aNb Media News, April 29, 2014

Nicole Richie to Give Interview Keynote at Licensing Show

Actress, author, and entrepreneur Nicole Richie, who is also creative director of the fashion brand House of Harlow 1960, will deliver The Big Interview keynote address at Licensing Expo in June.

The Q-and-A-style keynote will take place on June 17, the first day of the show, at 2:30 p.m. and will be moderated by Tony Lisanti, editor-in-chief of License! Global magazine.

Richie is the founder and creative director of the House of Harlow 1960 brand, which she launched in 2008. The House of Harlow 1960 label encompasses a number of categories including jewelry (in partnership with Glamhouse), eyewear, handbags, shoes, and ready-to-wear (in partnership with Majestic Mills). The collection is available globally at high-end department, specialty and online stores including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Selfridges, Shopbop, and others.

“I am thrilled to be addressing the executive audience of licensing and brand extension professionals at Licensing Expo,” said Richie in a statement. “I’ve learned more than I ever imagined through the years while driving the creative vision of my brand extensions through House of Harlow 1960, Glamhouse, Majestic Mills, Modern Vintage, QVC, Macy’s, and Marks & Spencer. Today there are many channels for a designer to express their point-of-view and distribute their merchandise, and I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences with branded product with Licensing Expo attendees and providing a #CandidlyNicole look into the industry.”

Richie will also exhibit at Licensing Show alongside brands such as Juicy Couture, ále by Alessandra, William Rast, Von Dutch, Crocs, kathy ireland Worldwide, and more, in the new Fashion & Lifestyle zone.

Separately, Licensing Expo will open with a keynote presentation from Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO and co-founder, DreamWorks Animation, on June 17 at 8 a.m.

Both keynote presentations are free to all Licensing Expo attendees and exhibitors. For more information, click here.

NFL Players, Inc., to Host Licensing Show Opening Party

NFL Players, Inc., (the licensing and marketing arm of the National Football League Players Association,) will be the headline sponsor of the annual Licensing Expo Opening Night Party.

The party will take place the first night of the show, June 17, at the Mandalay Bay Beach Club in Las Vegas. (The event is also sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers Association—LIMA.)

The co-host, musical performer for the party, and NFL players expected to be in attendance will be announced shortly. Last year’s musical performer was rapper Flo-Rida. This is an outdoor beach party, dress casual. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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