16 APAC / Issue 5 2018 , AviationWeek Network Announces the NewManaging Director, Asia-Pacific Aviation andDefence IndustryVeteran, Paul Burtonwill focus on further expanding information, media and event services in the region. Aviation Week Network announced on the 2nd May 2018, that Aviation and Defence Industry Veteran, Paul Burton has joined the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace and defence industries as Managing Director, Asia-Pacific. Based in Singapore, Burton will develop the go-to-market strategy and build relationships throughout the region with a focus on expanding Aviation Week Network’s data, intelligence, media and events businesses. “Paul has a strong vision and a proven track record in driving business development and building partnerships with companies and government agencies. He is the ideal candidate to identify emerging information and marketing needs in the region, develop products and identify resources to fuel our growth in the region,” said Greg Hamilton, President of Aviation Week Network. Aviation Week Network has decades of experience and strong audience and customer relationships in the region that are ripe for expansion. This includes a partnership with China Aviation Media Group (CAMG) and China Aviation News (CAN) in Beijing, the MRO Asia tradeshow, ShowNews publications at air shows including Singapore, Zhuhai, Beijing and Shanghai, and tens of thousands of media and data subscribers and web users. Burton brings more than 20 years of experience in the field, spending the majority of his career at IHS Jane’s, where he held various leadership positions. Based in Singapore since 2014, Burton has a deep knowledge of the information requirements of leading aviation, aerospace and defence companies and government agencies in Asia. He also worked at BAE Systems and for the UK Parliament. Burton’s university degrees include a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) Politics from the University of Portsmouth, and a Master of Arts in US Studies from the School of the Americas, University of London, UK, where he focused on American foreign policy. Burton’s role with Aviation Week Network is part of the continued expansion of Aviation Week Network’s global footprint in Asia- Pacific.