Resounding success for composites show with a focus on auto sector


The annual meeting for the Asia-Pacific professionals of the composites industry, organised for the second time in a row in Seoul from 14-16 November, has met its high expectations attracting 12% more participants and acting as a major showcase for the composites industry in the region, according to the organiser JEC Group.

It had an attendance of more than 7,000 visitors from 49 countries.

Eric PierreJean, CEO of JEC Group, announced during the opening ceremony that JEC Asia 2019 will return next year from 13-15 November 2019.

Hosting, this year again, the International Carbon Festival Jec-Conferences organised by KCTECH and the Jeonju region, JEC Asia also provided a programme dedicated to automotive professionals with a leadership circle attended by top stakeholders of the industry worldwide, with conferences on automotive automated processes and composite applications for structural parts.

Speakers were from Hyundai Motor Group, e-Xstream Engineering, L&L Products, Cobra International, Hanwha Advanced Materials, Daimler, Hankuk Carbon, Arkema, Cetim and Saertex & Co. KG to name a few.

Another conference themed “Aeronautics: 53% and beyond” allowed attendees to discover new composites solutions and their wider use in this sector with Stratasys, IS Group and Cevotec.


JEC Asia also awarded 12 composites International companies, among which three were from the automotive sector.

Also, to be noted at JEC Asia was the focus on networking with pre-arranged business meetings that generated +450 qualified one-to-ones over the three days. Likewise, three composites tours opened exclusive doors to attendees when they visited Hanyang University, the composite architecture of the House of Dior, LG Hausys & Kolon and a day trip in Jeonju region and the Carbon Valley of the KCTECH.

For the first time, JEC Asia teamed up with MAI Carbon to offer a brand-new Student Program that keeps abreast of composite-industry needs to hire young, committed well-trained engineers. The two-part programme included workshops with a focus on theoretical foundations and a guided tour through the JEC Asia trade show and the innovation planet.


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