The Executive Keynote Panel that will kick off Licensing Expo 2015 will be focused on 'where is retail headed, and how will we get there?”
The keynote session takes place on Tuesday, June 9th from 8 to 9am and marks the start of the 2015 Licensing Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
The hour-long discussion will feature:
- Richard Barry, Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys R Us, Inc: A 30-year veteran of the toy chain, Barry is currently responsible for all merchandising initiatives for the company’s U.S. operations.
- Dow Famulak, President, Global Brands Group Holding Ltd: Famulak is President and an Executive Director of Global Brands Group since May 2014, responsible for managing GBG’s business operations globally.
- Mike Fitzsimmons, Founder & CEO, Delivery Agent Inc: An expert on commerce and convergence, Fitzsimmons is a trailblazer in shopping-enabled media, powering contextual commerce for major television networks, device manufacturers, recording artists, and hundreds of brands and advertisers.
- Lisa Harper, CEO, Hot Topic Inc: Harper leads the company’s 950 Hot Topic and Torrid stores across the U.S. and Canada.
LIMA senior VP Marty Brochstein will moderate the keynote discussion, which is open to all registered Licensing Expo attendees.
“We’re pleased to provide a forum for industry leaders to come together and discuss some of the most important issues facing the licensing business today,” said LIMA president Charles Riotto.
“This year’s speakers will offer a bird’s eye view of how best to navigate the current and future retail landscape to help attendees move their businesses and brands forward.”
Jessica Blue, vice president, Licensing Expo: “We are thrilled to welcome this distinguished group of panelists to address our Licensing Expo audience. The opening keynote has become a must attend part of Licensing Expo and a great way to kick off the show."