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Farnborough International Airshow - #FIA14

July 14 – 20, 2014
Farnborough, UK


Visit the U.S. Commercial Service at #FIA14!

U.S. Commercial Service
U.S. Pavilion – Hall 2, Booth A3

Whether you are an international buyer or a U.S. company, you are invited to visit the U.S. Commercial Service stand for business counseling and matchmaking.

The U.S. Commercial Service team will be on hand to help you connect with U.S. suppliers and to provide you with information on investment opportunities in the U.S.

The U.S. Commercial Service also provides after-show follow-up assistance to facilitate and help finalize business agreements.

U.S. Commercial Service Resources for U.S Companies at #FIA14

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About FIA and Program Information

Event Summary

FIA is the premier gathering place for major national and international manufacturers, sub-contractors and service companies serving the global aerospace industry. Over the last three shows, FIA has grown through the inclusion of associated sectors and now Space, Aviation Security, Unmanned Air Systems (UAS), skills and innovation are an integral part of the show.

FIA 2014 will include over 1500 exhibitors from 40 countries, including over 350 companies from the U.S. Also in attendance will be around 70 delegations from 46 countries with over 100 aircraft participating in both static display and flying. There were 107,000 trade attendees over five days at FIA 2012. FIA 2014 will also feature a number of conferences and events hosted by ADS, Aviation Week and exhibitors.

Trade days are Monday, 14 July through Friday, 18 July. On Monday the show is open from 10am to 4pm with the flying display beginning at 2:15pm. Tuesday through Friday the show is open from 9:30am to 5:30pm with the flying display beginning at 2:15pm.

Additional information is available on the FIA website.

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Global Chat

The U.S. Department of Commerce is offering regional and global counseling to U.S. companies exhibiting at the show. Global Chat is an opportunity for a U.S. company to meet with numerous Commercial Specialists from the U.S. Department of Commerce in one session and receive valuable feedback and advice on their market strategy. If you are interested in participating in Global Chat during FIA 2014, please contact Melissa.Grosso@trade.gov for additional information.

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Meet-The-Buyer Event

The Meet-The-Buyer event, organized by Farnborough International Limited, will introduce your company to those who are currently searching for new business partners. Over 35 major international and national aerospace procurement teams participated in the Meet-The-Buyer program at FIA 2012. Meet-The-Buyer event link: http://bit.ly/SgIMPI

This event will provide you direct access to companies which are looking for new business relationships. Participating companies are matched with potential partners in a series of pre-planned meetings, thereby allowing you to maximize time spent at the Airshow. At FIA 2012, over 613 pre-planned meetings took place with 38 buyers. This is an opportunity to gain direct access to those with whom you want to do business. Contact Gen Richards for details: gen.richards@adsgroup.org.uk

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B2B Meetings

Are you looking to maximize your valuable time at the Farnborough International Airshow?

Farnborough is offering B2B Meetings for their exhibitors through an on-line service to request meetings:

  • Log-on to your E-Net account
  • Go to the Brand Enhancement tab at the top of the page
  • drop down to Meetings
  • Click on the Make New Request tab to request a meeting

Don’t Forget: In the Brand Enhancement tab, drop down to and click on the Exhibitor List Entry tab and ensure that you have clicked the two boxes titled Include our organisation in the online exhibitor list AND Accept meeting request from the online exhibitor list.

If you don’t take advantage of this valuable service, you may be missing a substantial opportunity to connect with a company that you are looking to do business with.

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Military Delegations Program

Are you looking to have Military Delegations visit your exhibit at the Farnborough International Airshow?

There is an opportunity for exhibitors to request the Official Military Delegations to visit your company’s stand or chalet during the show. There is no cost for this service; it is free-of-charge to all exhibitors.

Official Military Delegations are invited on a government-to-government basis. Heads of Delegations are usually very senior personnel, possibly Chiefs of Service or government ministers. They are often accompanied by their London-based Military or Air Attaché, and always by a military Escort Officer who is responsible for the smooth-running of their program.

There are currently Military Delegations from 37 countries involved in this program and the list is growing. Your requests will be considered by the relevant UKTI/DSO Country Desk Officer. If you are successful in getting onto any of the programs, you will be contacted by UKTI/DSO and an appointment time agreed for the delegation visit. All requests will be considered, but the Head of Delegation will make the final decision on his or her program.

Military Delegations participating in this program are: Algeria, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, UAE and the United Kingdom.

Log-on to your E-Net account at http://www.farnborough.com/Content/Exhibitor-Zone/10/, go to the Brand Enhancement tab at the top of the page and drop down and click on Military Delegations.

For more information on the Delegations Program, please visit http://www.farnborough.com/Content/Delegations-Programme/11_86/

Or contact:

Jayne Thomson 
Protocol and Commercial Research Manager
Tel: +44 (0)1252 532800
Email: jayne.thomson@farnborough.com

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Civil Delegation Program

Are you looking to have Civil Delegations visit your boot at the Farnborough International Airshow?

The Commercial and Civil Delegations programme is suited to all tier level companies, including SMEs, and offers the following benefits:  


  • An opportunity for personal introductions to individuals not generally accessible to the open market
  • Allows time for demonstrations of specific products or services
  • Creates a real opportunity to develop stronger business relationships
  • Engagement with prime contractors for SME companies
  • Focuses on real business opportunities with live commercial projects

Tricia Appleford
Delegations Consultant
Tel: +44 (0) 1344-876193
Email: tricia.appleford@farnborough.com

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Contact Information

For additional information about the U.S. Commercial Service at FIA, please contact:

PJ Menner
Commercial Specialist - CS London

+44 (0)20 7894 0470


Melissa Grosso
Senior International Trade Specialist
CS Connecticut

+1 (860) 638-6955

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