Infopro Digital opens new US headquarters

Today, Infopro Digital opened its new US and Americas headquarters at 80 Pine Street in New York’s downtown financial district, as part of its ongoing commitment to serving clients across its fast-growing business segments.

The move is the culmination of nearly a year-long process to locate and build a state-of-the-art working space to support our continued and growing presence in the Americas. This new space will enable the ongoing growth of leading businesses including Chartis Research, Luxe Pack, Red-on-line, and WatersTechnology.

In addition to remarkable 360-degree views across the East River and the New York harbour, the space provides a fantastic new hub in the Big Apple and offers:

On opening the office, Alan Silber, Infopro Digital’s Managing Director (Americas), said: “We are delighted to move into a progressive workplace with the latest technology that will enable strong collaboration while also meeting the needs of our clients.”

For more information about our business services in the Americas, or to connect with our New York team, please call us at +1 646 736 1888.

Infopro Digital Automotive integrates the Carooline software into its offer

We are pleased to announce that Infopro Digital has acquired the French company Sogexis, based in Saint-Denis de la Réunion and Nantes. Infopro Digital Automotive can now also count Carooline software among its portfolio of management software and DMS (Dealer Management System) dedicated to automotive aftermarket professionals.

This new acquisition is part of Infopro Digital’s expansion strategy within the automotive aftermarket. With almost 900 employees in twelve countries, Infopro Digital Automotive offers a complete range of solutions for all professionals working in the aftermarket sector.

On the acquisition, Régis Sandrin, Executive Director of Infopro Digital’s Automotive Division, said: “Thanks to Carooline’s software technology, we will strengthen our business with parts distributors and accelerate the deployment of our SaaS solutions in Europe”.

Thomas Laurent, the founder of Sogexis, said: “Joining Infopro Digital is an excellent opportunity for our teams and for the future development of Carooline. Thanks to our technical and commercial synergies, a new chapter opens for Carooline solutions with the promise of a partnership that will generate added value for our customers”.

First Global Transdisciplinary Forum for Sustainability in Automotive manufacturing

1st Global Transdisciplinary Forum for Sustainability in Automotive manufacturing, CARES- Future in the Making, was seen as a great success by all participants in Detroit (MI) last week.

Infopro Digital hosted the 1st CARES North American Congress from May 24th to 25th 2022 in Detroit: the first technical conference dedicated to Sustainable Manufacturing Production in Automotive Industry.

As the automotive industry moves forward to highly fuel-efficient vehicles, reducing the relative environmental impact of the production process becomes more and more important.

There have been important steps forward to reduce waste, energy consumption and improve all aspects of Automotive Manufacturing in the Press shop, Body-in-White, Paint Shop, Foundry and Final Assembly.

The key expectation from Industry is to learn from and exchange practical advice and experience on the implementation within global Auto OEMs and suppliers, to engage multiple specialties and competences within a single Forum/Community to better understand, benchmark and achieve a sustainable production process.

To this end, Infopro Digital started the discussion with all major Auto OEMs and Suppliers 18 months ago to create a global community committed to developing sustainability in all aspects of Automotive Manufacturing.

On May 24th and 25th 2022, nearly 200 high profile Automotive Industrial experts from USA, Canada, Mexico, UK, France, Germany, Japan, and China attended the 1st CARES North American Conference.

All major Auto OEMs BMW, FORD, GENERAL MOTORS, HONDA, HYUNDAI-KIA, LUCID MOTORS, MAGNA, NISSAN, RENAULT, STELLANTIS, SUBARU, TOYOTA, fully engaged in CARES participated the 1st North American edition.

“CARES provided us a great opportunity to learn from other companies about common challenges in the industry” – Corporate Resource Manager at Auto OEM

It was great to acknowledge overall awareness of how we, as car manufacturers, can have a greater impact on carbon emissions”. – Global Environmental Director at Auto OEM

We had the ability to have access to the OEMS and hear about their Goals and Initiatives directly. In addition, as a s supplier, we were able to educate the OEMS on some of the difficulties we face trying to meet their requirements” – Director of R&D and Technical Analysis at major Auto Supplier companyThe dates of next CARES North American congress will be announced in the coming weeks.

The European version of CARES conference is scheduled in November 2022 in Greater Paris in FRANCE.

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Risk Training rebrands as Risk Learning and launches new product suite

On May 23, 2022, Risk Training will become Risk Learning, rebranding and reimagining its product suite to offer in-depth, self-directed learning and customised courses for our institutional partners and for professionals who have come to rely on the brand.

As the learning arm of capital markets publication, Risk Learning provides in-depth, expert-led learning to over 1,500 participants from leading financial institutions annually. Topics covered include operational risk management, climate risk, ESG, quant risk, derivates, regulation and technology.

