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Liz Crawford Named Director of Licensing International Expo


Woodland Hills, CA – Liz Crawford has rejoined Advanstar Communications, Inc. and was named show director for the Licensing International Expo.

Crawford had been an events director with Questex Media Group during the past four years. Questex was formed in May 2005 through its $185 million acquisition of the IT, travel, beauty and home entertainment portfolios from Advanstar Communications. Crawford rejoined Advanstar on May 1, just a month before Licensing Expo’s June 2-4 run at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Crawford reports to Georgiann DeCenzo, executive vice president – licensing, market development & Europe. The move to Advanstar allowed Crawford to remain in Southern California.

While at Questex, Crawford was show director of HotelWorld Expo & Conference and in charge of other events in the home entertainment and hospitality sectors, as well as international business development.

Reach Liz Crawford at (818) 593-5000 or; Georgiann DeCenzo at (440) 891-2778 or

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