Advanstar Communications has appointed a men’s wear veteran to its MAGIC trade show roster.

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Jon Kapelson, a member of the Forum Group of upscale stores, and part-owner of the Kaps specialty retail chain in Massachusetts, will serve as the vice president of men’s wear at MAGIC International,a position created for him.

“Jon is a fifth generation men’s wear retailer and this business is in his blood. His experience, understanding and perspective of the menswear business is second to none,” said Chris DeMoulin, MAGIC international resident and executive vice president of Advanstar’s Fashion Group.

Kapelson’s charge is to lead the MAGIC team to redesign and expand the trade show’s men’s business, while managing both domestic and international growth.