Farnborough International confirms that FIA Connect, the world’s only major digital trade event for the aerospace and defence industries, will take place on 13 – 15 July 13-15, 2021.

The free to attend online event marks the second in a series developed to bridge the gap between biennial Farnborough International Airshows – the next of which has been confirmed to take place in July 2022.  FIA Connect brings industry, government and academia together for an on on-line conference which will feature:

  • An unmissable line-up of speakers
  • World-class insight
  • Focus on the technology and ingenuity driving business growth

The launch of FIA Connect in 2020 saw more than 250 senior executives, academics, and politicians joined by 14,000 delegates from 97 countries. The event served as a crucial opportunity for industry to come together during a time of unprecedented challenge as the impacts of COVID-19 took hold. The CEOs of Airbus, Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, Meggitt and Emirates among many others, contributed to a world-class conference programme broadcast by FINN – the Farnborough International News Network.

Sustainability and business recovery on the agenda

July 2021’s FIA Connect, will build on last year’s successes, focussing on:

  • Sustainability
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Defence
  • Commercial recovery

Gareth Rogers, Chief Executive of Farnborough International said: “For Farnborough International, developing insight-led events on the themes that matter to industry means we become a year-round contributor; putting thought-leaders in front of receptive audiences, enabling business growth, and providing a platform to showcase innovation. “By creating a roster of events, such as FIA Connect, we broaden our global reach – something that will ensure a growth in international attendance at our biennial Airshow: an industry landmark representing a culmination of informed, insight-driven events.”  He added: “Ultimately, there is no substitute for the face-to-face business that is enabled by international airshows and we are acutely aware of how much industry is looking forward to meeting again. In the interim, the aerospace industry has always been dynamic and FIA Connect reflects its ability to connect using modern technology.”


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