While Risk Learning’s esteemed live courses will still be available, the move to expand on the brand’s product suite comes in response to industry demand for in-depth, self-directed courses, fully customised programmes, and institutional partnerships that cater to wider organisational needs.

Dawn Sidgwick, Risk Learning’s Chief Learning Officer, commented:

“The new Risk Learning product suite provides both the rigor and flexibility that our institutional partners have asked for as they progress their risk management capabilities in an increasingly complex space.

“Adding to the urgency of risk management is the decentralisation of learning, which has created a quandary for risk managers and commercial leaders needing to address risk management capabilities within complex organisations. Learning leaders are evolving into learning architects, and rely on Risk Learning for complimenting their existing expertise with instructor-led courses, eLearning, books, journals, and articles to meet the expansive needs of their organisation.”

The new product suite will be available from May 23 and is broken down into four key components:

across six topics categories:

Risk Learning press contact:

Stephen Body, Marketing and Communications Director,
+852 6113 1008,

Infopro Digital and the Fédération Française de la Franchise sign a partnership agreement for the organisation of Franchise Expo Paris

The Infopro Digital Group and the Fédération Française de la Franchise have announced a partnership agreement for the organisation of the Franchise Expo Paris trade show. The Franchise Expo Paris show, owned by the Fédération Française de la Franchise, will be organised by Infopro Digital’s teams, starting with the 2023 edition and for the next five annual editions.

Franchise Expo Paris is the largest exhibition dedicated to franchising in Europe. This annual event brings together more than 25,000 visitors (franchise candidates, entrepreneurs, shopkeepers) with the managers of hundreds of French and international brands, and organisations who support business creators.

Guy Gras, President of the Fédération Française de la Franchise, said: “We are looking forward to working with the Infopro Digital teams. The unique ecosystem of brands and media of the group and their knowledge of our universe allows us to explore new ambitions. Franchise Expo Paris and the Fédération Française de la Franchise will benefit from the group’s expertise in content, data and technology to bring even more value to our community and benefit our members.”

For over 10 years, Infopro Digital has been a key player in the franchise sector, with brands including:

Toute la Franchise: the first French platform for franchising to connect franchisors and franchise candidates (600,000 unique visitors/month) and,

LSA: the leading professional media organisation in France on retail, with 1.2 million unique visitors per month and more than 300,000 contacts of decision-makers in the world of commerce and consumption.

Julien Elmaleh, CEO of the Infopro Digital group, said: “We are proud of the confidence that the Fédération Française de la Franchise has shown in us. By using the sector expertise of our teams, we will add value to the franchise model and continue the development of Franchise Expo Paris. Thanks to our presence in numerous professional communities, we want to offer maximum visibility to the show among a multitude of private and public organisations. We also aim to further engage the community of franchise professionals and to keep Franchise Expo Paris and its ecosystem alive throughout the year.”

The first strategic priority of this long-term partnership is to establish Franchise Expo Paris as a key event for entrepreneurship in France and to strengthen its international appeal. Digital technology and innovation are at the heart of future projects, with a focus on the industry’s challenges, to better support the transformations underway.


About the FFF:

A major player in the French economy, the Fédération Française de la Franchise has been the professional federation of franchisors and their franchisees since 1971. It represents the franchising model, an entrepreneurial model based on the transfer of know-how and the sharing of value. Its role is to promote, defend and perpetuate the franchise model, but also to federate its ecosystem and to create the tools and environment conducive to the development and performance of franchise networks. In 1981, the French Franchise Federation created the Franchise Expo Paris trade show, which has since become a major annual international franchise event.

In France, franchising represents 1,965 networks, 79,134 franchised points of sale, for more than 68.8 billion euros in sales. The activity generates 795,441 jobs (direct and indirect). In 2009, the FFF created the Franchise Academy, the first training organisation for franchising professions, whose offer is dedicated to future franchisees, but also to future and current franchisors.

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About Infopro Digital:

Infopro Digital is a B2B group specialising in information and technology. Ranked as the 8th largest French technology group, the group is present in 17 countries and employs nearly 4,000 people. Its innovative solutions are aimed at professional communities in five key economic sectors: construction and public sector, automotive, industry, insurance & finance and retail. Thanks to the group’s sectorial expertise, Infopro Digital covers all the needs of professionals. Its solutions enable decision-makers to make informed decisions and companies to sustainably develop their business and performance.

Infopro Digital is the 4th largest organiser of trade shows in France. Each year, our trade shows bring together more than 200,000 visitors and more than 6,300 exhibitors. The group also organises more than 200 events per year in France and around the world (conferences, customised events) with a strong content dimension, in hybrid format (face-to-face and digital) and 100% digital. Our formats are varied and have a high usage value: trade shows, conferences, one to one meetings, etc.


