About Us

Informa Australia is the nation’s leading event organiser. Our events comprise of large scale exhibitions, industry conferences and highly specialised corporate training. We are based in Sydney’s CBD and employ around fifty staff. We are part of the global Informa Group PLC, listed on the London Stock Exchange (INF).

Our portfolio comprises of events that are conceived within Informa and focus on industry needs that we have identified or through partnerships with industry associations and media titles.

  • 50+ Staff
  • 80 Conferences
  • 6 Exhibitions
  • 2200+ Speakers
  • 1000+ Exhibiting companies
  • 40000+ Attendees

Informa Group PLC

Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge & Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business.

  • 1734 | Edward Lloyd pins the first ever copy of his shipping list to the wall of his coffee shop in Lombard Street, City of London
  • 1798 | Richard Taylor publishes the first edition of The Philosophical Magazine, one of the first scientific journals produced by an independent company
  • 1852 | Dr William Francis joined Richard Taylor to found Taylor & Francis and continue the close links between the academic community and the company
  • 1936 | Taylor & Francis becomes a private limited company with leading scientists as directors and shareholders
  • 1964 | Investment & Property Studies founded as a part-time business
  • 1971 | International Business Communications Ltd (IBC) created to be an umbrella company for Investment & Property Studies and Legal Studies & Services
  • 1973 | The Institute for International Research (IIR) is launched by Irvine Laidlaw, later to become Baron Laidlaw of Rothiemay - IIR becomes a specialist business conference organiser
  • 1976 | Euroforum established in Holland by IBC
  • 1985 | International Business Communications (Holdings) plc established
  • 1989 | Datamonitor is founded in London and produces its first ever report on the UK frozen food industry
  • 1991 | Launch of The Monaco Yacht Show by IIR
  • 1998 | Taylor & Francis successfully launched on the London Stock Exchange and shortly afterwards acquires the Routledge Group of companies
  • 2000 | Datamonitor, now a world-leading provider of business information, completes its float on the London Stock Exchange and expands its reach into major cities around the world
  • 2003 | Informa acquires PJB Publications Limited, the publisher of Scrip and other leading healthcare titles
  • 2004 | Informa and Taylor & Francis Group plc agree an independent merger
  • 2005 | Informa announce the acquisitions of IIR Holdings to form the world's largest publicly-owned event, conference and training business
  • 2007 | Informa acquires Datamonitor
  • 2011 | Informa acquires Brazil Trade Show Partners Participacoes (BTS) and Ibratexpo in Brazil
  • 2012 | Informa announces the acquisition of Canadian exhibitions business MMPI, now rebranded Informa Canada
  • 2013 | Informa acquires EDB Group and a stake in Baiwen, the owner and organiser of the annual China Beauty Expo
  • 2014 | Informa accounces major US acquisitions. Virgo's portfolio includes SupplySide West and Vitafoods, while Hanley Wood adds 17 construction and real estate tradeshows, including World of Concrete, to Informa's portfolio
  • 2016 | Informa acquires Penton Information Services, a leading independent US-based Exhibitions and Professional Services Group, adding greater balance and breadth to the Informa Group

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