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Informa Markets Fashion Elevates Talent and New Teams, Taking the Next Step Forward in Business …

Informa Markets Fashion Elevates Talent and New Teams, Taking the Next Step Forward in Business …

NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Informa Markets Fashion announced today the next step in the group’s evolving strategic business direction with elevation of key talent into new roles and developing new teams. Informa’s Fashion portfolio brings together leading fashion brands and retailers in highly curated and expertly merchandised marketplaces, which ultimately serve to present consumers with the latest in quality apparel, footwear, accessories, and lifestyle products each season and at every price point . With the September 1st launch of its inaugural digital trade event in partnership with NuORDER, the group’s expanded catalog of product offerings, elevation of key talent, reorganization of teams, and newly bolstered areas of expertise will further support its investment in digital ventures and mission to provide the fashion B2B industry with greater commerce opportunities and unparalleled industry connectivity.

As part of the elevation of key talent, Kelly Helfman, who has expertly run WWDMAGIC, PROJECT WOMENS, STITCH, POOLTRADESHOW, MICAM Americas and Sourcing @ MAGIC, will take on an expanded role as Commercial President for Informa Markets Fashion, reporting to Nancy Walsh, President of Informa Markets Fashion. Helfman’s new role will include additional oversight of the group’s contemporary women’s division, COTERIE, as well as the Men’s division, allowing for more centralized, strategic oversight of the entire Informa Markets Fashion portfolio of brands and market segments they serve.

Jason Peskin has been elevated to Vice President, Events & Corporate Development, where he will oversee the commercial side of the men’s portfolio of brands, as well as lead a team focused on generating new market opportunities, strategic projects, and new avenues for commercial expansion. In this hybrid role, Peskin will report to Kelly Helfman for the Men’s division and Nancy Walsh for corporate development.

Jordan Rudow has been promoted to Vice President of Events, overseeing the

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Informa Markets Fashion Elevates Talent and New Teams, Taking the Next Step Forward in Business Evolution

Informa Markets Fashion Elevates Talent and New Teams, Taking the Next Step Forward in Business Evolution

Informa Markets Fashion announces development of new roles dedicated to supporting strategic business direction and expanding product offering to better serve the fashion wholesale industry.

Kelly Helfman

Kelly Helfman
Kelly Helfman
Kelly Helfman

Jason Peskin

Jason Peskin
Jason Peskin
Jason Peskin

Jordan Rudow

Jordan Rudow
Jordan Rudow
Jordan Rudow

NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Informa Markets Fashion announced today the next step in the group’s evolving strategic business direction with elevation of key talent into new roles and developing new teams. Informa’s Fashion portfolio brings together leading fashion brands and retailers in highly curated and expertly merchandised marketplaces, which ultimately serve to present consumers with the latest in quality apparel, footwear, accessories, and lifestyle products each season and at every price point. With the September 1st launch of its inaugural digital trade event in partnership with NuORDER, the group’s expanded catalog of product offerings, elevation of key talent, reorganization of teams, and newly bolstered areas of expertise will further support its investment in digital ventures and mission to provide the fashion B2B industry with greater commerce opportunities and unparalleled industry connectivity.

As part of the elevation of key talent, Kelly Helfman, who has expertly run WWDMAGIC, PROJECT WOMENS, STITCH, POOLTRADESHOW, MICAM Americas and Sourcing @ MAGIC, will take on an expanded role as Commercial President for Informa Markets Fashion, reporting to Nancy Walsh, President of Informa Markets Fashion. Helfman’s new role will include additional oversight of the group’s contemporary women’s division, COTERIE, as well as the Men’s division, allowing for more centralized, strategic oversight of the entire Informa Markets Fashion portfolio of brands and market segments they serve.

Jason Peskin has been elevated to Vice President, Events & Corporate Development, where he will oversee the commercial side of the men’s portfolio of brands, as well as lead

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Tampa Bay Rays head to ALCS, crash party of big-market teams

Tampa Bay Rays head to ALCS, crash party of big-market teams

How’s that for a narrative shift?

“We might as well ruin their day up there in Connecticut,” said Rays reliever Pete Fairbanks, referring to ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol (ESPN won’t be broadcasting any of the ALCS games or the World Series). “We’re fine with it. We love it. We’re a good ballclub and we’re trying to go out there and win no matter how big the market is for the team we’re playing across.”