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Acquisition of Bindexis by the Infopro Digital group

The Infopro Digital group has just announced its acquisition of Bindexis, a Swiss company that specializes in construction industry intelligence and lead generation. Bindexis is headquartered in Basel and has about thirty employees.

With this new acquisition, which follows its recent acquisition of Barbour ABI in the United Kingdom, Infopro Digital is strengthening its position as the European leader in the construction industry intelligence and lead generation markets.

Infopro Digital already owns eight companies in different European national markets: IBAU in Germany, Vecteur Plus and MPF in France, EBP in Belgium, Infomanager in Switzerland, Documedia AT in Austria, ABK in the Netherlands and Barbour ABI in the United Kingdom.

Commenting on the acquisition, Tobias Lüscher, Managing Director of Bindexis, said: “Joining the Infopro Digital Group is a great opportunity for Bindexis and our teams. We are looking forward to working with our new colleagues. Thanks to the business and technological expertise of the Infopro Digital Group, we will be able to offer our clients even more efficient and complete solutions.”

The acquisition of Bindexis is part of the group’s internationalization strategy. Christophe Czajka, Executive Chairman of the Infopro Digital group, which generates nearly half its revenue in the construction industry and the public sector, explains: “With the acquisition of Bindexis, Infopro Digital is pursuing its European expansion strategy, strengthening its European leadership position and enhancing its offer for professionals and construction companies.”

Infopro Digital focuses on marketing subscription-based intelligent solutions for professionals. As Julien Elmaleh, CEO of Infopro Digital, says: “The combination of our skills with those of the Bindexis teams will give our clients access to qualified data to develop their construction and public procurement businesses. Infopro Digital has companies in eight of the major European economies. We are continuing to pursue our ambition of becoming a major European company to better support our clients.”

About Infopro Digital

Infopro Digital is France’s 8th largest technology group. The group is present in 17 countries and employs more than 4,000 people. Infopro Digital creates content, data and technology for professionals and companies. Its innovative solutions are designed for B2B professionals and companies in key economic sectors: construction, automotive, industry, insurance & finance, retail and the public sector. Infopro Digital’s information and technology platforms enable informed decision-making and help companies sustainably improve their business and performance.

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Acquisition of Eventmaker, the French Event Tech scale-up, by Infopro Digital

Infopro Digital is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Eventmaker company. Founded in 2009 by Tristan Verdier, Eventmaker offers organizations an all-in-one web-based software to manage their physical, virtual and hybrid events. In 2021, more than 3,500 events were organized through the platform with over 2 million attendees.

With the takeover of Eventmaker, Infopro Digital is positioning itself in the Event Tech market, a market that has been growing rapidly since the pandemic and the digitalization of events. Christophe Czajka, President of Infopro Digital, said about this acquisition that: « thanks to its all-in-one technological solution that digitalizes all stages of event organization (from registration to networking to lead generation), Eventmaker succeeds in converging physical and digital environments to enrich the participants’ experience. The solution is fully in line with the Infopro Digital group’s mission to connect communities of professionals, and represents, for our customers, the most promising solution for the event industry. ».

For Tristan Verdier: « Joining a group aligned with Eventmaker’s values and that shares our entrepreneurial culture represents a formidable springboard to accelerate our international development. With the various resources of Infopro Digital, we have the adequate means to achieve our ambition and become a European and worldwide leader in Event Tech. ».

In addition, Laurent Leenhardt, Executive Director in charge of Specialized Software at Infopro Digital, says about the acquisition: « The combination of our know-how in technology and event organization allows us to foresee many opportunities. With its complete and unique platform, Eventmaker perfectly meets the challenges of companies, agencies and tradeshow & congress organizers.».


About Infopro Digital Group                                                                                                 

Infopro Digital is a B2B group specialized in information and technology. Ranked as the 8th largest French technology group, the group is present in 17 countries and employs nearly 4,000 people. Its innovative solutions are aimed at professional communities in five key economic sectors: construction and public sector, automotive, industry, insurance & finance and retail. Thanks to the group’s sectorial expertise, Infopro Digital covers all the needs of professionals. Its solutions enable decision makers to make informed decisions and companies to sustainably develop their business and performance.

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Red-on-line acquires the EHS software platform Gutwinski to broaden its European Footprint

Red-on-line, a leading EHS software and content provider announces today it has acquired Gutwinski Management GmbH. Headquartered in Vienna, Gutwinski is a leading EHS platform solution in German speaking countries.

