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29th April 2019, Atlanta, GA

North American composites community to meet in Chicago

The first edition of Startup Booster in North America will take place at the event. © JEC Group JEC Group presents JEC Forum Chicago 2019, its new format combining business meetings and conference sessions.

The unique forum will include partners showcase presenting how and why composites offer benefits and opportunities through innovation markets, such as automotive, transportation, construction, aerospace, energy, sport, and more. More than 150 companies are expected to participate, with over 35 countries represented and more than 25 speakers in attendance.

The event will take place from 19-20 June at Navy Pier Chicago and will also feature pre-arranged Business Meetings to meet with industry buyers from the all the composites value-chain, as well as conference sessions about the use of composite materials in ground transportation, infrastructure and construction.

First Startup Booster in North America

The first edition of a leading start-up competition in the world of composites Startup Booster in North America will also take place at the forum. It will enable local companies to find and assess innovations with a potential impact on their industry. Visitors can discover the pitches of the 10 finalists selected by a prestigious jury, on June 19, 2019.

“A unique networking approach will engage business exchanges and create the framework for collaborative research and development to target critical impediments that are currently limiting composite uptake,” organisers add.

JEC Conferences will focus on the latest developments in high-performance composite technologies. © JEC GroupJEC Conferences

JEC Conferences, an exclusive programme of technical and expert conferences featuring the latest developments in high-performance composite technologies and applications will focus on the following topics:

  • Construction and Infrastructure with Mark Goulthorpe, Associate Professor at MIT, various experts from McKinsey, Stanford University, MIT Department of Architecture, Persico Architecture and Shell, to name a few
  • Ground Transportation with Dale Brosius, Chief Commercialisation Officer at IACMI, and various experts from Bloomberg, Hennecke, Lanxess, Chomarat, and Siemens

The programme will also include the results of the global composite market observatory, The JEC Observer, providing 2018 market data and a growth forecast to 2023, by region and application markets.

JEC Innovation Awards will identify, promote and reward the most innovative composite projects worldwide. © JEC Group JEC Innovation Awards

Finally, JEC Innovation Awards will identify, promote and reward the most innovative composite projects worldwide. They will celebrate the fruitful cooperation between players of the composite community.

Over the past 15 years, the JEC Innovation Awards have brought in 1,800 companies worldwide. 177 companies and 433 partners have been rewarded for the excellence of their composite innovations. Awarded companies will be officialised on 19 June. The ceremony will start with a keynote speech of Dirk Ahlborn, co-founder and CEO, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, who will present Transforming Transportation at the Speed of Sound.

www.jec-chicago.events

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