UBM Announces Executive Appointments to Fashion Group

New executive leadership marks an important step in UBM Advanstar's integration into UBM Americas' portfolio

Nov 10, 2015

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Effective immediately, UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc and the largest business-to-business events and trade show organizer in the U.S., has made several new appointments to its U.S.-based Fashion Group.  This is an important step in the integration of Advanstar into UBM plc. UBM plc acquired Advanstar and its award-winning trade events in December 2014. The Fashion portfolio includes key biannual events such as MAGIC, PROJECT, Coterie, WWDMAGIC, FN Platform, Sourcing@MAGIC and Children's Club, among others.

UBM Announces Executive Appointments to Fashion Group

The Fashion leadership appointments are as follows:

  • Chris DeMoulin has been named Managing Director of Fashion for UBM Americas, reporting directly to Simon Foster, Chief Executive Officer, UBM Americas. Chris is a veteran of the events and entertainment industries, having most recently served as President of Licensing and Executive Vice President, Customer Development, Powersports and Automotive, for UBM Advanstar.  Previously, he oversaw Advanstar's fashion business, serving as President of MAGIC from 2008–2012.  Chris brings in-depth retail, fashion and marketing strategy experience from his years at Disney Consumer Products, where he served as Senior Vice President, Retail Alliances.
  • Current President of UBM Advanstar Men's Fashion, Tommy Fazio, has been promoted to the role of President of Retail Fashion. Tommy will be developing and implementing a cohesive retail engagement strategy across the Fashion Group and continuing the development of new programs to connect retailers directly with exhibitors. Before joining Advanstar in 2012, Tommy held numerous senior positions at Nordstrom, Simon Spurr, Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus. He began his extensive career in the fashion industry with an eight-year tenure at Calvin Klein as Vice President, Men's Collection.
  • Erik Ulin will be joining UBM Americas and taking up the position of President of Men's Fashion. Erik will oversee the Men's Fashion business including events MAGIC, Project, The Tents, The Collective and POOLTRADESHOW.  Erik joins UBM Americas with more than 15 years of international business and fashion experience, most recently serving as President of J.Lindeberg USA. He additionally held positions with Sweden's Arthur D. Little and The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce.

Both Tommy Fazio and Erik Ulin will report to Chris DeMoulin.

Simon Foster, Chief Executive Officer, UBM Americas, said: "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.  It highlights our commitment to the Fashion industry and our ability to provide premium platforms that create connections throughout the fashion world."

Chris DeMoulin, Managing Director of Fashion, UBM Americas said: "I'm thrilled to be rejoining the Fashion Group with this incredible team. The renewed focus on retail engagement through Tommy Fazio's appointment, Erik Ulin's addition to Men's Fashion, my new role and the continued efforts of the senior executive team will benefit every aspect of the fashion shows. Together with Tom Nastos, President of Women's Fashion, Leslie Gallin, President of Footwear, and Christopher Griffin, President of Sourcing, I look forward to continuing to grow the fashion portfolio and maintain UBM as the leader in U.S. fashion trade events."

UBM Americas

UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc, is the largest business-to-business events and trade show organizer in the U.S. Through a range of aligned interactive physical and digital environments, UBM Americas increases business effectiveness for both customers and audiences by cultivating meaningful experiences, knowledge and connections. UBM Americas has offices spanning North and South America, and serves a variety of specialist industries with dedicated events and marketing services covering everything from fashion, tech and life sciences to advanced manufacturing, cruise shipping, specialty chemicals, powersports and automotive, concrete, hospitality, cargo transportation and more. For more information, visit: www.ubmamericas.com.

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For further information: Meredith Corley, Director, PR & Communications, UBM Americas, E. Meredith.Corley@ubm.com, P. +1 (703) 853-8977