Heather Wood Joins ICFF Team to Lead Marketing Efforts

December 30th, 2015

New manager brings experience from leading international luxury furnishings brand

(New York, NY) — October 1, 2015 — Heather Wood has joined Emerald Expositions as marketing manager for ICFF (formerly the International Contemporary Furniture Fair). Previously she led marketing initiatives for Brintons Carpets, a division of the Carlyle Group, as the North and South Americas Marketing Director.

Reporting directly to Kevin O’Keefe, SVP, ICFF and Design Group Business Development, Emerald Expositions, Wood will be responsible for marketing campaigns, daily oversight and direct administration of key show features, interface with major show partners, domestic and global alliances, and MARCOM for North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design.

“We were thrilled to have a marketing talent like Heather Wood join the ICFF team,” said O’Keefe. “Her strong design background, energy and inspired creative abilities will only drive ICFF to new heights of success.”

The 28th ICFF, the cornerstone of NYxDesign, and arguably North America’s largest design platform, will take place at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC May 14-17, 2016. For more information on ICFF, contact Kristen Jenkins, White Good, 717.396.0200; ext. 206 or at or Heather Wood at

To exhibit at ICFF 2015, contact Alexandra Cabat, ICFF Sales Director, at 914-421-3372 or

About ICFF®

ICFF® is the premier North American global Design showcase for interior furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, kitchen and bath and fabricators, attracting more than 700 exhibitors and 32,000 total industry professionals from around the world. The 27th annual ICFF is scheduled for May 16-19, 2015, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Visit for more information.

About Emerald Expositions

Emerald is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 85 tradeshows and conference events per year connecting over 525,000 buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including general merchandise; sports; hospitality and retail design; jewelry, luxury, and antiques; e-commerce; photography;  decorated apparel;  building; healthcare; and military. Emerald is headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, California. The company’s shows are typically the most prominent and important for exhibitors and attendees within their various industries. For more information on Emerald, please visit

About The Design Group™

The Design Group™, part of Emerald Expositions, is the media and event nexus for North America’s design industry. The Design Group comprises ICFF®, the Hospitality Design Expo®, GlobalShop® and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as well as major media platforms that include Hospitality Design, Contract, design:retail and K+BB.


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