Washington, D.C. – January 14, 2015 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Hanley Wood, and Informa Exhibitions extended their strategic partnership through 2020. In renewing the original five-year agreement, the AIA and Hanley Wood will expand their relationship to leverage Hanley Wood data, digital, and marketing services. Members of AIA will continue to receive ARCHITECT, the Official Journal of AIA. Informa Exhibitions U.S. – formerly Hanley Wood Exhibitions – will continue to manage the AIA Convention.

“Our new agreement reflects optimism about the important contributions architects make in the world, and our enhanced partnership recognizes that AIA members need robust 21st century tools, resources, and learning opportunities to succeed,” said AIA Chief Executive Officer Robert Ivy, FAIA. “We’ll be able to glean powerful insights from data and expand the reach and impact of our collective digital offerings. As important, is having access to the expertise of Informa Exhibitions to help us keep the AIA Convention relevant and innovative.”

“Hanley Wood and AIA have grown together over the last four years,” said Peter Goldstone, CEO of Hanley Wood. “Both organizations have evolved in new and exciting ways. Our data and digital capabilities are unmatched in the industry, and will help us accelerate growth opportunities for AIA and drive new value for architects and our customers. Our marketing expertise will support AIA in shaping a position that expands awareness of the important role of architects in business and in society; strengthens the leadership role of AIA in the building design and construction ecosystem; and builds a bright future for the Institute and its members."

“We have a strong working relationship with AIA in delivering a great experience for attendees and business opportunities for our customers at the AIA Convention,” noted Rick McConnell, President of Informa Exhibitions US. “We are very excited to support the continued growth of the event and leveraging our expertise to make the event a success.”

About AIA
Founded in 1857, members of the American Institute of Architects consistently work to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public well- being.  Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engages civic and government leaders, and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation, and world. Visit www.aia.org.

About Hanley Wood
Hanley Wood is the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries. Utilizing the largest editorial- and analytics-driven construction market database, the company produces powerful market data and insights; award-winning publications, newsletters and websites; high-profile executive events; and strategic marketing solutions. To learn more, visit www.hanleywood.com.

About Informa
Informa is the world´s largest supplier of specialized information and services for the academic, scientific, professional and business communities. The Group is headquartered in London and has 100 offices in 25 countries and 6,000 employees worldwide. The shares of Informa Group are listed on the London Stock Exchange, and are included in the Index of the 250 largest companies (FTSE-250:INF).

Informa is currently the world´s largest publicly held organizer of fairs, conferences and training seminars, with an agenda of more than 12 thousand events per year. Group companies edit more than 2,500 subscription publications, including scientific journals, real time information services, and data bases structured to furnish business intelligence. The Group´s book publishers have a catalogue of more than 40 thousand published titles directed at the academic and business sectors.

To learn more about Informa, visit www.informa.com.