The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association has finalized the ballot for the 2017 International Licensing Awards.
This year’s ballot includes a total of 126 nominees from 10 countries selected from a record number of submissions, at more than 460, LIMA noted. One quarter of the nominees, 31 companies, operate from outside the United States.
The awards program spans a wide range of categories including licensing, retailing, promotion, consumer products, and more. Association members begin casting votes online in April.
The LIMA Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 23, will reveal and honor the winning companies. The ceremony occurs during the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, which is sponsored by LIMA and owned and organized by UBM Americas.
“The LIMA Licensing Awards program recognizes outstanding performance across a range of categories throughout the global licensing industry,” said LIMA president Charles Riotto. “The level of excellence exemplified in this year’s submissions was truly impressive, and it is a testament to the impact LIMA members are having all around the world.”