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2023 licensing trade shows: Your essential guide

Our sister site, rounds up what we know so far of this year’s events calendar for the licensing industry.

With face to face events well and truly back, the licensing industry has a full calendar of trade shows, conferences, fundraisers, awards and more taking place throughout 2023 – both in the UK and overseas.

From the eagerly awaited return of Spielwarenmesse (Nuremberg, 1-5 February, through to multi-category Spring Fair (The NEC, Birmingham, 5-8 February); a June visit to Las Vegas for Licensing Expo (Mandalay Bay, 13-15 June); and Brand Licensing Europe returning to a later timeframe (ExCeL, 4-6 October).

Toy Fair New York will also make its debut in its new autumn slot (Jacob Javits, 30 September-3 October). has put together a guide to some of the key events for your calendar in 2023 (correct as of Friday 6 February).

Simply click here to check out the listing – also keep checking back as the list will be updated on a regular basis.

If you would like an event adding, please contact Samantha Loveday.

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