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Informa Markets is Redefining What It Means to Be Age-Inclusive with Age Inclusive Accreditation

13 September 2023 (London, UK) Informa Markets, the world’s leading exhibitions organiser, is actively promoting age inclusivity in the workplace as part of its wider Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy, by gaining an Age Accreditation in partnership with 55/Redefined, which helps companies to attract, grow and engage over 50s talent.

Informa Markets has a workforce of over 4,000 colleagues, located across 30+ countries and who span five generations. Mike Sealy, VP of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Informa Markets, explains: “In this competitive landscape, creating an inclusive environment where colleagues can thrive is essential to attract and retain top talent. At Informa Markets, we recognise that one of the keys to success is harnessing the unique perspectives and experiences of colleagues from all age groups.

“Age diversity is not about putting up with each other’s differences, it’s about embracing them and learning from them. Our partnership with 55/Redefined will help us to promote age inclusivity by fostering cross-generational collaboration, leading to a more inclusive and respectful workplace.”

Informa Markets and HIMSS Join Forces to Expand the HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition, the Leading Healthcare Technology Show in the U.S.

ORLANDO, FL / ACCESSWIRE / August 1, 2023 / Informa Markets and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) are proud to announce a landmark partnership to propel the growth and evolution of the HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition. Informa Markets will take on management of the HIMSS Exhibition, while HIMSS will continue to oversee developing expert content and programming.

Recognized as the most influential healthcare technology event of the year, HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition brings together the global health ecosystem to network, discover, learn, and innovate. As one of the largest healthcare events in North America, it draws 40,000 health professionals, technology leaders, providers and governmental organizations from around the world. Informa Markets is the world's leading exhibition organizer, connecting communities across diverse sectors ranging from Fashion to Engineering, Health and Wellness to Construction, and more, with a portfolio encompassing over 450 brands.

Informa “Fundamentals Programme” wins the 2023 UFI Sustainable Development Award

6 July 2023

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, is pleased to announce that Informa (UK) is the winner of the 2023 UFI Sustainable Development Award.

The aim of the UFI Sustainable Development Award is to strengthen the success of the exhibition industry by demonstrating outstanding developments that are accessible to UFI members and the industry at large, while honouring those who have successfully implemented creative and result oriented initiatives.

The topic for this year’s award was “Best engagement programme for stakeholders” and Informa’s submission focused on their sustainable events management system.

Christian Druart, Secretary of the UFI Sustainable Development Working Group declares, on behalf of the jury said, “Congratulations to Informa for sharing their internal “Fundamentals Programme” and their Informa Markets Brazil Case Study; built to allow for the diversity of needs across 40 countries, it is very comprehensive and successfully addresses the challenge of changing stakeholders’ behaviours.”

“We are proud and delighted to be recognised by UFI as the recipient of the 2023 Sustainable Development Award. Sustainability is part of the fabric of our culture at Informa Markets, and something we are honoured to be a leading industry voice on. In addition to reducing our own carbon footprint
and being an ever more sustainable, positive impact business, we are proud of our role in driving sustainable prosperity for the communities we serve, helping our customers seize opportunities to be more sustainable themselves, and inspiring a more productive and sustainable future for all,” shares
Patrick Martell, CEO, Informa Markets and COO, Informa Plc.

Informa Markets ramps up focus on diversity, equity and inclusion for 2023

5 May 2023

5 May 2023 (London, UK) Informa Markets recently hosted an all-colleague hybrid event IMX Live: All In, driven by colleague networks, as part of the diversity, equity and inclusion strategy led by Mike Sealy, Director of Diversity and Inclusion – Informa Markets.

Joining Informa Markets in 2019, Sealy served as Director of Customer Experience, before taking the role of Director of Diversity and Inclusion in 2021 and has since become the Chair of the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) Diversity & Inclusion Group. He is now focused on establishing Informa Markets’ global D&I vision and strategy, ensuring success in relation to colleagues, customers, content and communities.

IMX Live: All In was a day-long all-colleague event that wrapped around the IM Awards, Informa Markets’ colleague recognition awards, to celebrate the launch of a new category focused on excellence in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I). The event was open to all 3,900+ Informa Markets colleagues who were able to participate virtually or in-person in London.

The event was a day of reflection, inspiration and celebration, featuring sessions such as Shining a Light on Lived Experiences, which focused on colleagues’ experiences of neurodiversity in the workplace, Cross-Generational Working discussing age inclusion across a multi-generational workforce, and When Private Matters become Public Debate: The Right to Marry, which explored the conversation of marriage in relation to the LGBTQIA+ community.

UFI wraps up a transitional year for the industry, highlights progress on key issues

14 November 2022

Michael Duck (EVP – Commercial Development, Informa Markets, and EVP – Commercial Development, Group at Informa Group) is UFI’s next President, taking up office at the end of the Global Congress in Muscat. He is joined in UFI's new presidential leadership trio by Geoff Dickinson (CEO, dmg Events) as Incoming President, and Monica Lee-Müller (Managing Director of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (HML), Hong Kong) as Outgoing President.

Collaboration, commitment and consistency are key themes as Net Zero Carbon Events Roadmap is launched at COP27

15 November 2022

Collaboration, commitment and consistency emerged as key themes when the Net Zero Carbon Events initiative launched its Roadmap at theUnited Nations Climate Change Conference, COP27, in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

Hundreds of events professionals around the world watched and listened to the presentations and panel sessions. These highlighted the progress of the initiative since its launch in 2021, how the industry can move forward effectively using the Roadmap and how action areas and workstreams on topics such as travel, accommodation, energy, waste and measurement are the next steps. The Roadmap is available as a Full Report with comprehensive information on how to implement action to achieve Net Zero, and as an Executive Summary.

Trade Show Task Force Develops Environment Impact Framework in U.S. and Canada to Support Industry’s Sustainability Initiatives

Industry stakeholders collaborate on research report to set baseline and move industry toward a more sustainable future

14 September 2022

WASHINGTON (September 14, 2022)—A broad, cross-industry task force today released a report identifying key focus areas to support the B2B trade show industry’s transition towards a more sustainable, low-carbon economy. The report, titled Finding the future, together: Towards a more sustainable B2B trade show industry in the U.S. and Canada, creates a foundation of data and knowledge for decision-making, knowledge-sharing, and action, highlighting the industry’s most significant environmental impacts. It also showcases steps the industry has already taken to address those impacts and identifies 30 near- and long-term steps to secure a more sustainable future. The full report can be downloaded here.

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.

Casey Clemenza
VP, Corporate Communications
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Informa Markets Communications Team
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