(Press Release) LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14, 2012—Advanstar, one of the world’s largest producers of trade shows and events, is on the verge of expanding its deep-rooted relationships in fashion, licensing and motor sports through a series of restructuring in the Fashion and Retail Groups.
Tom Florio has been named the new CEO of Advanstar Fashion Group. In this role, he will lead the company’s fashion initiatives including MAGIC and PROJECT. Celebrating its 78th year, Advanstar’ s MAGIC has become the most recognized and essential event for the fashion business.
Florio, former Condé Nast executive and Vogue Publishing Director is credited with moving Vogue beyond its pages with digital platforms like ShopVogue.com and Vogue.TV.
“The anatomy of the fashion business is changing from supply chain to mobile commerce. Our goal is to expand our platform in these areas and provide a marketplace where all businesses that touch fashion connect,” said Joe Loggia, Advanstar CEO.
“As a true brand visionary, Tom’s leadership and insights will propel Advanstar to the next level,” he added. “His expertise will be integral to developing strategic partnerships.”
In other developments, Loggia added that Chris DeMoulin has taken on added responsibilities as Executive Vice President of Customer Development and President of Licensing. In this new role, Chris will lead the efforts to connect Advanstar’ s customers to their global licensing platforms.
Every August and February, the fashion industry converges in Las Vegas for the most influential event in the business – MAGIC. As an incubator of fashion, MAGIC is where new trends surface and develop into what will be seen on the consumer. The show’s goal is to connect and inspire the fashion community. MAGIC 2012 will run Feb. 13-15, 2012, with Sourcing at MAGIC opening at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14. For up-to-date exhibitor listings, seminar scheduling, travel support and registration information please visit www.magiconline.com.
Advanstar Communications Inc. is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries. Advanstar serves business professionals and consumers in these industries with its portfolio of 141 events, 60 publications and directories, 233 electronic products and websites, as well as educational and direct marketing products and services. Market leading brands and a commitment to delivering innovative, quality products and services enables Advanstar to “Connect Our Customers With Theirs.” Advanstar has approximately 625 employees and currently operates from multiple offices in North America and Europe.