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THE OFFICIAL SHOW DAILY, BROUGHT TO YOU BY May 24, 2017 Day 2 Nickelodeon has revealed the global consumer products program for social media influencer and TV star JoJo Siwa. Inspired by Siwa's positive messages and her love of rainbows and emojis, the robust consumer products program spans accessories, apparel, arts and crafts, cosmetics, athleisurewear, dolls, electronics, games, homewares, publishing, stationery and much more. The program also includes a new partnership with Danskin, which marks the brand's first-ever co-branded collection for kids. Fanatics Opens Expo Licensing Expo opened its doors yesterday, and kicked off with a keynote presentation by Cole Gahagan, chief commercial officer, Fanatics. Sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association, the keynote, titled "Licensing in the On-Demand Economy," touched on the role of e-commerce in the changing retail landscape. "Licensing Expo is delighted to welcome Cole Gahagan as this year's keynote speaker," says Jessica Blue, senior vice president, licensing, UBM. "Fanatics, once a major force in the e-commerce world, has now become of the largest sports retailers in the world." Nick Pairs for JoJo For today's full Licensing University schedule, turn to Page 54. Funko Buys Loungefly Funko has agreed to buy the contemporary fashion accessories company Loungefly. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Lulu is the One to Watch Artist Renée Graef's brand Lulu is the winner of License Global's One to Watch contest for new Licensing Expo exhibitors. Page 57 Today's Events Q 10 a.m. Character Parade (Main Entrance, Red Carpet) Q 11 a.m. Grumpy Cat (Booth #L 236) Q 1–3 p.m. Ric Flair, Charlotte Flair, WWE (Booth #J214) Q 4:30 p.m. International Cocktail Hour (Booth #R226) Q 5:45 p.m. Art and Design Mixer (Border Grill) Did You Know? Licensing Expo's Matchmaking Service booked 3,500+ meetings for attendees and exhibitors. ©2017 Gary Prochorchik-exposuresltd.com Cole Gahagan, chief commercial officer, Fanatics

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