July 13th-15th, 2021 (Virtual event)

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

This 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 is confirmed for July 2022. 

In 2020, the launch of FIA Connect saw more than 250 senior executives, academics, and politicians joined by 14,000 delegates from 97 countries. It 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.

This July’s FIA Connect, will build on that success, focussing on:

  • Sustainability, exploring decarbonisation and the journey to Net Zero
  • Digitization; advanced manufacturing including Aerospace 4.0 developments
  • Defence, particularly Future Combat Air Systems and future interoperability across nations
  • ​Commercial recovery and the roadmap to ‘normal’, including the future passenger experience; contactless airport technology, and vaccine passports
  • Future workforce