Media and events as a business compass
Verlagsgruppe Deutscher Fachverlag (dfv) rates among the largest independent specialist media companies in Europe. Making people more successful in their jobs and businesses -
that’s what dfv considers its central task. “We put every effort into offering useful information and excellent networks. Our entire portfolio with its diverse facets -
print, digital business and events - serves as a personal business compass for our target groups pointing out directions, resulting in better confidence when making decisions
and thus making important contributions to their success,” says Klaus Kottmeier, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of dfv.
With its subsidiaries and associate companies in Germany and abroad, dfv publishes about 90 periodicals for different economic fields. Many of its titles are market leaders in the respective industries. The portfolio is supplemented by over 90 digital products including numerous apps for smart phones and tablet PCs as well as social media platforms. Over 120 commercial events, for instance conventions and trade fairs, offer not only information but also intense networking possibilities. About 500 current specialist book titles top off the publisher’s port folio. Verlagsgruppe Deutscher Fachverlag achieved a turnover of EUR 127.1 million in 2012, employing 890 people. With the acquisition of FVW Mediengruppe (Verlag Dieter Niedecken GmbH) in January 2013, the number of employees has been increased to approximately 1,000 people.
In total, four dfv titles are ranked among the TOP 10 specialist periodicals with the best advertising sales figures: Lebensmittel Zeitung, TextilWirtschaft, HORIZONT and AHGZ-Allgemeine Hotel- und Gastronomie-Zeitung (source: HORIZONT, No. 16/2013). The extended overview shows two further dfv titles: fvw, the tourism and business travel magazine, claims rank 13, while Sportswear International, the magazine for denim and fashion trends, takes 20th place. No other publishing company has as many high-ranking titles to show for itself.
Wilhelm Lorch founded dfv under the name “Neuer Fachverlag” in Stuttgart in September 1946. It was not until 1948 when it moved to Frankfurt that the publishing company was renamed “Deutscher Fachverlag”. The first specialist periodical was released in the founding year: TextilWirtschaft. Since then, dfv has continuously expanded its range of publications and constantly enlarged it by means of numerous start-ups, acquisitions and shareholdings.Today, the publishing group has branches in five countries and distributes its products worldwide.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Investing in the future
Sustainable economic activity ensures long-term success. For this reason dfv has been committed to its personnel, the environment and the society since the first day of its founding. dfv has initiated three industry specific foundations that are dedicated to vocational and supplementary training for talented young people in the textile and food industries as well as the communication and agency sector. These three foundations are currently in funds of more than EUR 4 million. For further information regarding CSR, please visit http://english.dfv.de/commitment/
Range of media products
- Retail industry
- Textiles and fashion
- Marketing, media, market research
- Hotel, catering and tourism industry
Trade fairs, exhibitions,
conferences and meetings
- Meat and bakery industry
- Textile, paper, packaging and environmental industry
- Legal, tax, business
- Real estate Industry
- Financial economy
- Lebensmittel Zeitung
- Lebensmittel Zeitung direkt
- LZ Karriere
- LZ Nonfood Trends
- Der Handel
- Cash (Österreich)
- FARBE BODEN WAND (Austria)
- Moyo delo. Magazin (Russia)
- Handel (Poland)
- IMAGES India Shop Design
- IMAGES Franchise
- IMAGES Retail (English and Hindi edition)
- Progressive Grocer (India)
- Shopping Centre News (India)
- Corporate Media
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