Kathy Ireland will give the keynote address at Licensing International Expo 2012 on Tuesday, June 12, at 8:30 a.m. at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Ireland’s speech kicks off the annual trade show and conference produced by Advanstar, which runs from June 12-14.
Ireland is chief executive officer and chief designer of kathy ireland Worldwide, a design and marketing firm founded in 1993 with the mission of “finding solutions for families, especially busy moms.”
License! Global magazine has ranked kiWW at No. 28 on its list of the Top 125 Global Licensors, the highest ranking for any single lifestyle brand. The company reported nearly $2 billion in worldwide retail sales.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kathy to take the stage at this year’s Licensing International Expo,” says Charles Riotto, president, LIMA. “The tremendous success that Kathy and her company have achieved in strategically developing and growing a long-term, worldwide brand through licensing is an inspiration to business people everywhere, and we are honored to have her share some of her valuable expertise and insight with the members of our licensing community at the upcoming show.”
”Kathy Ireland is a great example of how licensing can drive a brand’s success, so she is an ideal keynote speaker for Licensing International Expo 2012,” says Chris DeMoulin, president of Advanstar Licensing Group. “Brands of all sizes that are looking to increase their reach will be able to take something away from Kathy’s address and all of the other opportunities at this year’s trade show and conference.”
For information on the Licensing University program, visit: http://university.licensingexpo.com/