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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.”

Informa Markets Fashion for Change Incubator Program Returns with New Participants Announced for PROJECT Las Vegas

New York, NY -- July 26, 2021  

 Informa Markets Fashion, leading industry connector and host to premier fashion trade events including, MAGIC, COTERIE, PROJECT, and SOURCING at MAGIC, announced today the selection of Informa Markets Fashion for Change (IMFC) Incubator Program participants in its upcoming PROJECT Las Vegas trade event. The IMFC initiative fosters allyship, inclusion, and equality within the fashion community through programs that support, nurture, and elevate minority-owned, women-owned, and LGBTQIA+-owned fashion brands across men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, and footwear categories. The IMFC Incubator Program will highlight up-and-coming contemporary brands as the industry convenes in Las Vegas during Informa Markets Fashion’s twice annual market events.

Michael Duck to lead UFI as President in 2022-23

June 08, 2021

Paris – 8 June 2021: UFI’s Board of Directors has today elected Michael Duck as future President of UFI for the 2022-23 period.

This decision will become effective at the conclusion of the 88th UFI Global Congress, which runs from 3-6 November 2021, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Michael Duck is currently EVP Commercial Development for both Informa Markets and Informa Group. Informa Markets is the world’s largest exhibition organiser, and Michael Duck has been active in UFI for 25 years, serving in various functions within the association. More than 20 years ago, he was the founding Chairperson of UFI’s Asia-Pacific Chapter, and, following that, was the founding Chairperson of the Sustainability Committee. He has also spent many years as the association’s Treasurer, a mandate he will now pass on.

Exhibitions generate €493 ($551) billion in business sales each year, driving industries eager to recover and reconnect back to the show floor

May 06, 2021

Exhibitions, commonly referred to as trade shows or fairs, have a simple purpose – bringing industries together to build community and create supply chain opportunities. But the industry itself is not a simple one at all: with over €493 ($551) billion in business sales for attendees, exhibitions have an incredible impact on our global economy.
In addition, expenses of visitors and exhibitors generate a total impact of €299 ($334) billion for both the value chain of the exhibition industry (organisers, venues and service providers) and the tourism related activities (accommodation, food and travel).
In the wake of a pandemic that has left commercial sectors and regional economies on the brink of collapse, trade platforms offer an opportunity to rebuild supply chains that have remained relatively stagnant throughout the pandemic, bringing buyers and sellers together to network, do business, learn and innovate at a time when they need it most.

Informa Markets and Diversity Ally announce global partnership

April 14, 2021

Informa Markets, an exhibitions industry leader in creating platforms for global industries to connect and trade, has announced the latest step in its ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion. A new, global partnership with Diversity Ally, industry specialists in the diversity and inclusion space, supports Informa Markets’ continued focus on creating balanced, inclusive environments for colleagues and customers alike.

Trade show organisers and associations join forces to create safe, successful platforms for economic recovery and reconnection

April 08, 2021

As global economies look for opportunities to rebuild business in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, exhibition organisers and associations from around the world are joining together to form a coalition dedicated to bringing critical live event platforms back to market, with safety at the foundation of the collaborators’ approach. As industries ranging from manufacturing to healthcare, aviation, agriculture, maritime and many others, look for opportunities to recover following devastating economic hardship, the exhibitions industry is dedicated to supporting commerce and connection by providing safe environments to network and do business.

Las Vegas and Informa Markets Prepare to Host Safe and Successful Citywide Events in Las Vegas, Beginning with World of Concrete in June

March 17, 2021

Informa Markets’ World of Concrete (WOC) will be the first large show to return to Las Vegas June 8-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). World of Concrete also represents the first large-scale trade show to return to the U.S. market since the pandemic brought in-person meetings to a halt. On the heels of Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak increasing large gatherings capacity to 50 percent, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and Informa Markets, the destination’s largest trade show organizer, are partnering to bring meetings and conventions back to Las Vegas, igniting the start of a safe economic recovery for the many industries and communities their platforms serve.

Informa Markets Drives Economic Recovery with Safe and Successful Return to the Show Floor

March 04, 2021

 As industries and economies around the world look for opportunities to rebuild business in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Informa Markets, a global organizer who creates platforms for a wide range of industries to trade, connect and grow, launched MAGIC Pop-Up Orlando from February 9-11 at the Orange County Convention Center. The ‘Pop-Up’, a smaller scale regional version of their keystone fashion event which typically takes place twice-yearly in Las Vegas, Nevada was a comprehensive ‘one-stop-shop’ opportunity for various segments of the fashion industry, one of the many industries hit hard by the pandemic’s devastating economic impact, to discover new brands, safely network with like-minded retailers, and generate much-needed revenue. 

Informa Markets and Virtual Events Institute Announce Global Training Partnership

February 10, 2021

Informa Markets, which delivers over 450 international events and brands annually, is working in partnership with the Virtual Events Institute (VEI) to roll out the VEI certification training program across its global business. The program provides a platform for Informa Markets’ 4,000+ colleagues to develop their digital events skills and achieve professional certification in delivering expert, engaging and profitable digital event experiences.

Casey Clemenza
Director, Corporate Communications
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Informa Markets Communications Team
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