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AMR International Releases Top 20 Chart of Exhibition Organisers by Revenue
Leading advisers to the global events industry, AMR International
has today released its second “Top 20 exhibition organisers”, the only
ranking by 2016 exhibition organising revenue. It also includes the first
half (H1) of 2017 M&A activity.
See full chart at www.amrinternational.com/top20
The top four rankings remain unchanged since the previous “AMR Top 20” was
issued in December 2016. Reed Exhibitions stays number one with approx
$1.45bn revenue, followed by UBM, Informa and Messe Frankfurt.
Denzil Rankine, Executive Chairman, AMR International said, “Within the
top four organisers, Reed Exhibitions and Messe Frankfurt have focused on
organic growth and international expansion through geo-clones, while last
year UBM and Informa cemented their positions through the acquisitions of
Allworld and Penton.”
The most significant shifts in the “AMR Top 20” have been by Messe
Dusseldorf and Messe Munich. Both are having a strong year with major
biennial, triennial and quadrennial events driving their record sales.
Messe Dusseldorf moved to 5th position up from 10th in 2016, and Messe
Munich leaped to 6th position, up from 17th in 2016.
Denzil added, “Apart from Informa’s acquisition of the portfolio of
Yachting Promotions Inc. and the tech-focused events acquired by Emerald,
the first half of 2017 has not seen any sizeable M&A activity.
Nevertheless, the trend to consolidation remains, as significant gains
through organic growth continue to be challenging. And, while Clarion
remained relatively unchanged, its new owner Blackstone is in a position
to fuel further M&A activity, which could impact its ranking in 2018.”
The “AMR Top 20” is released every six months, and enables exhibition
organisers to easily see how they rank in the global events market. It
also helps organisers to track any shifts in market share, particularly
ahead of the financial reporting cycle. In addition, the ranking presents
an alternative view of the industry, isolating exhibition organiser
revenues from venue rental and service revenues. Organisers are ranked on
the latest fully reported year combined with pro-forma revenues of
The next “AMR Top 20” is due for release in January 2018.
Meanwhile more in-depth analysis on the global exhibitions industry will
be available from 1 September when AMR releases the 9th edition of Globex:
the global exhibitions organising market: assessment and forecast to 2021.
About AMR International
For over 25 years, AMR International has developed unparalleled experience
in the events industry. Today, as the events industry accelerates along
its evolutionary path, AMR’s mission is to act as a guide for
organisations seeking to navigate this change. AMR supports all facets of
strategy, event lifecycle, data and digital, operational and transaction
support. AMR is also a regular advisor to financial investors in the
events industry, providing strategic M&A support in emerging and mature
markets. AMR has offices in London, New York, Paris and New Delhi, as well
as on-the-ground experience in 40 plus countries. For more information go to www.amrinternational.com.
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