They swept the Toronto Blue Jays out of the wild-card round. Next they’ll take the noble role of battling the Astros. But the ALDS, the way it ended, was a true reflection of how odd and effective these Rays are.

It took five games to best the New York Yankees, who Fairbanks called ESPN’s “golden child,” who turned to Gerrit Cole, their $324 million ace, in Game 5. It took, really, a gutsy bullpen plan and Mike Brosseau’s late homer off Aroldis Chapman. Brosseau, undrafted in 2016, was nearly hit in the head by Chapman’s 101 mph fastball in September. Both benches cleared then, showing Tampa the unfamiliar space of tabloids and Internet debate. Then Chapman, on a $48 million contract himself, was beat by Brosseau on the 10th pitch of an eighth-inning at-bat Friday, a shot that chased the Yankees and swirled the Rays’ dugout into a mosh pit.

To get there, they used Nick Anderson, a late-inning reliever, for eight outs between the third and fifth. Fairbanks and Diego Castillo each pitched two frames behind him. Brosseau was the hero of an unbelievable ending. It was all very Rays, and now their run continues.

“Are you surprised?” Anderson asked, countering a question about using high-leverage relievers in early innings. “That’s kind of like the Rays way: Switch things up, do something a little different.”

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NASCAR’s upcoming economic model spurs interest in new teams

NASCAR’s upcoming economic model spurs interest in new teams

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Justin Marks tried three times to buy the NASCAR equivalent of a franchise license that guarantees a car a spot in each week’s race. Twice he was outbid, he said, and a third deal fell apart.

Without that charter, Marks had almost no chance to get his team on track in 2021. He ultimately had to lease one from another organization to become the second new NASCAR owner to announce a team in the last month.

As NASCAR plans for the 2022 cost-cutting introduction of the “NextGen” new car, the demand for charters has soared. At least three have been sold since August — ownership records of each charter are not updated by NASCAR until the start of a new year — and the bidding process has been frenzied.


“It was much more difficult for us than I anticipated it being,” Marks said this week after announcing Trackhouse Racing. “There are a lot of charter buyers out there and unfortunately there are not a lot of charter buyers out there that are trying to build championship-caliber race teams.”

The environment has dramatically changed in the three years since Furniture Row Racing folded its team and put its championship-winning charter up for sale. Barney Visser struggled to find even a single bidder and Spire Sports + Entertainment, the agency Visser was using to broker a sale, gambled and bought it themselves.

The charter system debuted in 2016 to create tangible worth for team owners who in the previous independent contractor market had only inventory, equipment and possibly real estate to show for their NASCAR participation. If they went out of business, there was little recourse to recover any investments.

The 36 charters guarantee entry into every Cup race, and therefore a portion of the purse. The charters

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New York Giants Staying The Course Despite Covid-19 Outbreaks On Other Teams

New York Giants Staying The Course Despite Covid-19 Outbreaks On Other Teams

Despite being wrapped up with the dealings of his own team, New York Giants head coach Joe Judge is well aware of what is going on around the league, specific to the COVID-19 outbreak that continues to affect the Tennessee Titans, putting their weekend game against the Buffalo Bills in jeopardy.

The New England Patriots, whose quarterback Cam Newton tested positive last week, had yet another star player, defensive back Stephon Gilmore, test positive for the virus. That puts their weekend game against the Broncos in jeopardy as the Patriots wait to see if anyone else who came in contact with Newton tests positive.

Gilmore’s test result also now has the Kansas City Chiefs on high alert given that a postgame photo of Gillmore and quarterback Patrick Mahomes congratulating each other without face masks surfaced.

The Giants? They just returned the other day from a cross-country flight to Los Angeles. They will embark on yet another excursion this weekend when they go to play the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, the state of Texas, like California, currently considered a hotspot for the virus.

But despite the success of COVID-19 finding its way into some NFL locker rooms—the Las Vegas Raiders reportedly had one player test positive as well—the Giants are going about their business with continued heightened awareness, making sure they follow all protocols as prescribed by medial and health officials to keep the virus out of the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.  

“I think the league has already established protocols and

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