The president of industry trade body LIMA, Charles Riotto, has told Licensing.biz that the organisation remains committed to Licensing International, following the news of a proposed rival show in New York in 2010.
While Riotto said that LIMA was "not in a position at this time to comment on the proposed new licensing show" - which is being handled by Trade Show Events - he stated that he is confident the 29th Licensing International Show will be a dynamic event for everyone in the licensing industry to do business as they plan for the future.
"I would like to reiterate that, as the world's foremost licensing trade organisation that represents over 1,100 licensing companies, LIMA remains committed to the Licensing International Expo 2009," Riotto said.
"This is the only event where professionals from around the world come to meet, learn and network. Despite a sluggish economy, virtually every major exhibitor from last year will be exhibiting with us in Las Vegas.
"The show is more than exhibits: it offers Licensing University, the world's largest and most comprehensive licensing conference program, as well as a vast array of networking opportunities for the benefit of our global audience."