The Media giant Informa have turned in their year-end results for 2014 – which sees growth for their exhibitions business.
With a strategic focus on geo-cloning successful event portfolios, Informa have successfully been able to enter new markets effectively and retain success in existing markets.
This, combined with some savvy acquisitions, has seen an increase in revenue to £200.2 million for 2014.
The acquisition of the Virgo Group in April looks to be aligned with the health and nutrition focussed Vitafoods portfolio and the company look to be strengthening their popular culture series with the acquisition of Orlando MegaCon. Topping this off is the Hanley Wood Exhibitions procurement adding strength to the construction portfolio.
All of these acquisitions seem to be a calculated move into the Americas market – perhaps an indicator of where Informa are targeting growth over the next couple of years?
Is North American growth true across the events industry?
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