JEC World: Big success for first edition

  • 62,000 sqm
  • 36,946 visitors
  • 1,300+ exhibitors
  • 10+ conference sessions
  • 100 countries
  • JEC Innovation Awards
  • 1,950 B2B Meetings

JEC World, the largest international composites show, opened at the new Paris Nord Villepinte venue for the first time. New records have been reached this year, with a total surface of 62,000 sqm, 1,300 exhibitors and 36,946 professional visits in attendance. One of the show’s new features consisted of the “Planets”, four new display areas totaling more than 1,800 sqm.

JEC Group presents composites in a completely different style

This year’s event also featured the launch of four Innovation Planets, each one addressing a specific end-user market (the Aero Planet, the Auto Planet, the Sports Planet and the Sustainable Planet). These areas were very popular ones, where attendees could experience innovative composite parts, observe demos, and ask questions about the innovations.

New name, new venue

To truly reflect the global dimension of the exhibition, which included participants from more than 100 countries, the event has taken on a more suitable name, “JEC World”. For the convenience of exhibitors and visitors, it has also moved northward from the southern part of Paris, in order to be closer to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, train stations and many other connecting opportunities.

Over the three days, participants were able to gather information from the 11 conferences, some of them organized in partnership with Inovev, Cetim, e-Xstream, Stanford University, Onera, Composites Innovation Cluster, AZL and Dassault Systemes. The 30 technical sales presentations and the 40+ presentations on the “Planets” also covered a vast range of current and future composite topics.

Other noteworthy events included the JEC Innovation Awards with its 29 prize winners, the Automotive Composites Circle, the Live-Demo zones, the Composites in Action areas and the 1,950 B2B Meetings that were organized.

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