Gareth Rogers

CEO , Farnborough

A message from our CEO

Welcome to our venue.

The Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre team know that it is vitally important each event we stage must succeed for everyone involved, from the organiser through to the attendee. We know this  because our venue has been developed out of the experience we have gained through decades of delivering one of the world’s biggest and most successful Airshows and we care about your experience.

We set out to create an environment that enables business to thrive, using our location as the home of pioneering spirit to engage and inspire. Much of the ingenuity that has shaped modern-day aerospace took place in buildings that can still be seen from the venue; from the jet engine, the designs for Concorde, even space suits, it has all happened in Farnborough and we aim to help you replicate this Pioneering Spirit.

As one of the only venues in the UK with on-site organiser expertise, we are here to support all aspects of your event and we have carefully selected a range of on-site suppliers meaning you get best-in-class service across everything from catering to AV. It's important for us that you feel at home here with a team whose success is based entirely on yours – we look forward to exceeding your expectations!


Meet Our Team

Emily Simmons-Wright

Head of Venue Sales - Venue Team

44 (0)7568 427180

Matt Burton

Head of Venue Marketing - Venue Team

+44 (0)7803514402

Helen Ridley

Head of Event Management - Venue Team

+44 (0) 1252 532873

Chris Dillon

Head of Venue Operations - Venue Team

+44 (0) 1252 532883

Lucy Spensley

Account Director - Exhibitions & Conferences - Venue Team

+44 (0) 1252 532819

Samantha King

Account Director - Exhibitions & Conferences - Venue Team

+44 (0) 1252 532802

Alison Jenkins

Account Manager - Conferences - Venue Team

+44 (0)1252 532808

Abi Nicholls

Account Manager - Venue Team

+44 (0) 1252 532891

Sweta Saluja

Marketing Executive - Venue Team

+44 (0) 1252 532803

Ashleigh Smith

Event Manager - Venue Team


Isabella Scott

Event Management Placement Student - Venue Team


Lisa Howlett

Senior Event Manager - Venue Team

+44 (0) 1252 532864

Rebecca Tudor Owen

Event Manager - Venue Team

+44 (0) 1252 532851

Jennifer Mather

Event Manager - Venue Team

+44 (0) 1252 532886

Ashleigh Barker

Event Manager - Venue Team

+44 (0) 1252 532862

Nana Afriyie

Event Manager - Venue Team

+44 (0) 1252 532876

Becca Martin

Junior Event Manager - Venue Team

+44 (0) 1252 532869

Louise Callow

Sales and Events Co-ordinator - Venue Team

+44 (0) 1252 532874

Valerie Steele

EA to Venue Director - Venue Team

+44 (0) 1252 532806

Laura Keen

Event Services & Logistics Supervisor - Venue Team

+44 (0) 1252 532899

Mark Goodwin

Logistics Co-ordinator - Venue Team

+44 (0) 7923254815

Moses Parsons

Logistics Co-ordinator - Venue Team

+44 (0) 1252 532877

Jasmin Edwards

Health, Safety and Compliance Officer - Venue Team

+44 (0) 1252 532889

At Farnborough International, we aim to provide a global stage for your business where a history rich in pioneering visionaries meets with cutting edge innovation.

With 150 years of combined experience, our venue team works alongside the talented operations team who use their expertise to organise, run and deliver the world famous airshow, attracting 100,000 trade and public visitors biennially. We have been operating events in Hall 5 for over a decade and have expanded into the impressive 20,000sqm Hall 1 which has seen a plethora of world-class events since opening in 2018.

Whether it’s working with multi-national organisations, championing the cause of the UK aerospace industry or providing a global platform for SMEs, our purpose is to support and inspire our global portfolio of clients. We enable and empower them to push the boundaries and achieve their commercial goals.

We take immense pride in our reputation, and as a global centre of excellence, we welcome you to the one-stop destination for all your business needs.

We live and breathe the pioneering spirit that has been our lifeblood for over a century.

Welcome to Farnborough International.