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Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre

5 February 2018 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal

Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre’s has finalised agreements for four main contractors to deliver a number of services including catering and facilities management at the venue.


The new facility is due to open in spring 2018.


The four contractors are: Sodexo Prestige Events and Venues, caterers and service management services; DB Systems, responsible for the technological servicing and site networks; GES, event planner and marketing company; and CBRE, which will look after the site’s facilities.


Sodexo Prestige Events and Venues has signed a 10-year contract with Farnborough International worth £30 million. With the recent appointment of new head chef, Andy Ives, the team is set to deliver conference, banqueting and events services, as well as retail services tailored to each event.


GES, a global full-service provider to the live events industry, is also contracted to support Farnborough International until 2028.


The company will produce and stage manage Farnborough International’s exhibitions and conferences in the new Hall 1, and continue to assist with the planning and running of the international airshow across the entire site.


DB Systems is developing a technological network at Farnborough that will be able to provide download times for up to 10,000 delegates at a single event.


CBRE will provide the facilities management at the space, which includes 91 toilets and 3,500 free parking spaces.