New York, NY (September 26, 2019) - Emerald Expositions has named Stacy Shoemaker Rauen and Phil Robinson to senior leadership positions for its International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), North America’s leading platform for global design. Robinson rejoins ICFF, which he previously managed from 1994-2012, as Show Director. Shoemaker Rauen was promoted to Senior Vice President for the Design Group portfolio at Emerald Expositions, which includes ICFF, Contract, Hospitality Design, Boutique Design, Healthcare Design and Environments for the Aging.
“We are incredibly excited to welcome Stacy and Phil to ICFF,” said Gannon Brousseau, Executive Vice President, Emerald Expositions. “Their decades of combined experience in the events sector and their understanding of the design and hospitality industries bring unparalleled knowledge, creativity and expertise to the Fair.”
Stacy Shoemaker Rauen:
For the past 17 years, Stacy Shoemaker Rauen has been an integral part of the Hospitality Design Group, which includes Hospitality Design magazine, HD Expo, and a collection of networking and awards events. Most notably, she is the editor in chief of HD, the leading publication for the industry, and is founder of HD’s CitySCENE and NextGen Forum events. Now as Senior Vice President of Emerald’s Design Group, she oversees the Hospitality Design Group, the Boutique Design Group, Healthcare Design, Environments for Aging, ICFF and Contract magazine. She is a noted speaker at various industry events and holds two degrees from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, including a master's in journalism.
Robinson joins Emerald from Hospitality Media Group where, for seven years, he oversaw an event portfolio that included three trade shows: Boutique Design New York (BDNY), Boutique Design West (BDwest) and HX: The Hotel Experience. Prior to HMG, Robinson spent 23 years at George Little Management (GLM). As a former Partner and Senior Vice President at GLM, Robinson managed and developed shows in multiple sectors, including hospitality, contemporary furniture, giftware and social stationery, and art and design industries.
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With a curated selection of nearly 600 exhibitors from 34 countries, consisting of both established and emerging brands, ICFF presents a selection of the globe’s finest and most creative designdriven furniture, lighting, textiles, seating, wallcoverings, carpet and flooring, kitchen and bath and materials to leading architects, interior designers, developers and retailers. Receive updates for the next edition of ICFF, May 17-20, 2020 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City by visiting www.icff.com.
About Emerald Expositions:
ICFF is owned by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States. The company currently operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other face-to-face events. In 2018, Emerald’s events connected over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 7.0 million net square feet of exhibition space.