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Meet the Team

Lydia Janow
SVP Events
M: +1.917.825.1182

Lydia has been with the Aviation Week Network for over 25 years, establishing the MRO events series into a global operation. She oversees and manages all aspects of the Aviation Week Network Events - including the US, London and Manchester based teams

MRO Events

Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities

All Americas/Canada — MRO and Engine Series

Beth Eddy,
Director, Exhibit Sales
P: +1-561-279-4646 or +1-800-240-7645

Beth manages the exhibit, sponsorship, added value and marketing services sales of the global MRO event series, Engine Series and the Aviation Week Network Conferences with a territory focusing on the Americas and Canada.

Alyssa Bernkrant
Manager, Exhibit Sales
P: +1.561.279.4646

Alyssa works across the MRO Portfolio focusing on exhibit sales, sponsorships, value added and marketing services for the global MRO event series. 

Mimi Smith,
Manager, Exhibit Sales
P: +1-561-279-4646 or +1-800-240-7645

Mimi works with Beth Eddy and primarily focuses on the exhibit, sponsorship, and added value sales of the global MRO event series.

Europe/Russia/CIS/Africa/Middle East — MRO Series ONLY

Mike Elmes
Director, Exhibit Sales
P: +44 (0)1206 321639

Mike manages the exhibit, sponsorship, added value and marketing services sales of the global MRO series in Europe, Middle East, Russia/CIS and Africa.

Matt Elmes
Trainee Sales Assistant

P: +44 (0) 7770 741404
E: [email protected]

Asia-Pacific — MRO Series / Engine Series (All regions except the Americas)

Clive Richardson
Director, Exhibit Sales
P: +44 (0) 7501 185257

Clive manages the exhibit, sponsorship and added value of the global MRO events series with a territory focusing on all of Asia-Pacific.

Margaret Chong
Manager, Exhibit Sales
P: +65 9736 1722

Margaret works with Clive, assisting in the sales of the MRO events especially in Singapore.

Alison Weller
Manager, Exhibit Sales
P: +44 7501 185255

Alison works with Clive, assisting in the sales of the MRO events focusing on the Asia-Pacific region.

General & Logistical Information

Allison Gold,
Senior Events Manager
M: 1. 718. 501. 7675

Allison is responsible for the operation, logistics and event management of the MRO Series globally. Allison works with attendees, exhibitors and sponsors to ensure a seamless flow of communication and implementation of new technologies.

Arabella Miller,
Senior Events Manager
M: +44 (0) 7739 686733

Arabella is responsible for logistics and event management for the ap&m Europe exhibition as well as the Aero-Engines, MRO East Asia and MRO Australasia conferences. Arabella ensures the smooth delivery of these events, project managing all logistical aspects, and is the lead operations contact for the London based team.

Juliet Trew
Business Development Director, Events
M: +44 (0)7909 991 222
@AvWeekJuliet

Juliet is responsible for international business development for Aviation Week Network’s global event portfolio, focusing on expanding our footprint into new locations and markets as well as developing and diversifying existing events. She also heads up and oversees the delivery of the Aero-Engines series of conferences in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Speaking Opportunities/Content

Hannah Bonnett
Events Content Director
M: +44 (0) 7827 284 127
@AvWeekHannah

Hannah takes on primary responsibility for developing the editorial content of some of the international Aviation Week Network events including MRO Middle East, MRO Baltics & Eastern Europe region (BEER), MRO AustralAsia, MRO Europe and MRO Asia-Pacific. Hannah is working with Sustainability taskforces across the MRO events to ensure important and critical discussion on this key topic and exploring a Space Logistics Forum for a European audience.

Jacqueline Smith
Senior Conference Producer
M: +1.202.308.9797
@AvWeekJacqui

Jacqui takes on primary responsibility for developing the editorial content for the MRO Americas event, MRO Latin America, and Advanced Air Mobility, as well as supporting MRO Europe and MRO Asia-Pacific. She works with advisory boards and key stakeholders from across the aviation industry to ensure that conference agendas deliver the latest news, trends and developments in the MRO market.

Tom Broughton 
Conference Producer 
M: : +44 (0) 7919 534 218
@AvWeekTom

Tom produces conference content and leads speaker acquisition for events including Aero-Engines Americas, Engine Leasing, Trading and Finance (ELTF), Aero Engines Europe and Aero Engines Asia-Pacific as well as the Aerospace IT event.

