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2022 Annual Report:
Strength and Specialisation 

2022 was a strong and successful year for Informa. Read about our growth and progress and see stories from across the business in our 2022 Annual Report

Momentum and growth

Group Chief Executive Review

2022 was a highly successful year, with strong growth in all our businesses, high levels of customer satisfaction, encouraging colleague engagement, an excellent sustainability performance and improving shareholder returns.

Read Stephen A. Carter's review

Clear goals, confident decisions

Chair’s introduction to Governance

If 2021 was a year of planning, 2022 was a year of action. The Board oversaw significant strategic activity and the company ended the year in an excellent position as a stronger, more focused Informa.

Read John Rishton's introduction

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Watch: Our 2022 highlights, animated

2022 saw more than strong financial results. Our products expanded, we served millions of customers and grew our audience while delivering on our sustainability commitments. We welcomed new talent and promoted many great colleagues too. Watch the video for a snapshot.

2022 Financial Results

In 2022, we delivered strong underlying growth across all our businesses, strong value from our GAP 2 Portfolio Focus programme and accelerating shareholder returns through share buybacks and dividends.

There was improving growth in Academic Markets, strong growth in live and on-demand events and further progress in B2B digital services.

We entered 2023 with robust operational momentum across our businesses and significant balance sheet strength, which provides the flexibility to support underlying growth with further expansion, while continuing to invest internally and improve returns to shareholders.

Explore 2022 Informa Financial Review

Underlying revenue growth
Adjusted operating profit
Statutory operating profit
Free cash flow
Group net debt

Except for Group net debt, these metrics relate to Informa’s continuing operations, after the divestment of three Informa Intelligence businesses during 2022 and their treatment as discontinued operations.

GAP 2 in Action

The Board’s Year

2022 was all about the how, as the Board’s focus switched from planning to delivery and driving significant corporate and investment activity as GAP 2 gained momentum.  

Read more about how we engaged with stakeholders, supported Informa’s culture and took decisions, during what was a positive and productive year.  

Read The Board’s Year

Snapshot of how we complied with the UK Corporate Governance Code

Market Trends

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For us, sustainability is not only about being a responsible business and contributor to our communities but also an opportunity to better serve customers and expand the positive impact we can make in our markets.  

In 2022 we continued to make progress towards our sustainability goals and were ranked top of the global media sector by DJSI for the second year running.  

Our colleagues and culture 

Nothing is more important to us than our colleagues and our culture.  

Read about how we are helping our colleagues to live and work well and ensure they feel engaged and supported, and how this helps us deliver better results, faster growth and contribute to thriving communities and economies.  

Read Colleagues and Culture

Found out more: Life@Informa

Previous Annual Reports

2021 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

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2020 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

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2019 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

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