Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential licensing industry event, was held again this year in Las Vegas. The event took place at the Mandalay Bay events center. It was a huge success with a large turnout of celebrities, vendors, and visitors from all over the world. Big brands were there to show off their latest products and tell Scene Magazine what's in store for their upcoming market. We interviewed one of the vendors at the booth representing the hit tv show “Say yes to the dress”. The person at the booth shared with me that they are extending their market by adding prom dressed to the line and to the show’s content. There were many appearances this year at the show, one being the popular Grumpy Cat who made an appearance earlier in the week and as their rep told me was nun to happy to appear. This year’s fashion seemed to be trending for a lot of vendors. We were particularly interested in the Dr. Who tv show display as they showed off a line inspired by the show.

Some of the other appearances to show up in Las Vegas was tv hit Jessica Blue, Senior Vice President, Licensing, UBM: "We are excited to have Jessie James Decker as the special guest performer and Sony Music as the co-host of Licensing Expo's Opening Night Party. Licensing and brand collaborations are the natural next step as musicians look to develop key partnerships that connect them with their fans. This is the world's largest licensing party and a must-attend event for the licensing industry."

Jessica Lewis, SVP Brand Impact, Sony Music: "We are thrilled to co-host the Opening Night Party featuring Epic recording artist Jessie James Decker and to participate at the Licensing Expo. At Sony Music we're committed to developing integrated new-model solutions for our brand partners, harnessing the emotional power of music to transcend the cultural conversation at mass scale. We're looking forward to engaging conversations throughout the week."

Another big name to show up on the strip was Kathy Ireland® Worldwide (kiWW®), kiWW® announced today from the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. Ms. Ireland, kiWW's Chair, CEO and Chief Designer, will serve as OXiGEN's Chief Branding Advisor, brand ambassador and business consultant, while OXiGEN will work directly with Level Brand's I'M1 and EE1 brands to enhance its marketing and promotional presence. Ireland serves as Brand Advisor for Level Brands."Kathy has established herself as one of the foremost authorities on lifestyle branding and marketing worldwide," says Blair Bentham, Founder and CEO Formula Four Beverages Inc. "What's more, she's also recognized as one of the Top 10 Women's Health Advocates in America, a designation that is wholly aligned with OXiGEN's values. We're incredibly fortunate to form this strategic alignment with Kathy and her team and look forward to learning and growing through her guidance and entrepreneurial expertise."