After three hectic days of business meetings, skill exchanges, and knowledge sharing, JEC World 2023 came to an end, showcasing the composites industry’s capacity for innovation and its role in creating a more sustainable future. More than 106 nations sent over 40,200+ professional visitors to the event, who attended seminars and saw product and technology demonstrations from 1,200 exhibitors. The major nations and regions in the production of composites are showcased in 26 national and regional pavilions.
JEC World, the crucial commercial event for the composites sector
JEC World comes returning at full vigour in 2023 and retains its status as the premier trade show for the world’s composites sector. The event benefited from the increasing audience as frontiers were reopened everywhere. of senior decision-makers from Asia, particularly from China, Japan, South Korea, India, and the Middle East.
JEC World, the only worldwide event that brings together the whole composites value chain from raw material producers to end-user parts and component manufacturers, will bring together important stakeholders from 106 countries and will be valued over 105 billion USD in 2022. The event brought together both large and small businesses from around the world under one roof. It also showcased a number of start-ups among the more than 150 that the JEC team scouts annually, creating a vibrant environment for networking and business potential. The JEC business meetings programme permitted approximately 7000 face-to-face meetings during the three days, an increase of 30% over the previous year. This was made possible by a unique business meetings platform created and optimised for the composites industry. 2022, illustrating the industry’s vitality.
JEC World, where industry and innovation collide
JEC World continues to be the place to be for introducing new goods to the global market, with more than 600 product launches and announcements during the show this year.
The JEC Composites Innovation Awards, celebrating their 25th anniversary, honoured 11 joint accomplishments, demonstrating the industry’s commitment to developing fresh approaches for all areas of composites application.
The JEC Composites Startup Booster competition, generally recognised as the best competition for startups in the advanced materials field, awarded three concepts for their exceptional market potential during its sixth year.
On the show floor, there were a lot of tools and equipment in use that highlighted automated and robotic processes, including large-scale additive manufacturing technologies. the JEC World experience being exceptional in its field.
JEC World, the composites festival
JEC World isn’t only the trade fair for the composites sector; over the years, it has evolved into a distinctive festival of composites where visitors from outside this sector and from diverse application areas can be inspired and learn what composites can give them. The must-go to Some of the most inventive and stunning composite-made automobiles, ships, industrial objects, and designs have recently been displayed at JEC Innovation Planets. This exposition now includes parts and components from several exhibitors, including high-end sports vehicles, eVTOLs, and flying automobiles.
Dedicated villages within the event gave exhibitors the chance to highlight important business trends as the Natural Fibres Village, which reflects the significant interest in bio-based raw materials, or the 3D Printing Village, which emphasises the momentum of various additive manufacturing technologies.
JEC World: Towards a Sustainable Future
The conference programme at JEC World once again focused on sustainability, THE issue that has been driving the industry for some time. The conference programme, which covered every aspect of sustainability throughout the composites value chain, emphasised the crucial role that composites play in lowering CO2 emissions and energy consumption through lightweighting, as well as in ensuring long-lasting performance and durability because of composites’ special properties.
Parallel to the conference schedule, the exhibits and solutions offered by the exhibitors demonstrated the industry’s broad commitment to sustainability. At JEC World, the coordinated efforts of all parties working towards a sustainable future, produced a worldwide statement and served as a source of inspiration for the attendees.
JEC World, where celebrations are held
Not just the 60th anniversary of the JEC non-profit organisation, which has been working since 1963 to promote composite materials and their acceptance, JEC World was undoubtedly a place to rejoice. nearly the course of the three days, other exhibiting firms also commemorated their anniversaries, with some having been in the composites industry for nearly 50 years. The largest chance for the composites community to come together with all of its partners and celebrate the advancements and achievements that have been made over the years is JEC World.
Numerous people joined this composites party: 16 countries’ ministers, ambassadors, and official representatives attended the show as part of focused official delegation travels from the US, Turkey, Taiwan, Portugal, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, Egypt, and Spain, as well as the Land of Hessen, Baden Wurttemberg, and a delegation from SAMPE Japan.
JEC World was a must-attend event to be inspired, celebrate the dynamism of the industry, and look forward to a bright future. All regions of the world were represented at the show, as well as all generations of composite actors, present and future – students were welcome to join a day dedicated to education and recruiting on April 27th! With certainty, it can be said that 58% of the exhibition space has already been reserved for the following edition, which will be held from March 5–7, 2024. to come for fans of composites. The exhibition’s quality and the success of this premier event for the sector have received overwhelmingly positive response from exhibitors and attendees.