PARIS — May 11, 2023 — JEC World 2023 closed its doors after three vibrant days of intense business activities, expertise and knowledge sharing, highlighting the innovation power of the composites industry as well as its contribution to a more sustainable world. The event welcomed 40,200+ professional visits from more than 106 countries, attending conferences, product and technology displays from 1,200 exhibitors. 26 national and regional pavilions set the stage for the leading countries and regions in the field of composites manufacturing.
JEC World, the must-attend business platform of the composites industry
In 2023, JEC World is back to its full strength and reaffirms its position as the leading event for the global composites industry. With frontiers reopened in every corner of the world, the event benefited from the increased attendance of high-level decision-makers from Asia and especially from India, Japan, South Korea and China.
As the only international event gathering the whole value chain of composites, JEC World brings together all key players from 106 countries, from raw materials producers to end-user parts and components manufacturers, worth over 105 billion USD in 2022. Gathering under one roof as many global companies as SMEs, the event also presented a selection of start-ups – among more than 150 scouted every year by the JEC team – resulting in a vivid environment for networking and business opportunities. Powered by a dedicated business meetings platform developed and optimized for the composites industry, the JEC business meetings program enabled over 7000 face-to-face meetings during the three days – an increase of 30% over 2022, demonstrating the dynamism of the industry.
JEC World, where innovation meets industry
With more than 600 product launches and announcements during this year’s show, JEC World remains the place to be to introduce new products to the global market.
Celebrating the 25th anniversary, the JEC Composites Innovation Awards recognized 11 collaborative achievements, reflecting the industry’s dedication to providing new solutions for all application sectors of composites.
Finally, for its 6th edition, the JEC Composites Startup Booster competition, now firmly established as the best competition for startups in the advanced materials sector, rewarded 3 projects showing impressive market potential.
A large selection of equipment and machines in operation were particularly visible on the show floor, highlighting automated and robotized processes, including large-scale additive manufacturing technologies, making the JEC World experience unique in its kind.
JEC World, the festival of composites
JEC World is not only the trade show of the composites industry but over the last decades it has become a unique festival of composites, where visitors from beyond this industry and from various application sectors can be inspired and discover what composites can offer them. The must-visit JEC Innovation Planets have presented some of the most innovative and spectacular vehicles, vessels, design and industrial objects made of composites in the recent months. Many exhibitors have added to parts and components to this showcase, from flying cars, to eVTOLs and high-end sports cars.
Dedicated villages within the exhibition provided the opportunity to showcase key industry trends such as the Natural Fibers Village, mirroring the strong interest in bio-based raw materials, or the 3D Printing Village, highlighting the momentum of various additive manufacturing technologies.
JEC World, heading to a more sustainable world
JEC World’s conference program, once again, shone a light on THE topic that has been driving the industry for some years now: sustainability. Covering all aspects of sustainability within the composites value chain, the conference program underlined the essential role of composites in reducing CO2 emissions and energy consumption by lightweighting, but also in ensuring long lasting performance and durability, thanks to the unique properties of composites.
In parallel to the conference program, the exhibits and solutions presented by the exhibitors have shown the strong commitment of the whole composites industry to sustainability. At JEC World, the converging efforts of all stakeholders, heading towards a sustainable future, created a global statement and motivation source for the participants.
JEC World, the place to celebrate
JEC World was certainly a place to celebrate, and not only the 60th anniversary of the JEC non-profit organization, dedicated to promoting composite materials and their adoption since 1963. Many exhibiting companies also celebrated their anniversaries over the three days, some being involved in composites for more than 50 years. JEC World is the biggest opportunity for the composites community to gather with all its partners and honor the developments and successes that have taken place over the years.
Many joined this composites party: Ministers, Ambassadors and Official representatives from 16 countries visited the show as part of dedicated official delegation tours from the United States, Turkey, Taiwan, Portugal, the Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, Egypt and Spain, as well as the Land of Hessen, Baden Wurttemberg and a delegation from SAMPE Japan.
With all parts of the world represented at the show as well as all generations of composites actors, present and future – students were welcome to join a day dedicated to education and recruiting on April 27th – JEC World was an unmissable event to get inspired, celebrate the dynamism of the industry and a bright future to come! With confidence, 58% of the exhibition space has already been booked for the next edition that will take place from March 5th to 7th, 2024, hinting at another great time to come for composites enthusiasts. Exhibitors and attendees have expressed very positive feedback about the quality of the exhibition and the success, once again, of this pinnacle event of the industry.
JEC WORLD 2023 KEY FIGURES
- 1,200 exhibitors
- 26 Pavilions
- 40,200+ professional visits
- 7,100 business meetings
- 80 parts and products showcased in two Innovation Planets
- 11 JEC Innovation Awards winners
- 3 Startup Booster winners
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Posted: May 12, 2023
Source: JEC Group