History

2012

Informa announces the acquisition of Canadian exhibition business MMPI, now rebranded as Informa Canada 

2011

Informa makes two strategic acquisitions in Brazil. The company acquires Brasil Trade Shows Partners Participacoes (BTS) and Ibratexpo Feiras e Eventos

2010

Informa acquires Australian trade fair and exhibition company Australian Exhibitions & Conferences

2007

Informa acquires Datamonitor

2005

Informa announce the acquisition of IIR Holdings to form the world's largest publicly-owned event, conference and training business

2004

Informa and Taylor & Francis Group plc agree an independent merger

2003

Informa acquire PJB Publications Limited, the publisher of Scrip and other leading healthcare titles

2000

Datamonitor, now a world-leading provider of business information, completes its floatation on the London Stock Exchange and expands its reach into several major cities around the world

1998

Taylor & Francis successfully launched on the London Stock Exchange and shortly afterwards acquired the Routledge Group of companies

1998

Lloyd's List Publishing (LLP) and IBC Group plc merge to form the Informa Group plc

1991

Launch of The Monaco Yacht Show by IIR

1989

Datamonitor is founded in London and produces its first ever report on the UK frozen food industry

1985

International Business Communications (Holdings) plc established

1976

Euroforum established in Holland by IBC

1973

The Institute for International Research (IIR) is launched by Irvine Laidlaw later to become Baron Laidlaw of Rothiemay – IIR becomes a specialist business conference organiser

1971

International Business Communications Ltd (IBC) created to be an umbrella company for Investment & Property Studies and Legal Studies & Services

1964

Investment & Property Studies founded as a part-time business

1936

Taylor & Francis became a private limited company with leading scientists as directors and shareholders

1852

Dr William Francis joined Richard Taylor to found Taylor & Francis and continue the close links between the academic community and the company

1798

Richard Taylor publishes the first edition of The Philosophical Magazine, one of the first scientific journals produced by an independent company

1734

Edward Lloyd pins the first ever copy of his shipping list to the wall of his coffee shop in Lombard Street, City of London.

Edward Lloyd's Coffee Shop circa 1734

Lloyds List

Lloyds List

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