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Farnborough International selects Orbis as Charity Partner

February 2019

As Charity Partner for the 2020 Farnborough International Airshow, Orbis will have an unparalleled opportunity to reach new supporters and raise awareness

Farnborough International have selected Orbis as their charity partner for the biannual Farnborough International Airshow, one of the world’s biggest and most successful trade events.

The Airshow is also a calendar highlight for any aviation enthusiast – in 2018, more than 80,000 visitors from 112 countries came to experience the best of the global aerospace industry - and an event with high-level national and international support. Prime Minister Theresa May opened the Airshow in 2018 and was joined by senior cabinet ministers, as well as some of the world’s leading industry, military and political figures. In 2020, the Farnborough International Airshow is set to be the UK’s biggest post-Brexit international trade event.

Nilly Sutton, Head of Philanthropy for Orbis UK says: “Farnborough International Airshow is one of the largest and most important air shows in the world, and we are thrilled to be chosen as their charity partner for 2020. This partnership provides an unparalleled opportunity to reach new supporters and raise awareness of our sight-saving work. With the number of people affected by avoidable blindness due to triple by 2050, our work has never been more vital.”

Gareth Rogers, CEO of Farnborough International says: “Orbis is a highly innovative charity that makes a valuable difference to lives in some of the world’s most hard to reach places. We’re delighted to partner with an organisation that has such strong links to aerospace and that operates in so many countries.

“As the most globally-attended Airshow, I hope Farnborough provides Orbis UK with a great opportunity for reaching the world’s aerospace industry at one time and in one place. This partnership brings a meaningful aspect to the Airshow which I’m confident will resonate with our exhibitors and visitors.”