Big Success for the First Edition of JEC World
On March 8-10, 2016, 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 m2 , 1,300 exhibitors and 36,946 professional visits in attendance.
According to JEC Group President and CEO Mrs Frédérique Mutel, the unanimous reaction to the show was pride in the composites industry and delight at JEC Group’s showcasing of it. 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 sponsored by Hexion, the Sports Planet and the Sustainable Planet). These areas were very popular ones, where attendees could see, touch and experience Innovative composite parts, observe demos, and ask questions about the innovations.
To truly reflect the global dimension of the exhibition, which included participants from more than 100 countries, the event has been given a new 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. The total surface has increased to 62,000 sqm, offering visitors and exhibitors a bigger show with enhanced features to improve the visiting experience. These include a new mobile application, Internet connections on the entire floor, a concierge service open to all, and digital touch screens.
Over the three days, participants were able to gather a wealth of information from the 11 top-notch 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.
JEC World 2017 will take place at Paris Nord Villepinte on March 14-16, 2017.
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