Farnborough International Airshow has launched FIA Connect: A Platform to Connect the Global Aerospace Industry during the same week that the Airshow would have been running, 20-24 July.
Over five days, there will be a series of free-to-attend digital aerospace events, including a virtual conference programme focussing on key topics in the industry, and a selection of industry speakers.
Gareth Rogers, CEO, Farnborough International said: “The cancellation of the Farnborough International Airshow in response to the Covid-19 pandemic was a major shock, however the team is determined to create something that brings as many aspects of the show to the global aerospace industry as possible.
“Through our biennial Airshow, we have been privileged to serve as a platform for connecting industry, facilitating business growth, and showcasing the very latest in innovation and technology. The Farnborough International team is working hard to deliver a week of world-class content and thought leadership in order to provide some support to industry at a time when we cannot meet.”
Registration for FIA Connect is set to go live in the middle of June.
The schedule of events includes:
The FINN Sessions – a webinar programme sharing insight and analysis and featuring key figures, and focussing on: MRO, Defence, Airlines, Space, Urban Aviation and Future Workforce.
Meet the Buyer is will run free-of charge on Tuesday 21st July creating an opportunity to connect suppliers with buying decision makers at pre-arranged, private and secure virtual meetings.
Farnborough Friday a day developed to help address the skills gap in the industry; the virtual hub will include careers advice, speaker videos, downloads and workshops.
ADS Partnership – FIA Connect has partnered with ADS Group, the UK trade association for Aerospace, Defence and Security, to provide support, guidance and topical sessions of analysis, giving insight and resource to help business keep up to date, informed and connected.
All the content for FIA Connect is being created in-house by the team at Farnborough International and virtual event platform Eventscase.