Informa Plc engages in the provision of information services and involves in publishing academic books. It operates through the following segments: Academic Publishing, Business Intelligence, Global Exhibitions, and Knowledge & Networking. The Academic Publishing segment offers books and journals, in print and electronic formats for academic and research users. The Business Intelligence segment consists of specialist data-driven intelligence and insight to professionals in niche communities. The Global Exhibitions segment organises transaction-oriented events that enable buyers and sellers in specialist communities to meet face to face, build relationships, and conduct business. The Knowledge & Networking segment comprises of conferences and training courses. The company was founded in December 1998 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.