Aerospace & Defence

Farnborough International Space Show to reconnect the global space community

30th January 2024
Paige West

Farnborough International (FIL) announced the inaugural Farnborough International Space Show, an annual event for the UK space industry, set to kickstart the commercial space age.

Scheduled for 19-20th March 2025 at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, this event aims to bring together the global space community, encompassing sectors like industry, defence, government, and academia.

This new venture allows FIL to harness its connections with its parent company, ADS Group, a trade association representing the UK's aerospace, defence, security, and space sectors.

Farnborough International Space Show is set to gather a worldwide audience that includes top space manufacturers and suppliers, high-level buyers and influencers, C-Suite executives, and representatives from both UK and international governments.

Gareth Rogers, CEO of Farnborough International, expressed his excitement: “We’re delighted to launch Farnborough International Space Show, providing an annual collaborative showcase of leading solutions, technology, and insight for the new era of commercial space.

“2025 presents a unique opportunity for the international space sector to convene here in Farnborough, building on our 75-year legacy as organisers of the world’s best airshow.”

The event will continue the successful format of the Business Connections Exchange and Delegations programmes, creating a prime networking opportunity for buyers and suppliers to engage face-to-face and conduct real business. It will also facilitate meetings with key stakeholders from the UK and international governments.

Farnborough International Space Show is dedicated to supporting the UK Government's goal to enhance the UK’s space economy, positioning it among the most innovative and attractive globally. This will be achieved by fostering high-level innovation and collaboration.

Kevin Craven, CEO of ADS Group, highlighted the importance of this initiative: “We’re delighted to support the launch of Farnborough International Space Show, at a time where support to the UK space industry is more pivotal than ever. The £17.5 billion UK space industry contributes £7 billion to the UK economy.

“This pioneering new exhibition will allow the industry to leverage a trusted convening power across advanced manufacturing sectors, with a particular focus on political and international stakeholders.

“Support from partners such as UKspace further highlights our continued commitment to fostering partnerships that benefit our members across the country.”

In addition to showcasing leading solutions, services, and technologies from the space sector, the event will feature a curated programme of influential conference sessions with senior international space industry, academic, and government speakers.

Lizzie Kerr, Director at UKspace, commented on the partnership: “Following many years of partnership with Farnborough International, UKSpace is delighted to support the introduction of Farnborough International Space Show. With a programme of activity centred around senior space stakeholders across the commercial, industrial, academic, and political sectors, we look forward to a continued collaboration with ADS Group and FIL to deliver a pioneering event on behalf of our members.”

For more information about exhibiting at the Farnborough International Space Show or to register interest in attending as a free visitor, please visit

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