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About Licensing Expo Japan

Welcome to Licensing Expo Japan 2018
Mark your diary: 25-27 April 2018, Tokyo, Japan

About Licensing Expo Japan

More Brands, More Characters, More Business
- A comprehensive trade show and conference event

Licensing Expo returns to Japan, the third-largest licensing market in the world, from 25-27 April 2018 at Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Center. This second edition follows the successful debut last year in Tokyo that featured over 350 international and Japanese brands and more than 13,200 attendees.

・TRADE SHOW-Attracting key players from Japan and around the world
・NETWORKING-Build your networks among industry professionals in Japan
・CONFERENCE-Educational programs for both licensors and licensees

In addition to the companies that exhibited at the inaugural show in 2017, a large number of additional companies and properties have also confirmed their participation in Licensing Expo Japan 2018.
Click here for the latest property list! >>

A trade-only licensing event among the Licensing Expo’s global family

Most of trade shows held in Japan are organized by local organizers who do not have their own international network to promote the show globally and do not have the know-how to create an international-standard event. Licensing Expo Japan is organized by UBM group and promoted to the world market by UBM’s international network, with promotion to the local industry handled by UBM’s highly experienced Japan office. As a result, the event is well-balanced in terms of internationalization and localization. Licensing Expo Japan provides you with an ideal platform for both Japanese companies and overseas players for their business communications.
See the global network of UBM’s licensing group! >>  

Active cross-over of attendees Licensing and Fashion industries

Licensing Expo Japan 2018 will once again be co-located with IFF MAGIC Japan, the Japan edition of UBM's biggest fashion trade show in the world.
Click here to get more information about IFF MAGIC Japan >>

A comprehensive educational programs for visitors provided by LIMA

Our global partner, LIMA, the world’s leading trade organization for the global licensing industry, brings a Licensing & Brand Extension networking and education events to the show. The comprehensive seminar program is for both licensors and licensees and also both professionals and also beginners.
The comprehensive educational programs are available for visitors. Check it out! >>

Launch of New Service for Visitors - Match Making Service that enables you to set up before the show starts

We are providing a sophisticated matchmaking service for Licensing Expo Japan 2018 that allows you to quickly and easily schedule meetings with the exhibiting companies that you are interested in before the show starts. We highly recommend that you make use of this service so as to take maximum advantage of your visit to the show. Please click here and complete your visitor pre-register for the event. Once you have pre-registered as a visitor you will be able to access the matchmaking service.

Take a Look: Seen and Heard at Licensing Expo Japan 2018
Licensing Global Network at UBM

Event Information

Event Name Licensing Expo Japan 2019
Dates 13-15 March, 2019 10:00-18:00 (15 Mar 10:00-17:00)
Venue Tokyo Big Sight, East Halls
Organisers UBM Japan Co Ltd, UBM Americas
Supporter International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association (LIMA)
Parallel Events (2018) Keynote Seminar
Special Seminar
Licensing Business Seminar (Organised by LIMA)
Private Seminar
LEJ Networking Party
Costume Character Parade & Photo Session
Tokyo Retail Seminar
Co-located Events IFF MAGIC Japan 2019 Spring
Official Publication License Global
Who exhibit?

Brand Owner / Licensor / Licensing Agent

Who should visit the show?
  • Consumer Good Manufacturer
  • Licensee
  • Retailer
  • Wholesaler or Distributor
  • Advertising Agency
  • Marketing Agency
Feel free to contact us for any questions about Licensing Expo Japan 2018
UBM Japan Co Ltd / LEJ Secretariat Office 
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