The Business Connections Exchange



One of the most popular and longstanding features of Farnborough Airshow, Meet the Buyer Programme, has been reimagined for FIA2022 to better connect key decision-makers from around the globe and to help create long-lasting partnerships.

At the place where the global aerospace industry meets, the Business Connections Exchange provides buyers and suppliers with the ultimate networking opportunity to meet face-to-face and to do real business.

For 2020, the Meet the Buyer Programme featured as part of FIA Connect and welcomed 75 buyers, 244 suppliers and hosted 457 meetings. For the 2022 edition, the programme features an enhanced, bespoke matching system to significantly increase the relevance of meetings and the compatibility between the buyers’ procurement requirements and the suppliers’ offerings, providing fantastic business development opportunities and a platform for buyers to meet with relevant suppliers.

The intelligent software, plus direct input from both buyers and suppliers, supported by FIA’s diligence and experience, means a much more strategic matching process.

10% discount on access for ADS Members

ADS members can access a discounted entry fee of £360 + VAT (RRP £400 + VAT). Participants of the Business Connections Exchange will receive access to unlimited meetings with suitable companies across the three days of the programme, with a professional and personalised support service available throughout via the Vi-Meet platform.

To access the ADS member discount, login to the Members Area and access Member Offers and Discounts page, where you will be able to click on an exclusive booking link.

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Here are some of the businesses involved in the Business Connections Exchange at this year’s Farnborough Airshow: