Informa plcInforma plc is the leading international provider of specialist information and services to the academic, professional and commercial communities. As such, Informa is the largest publicly-owned organiser of exhibitions, conferences and training courses worldwide, producing over 8,000 events annually. The Group also publishes over 55,000 book titles and 2,100 subscription-based information services, including journals, real-time news and structured databases of commercial intelligence.
In 2010, Informa was voted one of Britain's Top Employers for the 3rd year running and currently employs over 8,000 staff. It is made up of many constituent businesses including IBC, IIR, Taylor & Francis and the Lloyd's List Group.
Informa itself was only created in 1998 but its maritime bloodline runs back to 1734 when Edward Lloyd pinned the 1st issue of his shipping list to the wall of his City of London coffee shop. Today, with Lloyd's List, Lloyd's Maritime Academy and Lloyd's Maritime Intelligence Unit amongst other brands, Informa still stands as a leading provider of information and events to the Maritime and Transport industry.