Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre has confirmed the first five shows that will take place in the new Hall 1, which is due to open early 2018.

The new Hall 1 will host the following shows during 2018 and early 2019:

  • Southern Manufacturing – February 2018
  • Security & Policing – March 2018
  • Fishing Show ‘The Big One’  – March 2018
  • National Pet Show – May 2018
  • Centaur Media’s Home Building & Renovating – January 2019

“Getting these first shows confirmed for the new venue is a major milestone for all of us here at Farnborough International. They prove how versatile this new space will be and how it’s advanced technology will bring conferences, meetings and events to life in these wonderful new spaces,” said Michael Watton venue director for Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre.

Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre aims to become the leading events venue in South of England. The venue will continue to build on Farnborough’s established reputation as a business events destination and home to the world-famous airshow.

“With under a year to go until we open the doors, we are delighted with the response to this new pioneering vision.  Our objective was to be ready in time for the 2018 Airshow.  To be able to open the venue ahead of the planned date and host a series of events in the spring is a fantastic achievement,” added Watton.