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22nd November 2018, Seoul

Celebration of composites at 11th JEC Asia

The 11th edition of JEC Asia, the annual meeting for the Asia-Pacific professionals of the composites industry, organised for the second time in a row in Seoul, has met its high expectations attracting 12% more participants and acting as a major showcase for the composites industry in the region.

The event welcomed more than 7,000 professional visits from 49 countries, and during the opening ceremony Eric Pierrejean, CEO of JEC Group, already announced that JEC Asia 2019 will return next year from 13-15 November.

The 11th edition of JEC Asia welcomed more than 7,000 professional visits from 49 countries. © JEC Group

The ceremony was attended by industrialists, academics and officials, reflecting the huge interest that composite materials generates. Participating were 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, Kim Yang Won, Vice Mayor of Jeonju, demonstrating the whole support of the Korean community, and Fabien Penone, French Ambassador, was 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, 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, Arkema, Cetim, Saertex & Co, and more.

Aeronautics: 53% and beyond conferences took place and attracted many attendees to discover new composites solutions and their wider use in this sector with Stratasys, IS Group, Cevotec, and others. 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.

JEC Asia 2018 showcased innovative parts and awarded 12 composites international champions among which three were about automotive, at the JEC Innovation Awards ceremony.

For the first time, JEC Asia teamed up with MAI Carbon to offer a brand-new Student Program 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.

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