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11th July 2019, Seoul

Asia-Pacific composites community to meet at JEC Asia

JEC Asia 2018 held five conferences sessions featuring 44 international speakers. © JEC Group

JEC Asia 2018 held five conferences sessions featuring 44 international speakers. © JEC Group

JEC Asia is a major, insightful composites event in Asia-Pacific for products, solutions, net-working, and advanced industry thinking. For its 12th edition and third time in Seoul, JEC Asia 2019 will gather companies from the entire composites value chain in Asia Pacific to present their latest capabilities and innovations to the composites community and the strategic end-user’s market including: mobility, aeronautics, building and construction.

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.

Impact of composites in Mobility 4.0

During the press conference held in Seoul on 9 July to introduce JEC Asia 2019 and eMove Asia 360° 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.

This year, more than 245 exhibiting companies are expected. © JEC Group

This year, more than 245 exhibiting companies are expected. © JEC Group

Discussions cantered 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.

The 2019 edition of JEC Asia will welcome for the first time the eMove360° Asia exhibition and conferences focusing on trends in electric and autonomous mobility, battery and powertrain and charging and energy.

Celebrating innovation and knowledge

JEC Asia 2019 will also host the second leg of the JEC Startup Booster competition, the leading start-up 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 three goals: identify, promote and reward the most innovative composite solutions in the world. Over the past 15 years, the JEC Innovation Program has involved 1,800 companies worldwide; 177 companies and 433 partners have been rewarded for the excellence of their composite innovations. The award ceremony will take place on the second day of JEC Asia, on November 14th, 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 organized with our 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 offers 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.

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