Smart Networking and the launch of the inaugural Aerospace Global Forum will mark the return of the Farnborough International Airshow from July 18-22, 2022.

Following the challenges of the last two years within the industry, the event will promise unrivalled in-person networking and insight-generating opportunities to support post-Covid recovery and reconnection of industry leaders from around the world.

The Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) 2018 saw deals worth $192 billion made. The 2022 airshow will be unveiling a new global initiative – the inaugural Aerospace Global Forum. The platform will provide global leaders with the opportunity to gather, discuss and interrogate major issues impacting the world through a focus on aerospace and drive positive change. More details on the Aerospace Global Forum and the programme will be announced in early 2022.

Smart Networking opportunities and a new Space Zone

The event will also see the expansion of FIA’s Smart Networking opportunities, evolution of turnkey chalets and a new Space Zone, utilising two brand-new 22,000 sq ft sound stages built on the grounds of Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre.

Conversations taking place at the event will be steered towards six core themes pertinent to the aerospace, aviation and defence industries, focusing on the future of the industry, sustainability, aerospace and defence thought leadership, space, future workforce and air travel.

Farnborough will be the first truly international opportunity to witness the leaps in development within the industries that have taken place, as well as showcasing innovation to a global face-face audience. The event will be attended by industry primes including BAE Systems, Boeing, Rolls-Royce and Raytheon Technologies.

Developing “tangible outcomes” for summits such as COP-26

Gareth Rogers, CEO of Farnborough International, said: “Farnborough International Airshow remains the leader in connecting the world of aerospace and the 2022 instalment will be our most important yet. It has never been more vital to connect the leading pioneers and our event will enable the industry to harness the power of the sector to tackle the largest questions and develop tangible outcomes following global summits, such as COP-26.”

“With almost 90 per cent of exhibition spaces sold and reserved already and more than two-thirds of exhibitors are from outside the UK, we are thrilled to see the eagerness of the industry to return to face-to-face events and work together to initiate global change.”

Kevin Craven, CEO of ADS Group, added: “As the second largest sector in the world and the location of Farnborough International Airshow, the most international airshow in the world, the UK is at the epicentre of the global aerospace industry. Attracting leaders from across the world, Farnborough International offers a vital opportunity to evolve, collaborate and connect at the highest level to propel the UK the aerospace, aviation and defence industries into the stratosphere.”

“I look forward to welcoming our esteemed members and global professionals to Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre next year. At ADS, we represent and support more than 1,100 UK businesses operating in the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors, and the Farnborough International Airshow is a vital date in our industry calendars to connect with our members and revolutionise our operations as an international network.”

“Ushering in a new era of Jet Zero aviation”

Robert Courts MP, UK Aviation Minister, said: “We know how challenging the last eighteen months have been for the aviation sector and the return of this world-renowned Airshow marks a significant moment for the industry. As well as being a huge boost for the economy, the show highlights the leading role the UK plays in ushering in a new era of Jet Zero aviation, developing innovative new technologies and creating green jobs.”

Details on the Aerospace Global Forum, programme and ticket details will be shared early in 2022.

For more information visit the Farnborough International Airshow website,



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