InterCHARM' organiser, Reed Exhibitions, leads in the world's top 20 exhibition organisers

16 Aug 2017

Reed Exhibitions remains number one, with both Messe Dusseldorf and Messe Munich moving up the rankings due to event phasing.



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.

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 “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 acquisitions.
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.


Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 30 countries. In 2014 Reed brought together over 7 million event participants from around the world. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 40 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events.

Reed's portfolio of over events serves many different industry sectors, including:  Aerospace and defence, building and construction, design, electronics, energy, oil and gas, entertainment, food and hospitality, gifts, healthcare, IT/telecoms, jewellery, manufacturing, marketing and business services, pharmaceuticals, property, publishing, sport and recreation, transport and logistics, travel.
Working closely with professional bodies, trade associations and government departments Reed Exhibitions ensures that each and every event is targeted and relevant to industry needs. As a result, many our events are market leaders in their field.

It is a RELX Group business. RELX Group is a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

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