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Informa Markets Announces Patrick Martell to Become CEO in 2023, Charlie McCurdy to Step Into Informa Group Strategic Advisory Role

19 July 2022

(LONDON) – Informa Markets has today confirmed that CEO Charlie McCurdy, who joined Informa in 2015, will move into a new role as strategic advisor to Informa Group in 2023. Effective 1 January 2023, Patrick Martell, current CEO of Informa Intelligence and COO of Informa Group, will assume the role of Informa Markets’ CEO, while continuing in his role as Group COO.

Charlie McCurdy is a renowned leader in the exhibitions industry, having spent 35 years leading B2B events and media businesses, including the last seven as CEO of Informa Markets, the world’s leading business-to-business exhibitions and market access business.

He has overseen Informa Markets through the company’s acquisition of Penton Information Services, the YPI boat show business, and the landmark UBM acquisition. He also led Informa Markets through the pandemic, helping to identify new digital solutions and emerging data opportunities, while building the exhibitions business back to strength throughout 2021 and into 2022.

McCurdy will remain CEO through the rest of the year before beginning his new role as Strategic Advisor to Informa in January. In this role, he will continue to support the development of Informa Markets’ digital and data services, as well as providing broader input and support on key partnership relationships and future growth opportunities, through the period of Informa’s 2021-2024 Growth Acceleration Plan II.

Premiere Group Announces New 2023 Show Launches, Expanding Their Leading Position Connecting the U.S. Beauty Market

Informa Markets’ Premiere portfolio of beauty shows announces additions of California and Texas shows as they look to provide more opportunities for connection and growth for the U.S. beauty market

2 June 2022

(MIAMI, FL)– On Saturday, Premiere Beauty Orlando, the largest beauty show in the U.S., will open its doors at the Orange County Convention Center, welcoming thousands of international beauty industry professionals ranging from cosmetologists to aestheticians, make-up artists, salon owners, and more. And in 2023, Informa Markets’ Premiere Group will open its doors in two emerging new markets, announcing an exciting 2023 show schedule that sees the return of the flagship Orlando show and regional Show in Columbus, Ohio, as well we the launch of two new shows in emerging new markets: Anaheim, California and San Antonio, Texas. Premiere Beauty Anaheim will launch in April and dates for Premiere Beauty San Antonio will be announced shortly. This move looks to solidify Premiere’s leading voice in the U.S. beauty community, under the guidance of Informa Markets who brought the shows into their South Florida Ventures portfolio last year.

2022 Events Strongly Return with Informa Markets Singapore

Informa Markets Singapore announces the exciting return of several in-person events from April through November 2022. Singapore Maritime Week returns to the show floor in April, ATX makes its 2022 return in June, FHA F&B and Jewellery and Gem World (JGW) will take place in September, FHA HoReCa and Singapore International Bunkering Conference and Exhibition (SIBCON) is set to return in October, and OSEA and Cosmoprof Asia wrap up the in-person calendar in November.

UFI Global Barometer provides updates on COVID-19 impact and 2022 perspectives for the exhibition industry

February 24, 2022

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has released the latest edition of its flagship Global Barometer research, which takes the pulse of the industry. The results highlight the quickening pace of the industry’s recovery in 2022, after the continuing impact of COVID-19 throughout 2021. There is a strong belief that the sector, primarily driven by physical exhibitions and business events, will bounce back quickly.

In terms of operations, the proportion of companies declaring “normal activity” has increased from less than two in ten, in July 2021, to around four in ten, between October 2021 and February 2022. And this looks set to increase to around six in ten companies expecting normal activity levels from March 2022. Subsequently, the proportion of companies expecting “no activity” dropped from 34% to 16% during the second half of 2021, and only 4-5% of companies expect no activity from March 2022.

Informa Markets Adds Beauty Pioneer, Premiere Show Group to Growing Luxury Lifestyle Portfolio

 With the acquisition of Premiere Orlando and its sister shows, Informa Markets adds the largest beauty show in the U.S. to its growing portfolio in the region

7 January 2022

(MIAMI, FL) – Today, Informa Markets’ South Florida Ventures portfolio announced an exciting addition to its swiftly growing portfolio of luxury lifestyle brands, acquiring Premiere Orlando, the largest beauty show in the U.S., and its sister shows, Premiere Birmingham and Premiere Columbus, with expectations to further expand the top beauty brand’s footprint.

 

Global events industry presented “Net Zero Carbon Events” pledge at COP26

Leaders from around the industry shared their commitment and alignment to fight climate change

10 November 2021

10 November 2021, Glasgow – Today, the global events industry presented a united pledge and roadmap for a net zero carbon future for events. Industry leaders from venues, organisers, suppliers, and associations, were live on stage at the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, in Glasgow, to represent and demonstrate the commitment of the events industry community to fight climate change.

Global Events Industry aligns behind Climate Targets

Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge to be presented at COP26 Global Climate Summit

27 October 2021

In the run-up to the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, the global events industry has adopted a comprehensive “Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge” to commit actors in the sector to targets aligned with the Paris Climate Accord.

The pledge has wide-ranging industry support, with members of the entire events industry supply chain involved in developing and executing the plans. On 10 November 2021, leaders from across different parts of the industry will be live at COP26 to introduce the pledge and the broad industry commitment. This session will also include an address from the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid, who sees the pledge as in alignment with his “5 Rays of Hope.”

Casey Clemenza
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Informa Markets Communications Team
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