This year more than 245 exhibiting companies are expected with thousands of professionals from 49 countries to network, exchange ideas, explore new opportunities and strengthen their business partnerships, said JEC in a media statement.
During the press conference held in Seoul on July 9 to introduce JEC Asia 2019 main features, a roundtable gathering speakers, experts and academics from prestigious Korean research centres specialised in carbon and composites — along with Hyundai Motor and KCTech composites experts, eMove360°’s CEO & publisher and Korean Electric Vehicle Association representatives — exchanged their views on the impact of composites in today’s and tomorrow’s mobility in the world with a focus on the Korean market. Discussions centred around the challenges raised by Mobility 4.0 (electric connected and autonomous vehicles) and how composites can offer highly adapted solutions for the new challenges faced by this sector, particularly in the context of the rising electrification of vehicles. Hence, the 2019 edition of JEC Asia will host for the first time the eMove360° Asia pavilion and conferences focusing on Mobility 4.0.
JEC Asia 2019 will also host the 2nd leg of the JEC Startup Booster competition, the leading startup competition in the world of composites will enable companies to find and assess innovations with a potential impact on their respective industry. The 10 finalists selected in the region by a prestigious jury, will pitch their project to win a chance to showcase their work at JEC World 2020 in Paris.
The JEC Innovation Awards is a long-established and worldwide programme with 3 simple goals: identify, promote and reward the most innovative composite solutions in the world. Over the past 15 years, the JEC Innovation Programme has involved 1,800 companies worldwide; 177 companies and 433 partners have been rewarded for the excellence of their composite innovations. The JEC Innovation Awards reward composites champions based on criteria such as partner involvement in the value chain, technicality or commercial applications of innovations. The award ceremony will take place on the second day of JEC Asia, on November 14, 2019.
JEC Asia 2019 will also feature a fulfilling conference programme with experts from the industry giving their insights on the latest developments in high-performance composite technologies and applications. JEC Asia 2019 conferences main themes will focus on: International Carbon Festival Conference organised with its partner, KCTech; automotive composite golden triangle: low CAPEX, low cost but high volume; automotive hybrid solutions: take the best of each material; aeronautics: faster processes and new materials; business opportunities (raw materials, process, application, countries, region). Finally, JEC Asia will offer the opportunity to visit composites sites. This year professionals will live a full experience of South Korea composites Industry visiting Hanyang University, Kookmin University with Hankuk Carbon, Win & Win Co or Korean Carbon with KCTech in Jeonju.
JEC Group is the world’s leading company dedicated entirely to the development of information and business connections channels and platforms supporting the growth and promotion of the composite materials industry. (PC)
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