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Oct 03, 2014, 10:06 ET

Mojang to give Keynote Address at BLE 2014

 Brand Licensing Europe, the Advanstar organised exhibition, has announced that Vu Bui, COO at Mojang, the company behind Minecraft,...

Sep 19, 2014, 08:22 ET

Finalists announced for BLE's License This! Competition 2014

 Brand Licensing Europe 2014, the Advanstar-organised licensing exhibition, has announced the four finalists of its License This!...

Sep 05, 2014, 10:00 ET

Team GB to give Keynote Address at BLE 2014

Brand Licensing Europe, the Advanstar organised exhibition, has announced that Team GB will give the Keynote Address at BLE 2014 on Tuesday 7th...

Jun 30, 2014, 12:00 ET

Licensing Expo Announces 33% Increase in Retail Attendance, 27% Increase in Licensees, Advertising and Sales Promotion Professionals and Record Numbers from Japan and China

 Advanstar Licensing, organizers of Licensing Expo, the world's largest and most influential entertainment, brand and art licensing industry...

Jun 16, 2014, 15:45 ET

Advanstar Licensing Launches a Digital Marketplace for the Global Licensing Community

Advanstar Licensing, organizers of Licensing Expo and Brand Licensing Europe and publishers of License! Global magazine, today announced the launch...

Jun 02, 2014, 11:13 ET

Fashion Names Head to Licensing Expo

 As the fastest growing category of licensed merchandise, fashion and lifestyle brands offer an exciting opportunity for licensees and...

May 05, 2014, 12:07 ET
Country Music Star Kellie Pickler to Perform at the Licensing Expo Opening Night Party on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (PRNewsFoto/Advanstar Communications, Inc.)

Country Music Association to Co-Host Opening Night Party Featuring Kellie Pickler at Licensing Expo 2014

 Advanstar Licensing, organizers of Licensing Expo, the world's largest and most influential licensing trade show, today announced that the...

Apr 29, 2014, 12:02 ET
Fashion Icon Nicole Richie to Give The Big Interview Keynote at Licensing Expo 2014. (PRNewsFoto/Advanstar Communications Inc.)

Fashion Icon Nicole Richie to Give The Big Interview Keynote at Licensing Expo 2014

 Advanstar Licensing, organizers of Licensing Expo, and The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association (LIMA), the show's...

Apr 24, 2014, 09:43 ET

NFL Players Inc. to Sponsor Licensing Expo 2014 Opening Night Party

Advanstar Licensing, organizers of the 2014 Licensing Expo, the world's largest and most influential licensing trade show, today announced that NFL...

Apr 01, 2014, 10:20 ET

The World's Top Brands Gather at Licensing Expo

Of the 5,000 brands that can be found at Licensing Expo, over 1,800 are from consumer goods categories such as household, automotive, publishing,...

Mar 19, 2014, 13:24 ET

Licensing Expo Entertains the Industry

 Entertainment and character brands are worth more than $104 billion at retail, with licensed products capturing more than $230 billion in...

Feb 11, 2014, 12:15 ET

DreamWorks Animation's Jeffrey Katzenberg To Deliver Keynote Address at 2014 Licensing Expo

 Entertainment and media visionary Jeffrey Katzenberg, chief executive officer of DreamWorks Animation, will deliver the Opening Keynote...

Feb 03, 2014, 12:40 ET

Shell to Headline Licensing Expo's Motorsports Cafe

 Global energy company Shell has signed on as the headline sponsor of the newly created motorsports feature area at Licensing Expo 2014, the...

Jan 28, 2014, 13:01 ET

Licensing Expo and MAGIC MARKET WEEK Announce Collaboration

 Industry leading trade events, Licensing Expo and MAGIC MARKET WEEK are pleased to announce a new collaboration to cross-promote attendance at...

Jan 23, 2014, 13:25 ET

Licensing Expo 2014 Registration is Open!

 Registration is now open for Licensing Expo 2014, the world's largest and most influential tradeshow dedicated...

Dec 16, 2013, 10:51 ET

Brand Licensing Europe and SMMEX - Sports Merchandise and Marketing Exhibition Announce Partnership

 Brand Licensing Europe announces a new partnership with SMMEX – Sports Merchandise and Marketing Exhibition. This collaboration will...

Dec 09, 2013, 12:41 ET

Licensing Expo Announces New Motorsports Feature for 2014 Show

 Advanstar Licensing, organizers of Licensing Expo, the world's largest and most influential entertainment, brand and art licensing trade show,...

Nov 22, 2013, 08:31 ET

BLE announces new dates for 2014: 7 - 9 October

 Brand Licensing Europe, the Advanstar organized exhibition, today announced that is it moving the dates of its 2014 show forward by one week,...

Oct 22, 2013, 13:14 ET

Mr Trafalgar wins License This! at BLE 2013

 Mr Trafalgar, a whimsical rodent drawn in distinctive black and white silhouette, has won the final of the License This! challenge at BLE...

Oct 07, 2013, 11:42 ET

Hot Topic® To Sponsor Third Annual Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles

Advanstar Communications, Inc. and Comikaze Entertainment, Inc. today announced a partnership with Hot Topic, a fan-favorite retailer of pop...