Senior attendees included the CEOs of Airbus, Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, Meggitt and Emirates, with the conference broadcast by FINN – the Farnborough International News Network.
This July’s FIA Connect will focus on sustainability, advanced manufacturing, defence and commercial recovery.
Farnborough International CEO Gareth Rogers 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.
“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.”