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Hardware Show VP Rob Cappiello Leaves Reed to Create Event Division at ICD Publications


East Setauket, NY – Rob Cappiello has left Reed Exhibitions.  Cappiello, former industry VP of the National Hardware Show which opened yesterday in Orlando, has joined ICD Publications as VP of its newly created conferences and special events segment.  ICD, which publishes HomeWorld Business, Hotel Business and Hotel Journal magazines, has previously organized roundtables for the hospitality market. ICD plans to expand that effort and include high-level industry conferences.  Cappiello worked with publisher Lebhar-Friedman for nine years before joining Reed. During his four years with the National Hardware Show,  he guided the show’s move to spring dates and its subsequent resurgence. He also directed the launch of the new Homewares Show, the housewares division of the NHS that debuts this week in Orlando.

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