Michael Watton, Farnborough International Venue Director, to Retire

Mary Kearney

22 February 2021

After a very successful five years with Farnborough International, Michael Watton, Venue Director, has made the decision to take early retirement.

Michael has played an instrumental role in the transformation of Farnborough International having been part of the planning, opening and subsequent operation of Hall 1 – our £30 million events venue. He built an amazing team made up of dynamic, experienced individuals who have worked successfully to establish the event, venue and filming side of our business nationally and internationally.  

Michael is a very well respected member of our Executive team whose wise counsel was sought by staff throughout the business; his knowledge, warmth and kindness will be greatly missed.  

We wish Michael all the very best with his plans for retirement.

Related articles

Farnborough International wins leading industry award

Farnborough International took home the award for ‘Best Supporting Venue’ at the event industry trade magazine Exhibition News’ EN Indy Awards.

A statement on the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II

We are truly saddened to hear of the passing of our longest reigning monarch, her majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A beacon of light across 70 years of unrivalled service, Queen Elizabeth II’s values and commitment to her people will continue to live on. We join the world in offering our sincere condolences to the Royal Family.

Farnborough International accelerates event collection growth with appointment of Portfolio Development Director

Farnborough International has appointed Matthew Wallhead as Portfolio Development Director to support the expansion of its sector-diverse event portfolio.


Complete the form below to get your copy

* This field is mandatory

* This field is mandatory

* This field is mandatory

* This field is mandatory

By checking you agree that you have read our Privacy policy

* Please check this to accept privacy Policy

By ticking this box you are opting in to receiving email communications from us.

* Please Complete Recaptcha