As much as the pandemic has turned the trade show industry upside down, there has not been a change among the top three exhibition organisers in the AMR International ranking as compared with last year: Informa Markets remains number one, followed by RX and CFTC.
The global ranking of the London-based consultants is based on exhibition-organising revenues. The latest ranking takes into account 2021 revenues. IFEMA Madrid and Shanghai-listed DLG Exhibitions debut in the AMR Top 20, while Easyfairs rejoins. Meanwhile, Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), dmg events and Messe Nuremberg drop out.
„This year's Top 20 is not representative of longer-term market positions.“
Florent Jarry, partner, AMR International
Florent Jarry, partner at AMR, says, "2021 was again an exceptional year due to the continuing disruption of COVID-19. As a result, organisers with strong portfolios in countries with earlier recovery such as China performed relatively better than others. This has led to the ranking being substantially different from pre-COVID years. This year's AMR Top 20 is a snapshot and not representative of longer-term market positions."
In alphabetical order, the five next largest organisers outside the AMR Top 20 this year are the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), dmg events, HKTDC, IEG and Messe Nuremberg. Florent Jarry adds, "We can expect to see further changes next year as most organisers return closer to their pre-COVID portfolio structure."amrinternational.com/amrtop20-sept2022