Informa was formed in 1998, and through growth and acquisition, has become a leading international Business Intelligence, Academic Publishing, Knowledge and Events business.
Some of our brands have a history dating back much further, including Lloyd's List - now part of the Business Intelligence Division – and the Philosophical Magazine – an Academic Publishing journal.
Informa combines with UBM in June 2018, to create a leading B2B Information Services Group.
Informa expands position in International Yachting exhibitions through purchase of YPI.
Informa becomes a member of the FTSE 100, an index of the largest UK-listed companies. Walk the World, Informa's annual global charity initiative launches. Informa completes £1.2bn acquisition of US based Penton Information. Services.
Informa acquires specialist US exhibitions organisers Virgo and Hanley Wood, strengthening the Global Exhibitions Division.
Informa launches the 2014-2017 Growth Acceleration Plan.
Informa acquires a stake in Baiwen, organiser of China Beauty Expo, expanding its exhibitions and Asia presence.
Informa expands exhibition business by acquiring Canadian exhibitions business MMPI.
Informa acquires Datamonitor, a publicly listed provided of business information.
Informa acquires IIR Holdings and becomes the world's largest publicly-owned event, conference and training business with a presence in the Middle East.
Informa and academic publisher Taylor & Francis agree an independent merger.
Informa is formed with the merger of IBC Group plc and Lloyd's of London Press.
The Institute for International Research (IIR) is founded. Initially producing newsletters and then specialist conferences which are now part of the Knowledge & Networking Division.
Richard Taylor, a publisher and Dr. William Francis, a chemist join forces to create a publishing company, the forerunner to Informa's Academic Publishing Division.
The Philosophical Magazine, now published by the Academic Publishing Division, is produced by Richard Taylor.
Lloyd's List, now part of Informa's Business Intelligence Division, was created when Edward Lloyd pinned a copy of his shipping list to the wall of a London coffee shop.