17th March 2017, Paris
JEC World 2017, the leading exhibition dedicated to composites materials, closed its doors on 16 March 2017, with attendance growth of 10%. Over the three days, the event recorded 40,607 professional visits compared to 2016, counting 78% international visitors from 113 countries.
The event hosted 1,300 exhibitors, who showcased their latest product innovations and technologies, occupying 65,000 square metres of the exhibition fairgrounds in Paris. Alongside the many International Pavilions, every French Region were also represented.
“JEC Group’s strategy towards end-users is a winning one as we welcomed more architects, creators, developers, designers, style engineers and trend-setters,” commented Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President & CEO.
The four Innovation planets that showcased the latest composites innovations were focused on Aerospace, Automotive, Better Living and Building. JEC Group also launched its new publication The Future of Building during JEC World 2017.
“We are very happy with the participation and the enthusiasm the composites professionals expressed. We are grateful and are committed to go further,” said Ms Mutel.
“We strongly believe in collective intelligence and all our operations aims at involving the Golden Triangle: Industry, Research and economic authorities such as regional or national entities. It is certainly part of our success, both for JEC Group and here for JEC World,” she concluded.
“Each year, new products and services are offered to exhibitors and visitors. For instance, in 2017, the Startup Booster competition, the new planets, the electronic devices and the giant LED screen on the VIP Club, are some of our novelties and improvements that refined customer experience,” said Anne-Manuèle Hébert, Show Director of JEC World and European Shows.
JEC Group also welcomed special guests passionate about composites, such as Greg Lemond, champion and cycling expert, Thomas Coville, new solo, round-the-world record on maxi trimaran, Leilani Münter, Electric GT Pilot, and Nandor FA, Vendée Globe 8th place contestant.