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Sports Licensing & entertainment Marketplace
Sports Licensed and Tailgate Industry Green-Light January 2008 Show
Buyers, Sellers & Leagues Confirm Need for Strong Trade Event

Time is money. And when there is money to be made in the licensed sports business, timing is important. These two ideas converged in discussions with licensors, licensed manufacturers and licensed buyers in the days following the Sports Licensing & Entertainment Marketplace and Tailgate • Picnic Show, which debuted in Las Vegas last November.

The result of these talks was a clear, across-the-board consensus: The industry wants and needs a robust annual trade event.

Thus the next Sports Licensing & Entertainment Marketplace and Tailgate • Picnic Show will be held Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, January 16 to 18, 2008 at a new venue, the Sands/Venetian Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Tailgate Picnic Show



Pittsburgh Penguins Puck Paper Weight

Quality the Key for Concord
Attention to Workmanship and Design Makes Impression on Sports Fans
October 17, 2007

The over-the-top sports fan might be willing to buy anything with his team’s logo on it, but that does not mean he is an indiscriminate buyer. On the contrary. As the range of licensed products out there expands, quality, design and value are more important than ever. Concord Industries is a company that appreciates this market dynamic.

New England Patriots Tri-Fold Wallet

From keyholders to leather goods to office accessories, the company offers beautiful products for the discriminating fan.

Concord is an official licensee of the NFL, MLB, NHL and the Olympics, to name a few. It deals in only the highest grade of materials, including silver and gold, and offers top-end manufacturing technology, including laser engraving.

Concord’s line of logoed wallets and billfolds is particularly distinctive. The company will be exhibiting at this January’s Sports Licensing & Entertainment Marketplace.

Colorado Rockies EZ Opener

Most of its products are available for immediate shipment worldwide. The company also does wonderful custom work.

This January Concord will also be showing licensed basketball and football floormats in Las Vegas. But in the end it is the key chains that are sure to keep the buyers coming.

“The quality of our key chains is such that many consumers think of them as a jewelry item,” says Tom Toal, Sales VP. “We are the number-one licensee for key chain sales...if you’re not carrying our key chains, you probably should be.”



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