News | September 11, 2008

SpeedNews Launches First Annual Aviation Industry Finance Conference

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SpeedNews, a Penton Media publication, announced the launch of the SpeedNews Aviation Industry Finance Conference. The event will take place June 1-3, 2009 in Chicago, IL.

This conference will focus on financing and restructuring in the aviation industry. Speakers will present a variety of views: manufacturers, suppliers, economists, and Wall Street, among others, on current industry trends and market developments, mergers and acquisitions, financing, and forecasts.

"Attendees will get high-level briefings on the economic state of the aviation industry, what they can expect in the near future, and how they can best prepare for those challenges," said Joanna Speed, Director of SpeedNews Conferences. "For 23 years SpeedNews has been presenting conferences that bring together industry experts and industry participants to help educate and improve the marketplace. We organized this new conference as a response to our many attendees who requested a gathering to focus specifically on their financial concerns."

For more information, contact Joanna Speed at (310) 595 9403 or

SpeedNews produces leading aviation newsletters and conferences and is a definitive source for news and information in the commercial, business, and military aviation industries. Publications include SpeedNews, SpeedNews Today, Defense Bi-Weekly, Aircraft Insider, and SpeedNews This Week. SpeedNews produces four annual aviation conferences. For information, visit

SpeedNews is part of the Penton Aviation Group which includes Air Transport World, Aircraft Insider, Airline Procurement, Air Charter Guide and AC-U-KWIK.

Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the United States, serving more than six million business professionals every month. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 150 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. Headquartered in New York City, the privately held company is owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP, and its co-investors. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit

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