The Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) returns again this year from the 16th – 22th of July. This event presents key organisations and global influencers all in one place. FIA brings all aspects of the aerospace industry under one roof, making this one of the biggest events for aerospace enthusiasts this year. Their unique ‘Meet the Buyer’ programme allows business connections to prosper through combining every sector of aero-technology. This exciting airshow has a jam-packed schedule but here are the top 5 speeches Takumi is interested in attending:
New product introduction: delivering Launch Excellence
19th July, 11:15
Richard Hammond and Robin Talwar of Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Industry forum will be examining best practice approaches to NPI in order to drive robust product introduction and bring about project management techniques. As Talwar is currently the principal consultant for New Product Introduction and Lifecycle Management and Hammond is the principal consultant on aerospace, this exciting event will be in big demand.
Creating a truly global supply chain
17th July, 13:55
Mark Johnson from Sigma Components will be discussing how to create a global supply chain and the challenges that could arise in the face of that endeavour. He will be giving advice on how to reduce the obstacles in the process and how to capitalise on international opportunities. Johnson is a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and has over 30years experience in the aerospace sector. This is a must see for any budding enterprise looking for industry tips.
Panel: Breaking Barriers: Aviation beyond the speed of sound
18th July, 12:00
A panel of experts including Ernie Edawrds and Vik Kachoria has been organised to discuss the future of faster travel, specifically faster than the speed of sound. Kachoria is the CEO and President of Spike Aerospace which is famous for designing the world’s first QUIET supersonic business jet. Edwards expertise lie elsewhere as he deals with all aspects of the sales in Aerion AS2. With both speakers having over 30years experience in the industry, this is set to be a must see.
Measuring Business Relationships to improve performance
19th July, 11:55
Finger On the Pulse’s Neal Middle will be sharing the best way to measure business relationships, and business performance in his discussion on the second day of the event. As well as this he will examine how to identify new strategic value within the supply chain. Middle’s expertise comes from 25years experience developing business and market performance for both Blue Chip and SME.
Prosperity and Growth – innovating to create capability through partnership and people
18th July, 13:00
Andrew Cowdery, from Leonardo MW Limitied UK will be discussing how at their business, they found growth through its people. Cowdery is the Director of Government Affairs at Leonardo and has worked for over 30years in the aerospace industry. Cowdery focuses on collaborative projects across Europe, Middle East and Far East. This more human side of the industry will provide an invaluable insight into managing a large scale organisation.