Penton's Aviation Week Appoints Access Group for Asia/ Middle East/ Africa Growth and Expansion

Jun 09, 2014, 09:00 ET from Penton

NEW YORK, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's Aviation Week, the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries, today announced the appointment of Clive Richardson and Alison Weller, Managing Directors, Access Group, to represent and further develop the company's business in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.


Aviation Week continues to expand and invest in the growing Asia and Middle East aviation and aerospace markets by providing events, media, data and analytics products and services.  The group has built a solid foundation of events and partnerships in the region, including MRO Asia, MRO Middle East and a 27-year partnership in China with the International Aviation Group and China Aviation News, co-producing magazines, websites, conferences and tradeshows.  Aviation Week's media brands, including Aviation Week & Space Technology, Air Transport World and, reach an audience of 70,000 aviation and aerospace managers and executives in Asia/Pacific and the Middle East.

"We are now accelerating our development in the region by teaming with Access Group to further develop events and our information businesses as we continue to develop and build our brand in this vital market," said Greg Hamilton, President, Aviation Week. "Clive Richardson and Alison Weller are simply the best and most experienced leaders in this marketplace, and together they bring a tremendous new energy to our development efforts by enhancing our business relationships and escalating our products to this region."

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About Aviation Week
Aviation Week, a division of Penton, is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries. Industry professionals rely on Aviation Week for analysis, marketing and intelligence. Customers include the world's leading manufacturers, suppliers, airlines, business aviation operators, militaries, governments and other organizations that serve this global market. The product portfolio includes Aviation Week & Space Technology, AC-U-KWIK, Aircraft Blue Book,, Air Charter Guide, Air Transport World,, Aviation Week Intelligence Network, Business & Commercial Aviation, ShowNews, SpeedNews, Fleet and MRO forecasts, global maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) tradeshows and aerospace & defense conferences.

About Penton
Penton is a leading professional information services company that engages and informs millions of professionals every day, helping them grow and solve their most critical business challenges. As a provider of critical workflow solutions and insightful content, marketing services and networking, Penton helps businesses do business in five core growth markets: agriculture, transportation, natural products/food, infrastructure, and industrial design/manufacturing.

Penton is a growth company with a track-record of strong performance and success and is backed by its co-owners: MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.

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About Access Group
Clive Richardson and Alison Weller have over 50 years of combined media and events experience, recently focused on the Middle East and Asia regions, specializing in aerospace, aviation and defense.  Their varied media and event portfolio includes creating and launching Asian Aerospace in Hong Kong, MEBA - Middle East Business Aviation in Dubai. They led the team running the Dubai Airshow for more than a decade.


Meredith Fortunato
Marketing Manager
Aviation Week