Tag: Informa


Informa confident on profit growth and says ‘combination phase’ with UBM now complete World

Global organiser Informa group has reported underlying revenue growth of 3.9% and completion on schedule of the combination phase – Accelerated Integration Plan (AIP) – for absorbing the UBM business. The company released the news in a trading update for 10 months ending 31 October 2018. Group Chief Executive Stephen Carter (pictured) commented: “At Informa, we remain focused on delivering improving growth and returns, whilst...

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FFANY and Informa get in step on footwear shows Americas

The Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY), the non-profit organisation that leads FFANY Market Weeks in New York and its NY Shoe Expo Tradeshows, and Informa plc, organiser of FN PLATFORM, MAGIC, Coterie and PROJECT, have announced they will coordinate their trade show calendars for this sector in future. FFANY’s New York Shoe Expo in Manhattan on 5-7 February takes place on the same days as the Informa’s...

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Industry leaders oversee new venues and growth in India AsiaWorld

This September, the Executive Committee of UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, met in Delhi. Industry leaders from companies such as Informa, Reed, and Fiera Milano held meetings with venue representatives and senior industry players in India, to discuss growing opportunities and venues within the country. “For many years, international organisers have been pushing for more and better exhibition space in India that...

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Informa releases half-year financial results for 2018 AsiaWorld

Global B2B information services group Informa PLC has released its six-month financial figures for the period ending 30 June 2018. Revenue during this period was £957m (US$1.26bn). Among the other key findings were improving revenue growth, reported at +4.6%, and increased adjusted operating profit, reported at +3.3% to £294m (US$387m). Informa reported a free cash flow up 4.9% to £119m (US$157m). Their balance sheet showed...

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Informa completes acquisition of UBM RegionWorld

Celebrating the start of a new chapter for Informa, now Informa Group, Exhibition World touched base with Charlie McCurdy, Informa Exhibitions’ CEO to learn how Informa’s acquisition of UBM will impact the global exhibitions industry. Before we hear McCurdy’s thoughts, let’s bring you up to speed with the Informa/UBM goings-on Informa announced on 18 June the admission of New Informa Shares to the London Stock Exchange, increasing...

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Informa’s KNect365 partners with BrightTALK World

BrightTALK, a technology media company that provides professional webinar and video solutions to a variety of industries, has announced a new global partnership with Informa’s KNect365. KNect365 plans to leverage BrightTALK’s technology and online presence to further extend its in-person events business into digital forums. BrightTALK has an online community of seven million professionals and hosts more than 75,000 talks by trusted experts, as well...

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Informa/UBM deal approved by shareholders World

Informa has announced that the £3.9bn (US$5.6bn) offer for UBM has been approved by both UBM and Informa shareholders. Ninety-nine per cent of those voting approved the offer. The resolution to approve the offer was passed at the Informa General Meeting, held today (17 April) at 10h30. While completion of the deal remains subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set out in...

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Dealmakers Expert OpinionFeaturesWorld

Steve Monnington, managing director of Mayfield Media Strategies, writes about ‘Dealmakers‘ in the January 2018 edition of Exhibition World. His column looks at exhibition sector news, namely the UBM/Informa merger.  Exhibition sector news has been dominated by the announcement that Informa and UBM are in talks which would see Informa acquire UBM for a mixture of shares and cash. Given deadlines, by the time this column appears it...

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Informa still to convince with planned deal to create $12.5bn events giant World

PUBLISHED: 16:55 16/01/18 UPDATED: 09:17 22/01/18 The latest moves towards a UBM/Informa merger have met with some doubts in the City of London and among industry experts that a deal will be struck any time soon. “A merger of the two event organiser giants has been the subject of speculation in the City for much of the last decade,” former UFI (the global association for the exhibition industry) managing director and industry...

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