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Meet our keynote speakers for IBC 2016.


Mary Beech

Executive Vice president & cmo, Kate spade & company

Mary Beech is Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer at Kate Spade & Company. She is responsible for providing leadership and direction on all marketing and brand creative strategies across both kate spade new york and Jack Spade New York.

Mary began her career at Ann Taylor in marketing and then spent several years at Ralph Lauren. In 2001, Mary joined Disney/Pixar to oversee marketing for the Disney Princess brand and was appointed to Vice President/General Manager – Animation Consumer Products in 2006.  Most recently, Mary was the Senior Vice President, Global Licensing and Franchise Marketing for Disney and Pixar Animation Properties, leading a global licensing, creative, marketing and product development team.