolios. Returning exhibitors include: Aardman; Beanstalk/Tinderbox/Blueprint; C3 Entertainment, Inc.; Cherokee Global Brands; DreamWorks Animation; Hasbro; ITV Studios Global Entertainment; Jazwares; Mattel, Inc.; Mauricio de Sousa Produções Eireli; MGA Entertainment; Nickelodeon; One Entertainment; Sony Pictures Consumer Products; Striker Entertainment; The Jim Henson Company and Tuba N. Co., Ltd., among many others.

Adam Cooper, Publisher and International Licensing Director, Hearst Magazines: "Hearst is one of the largest and most diverse media, information and services companies in the world, with some 360 businesses in over 150 countries. Product licensing is a relatively new business within this mix, and Licensing Expo will help us highlight our licensing programs, make new connections and ideally, develop new product lines."

Now in its 36th year, Licensing Expo is the place where more than 16,700 retailers, licensees, manufacturers, distributors and licensing agents from 90 countries come together with 5,000 of the hottest brands to discuss licensing and brand extension deals. Complimentary registration for Licensing Expo can be found at:

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Now in its 36th year, Licensing Expo is the world's largest and most influential annual trade show dedicated to licensing and brand extension. The show floor is merchandised into three zones: Characters and Entertainment; Art and Design; and Brands and Agents. More than 16,150 retailers, licensees, manufacturers, distributors and licensing agents attend the Expo from more than 90 countries. Licensing Expo is owned and organized by UBM Americas and is sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association (LIMA). UBM Americas also owns and operates License! Global magazine and Brand Licensing Europe.

About UBM Americas 
UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc, is the largest business-to-business events and trade show organizer in the U.S. Through a range of aligned interactive physical and digital environments, UBM Americas increases business effectiveness for both customers and audiences by cultivating meaningful experiences, knowledge and connections. UBM Americas has offices spanning North and South America, and serves a variety of specialist industries with dedicated events and marketing services covering everything from fashion, tech and life sciences to advanced manufacturing, cruise shipping, specialty chemicals, powersports and automotive, concrete, hospitality, cargo transportation and more. For more information, visit:

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