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Farnborough International to hold virtual FIA Connect event

Posted 15 May 2020 · Add Comment

Farnborough International has launched FIA Connect, a virtual Farnborough International Airshow, taking place at the same time (20th 24th July) that the biennial event would have been held, before it was cancelled due to the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Image courtesy Farnborough International

This July should have seen global aerospace gathered together for the biennial Farnborough International Airshow: a celebration of all aspects of this highly innovative and economically important industry.

For the team at Farnborough International, a summer without an Airshow was simply inconceivable and so FIA Connect has been launched. Taking place on 20th – 24th July – the same week that the Airshow would have flown – the team are creating a series of free-to-attend digital aerospace events.

The intention is to deliver five days of high quality content, collaboration, thought leadership and industry insight; connecting the global aerospace industry during a time when it cannot physically meet.

Highlights include:

  • The FINN Sessions – senior industry figures speaking about the topics that matter to industry.
  • Meet the Buyer - a strategic opportunity, connecting suppliers with buying decision makers at pre-arranged, private and secure virtual meetings.
  • Farnborough Friday – introducing a young and engaged audience to industry as part of an initiative developed to help address the skills gap. The day will include careers advice, inspirational speakers, downloads and workshops.
  • FIA Connect is partnering with ADS Group – the UK trade association for Aerospace, Defence and Security – to provide support, guidance and topical sessions of analysis, giving the best of insight and resource to help business keep up to date, informed and connected.

Speaking about the launch of FIA Connect, Gareth Rogers CEO of Farnborough International said: “Cancelling this year’s Farnborough International Airshow remains a source of acute disappointment but the team is working hard to develop a virtual event which brings as many aspects of the show to people as possible.

“We know that the cancellation process has not been straightforward and work on delivering a financial solution to exhibitors continues; however, it is vital that Farnborough International does everything possible to contribute to the recovery of organisations throughout the supply chain who have been hit by the impacts of this pandemic.

“FIA Connect will bring global industry together via an online platform, providing world-class content, insight and business growth opportunities. We are attaching no fee, from Meet the Buyer through to virtual FINN Sessions, this is being offered free of charge. I sincerely hope that we are joined by as many of our exhibitors and visitors as possible this July.”

An exclusive package is under development for 2020 Exhibitors, including networking and promotional opportunities, whilst trade visitors and the international aerospace industry are invited too.

 

 

 

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