Farnborough International – organiser of the Farnborough International Airshow – has partnered with ConvergX on a series of new events.
The events will capitalise on Farnborough’s role in connecting the global aerospace and defence industries and bring ConvergX’s expertise in creating cross-sector collaboration with the energy and mining industries to the UK for the first time.
An Executive Roundtable is to take place in September 2019 at Canada House in London. This will be followed by a ConvergX Conference at the 2020 Farnborough International Airshow.
ConvergX takes place annually in Calgary, Canada. It provides senior decision makers from industry and the military with a forum to explore growth opportunities and create investment across strategically important sectors: aerospace, defence, security, energy and mining.
Farnborough International hosts and organises one of the world’s biggest trade shows and operates a global consultancy business with interests in China, the Middle East and the Far East.
Amanda Stainer, Farnborough International’s commercial director commented: “Farnborough International’s network is unrivalled, and our insight is unparalleled. ConvergX has developed a hugely successful model for enabling organisations from different industries to share technical knowledge, network and engage. We’re delighted to create this partnership and introduce a new focus for exploring opportunities across parallel industries.”
Kimberley Van Vliet, founder & CEO of WāVv and ConvergX, added: “ConvergX was created to initiate cross sector discussion and foster cross-sector opportunities amongst senior decision makers from global industries over four years ago. Currently tracking over 50 cross-sectoral business deals since its inception, the value of the conference has been clearly demonstrated. With Farnborough’s decades of experience and world class reputation, this direction is the logical next step, and we are thrilled with the partnership and opportunities that will arise.”