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We have been sharing what we love most about our industry and community, and speaking to event thought leaders about their passions, values and predictions for future events. Watch the interviews below.

Join the conversation on our social channels @Farnborough_int #WeLoveEvents.

We look forward to reuniting with all of our friends and colleagues from the events industry. In the meantime, please stay safe.

#WeLoveEvents Talks - Hear From Our Community

Lisa Holt, Zing Insights

We spoke to Lisa Holt at Zing Insights about what she loves about face to face events, why face to face business is so important and how to adapt thinking for future business.

Ed Tranter, 73 Media

Ed Tranter, Managing Director at 73 Media talks to us on his love for face to face events and passion for the events community, and the need for human connection.

Stephen Brooks

Stephen Brooks talks to Farnborough on the strength of coming together as a community and adapting to change to innovate.

Dan Thurlow, SEC Glasgow

Dan Thurlow, Director of Exhibitions at SEC Glasgow talks to Farnborough on the power of exhibitions, current industry collaboration and the first successful event that will build confidence for future events.

Frazer Chesterman, FM Future

Frazer Chesterman, Director at FM Future talks to Farnborough International on his passion for events (and the showbiz), the importance of face to face business and shares some positive words of wisdom to the industry.

Jemma Peers, Top Banana

Jemma Peers, Client & Commercial Director at Top Banana and devoted festival goer talks to Farnborough about what makes face to face events meaningful and predicts what future events might look like.

Rob Sherwood, Hub Exhibitions

Rob Sherwood, Managing Director of Hub Exhibitions talks to Farnborough about about the value of trade shows and envisions how the exhibition model may adapt to change.

Cecilia Lavin, ILEA UK

We spoke to Cecilia Lavin, President of ILEA UK and Head of EMEA Sales at One World Rental about the importance of relationship building and networking and her mission to be a positive, supportive voice in the industry.

Chris Lynn

Chris Lynn, Global Business Development Consultant, talks to Farnborough about the strength of the events community and how innovation will be key to moving forward.

Chris Skeith, AEO

Chris Skeith, the Chief Executive Officer of the AEO (Association of Event Organisers) talks to Farnborough about growing recognition of the industry, the power of collaboration and the bright future ahead for events.


Mike Seaman, Raccoon Events

We spoke to Mike Seaman, CEO and Co-Founder of Raccoon Events, home of the award-winning National Running Show, about his love for exhibitions, bringing communities together and looking forward to an exciting 2021.

Shaun Hinds, Manchester Central

Shaun Hinds, Chief Executive at Manchester Central talks to Farnborough International about the value of real life events, the new era of events embracing digitisation and the future of the face-to-face events industry.