Trade Affiliations

Source3 is proud to be members of these organizations. We all share the same interest in thought leadership and innovation.

As a catalyst to the dynamic technology industry, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ accelerates growth and progress for the fast-paced economy. With leading market research, CTA educates members, and by establishing standards, CTA shapes the industry at large. Formerly known as Consumer Electronics Association (CES).

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LIMA – the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association – is the leading trade organization for the global licensing industry.  LIMA’s mission is to foster the growth and expansion of licensing around the world, raise the level of professionalism for licensing practitioners, and create greater awareness of the benefits of licensing to the business community at large.

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3MF is an industry consortium working to define a 3D printing format that will allow design applications to send full-fidelity 3D models to a mix of other applications, platforms, services and printers. The goal is to provide a specification that eliminates the issues with currently available file formats and allows companies to focus on innovation, rather than on basic interoperability issues. 3MF is spearheaded by Microsoft.

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The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute is a unique public-private partnership acting as a world-class, first-of-its-kind manufacturing hub. Based in Chicago, the Institute has the capabilities, innovative spirit and collaborative expertise to transform American manufacturing.

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Digital disruption is a term that has arisen to refer to anything which interrupts the normal trends of business. CIOs cannot ignore the effect of the new digital landscape. Gartner’s Cool Vendors research helps CIOs and other top IT leaders stay ahead of the IT technology curve while making better strategic decisions about technology and services.

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The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is a non-profit membership organization that advances and promotes music commerce — a community committed to the full spectrum of monetization models in the industry. They provide common ground by offering thought leadership, resources, and unparalleled networking opportunities.

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WIT is the leading global networking organization for professional women working in the toy, licensing and entertainment industries. We provide a collaborative, supportive forum and unparalleled opportunities that foster relationship building and growth, designed to help women advance their careers and succeed both professionally and personally.

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