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Gwyneth Paltrow to Give Keynote at Licensing Expo 2013
LOS ANGELES, April 9, 2013 (Virtual Press Office) -- 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. Licensing Expo is the world's largest and most influential brand, character, entertainment and art licensing event. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session with Paltrow and her business partner, fitness expert, Tracy Anderson. The session will be led by Tony Lisanti, editor-in-chief of License! Global magazine.
"Advanstar Licensing is delighted to welcome Gwyneth Paltrow as a keynote speaker at Licensing Expo," says Jessica Blue, vice president, Licensing Expo. "We look forward to sharing her business knowledge and experience of building successful brands with show attendees."
The Expo will open on the morning of June 18 with an Executive Keynote Panel, featuring four senior industry executives; details will be announced shortly. The Expo, which takes place June 18-20, at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, will feature more than 5,000 brands seeking licensing partners and product collaborations.
Paltrow's keynote, entitled, 'Brands on the Brink of Global Expansion,' will take place on Tuesday, June 18 at 11:30 a.m. The event is free for all Licensing Expo attendees. Speaking in her capacity as founder of Goop.com, a digital media company and lifestyle resource, and as co-owner of the Tracy Anderson brand, Paltrow will discuss her strategy for global expansion.
"I am pleased to be addressing this business audience relating to the growth and global expansion of both the Goop and Tracy Anderson brands," commented Paltrow.
Paltrow and Anderson will exhibit in the new Fashion District at Licensing Expo. They will launch global extensions for the Tracy Anderson brand which currently includes fitness content, custom machinery and equipment, four state-of-the-art fitness studios in the U.S. and a range of DVD fitness programs.
For more information and to register for free, visit www.licensingexpo.com.
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About Tracy Anderson
The Tracy Anderson brand houses the largest bank of fitness content researched and created by Tracy Anderson, innovations in custom machinery and equipment, state-of-the-art exercise studios, and customized DVD fitness programs. Founded in 1998 by co-owner Tracy Anderson, the brand provides people throughout the world with the tools, resources, and motivation they need to successfully connect and transform their bodies in the most positive and healthy way. With four studio outposts in the United States—including a just-opened, state-of-the-art complex in Los Angeles' Brentwood— and personal training services in London, studio members have access to the individualized attention and results driven fitness method that the brand delivers. The Tracy Anderson brand has produced over 160 DVDs including: Metamorphosis by Tracy, The Pregnancy Project, Teen Meta, and additional customized series that target people of all abilities and ages. In addition to a stable of custom-built fitness apparatuses, including the Hybrid Body Reformer, the Tracy Anderson brand also offers nutritional counseling, wellness shake formulations, and an array of exercise equipment and apparel. For more information, please visit tracyandersonmethod.com
About Gwyneth Paltrow
Paltrow's recent film credits include THE AVENGERS; Steven Sodebergh's CONTAGION; COUNTRY STRONG (for which Paltrow also recorded original music on the film's Academy Award nominated soundtrack); and Jon Favreau's IRON MAN & IRON MAN 2. Additional credits are James Gray's TWO LOVERS; brother Jake Paltrow's THE GOOD NIGHT; John Madden's PROOF (for which she received a Golden Globe nomination); SYLVIA; Ryan Murphy's RUNNING WITH SCISSORS; Douglas McGrath's INFAMOUS; THE WORLD OF TOMORROW; Neil LaBute's POSSESSION; Wes Anderson's THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS; Peter and Bobby Farrelly's SHALLOW HAL; THE ANNIVERSARY PARTY; Bruce Paltrow's DUETS; BOUNCE opposite Ben Affleck; Anthony Mighella's THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY; and Andrew Davis' A PERFECT MURDER. Paltrow's early career credits include SLIDING DOORS; Douglas McGrath's EMMA; GREAT EXPECTATIONS; THE PALLBEARER; SEVEN; A VIEW FROM THE TOP; MOONLIGHT AND VALENTINO; JEFFERSON IN PARIS; MRS. PARKER AND THE VICIOUS CIRCLE; MALICE; HOOK and SHOUT. Her first role was a remarkable performance in the critically acclaimed FLESH AND BONE opposite Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid. Gwyneth also co-wrote and co-directed the short film DEALBREAKERS with friend Mary Wigmore.
In April 2013, Gwyneth will publish her second cookbook with Grand Central Publishing which follows her NEW YORK TIMES best-selling and first ever cookbook titled MY FATHER'S DAUGHTER (published April 2011). She first established her credibility in the culinary field when she co-wrote Spain, A Culinary Road Trip with acclaimed chef Mario Batali. Additionally, Paltrow continues to develop her passion project GOOP.com, an online newsletter and ultimate lifestyle resource.
Born in Los Angeles where she spent the first eleven years of her life, Paltrow stems from a very close-knit family deeply entrenched in the entertainment industry. Her father, Bruce Paltrow was a highly successful producer ("St. Elsewhere", "The White Shadow") and her mother is the award-winning actress Blythe Danner. Paltrow and her younger brother Jake spent their early childhood in Los Angeles where she attended St. Augustine by the Sea (now known as Crossroads).
Paltrow currently resides in Los Angeles, New York City, and London.
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