Licensing Expo to now take place from 13th to 15th June 2023, at Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
Licensing Expo is organised by Informa Markets and sponsored by Licensing International. The licensed consumer product and brand extension tradeshow, which was originally due to take place from 23rd to 25th May 2023, will now return three weeks later to accommodate event venue renovations.
“We have been closely following the construction dateline at Mandalay Bay. With its guidance, we have obtained favourable dates to reschedule the event and avoid disrupting the meeting spaces required for Licensing Expo,” said Anna Knight, SVP Licensing, Informa Markets. “We wanted to update the licensing community after further discussions with Mandalay Bay to ensure all visitors and partners plan their summer accordingly. The Licensing Expo team will contact exhibitors and partners to discuss the rescheduled dates, answer any queries and ensure we deliver the same event experience you have become accustomed to, albeit a few weeks later than originally planned.”
This year’s Licensing Expo theme is Fashion, which builds on Brand Licensing Europe’s 2022 theme that showcased collaborations from industry influencers such as Balmain, Hype, H&M and more, with brands including Mattel’s Barbie, Sega, Teletubbies and Kellogg’s taking to the runway.
Licensing Expo provides a key opportunity to secure the rights to thousands of consumer brands, entertainment icons and more for exhibiting and attending product suppliers or retailers. Notable brands from the 2022 event included Crayola, Hasbro, Jazwares, Legendary Entertainment, Paramount, Paul Frank, Mattel, Shell, Viz Media, Warner Bros. Discovery and many more.