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JEC Asia composite materials' meets high expectations

Nov '18
Courtesy: JEC Group
Courtesy: JEC Group
JEC Asia, part of JEC Group, organised the annual meeting for Asia-Pacific professionals of the composites industry between November 14-16, 2018, in Seoul for the second time in a row. The meeting met with high expectations attracting more than 12 per cent participants from 230+ companies acting as a major showcase for the composites industry in the region.

The ceremony was attended by industrialists, academics and officials, reflecting huge interest that composite materials generates, said a press release from the association. It had participants like Bang Yun Hyuk, president of KCTECH; Song Ha Jin Jeonbuk, provincial governor; Han Byung Do, senior secretary to the South Korean president for political affairs; Choi Jin Hyuk, director at MOTIE; etc. French ambassador Fabien Penone was also present to underline the strong links and industrial interactions between Korea and France.

Hosting, this year again, the international carbon festival organised by KCTECH and the Jeonju region, JEC Asia also provided a comprehensive programme dedicated to the automotive professionals with a leadership circle attended by top stakeholders of the industry worldwide, top-notch conferences on automotive automated processes and composite applications for structural parts with speakers from Hyundai Motor Group, e-Xstream Engineering, L&L Products, Cobra International, Hanwha Advanced Materials, Daimler, Hankuk Carbon to name a few.

“Aeronautics: 53% and beyond” conferences took place and attracted many attendees to discover new composites solutions and their wider use in the sector. JEC Asia also offered its participants a chance to find out new business opportunities, highlighting the most relevant for the region and various application sectors.

All in all, the show floor was filled with innovations as JEC Asia 2018 showcased innovative parts and awarded 12 composites international champions among which 3 were about automotive, at the JEC Innovation Awards ceremony.

Also, at JEC Asia, the main focus was on networking with pre-arranged business meetings that generated 450+ qualified one-to-ones over the 3 days. Likewise, 3 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 programme 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.

Gauging from the attendance of more than 7,000 professional visits from 49 countries, Eric Pierrejean, CEO of JEC Group, has announced during the opening ceremony that JEC Asia 2019 will return next year between November 13-14, 2019. (PC)

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