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JEC Summit on sports & health attracts 1,100 experts

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Jan '21
Pic: JEC Summit Sports & Health
Pic: JEC Summit Sports & Health
More than 1,100 professionals from the whole composites value chain, especially engaged in creating state-of-the-art medical devices and sports equipment, attended the first edition of JEC Summit Sports & Health – Connect, an online event devoted to medical and sports equipment manufacturers using composites. There were representatives from 36 countries.

The three-day event, held during December 8-10, was conceived as a forum to gather composites professionals, affiliates, and high-profile speakers to share their expertise in composites materials involved in creating state-of-the-art medical devices and sports equipment. The summit was the first in a line of events devoted to composites in the sports and health industry that are to come within the next two years.

“Following the enforced postponement of many trade shows, we took the step of becoming the first organiser to stage an online event dedicated to composites in the sports and health industry. We put together a high-level conference agenda and speaker roster, and devised some great ideas for virtual networking,” said Christian Strassburger, event director at JEC Group. “I could not be prouder of what we achieved with many delegates from Europe and Americas tuning in, including representatives from more than 36 countries. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors and partners. Their trust, support, and input were a crucial part of both the quality and success of the summit.”

The event attracted more than 1,100 professionals from the composites industry, from 36 countries. There were 216 pre-arranged one-to-one meetings between buyers and sellers via dedicated online meeting rooms, besides informal networking between participants.

Participants logged on in considerable numbers to learn from the insights and ideas of the line-up of high-level speakers who took part in the summit’s twenty-track conference. The agenda for the JEC Summit Sports & Health – Connect featured tracks on current trends and innovations in sports and health composite applications, with keynotes delivered by Dominic LeBlanc senior concept engineer, at Callaway Golf, Christophe Lecomte, director of Biomechanical Solutions R and D, at Össur, Fleur Jong, professional sprinter, and co-founder of the Para Athletics Foundation and Damiano Salvatori, materials research engineer, at the Straumann Group.

High-profile experts from Europe and America deliberated on the next generation of medical and sports devices made of composites materials. The line-up included Bjorn Ivar Austrem, technical director, at Madshus, Laurine Calistri, research engineer, at Proteor, Anatole Gilliot, CEO of Suprem, Julien Duplay, composites methods engineer, at Decathlon, Eric Jackson, president of Apex Watercraft, Stéphan Vérin, general secretary, at EuraMaterials, Maximilian Segl, principal expert composites, and Johannes Wölper, development engineer, both from Ottobock, and Matthew Dickinson, senior lecturer in Engineering, at University of Central Lancashire.

The event was attended by the international startups such as ProsFit (Bulgaria), Alchemy (Greece), moi composites (Italy), Mercuris (Germany), Arevo/Superstrata (US), Checkerspot/WNDR Alpine (US), Ambrocio (Finland) Nairoby (Argentina), which gave perspectives in the sector and what to look for in the near future.

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