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Iloe Studios appoints new sales directors ahead of spring event

By Vivian Hendriksz


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Iloe Studios Credits: Iloe Studios

Womenswear and accessories trade show Iloe Studios has appointed two new sales directors: Francine Rich as the director of modern womenswear sales and Karen Bennett as the director of contemporary sales.

Both are widely considered to be seasoned apparel industry sales professionals. They have strong track records for elevating exhibitors' presence at leading trade shows throughout the United States. Their appointments come as Iloe Studies continues to strengthen its leadership team.

As the new director of modern womenswear, Rich brings a wealth of experience in enhancing brand visibility and nurturing lasting connections within the apparel sector. With a career spanning over twenty years in the fashion industry, she distinguished herself through her leadership in sales for premium women's brands and her adept management of notable trade shows, including Moda, WWDMagic/White, and Project Women's.

Francine Rich Credits: Iloe Studios

Rich is set to use her extensive background to spearhead Studio Wear, an innovative initiative aimed at broadening the trade show's scope in the realms of women's fashion and accessories.

Armed with extensive experience and innovative insights, Bennett is set to focus on the launch of Studio C at Iloe Studios as director of contemporary sales. Previously serving as president and CEO at Coast Shows in Miami, Bennett has a proven track record in assembling luxury ready-to-wear accessory collections for all genders and ages.

"We are delighted to welcome Francine and Karen to our team at this pivotal moment," said Jeff Zuckerman, CEO of Iloe Studios, in a statement. "Their leadership is a game-changer for our partners and exhibitors, especially as we unveil our latest market offerings. These unique spaces are expertly designed to create a powerful return on investment for our buyers and exhibitors, offering dedicated space for top categories, including luxury outerwear, modern womenswear, contemporary fashion, and accessories."

Karen Bennett Credits: Iloe Studios

Rich and Bennett’s appointments come just ahead of Iloe Studios' upcoming spring event, which will run from April 2 to April 4 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois.

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