Founded in 1999, Red-on-line has built an international business covering 165 jurisdictions. With more than 2,000 customers worldwide, Red-on-line offers its customers access to a multi-module SaaS software solution for risk management and regulatory compliance. Based in Vienna, Gutwinski, a major EHS content and software provider, enables Red-on-line to considerably strengthen its presence in Austria, Germany and German-speaking Switzerland.

As both a leading EHS regulatory content expert and advanced software solutions specialist, Red-on-line offers a wider range of services and tailored solutions to help  organisations reduce their legal compliance risks.

Commenting on the acquisition, Laurent Pitoun, Managing Director of Red-on-line, said:

“At Red-on-line, we have long respected Gutwinski’s legal expertise in EHS. Together with the talented team at Gutwinski, we will cement our position as a European leading EHS content and software provider. With a deeply complementary client portfolio product, the combined companies have an opportunity to make our products and services available to even more customers worldwide.”. 

Dr Thomas Gutwinski, Founder of Gutwinski added:

“We share the same entrepreneurial DNA as Red-on-line and have a common vision of how we aim to help our clients to manage their regulatory monitoring and compliance. We will benefit from the Red-on-Line team’s expertise and Infopro Digital’s technological capabilities. Today, we have a unique opportunity to reinforce our leading position in Austria and Germany and better serve our customers worldwide.”.

This is Red-on-line’s second acquisition of a major European EHS software company in 2021. This comes on the back of the successful acquisition last May of Pegasus Legal Register, the leader in the British and Irish markets

These two acquisitions, further cement Red-on-Line’s European leadership in the EHS monitoring and compliance market, as the only technological platform, content and services offering covering all jurisdictions on a global scale.

Red-on-line is an integral part of Infopro Digital, a leading independent provider of business-to-business (“B2B”) information and data, committed to serving professionals across multiple sectors internationally. Infopro Digital delivers its products by leveraging a deep understanding of its clients and the professional communities in which they operate. Through its publications and platforms, its clients are able to make better business decisions based on clearer insights, achieve stronger results, and be more efficient and effective in their day-to-day activities. Infopro Digital was founded in 2001 and has a global presence, with offices across Continental Europe (including the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands), North America and Asia.


FX Markets and launch US-focused data products

FX Markets and have launched Counterparty Radar, a data service that scours the filings of US mutual funds to reveal the most popular dealers and active funds in credit, equities, foreign exchange and rates instruments. 

The data is compiled using the quarterly positions that US mutual funds file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. While the data is publicly available, gathering and aggregating the data is not straightforward. Although the SEC’s filing template is standardized, the contents are not – different firms report the same information in very different ways, requiring careful cleaning, mapping and verification. 

Importantly, the filings differ from the vast trove of information available in trade repositories. While the data isn’t real-time, the filings show which firms executed the trades and also who the counterparty was. This gives unique insight into the trading behavior and counterparty preferences – of some of the world’s biggest asset managers. 

Close examination of the Counterparty Radar data has already revealed settlement clusters in the FX forwards market – hidden points of vulnerability. And that US funds dramatically ramped up their use of interest rate swaps in non-G10 currencies, presumably as part of their attempts to escape low-yielding bonds in developed markets. It clearly shows managers placing a big bet on the renminbi via foreign exchange options, and rebuilding their short credit default swap index positions after the panic and confusion of the first coronavirus lockdowns. 

The service enables sell-side firms to get a head start in client prospecting, understanding which instruments the mutual funds are trading – and, more importantly, with whom. 

“We were aware this data is out there, but for someone to have done the work to pull it all together – that’s super-useful. What you can do, that others can’t, is go directly to the dealers and check the data” 

Head of e-FX trading at a large European dealer 

For the funds themselves, it informs counterparty selection and potential concentration risk, while both the buy and sell sides can create their own peer comparisons.  

“Everyone has a slightly different broker panel, different relationships with each of the brokers. But this is representative data. If I talk to one asset manager, I’ll get a partial view. If I speak to a second, I’ll get another partial view. This dataset is holistic” 

Portfolio manager at a large asset manager 

With the Counterparty Radar service now launched, plans are in place to broaden the datasets within it, and also introduce a new complementary service to Risk Quantum in 2022.  

Infopro Digital ranked 8th best French technology group by FrenchWeb

Each year, FrenchWeb produces a ranking of the top 500 French technology companies.

Infopro Digital group has risen to 8th position in the FW500 ranking for 2022, up from 10th in 2021.

This ranking is based on several indicators that measure the dynamism and growth of companies across the French tech ecosystem.

We are honoured and proud of this 8th place ranking which underlines the innovation of our group and rewards the daily work of our teams. Congratulations to all of you!