Sports Licensing and Tailgate Show

January 23-25, 2018 Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

About Us

Held annually in Las Vegas, the Sports Licensing and Tailgate Show is the premier event for brand owners, licensors, licensees and retailers interested in sports licensed products. Home to over 380 exhibits and thousands of retailers, this is the only show of its kind to target the sports and tailgating market. Exhibiting companies hold the licenses for professional, collegiate and all other sports teams and represent all product categories.

The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show is produced by Emerald Expositions. Formerly Nielsen Expositions, Emerald Expositions 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 Expositions Sports & Retail events include Outdoor Retailer, ASD, Imprinted Sportswear Shows, Interbike, 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.


Senior Vice President, Sports Group: Darrell Denny
Vice President and Show Director: Pat Hus
Sales Director:
Matt Lawson
Marketing Director: Nikki Puckett
Sr. Art Director: Andy Buckner
Order Entry Manager: Sara Burns
Director of Operations: Cathy Griffith
Operations Manager: Laura Ouimet
Operations Coordinator: Scott Shannon