Bex Hale

06 March 2017

Farnborough International Ltd has appointed GES as official delivery partner for the new Hall 1 at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre.

The new venue, which opens in spring 2018, is set to become one of the UK’s foremost meeting and exhibition destinations. The purpose-built structure boasts more than 20,000sqm of flexible event space, including 12,500sqm of exhibition space and can host up to 2,500 conference delegates theatre style. It has onsite parking for 3,500 cars.

Alongside the delivery of all core services, GES will be the venue’s partner for custom stand design and build, bespoke feature areas, 2D and 3D graphics and full AV and digital event production services. The contract extends an already strong working relationship between both companies. GES has enjoyed a 20 year long relationship as official supplier to the Farnborough Airshow and recently announced the renewal of its contract with the event until 2028.

Shaun Ormrod, CEO Farnborough International commented “It’s a rare privilege to create a brand new live event venue – literally from the ground up. GES has been a true strategic partner from the start; advising and collaborating on our plans and crucially, sharing our excitement and ambition for this ground-breaking venue. Our clients both domestic and international are looking for cutting edge, best-in-class, live event delivery and production capabilities and I’m confident that with GES as our partner we can exceed their expectations.”

Jason Popp, EVP of International, GES, hailed the contract, saying; “This is going to be a landmark destination in the UK, and GES is delighted to be selected by Farnborough International as their full service partner. Our outstanding team of event professionals bring real breadth and depth to the table – whether it’s advising clients on event strategy to designing brand concepts, from full show builds and breakdown to creating digital engagement with VR – GES is uniquely placed to deliver a true ‘end to end’ live event service. It’s a hugely exciting project and we can’t wait to get started.”


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