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About Us

Informa Economics, Inc. (formerly known as Sparks Companies, Inc.) is a world leader in broad-based domestic and international agricultural and commodity/product market research, analysis, evaluation and consulting.  The company was founded in 1977 and, in 2003, was acquired by Informa plc ("Informa"). 

Informa Economics, Inc. serves hundreds of firms, institutions and trade organizations worldwide from our headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Offices that are a part of Informa Economics include FNP Brazil in Sao Paulo, CEAS in London and Brussels and WPA in Washington, DC.

Our Mission:  
"To be a Vital Force in the Success of Agriculture, Food, Energy and Transportation Interests Around the World."

The company's professional depth and experience allow us to provide a wide range of services related to the economic and management concerns of clients. Underpinning these services, our principal strengths lie in an expansive information base and a professional and experienced staff.

Representing Informa Economics' primary asset, our employees are well-trained and seasoned researchers and consultants with extensive backgrounds in business and government; most hold advanced degrees in economics, agriculture, management or related fields.  The Informa Economics  team has extensive experience in worldwide agribusiness and agricultural policy decision-making.   Many Informa Economics employees have gained insights from past government service in senior policy, analysis and advisory positions; from major trade associations; from land grant universities; and as senior officials of leading agribusiness companies.

The world's agricultural and food industry is expanding and remains in a constant state of change.  Successful businesses and institutions must deal with rapidly shifting market conditions that are driven by international influences, technological innovations, policy shifts, weather conditions, emerging consumers and fluctuating consumer preferences.  To continue succeeding in this environment, businesses must have access to reliable market information and authoritative economic consulting services.  It is Informa Economics' economic expertise and diverse client base that combine to provide unique insights, risk management and strategic planning for agribusinesses around the world.

In its role as a world leader in comprehensive commodity, food industry and agribusiness research and consulting, Informa Economics offers several broad categories of services:

About our Parent Company

Informa plc is the leading international provider of specialized information and services for the academic and scientific, professional and commercial business communities. Informa has over 150 offices in more than 43 countries and employs 8,500 staff around the world.

Informa is the largest publicly-owned organizer of conferences and courses in the world with an output of over 8,500 events annually. Informa publishes over 2,500 subscription-based information services including academic journals, real-time news and structured databases of commercial intelligence. Informa's book business has more than 50,000 academic and business titles in print.

Informa's products are founded on high value content in a wide variety of subject areas. These range from the arts and humanities through social sciences to physical science and technology; from the professional domains of finance and the law to commercial fields such as telecommunications, maritime trade, energy, commodities, and agriculture.





 


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