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LIMA France appoints executive staff to oversee local operations

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The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), France has unveiled its executive staff, which will oversee its local operations.

Given below is the list of the new appointments:

Laurent Taieb, who will serve as chairman; as well as Marina Narishkin, director, TF1 Licences; Marie-Laure Marchand, senior vice president, global consumer products, Xilam; and Jerome Le Grand, general manager licensing, retail and e-commerce, The Walt Disney Company France, who will serve as vice-chairpersons. Meanwhile, Valérie Rolandez-Barrios, director, licenses and partnerships, StudioCanal, will serve as treasurer.

Commenting on the new appointments, Charles Riotto, president, LIMA, said, “France is the seventh largest licensing market in the world and an abundant source of creativity and innovation in our industry. As the global thought leaders for licensing, LIMA is committed to focusing both on established and emerging markets to elevate the industry and provide continuing opportunities for education and networking. We are thrilled to have such a dynamic team representing the industry in this important market.”

LIMA France will provide members with information and services including research, conferences and workshops; online training; networking opportunities; and exclusive savings on such tradeshows as Brand Licensing Europe and Licensing Expo.

In addition, the group will promote licensing efforts within France as well as seek to encourage French companies to work more closely and foster dialogue with their international counterparts.

The unit will also encourage young professionals to participate in the field.

LIMA France currently has 25 company members.

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