NYC Summit: The Business of Brand Licensing Announces 2017 Dates

NEW YORK, June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — License! Global magazine ( is pleased to announce that NYC Summit: The Business of Brand Licensing will return on March 2-3, 2017, in a new and larger location, following the success of this year’s sold out event. This two-day, executive-level conference and networking event is developed by the License! Global team at UBM Americas (organizers of Licensing Expo and Brand Licensing Europe) in conjunction with the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), the industry’s leading trade organization. The 2017 NYC Licensing Summit will take place at the Marriott Marquis in the heart of New York City’s Times Square.

Tony Lisanti, Global Editorial Director, License! Global: “The positive response to the sold-out inaugural NYC Summit earlier this year was overwhelming. There is clearly a strong demand for an event like this that brings together the licensing sector’s thought leaders in an intimate setting designed for networking and knowledge sharing. We’re looking forward to expanding the event next year with another top-tier slate of speakers and even more networking opportunities.”

This year’s inaugural NYC Licensing Summit, which took place in early March in Manhattan’s Financial District, featured more than 18 distinguished speakers from companies including Target, Global Brands Group, YouTube, the National Football League, Nickelodeon, Beanstalk, Hasbro, Cherokee Global Brands and more.

In conjunction with the announcement of 2017 NYC Licensing Summit dates, License! Global has also extended its reach into video today with the launch of LicenseTV, a free video news platform that will join the magazine’s suite of digital and print offerings. Regular video releases will feature interviews and informative talks with leading brand licensing executives covering a range of topics, from reaching Millennials to insights into how to create products that sell. The new, web-based video news platform debuted today at Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, NV, on screens throughout the show, as well as on the new online hub License! Global is the official news partner of both Licensing Expo and Brand Licensing Europe.

More details on the 2017 NYC Licensing Summit will be announced in the coming weeks. To take advantage of early bird registration and stay up to date on other developments, sign up for e-mail updates at

About License! Global
License! Global magazine, published by UBM, is the leading news source for the brand licensing industry, delivering award-winning editorial content covering trends, analysis and special reports about the global brand licensing and retail marketplace. Through its print edition, website and daily e-newsletter, License! Global reaches a total monthly audience of almost 90,000 licensing executives worldwide. The magazine also serves as the official publication for the sector’s two largest trade events, Licensing Expo in June and Brand Licensing Europe in October.

About Licensing Expo (
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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