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Billy Hunter

Editor's Viewpoint

21st March 2017, Paris

Composites on the move as JEC World 2017 records double digit growth

JEC WORLD 2017, the leading exhibition dedicated to the composites sector closed its doors last Thursday with double digit visitor growth – up 10% on last year. Over the 3 days, the event welcomed 40,607 visitors, 78% of which were international visitors from 113 countries.

Responding to the positive outcome in Paris, Ms. Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President & CEO, said: “JEC Group’s strategy towards End-Users is a winning one as we welcomed more architects, creators, developers, designers, style engineers and trend-setters.”

Composite structure at 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,” Ms. Mutel added. “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.”

Perpetual renewal

According to organisers, the high degree of interest in JEC World also lies in the fact that it perpetually renews itself. “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,” commented Anne-Manuèle Hébert, Show Director of JEC World and European Shows.

JEC World 2017

As usual there was much optimism at this leading show and the aisles were positively crammed with visitors, particularly on day two, the busiest of the three days. JEC World 2017 hosted around 1300 exhibitors in two halls and six conferences with a total of 53 speakers.

Inside Composites – a news and information service for composites

Here at Innovation in Textiles we have been publishing Composites News since we launched the site in 2009. However, as demand for composites news and information grew alongside the sector we decided to launch Inside Composites, a new specialised composites news and information service in September 2017. The service has been well received by the sector.

Currently, we are publishing composites news on both sites but we will eventually only publish composites news on Inside Composites. To ensure you get your composites news please visit www.insidecomposites.com. You can also get our weekly composites e-newsletter and free membership here.

Editor Adrian Wilson and the editorial team at Inside Composites will be reporting on JEC World 2017 in the coming days and you can read Adrian’s Editor’s Viewpoint here - Edging to Industry 4.0 at JEC World.

With a network of 250,000 professionals, JEC Group is the largest composite organization in the world. It represents, promotes and helps develop composite markets by providing global and local networking and information services. For the past 20 years, JEC has achieved continuous growth and acquired an international reputation.

JEC WORLD 2018 will be held from 6-8 March 2018.

www.jeccomposites.com

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