The US trade show landscape is little by little concentrated in fewer hands. Especially after the latest move of business-to-business events organizer UBM, which just made public the acquisition of its competitor Business Journals Incorporated (BJI) for an undisclosed sum. This way, BJI’s portfolio of shows in New York and Las Vegas –Accessories The Show, Fame, Moda, Stitch and MRKet– joins the UBM family, encompassing platforms such as Magic, Project and Coterie, among others. All BJI brands and retailers will gain access to Shop The Floor, UBM's digital wholesale marketplace for the fashion industry.

“Adding BJI allows us to be more responsive to our customers as we work to coordinate venues and dates, and organize show floors to make the process easier and more valuable for exhibitors and retailers," said Scott Schulman, chief executive at UBM Americas, about the announcement.

UBM Americas has been following a fierce expansion policy in the US during the last couple of years. In late 2014, the company acquired Advanstar Communications Inc., which used to produce the well-known Magic Marketplace event in Las Vegas twice a year.