Farnborough International Airshow | College of Aeronautics & Engineering | Kent State University

Farnborough International Airshow

Indoor & Outdoor Exhibitions, Farnborough, England

Join us for the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) 2018!

The Kent State University College of Aeronautics and Engineering is partnering with the Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC) and other aerospace associations to bring you the best opportunities for B2B meetings connections and contacts. You can join us in our prime location that is part of the FAC booth at Farnborough.

Tap into our technical expertise and contacts to help you make the connections needed to grow your aerospace business internationally. Please contact us if you have an interest in being part of this exciting opportunity. Space is limited.


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FIA 2016 Stats

  • More than 1500 exhibitors from 52 countries
  • 71 percent of exhibitors were from outside the UK, showing a true global offering
  • 82 of the top 100 aerospace companies participated
  • 1451 accredited media from across the globe including broadcast, print, and online
  • $124 billion orders and commitments placed during
  • More than 70,000 sqm of exhibit space

Exhibit at our booth at one of the largest International Aerospace Trade Shows for:

  • B2B Meetings with international Aerospace Suppliers and OEMs
  • Access to Global Aerospace Innovation
  • Meetings with UK and European Aerospace Trade Organizations
  • Briefings on Opportunities for US Aerospace companies in the European Market
  • Networking Events and Receptions
  • Marketing Assistance through video, show directory and more
  • Assistance with International Market Access Grant for Exporters (IMAGE) to access funding to cover costs associated with attending the show
  • Experienced, on-site support staff
  • Connections for follow-up by professionals in the UK

Please contact: Kim Holizna

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On-Site Support Staff:

D. Blake Stringer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Kent State University, College of Aeronautics and Engineering

Stringer is the founding faculty member of Kent State’s aerospace engineering program, the first engineering program offered at the university. He teaches courses in aircraft design, aerodynamics, and introduction to Matlab®. His research interests include airfoil aerodynamics, unmanned aircraft, advising student design competitions, and military veterans pursuing engineering. Stringer is a veteran who served 20 years in the US Army. Prior to military retirement, he served as Army Research Laboratory’s vehicle propulsion division chief, directing basic and applied research of engine and drive-system technologies. He served in Iraq, and has military ratings in both fixed-wing and rotary-wing platforms, as well as a commercial airman’s certificate. His Ph.D. is in mechanical and aerospace engineering.

Kimberly Holizna Lecturer, Global Business Development, Kent State University, College of Aeronautics and Engineering

Holizna, who joined the College this year, has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing, and international business development. Holizna connects manufacturers with expertise in the aerospace engineering program focusing on research and development, and applies her knowledge in aerospace global development and compliance. She is responsible for developing partnerships with between KSU and universities similar programs internationally. Holizna has worked with helicopter, landing gear, and various tier component suppliers in the aerospace sector, is versed in the AS9100D standard and other international standards and assists companies with ITAR Compliance. As the international trade manager for the City of Mentor and director of an international trade assistance center, Holizna assisted companies in the region with export development over the last decade.

W. T. (Tom) Southards, Outreach Program Manager, Kent State University, College of Aeronautics and Engineering

Southards manages the College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) outreach program and is the Director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center hosted by the College (SBDC at KSU-CAE). The SBDC assists businesses with organizational development, product design development, rapid prototyping, student internships and projects, faculty relationship building, and research collaboration. In addition to directing the SBDC activities, he leads the College’s outreach activities, including development of international connections. Prior to joining Kent State, he worked in a variety of industrial assignments involving: engineering research and development, technology assessment, quality assurance, technical supervision, engineering economics, consulting, and project management.


Adrienne Braumiller, Founder-Partner, Braumiller Law Group PLLC

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Adrienne Braumiller is the founder of Braumiller Law Group PLLC and an innovative force in the international trade law arena. With more than 25 years of experience, she is widely recognized as a leading authority in Customs, import, export, foreign-trade zones, free trade agreements and ITAR compliance. She has been involved in every aspect of import and export compliance, from developing compliance programs to conducting audits and assessments, representing clients who are under investigation, preparing and submitting voluntary disclosures, preparing and filing classification requests and licenses, analyzing whether specific transactions should be pursued, providing tailored training on specific import/export topics, addressing penalty assessments, and serving as an expert witness in a number of trade cases. adrienne@braumillerlaw.com