Fashion Icon Nicole Richie to Give The Big Interview Keynote at Licensing Expo 2014

Fashion Icon Nicole Richie to Give The Big Interview Keynote at Licensing Expo

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, April 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Advanstar Licensing, organizers of
Licensing Expo, and The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers'
Association (LIMA), the show's exclusive sponsor, jointly announce that
creative director of House of Harlow 1960, actress, author, entrepreneur,
philanthropist and fashion icon Nicole Richie, will deliver The Big Interview
keynote address. The keynote will be presented Tuesday, June 17, at 2:30 p.m.
as a Q-and-A session, moderated by Tony Lisanti, editor-in-chief of License!
Global magazine. Licensing Expo is the world's largest and most influential
brand, character, entertainment and art licensing event. More than 5,000
brands seeking licensing partners and product collaborations will be
represented at the Expo, which takes place June 17-19, at Mandalay Bay
Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Fashion Icon Nicole Richie to Give The Big Interview Keynote at Licensing Expo

"Advanstar Licensing is delighted to welcome Nicole Richie as a keynote
speaker at Licensing Expo," says Jessica Blue, vice president, Licensing Expo.
"We look forward to Nicole sharing her business expertise and insights to
building successful fashion and lifestyle brands with our attendees and

Charles Riotto, president, LIMA, adds, "We look forward to giving our members
and all Licensing Expo attendees the opportunity to hear directly from Nicole
Richie, one of the industry's noteworthy success stories, about the
business-boosting power of licensing at this year's Expo."

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 the
categories of 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
many others. Richie has also launched a perfume, Nicole by Nicole Richie, in
2012, as well as the Nicole Richie Collection for QVC and an Impulse
Collection for Macy's.

The Licensing Expo will open with a keynote presentation from Jeffrey
Katzenberg, chief executive officer and co-founder, DreamWorks Animation,
Tuesday, June 17, at 8 a.m. Both keynote presentations are free to all
Licensing Expo attendees and exhibitors.

"I am thrilled to be addressing the executive audience of licensing and brand
extension professionals at Licensing Expo. 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 places/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," commented Richie.

Richie will exhibit alongside brands such as Juicy Couture, ale by Alessandra,
William Rast, Von Dutch, Crocs, kathy ireland Worldwide and many others in the
new Fashion & Lifestyle zone at Licensing Expo.

For more information and to register for free, visit
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About Advanstar Communications Inc. (
Advanstar is an event and marketing services business that serves business
professionals and consumers in the Fashion, Licensing, Life Sciences and
Powersports industries with its portfolio of 134 events, 30 publications, over
200 electronic products and websites, as well as educational and direct
marketing products and services. Market leading brands and a commitment to
delivering innovative, quality products and services enable Advanstar to
"Connect Our Customers With Theirs." Advanstar has approximately 600 employees
and currently operates from multiple offices in North America and Europe.

About Licensing Expo (
Now in its 34^th year, Licensing Expo is the world's largest and most
influential annual trade show dedicated to licensing and brand extension. The
show floor is merchandised into five zones: Character & Entertainment, Fashion
& Lifestyle, Art & Design, Brands & Agents and Sourcing & Production. More
than 15,000 retailers, licensees, manufacturers, distributors and licensing
agents attend from more than 90 countries. Licensing Expo is owned and
organized by Advanstar Communications, Inc. and is sponsored by The
International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association (LIMA). Advanstar
Communications, Inc. also owns and operates License! Global magazine and Brand
Licensing Europe.

About LIMA
LIMA - the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association - is
the leading trade organization for the global licensing industry. Founded in
1985, LIMA maintains offices in New York, London, Munich, Tokyo, Hong Kong,
and Melbourne, with representatives in India, Italy, Korea, Spain, Turkey and
the Middle East. Members in over 35 countries enjoy access to an array of
benefits, including LIMANET – licensing's interactive, global directory –
extensive educational programming, and worldwide networking events.LIMA is
the exclusive sponsor of Licensing Expo, the industry's largest trade event,
in addition to shows in London, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Visit for more information and to utilize licensing's definitive
online resource.

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SOURCE Advanstar Communications Inc.

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