Smita Netra
M: +1 857-328-6034
Conference Content Specialist

Smita is responsible for developing and supporting editorial content across Aviation Week’s A&D and MRO event portfolios, including Go Live! Theater content, conference sessions, and enhancing digital engagement with event attendees. She works closely with the production team on Sustainability efforts, DEI initiatives, and expanding our digital event content to cover emerging trends in the aviation and aerospace markets.

Sarah Zilonis
M: +1.202.740.1949
Conference Producer
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Sarah is a conference producer focused on several aerospace and defense events within the Aviation Week Network portfolio, including the Military Aviation Logistics & Maintenance Symposium (MALMS), Aerospace Incubator Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) conference stream, Aerospace Raw Materials & Manufacturers Supply Chain Conference, Commercial Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference, Aerospace Manufacturers Conference, and Aviation Week’s A&D Mergers & Acquisitions Conference. In addition to her role at Aviation Week Network, she is proud to be an Industry Ambassador for Women in Defense Logistics, an organization that highlights women in defense logistics from government, military, academia, and industry. 

A lifelong aviation enthusiast, Sarah comes from a family of air traffics controllers and has worked in aviation her entire career, including positions in the U.S. Senate, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), and as a consultant for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Registration & Customer Service

Virginia Gongora,
Registration Manager
M: +1 347 751 8692

Virginia is the “go-to” person for any questions or challenges regarding your registration at any of our events. She oversees the financial and operations of all registrations and attends all of the global MRO events.

Anita Joyce Wright,
Associate Show Manager
M: +1.718.730.3192

Anita is the liaison between the sales team and exhibitors/sponsors. Anita supports all sponsors, exhibitors and speakers to ensure they have a positive and seamless experience at all our events. She also helps supports Virginia Gongora on the registration side.

Marketing

Jennifer Roberts
Marketing Director, Events
M: +1.917.699.6231

Jennifer is responsible for delivering and further developing the marketing strategy for the Aviation Week events portfolio, including MRO, Engines and A&D.. She works to connect business priorities, objectives and key messages to content delivery and ensure a collaborative and cohesive presentation of offerings.

Don Giordano
Senior Design Manager, Events
M: +1.347.409.0786

Don manages the creative design and production requirements for the event team’s marketing materials. He covers inception to completion of printed and digital marketing materials including but not limited to brochures, program books, ads, digital banners, motion graphic videos, on-site signage and post show reports.

Jennifer Halperin
Marketing Manager
M: 714-926-5045

Jennifer is the lead marketer for Aviation Week’s Aerospace & Defense events. The A&D portfolio includes conferences on manufacturing, supply-chain, programs, mergers and acquisitions and materials.  She is focused on bringing together the commercial and defense sectors to further develop opportunities, knowledge, leadership and best practices.

Sergii Khalepa
Digital Marketing Specialist
M: +1.646.771.0343

Sergii supports the Aviation Week events team with the creation, implementation and analyzing of digital campaigns to drive attendance at our conferences and exhibitions. He works closely with the campaign managers to ensure optimal positioning for all of our events via digital channels including social media. His responsibilities include digital account management and analytics.

Kristina Nicos
Marketing Manager
M: +1.646.830.7764

Kristina is responsible for connecting with the Airline VIPs and our MRO & Engines Events series around the globe by ensuring we have the right “buyers” on the ground. She is also the primary lead for our defense focused conferences including MALMS and A&D Programs.

Dale Serena
Events Website Manager
M: +1.203.464.4562

Dale manages the event websites. She works closely with the operations and marketing teams keeping the website content up to date. She also sets and manages the priorities of all the websites both content and technical.

Matthew Simpson
Marketing Manager 
M: +44 (0) 7786 982 886

Matthew is responsible for delivering and further developing the marketing strategy for the Aviation Week Aero-Engines events portfolio. He also manages all media barters surrounding the MRO and Aero-Engines events series.

Mark Thomas
Senior Marketing Manager
M: +44 (0) 7979 530 166

Mark manages the London based marketing team and marketing strategy for the Aviation Week Network events portfolio.  He is the primary lead for MRO Europe, MRO Middle East and MRO Australasia.

A&D Events and SpeedNews Conferences

General Information

Lydia Janow
SVP Events
M: +1.917.825.1182

Lydia has been with the Aviation Week Network for over 25 years, establishing the MRO events series into a global operation. She oversees and manages all aspects of the Aviation Week Network Events - including the US, London and Manchester based teams

Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities

Rob Howlett
Senior Director – NA Media
M: +1-440-539-0728