January 22-24, 2025 |
Las Vegas Convention Center


January 22-24, 2025 |
Las Vegas Convention Center


Held January 22-24, 2025, in Las Vegas, NV, the Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show is the premier event for licensors, licensees, retailers, and colleges interested in licensed products.

Attendees will have the chance to see more than 300 exhibiting companies representing every possible product category. All of the professional leagues and collegiate teams will be represented. Licensors participating will be CLC, NASCAR, NHL, NBA Properties Inc., and NFL.

The show attracts buyers from all types of retailers: specialty shops, fan shops, department stores, sporting goods stores, online retailers, collectibles, and gift stores. Retailers that attended in 2024 include Amazon, Aramark, Beall’s Outlet Store, Burlington Stores, Citi Trends, Costco, Dicks Sporting Goods, HSN, Kohl’s, Liverpool (Mexico), LIDS, QVC, Pro Image Sports, Ross Stores, Sam’s Club, Target, The Marshall Retail Group, TJX U.S. & Canada, Tilly’s and many more. Click here to view the entire 2024 store list. 

The show continues to grow in the collegiate licensing segment. In addition to hundreds of college bookstore buyers, including Follett and The University Books Store, more than 200 college licensing departments have been in attendance. Click here to view the entire 2024 school list.

Karalynn Sprouse

Executive Vice President

Matt Lawson

Sales Director

Camille Candella

Group Vice President

Jody Mosley

Vice President, Operations

Sara Burns

Order Entry Manager

The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show is produced by Emerald. Formerly Nielsen Expositions, Emerald is a leading operator of business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing over 85 tradeshows and conference events per year connecting buyers and sellers across nine diversified markets, including general merchandise, sports, hospitality and retail design, jewelry, photography, decorated apparel, building, healthcare and military.

Other Emerald Sports & Retail events include Outdoor Retailer, ASD, Imprinted Sportswear Shows, Surf Expo, Surtex, Internet Retailer Conferences, and the National Stationery Show. This crossover allows Emerald customers to benefit from the synergies between the retail, sports, general merchandise and sports licensing & tailgate events. Click here to view all of Emerald’s events.

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