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2020 Annual Report:
Depth & Data

Read about the latest developments at Informa, the activities of our Board, our financial results and how we managed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Group’s 2020 Annual Report, Depth & Data.

Chair's Introduction

Stability and Strength

After a year that nobody could have predicted, it is a real achievement that your Company enters 2021 in a position of stability and security. This provides a solid foundation on which to build, in a year that is likely to remain highly uncertain.

Read Derek Mapp's introduction

Group Chief Executive Review

Agility and Specialisation

In an exceptional and demanding year, we successfully secured the stability of the Group through a comprehensive programme, which both responded to the immediate disruption of the pandemic and laid the foundations for revitalisation and a return to sustainable, long-term growth.

Read Stephen Carter's review

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COVID-19 Action Plan

In January 2020, we moved at pace to establish a comprehensive plan that would respond to and where possible get ahead of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our strategy was to secure the stability and strength of the business, in order to preserve the long-term value of Informa’s brands, customer relationships and culture.

Our five-part focus was on supporting colleagues, championing our customers, ensuring operating flexibility, managing our costs and cash, and achieving stable and secure financing.

See the full COVID-19 Action Plan

2020 Financial Results

Informa’s 2020 financial performance reflects the combination of strength in our subscription and digital products and significant disruption to our physical events portfolios.

Informa Intelligence and Taylor & Francis performed resiliently during 2020. Informa Markets, Informa Connect and Informa Tech generate a majority of revenues from activities linked to physical events, and as a result saw a significant reduction in revenues.

The breadth and depth of the Group and the effectiveness of our COVID-19 Action Plan, however, meant that Informa achieved stability and security during 2020, entering 2021 with a cash positive run-rate despite an underlying Group revenue decline and a statutory operating loss.

Explore 2020 Informa Financial Review

Statutory revenue
Underlying revenue decline
Adjusted operating profit
Statutory operating loss
Annualised total savings in 2020
Cash and available facilities

The Heart of Informa

Learn about the people and relationships that are most important to Informa, and what we did to support and work closely with colleagues, customers, suppliers and investors in 2020.

Learn more in our 2020 Annual Report

Sustainability at Informa

Informa is an increasingly high performing business when it comes to sustainability and ESG. Read about the 2020 launch of our five year FasterForward programme and the areas in which we are accelerating our work.

Read more in our 2020 Sustainability Report

Spotlight on our businesses

Board Activities

Read about the Board’s areas of focus in 2020 and key activities and developments, including the appointment of John Rishton as Chair from June 2021.

Learn more on page 94

Risk Management

Our approach is to manage rather than avoid risk, within a tolerance and appetite framework formally articulated by the Board.

Read more about Informa’s principal risks and the emerging risks we monitor closely.

Learn more on page 66

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