Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre has confirmed the first five shows that will take place in the new Hall 1 which is due to open in early 2018. The new Hall 1 will host the following shows during 2018 and early 2019:

  • Southern Manufacturing – February 2018
  • Security and Policing – March 2018
  • Fishing Show “The Big One”  – March 2018
  • National Pet Show – May 2018
  • Centaur Media’s Home Building and Renovating – January 2019

With the National Pet Show moving venue from London’s ExCeL and the Home Building and Renovation show including Farnborough on its roster of venues in early 2019, they signal the commercial support that Farnborough’s new venue is gaining from across the industry. The other three shows already take place in Farnborough’s Hall 4 temporary structure.

Michael Watton, venue director of Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, said: “Getting these first shows confirmed for the new venue is a major milestone for all of us here at Farnborough International. They prove how versatile this new space will be and how it’s advanced technology will bring conferences, meetings and events to life in these wonderful new spaces. With under a year to go until we open the doors, we are delighted with the response to this new pioneering vision. Our objective was to be ready in time for the 2018 Airshow. To be able to open the venue ahead of the planned date and host a series of events in the spring is a fantastic achievement.”

The Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre will be flexible enough to cater for almost any kind of exhibition, conference, meeting, dinner or launch event thanks to 12,500 square metres of exhibition space, conference space for up to 2,500 delegates and nine purpose-built function rooms.