LIMA has revealed that Rick Darling, president of LF USA, will give the opening keynote address at Licensing International 2011.
Darling oversees LF USA's expanding business in the US, where its portfolio of owned and licensed brands range from top entertainment companies to celebrity names such as Jennifer Lopez and fashion labels including Calvin Klein.
In recent months, it has acquired companies including Beyond Productions - the apparel and accessories company headed up by Beyoncé and Tina Knowles - Oxford Apparel Group and footwear manufacturer, Jimlar Corp.
Darling will deliver the keynote address on the first day of the show - June 14th. To register for the session, click here.
"In his role at Li & Fung at the centre of global sourcing and marketing, Rick Darling has a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing suppliers, brand owners, retailers and others," said Charles Riotto, president of LIMA, sponsor of the expo. "We are thrilled he will be joining us as a great kick off to the show."