Emerald Expositions Announces New Team Leadership for ICFF

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, 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 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.

Phil Robinson:
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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