LIMA International Licensing Industry Merchandisers Association
Marty Brochstein is responsible for LIMA’s information resources, as well as many of its educational efforts, such as the year-round webinar program and the extensive Licensing University seminar program that takes place each year in conjunction with the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. He also oversees LIMA’s publishing operations, including the Inside Licensing news service and the LIMA NewsLinks headline service, and also coordinates LIMA’s industry research. He speaks regularly at conferences and seminars around the world on a wide range of licensing- and retail-related issues, writes regularly on licensing topics, and is widely quoted on issues related to licensing, marketing and branding.
He joined LIMA in 2008 after 12 years as Executive Editor ofThe Licensing Letter, a New York-based newsletter that covers the global licensing business. He also was Editorial Director of the parent publishing company, EPM Communications. In addition to writing and editing the twice-monthly newsletter, he also compiled the publication’s industry numbers and edited EPM’s other licensing-related publications, includingInternational Licensing: A Status Report, andThe Licensing Letter’s Sports Licensing Report.
Brochstein was a business journalist for more than 30 years, primarily covering the consumer products and retail industries. Before joiningThe Licensing Letter, he spent five years as Senior Editor ofTelevision Digestand founding editor ofConsumer Multimedia Report.He also has been editor of several publications in the consumer electronics and retail fields. He is a graduate of Boston University.
Founded in 1985, the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) is the primary trade organization for the worldwide licensing industry. LIMA’s mission is to bring together all segments of the industry for the advancement of professionalism in licensing through research, national and international seminars, trade events and publications. With members in 35 countries, offices in New York, London, Munich, Melbourne, Tokyo, Mexico City and Hong Kong, and representatives in Dubai, India, Italy, Korea, Spain and Turkey, members enjoy access to a wide variety of activities, resources and benefits. For more information on LIMA sponsored trade shows, educational programming, networking opportunities and more, please visit www.licensing.org. To learn more about LIMANET, the most complete network of Property Information and Licensing Professionals online, please visit www.limanet.com.