Keynote Address & Panel


June 18th, 8:30am - Executive Panel Keynote - "A Licensing Roadmap:  Where Are We Headed, and How Will We Get There?"

Four key industry executives, Brad Globe, President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products; Andy Prince, Sr. Category Director, Toys, Walmart; Josh Silverman, EVP, Global Licensing, Disney Consumer Products; and Henry Stupp, Director and CEO, The Cherokee Group; will engage in a wide-ranging discussion about the state of licensing today and the forces that will impact the industry’s future – from the globalization of retailing, communication, brands, and products to the effects of technology on interaction with retailers, brands and content; how the changing media landscape will affect business and more. This Keynote is free to attend, please arrive 10 minutes early as limited seating is available.
The keynote is free for registered show attendees.   Please arrive 10 minutes early for the keynote as limited space is available.

June 18th, 11:30am - Gwyneth Paltrow to give Keynote Address

Advanstar Licensing, organizers of Licensing Expo and its exclusive sponsor, The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers Association (LIMA), jointly announce that world-renowned actress, fashion icon and entrepreneur, Gwyneth Paltrow, will deliver the 11:30 a.m. keynote address at Licensing Expo 2013.
As founder of, a digital media company and lifestyle resource, and as co-owner of the Tracy Anderson brand, Paltrow has extensive experience in building successful brands. 
Her presentation, titled "Brands on the Brink of Global Expansion" will discuss her strategy for global expansion. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session with her business partner, fitness expert, Tracy Anderson. The session will be moderated by Tony Lisanti, editor-in-chief of License! Global magazine.
The keynote is free for registered show attendees.  Please arrive 10 minutes early for the keynote as limited space is available.