The Farnborough International Air Show and FlightGlobal are teaming up for the 2020 edition of the biennial event to host the Airline Leaders Summit, which will take place on the morning of 20 July, the opening day of the show.

This exclusive, invitation-only event will feature a panel of airline and industry leaders debating issues such as sustainability, diversity, the OEM outlook and the disruptive forces that are already battering airlines this year.

“The Summit is an important demonstration of how Farnborough is adding value to the show experience for senior leaders,” says Joe Muir, aerospace sales director for Farnborough International.

The Summit will build on the success of the first forum, held at the 2018 show, which saw figures such as Calin Rovinescu, CEO of Air Canada and Air Lease Corporation founder Steve Udvar-Hazy taking part. The 2020 line-up of leaders will be announced shortly.

Moderated by FlightGlobal’s executive director content Max Kingsley-Jones, the Summit is also supported by Farnborough International News Network.

The Summit is just one of the special events Farnborough is promoting this year. It is seeking to give greater emphasis to the final day of the show with “Farnborough Friday”, says Muir.

“Farnborough Friday is being developed to enable global industry to engage with the next generation of innovators and pioneers,” he says.