MAGIC Marketplace Owner Reshuffles Top Executives in Fashion Group

Trade Shows

As of Thursday, November 12, 2015

Nearly one year after UBM PLC acquired California-based Advanstar Communications, the organizer of MAGIC and several other apparel trade shows, UBM is making some significant adjustments to its executive lineup within the fashion group division.

UBM, based in London, announced it was naming Chris DeMoulin managing director of fashion for UBM Americas, reporting directly to Simon Foster, chief executive of UBM Americas. From 2008 to 2012, DeMoulin was president of MAGIC and later was president of licensing and executive vice president, customer development, power sports automotive, for UBM Advanstar.

Tommy Fazio, currently president of UBM Advanstar men’s fashion, has been promoted to president of retail fashion. He will be in charge of developing a cohesive retail engagement strategy across the fashion group and continuing to develop new programs to connect retailers with exhibitors. Before joining Advanstar in 2012, Fazio worked in executive positions at Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus.

Erik Ulin will be joining UBM Americas as the president of men’s fashion. He will oversee the men’s fashion business at events such as MAGIC, Project, The Tents, The Collective and Pooltradeshow. Most recently, Ulin was president of J. Lindeberg USA.

“These executive appointments are a key step to integrating Advanstar into the UBM global organization and lays a strong foundation for when Joe Loggia, current CEO of UBM Advanstar, leaves at the end of the year,” said UBM Americas’ Foster in a statement.

UBM acquired Advanstar Communications late last year for $972 million, taking over Advanstar’s 54 trade shows and roughly 100 conferences. Over the years, UBM has been transitioning from a diverse media conglomerate to an events-focused company.

The UBM Fashion Group includes MAGIC, WWDMAGIC, FN Platform, Sourcing at MAGIC, Project, The Tents, The Collective, Pooltradeshow, Project Women’s, WSA@MAGIC, Playground and CurveNV@MAGIC.