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Licensing Expo Japan 2018 Announces This Year's Programming, On-site Events
Attendees Will Have the Opportunity to Discover New Properties and Markets in Japan

TOKYO, March 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Licensing Expo Japan, following its successful debut last year in Tokyo, will return to the third-largest global licensing market from April 25-27, 2018 at the Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Center. The event will feature over 350 international and Japanese brands and will be collocated with IFF MAGIC Japan, the leading exhibition for the branded fashion industry in Japan.

Licensing Expo Japan provides exhibitors with access to both the Japanese and international markets and is the only show in Japan supported by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association (LIMA). The show is also promoted by Licensing Expo's international network, including the world's premier industry magazine, License Global.

"We are thrilled to see continued commitment from leading global licensors and agents to participate in the Japan show for the second year in a row and also welcome many new exhibitors. These include industry leaders like CAA-GBG, IMG, Sony Creative Products, Tsuburaya Productions, Toho, Ingram, Green Camel, Capcom, Perfetti Van Melle, V&A Enterprises Limited, National Museum of History (Taiwan), Art Vivant, Haibara, King Records, Hokkaido Railway Company, Lagardere Active Enterprises Japan, Sanrio Far East, The Lucy Company, Mikasa Corporation, East Japan Marketing & Communications, Kenshin and a new Taiwan pavilion launched by the New Taipei City Computer Association," said Jessica Blue, senior vice president, Global Licensing Group, UBM.

LIMA Japan will also lend its support by organizing educational seminars and activities on the show floor at Licensing Expo Japan. This year's seminar topics span risk management, global licensing trends, co-branded café licensing and more, and speakers include executives from the likes of CAA-GBG, Legs Company LTD, Nissan Motor Corp and Sony Creative Products. In addition, LIMA Japan will also host a Retail Seminar and Market Research event taking place on April 24. Attendees will be provided with the opportunity to learn more about the retail landscape of Japan before moving offsite to explore the LaLaport shopping destination. For more details or to register for the event, please visit http://www.licensing.or.jp/20180308retailseminar/.

A sophisticated matchmaking service will be introduced at Licensing Expo Japan 2018, enabling exhibitors to make appointments and schedule meetings with the licensees and exhibitors. The system is similar to the highly successful online matchmaking system implemented at Licensing Expo and Brand Licensing Europe. At Licensing Expo 2017 in Las Vegas, more than 3,800 meetings were scheduled using this service.

About Licensing Expo Japan 
Licensing Expo Japan was launched as an independent trade show on 26-28 April 2017, co-located with IFF Magic Japan. Licensing Expo Japan is a part of the Global Licensing Group at UBM, the global licensing industry's leading tradeshow organizer and media partner. Its mission is to provide opportunities around the world to bring brands and products together to explore and cement licensing partnerships. The following events and information products are produced for the licensing industry by the Global Licensing Group at UBM: Licensing Expo, Brand Licensing Europe, Licensing Expo Japan, Licensing Expo China, NYC Licensing Summit, License Global magazine, License Global Daily E-news and License TV. Licensing Expo Japan is organized by UBM plc. UBM is the largest pure-play B2B Events organizer in the world. Our 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries, serve more than 50 different sectors.  Our deep knowledge and passion for these sectors allow us to create valuable experiences which enable our customers to succeed. Please visit http://www.ubm.com/global-reach/UBM-Asia for the latest news and information about UBM. 

About Global Licensing Group 
The Global Licensing Group at UBM is the global licensing industry's leading tradeshow organizer and media partner. Its mission is to provide opportunities around the world to bring brands and products together to explore and cement licensing partnerships. The following events and information products are produced for the licensing industry by the Global Licensing Group at UBM: Licensing Expo, Brand Licensing Europe, Licensing Expo Japan, Licensing Expo China, NYC Licensing Summit, License Global magazine, License Global Daily E-news and License TV.

 

SOURCE Licensing Expo Japan

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