The award-winning 2017 Annual Report tells stories about the company’s trade fair activities and was produced in partnership with the agency HGB Hamburger Geschäftsberichte. As well as the Grand Award, the annual report also won two gold medals in the categories “Late Publishing” and “Printing and Production” as well as an “honors” award in the category “Photography”. What’s special about the ARC Award is that it is independent, as it is the only international annual report competition not affiliated with a magazine or association. It also does not accept advertising or sponsorship. There are strict assessment criteria and a jury made up of 200 international experts awards points for design, quality of photography and text, financial information and story.
We will have to wait till next year to see whether our 2018 annual report, presented at the financial statement press conference in July, might also have a chance of winning an ARC medal. Under the title “Creating Experiences”, it brings together a variety of topics, interesting stories and colourful impressions, including of course the facts and figures from the record-breaking 2017-2018 fiscal year.The print version is complemented by an online edition.