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JEC Asia 2015 shows growing importance of new Asian Pacific companies

The demand made on materials has become greater in Asia and investment in composites has increased, organisers report.

28th October 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Singapore

Transport/​Aerospace, Sustainable, Civil Engineering, Construction, Industrial

JEC Asia Composites Show & Conferences has wrapped up its 8th annual session with a noticeable growth in attendance from four countries of the ASEAN Association (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam), from Australia and New Zealand, a strong participation of South Korea.

“The Asian Composites market amounts to S $ 44,28 billion (Singapore dollars). In value, it represented 43% of the worldwide market in 2014,” commented Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President & CEO.

JEC Asia 2015 – 8th annual session. © JEC Group

“The demand made on materials has become greater in Asia. Investment in composites has increased and relative costs have improved. This is driving higher growth in both innovation and composites consumption in Asia. Another dimension of the Asian Composites market is its complexity and heterogeneity. Asia needs an international platform to present this diversity. JEC Asia plays this unique role.”

New formula

For this edition, the JEC Group created a new formula to allow every participant to take part in an enriched programme of the event.

JEC Asia 2015 floor full of innovations. © JEC Group

The programme included three keynote speeches, Innovation Awards, BtoB Meetings, high-level conferences, an Aerospace Leadership Circle, Exhibition Hall, Demo Zone, New Products Exhibits, Posters Session, the Job Center, Composites Tours and plant visits, the Exhibitors’ Reception, a Golf Simulator, the VIP Press Club and numerous networking opportunities.

Making business and network

During the three days of the annual event, more than 300 qualified B2B Meetings were organized by JEC Group, bringing closer together exhibitors and key buyers, including 3M Singapore, Airbus Group, BASF, Singapore Airlines, ST Aerospace or again Climax Motorsport and Lamborghini to name a few.

Opening Ceremony with China Guest of Honour. © JEC Group

Also, numerous networking sessions took place onsite during the conferences breaks, with successful exchanges with the speakers. In addition, networking sessions were organized outside of the Convention hall to maximize the opportunities for meetings.

Another key event during JEC Asia was the Aerospace Composites Circle featuring Laurence Barrett from Barrett Aerospace presenting a speech about Composites Design, Manufacture and Repair. The Aerospace Composites Circle in Singapore aimed to use the best global capabilities and talents to meet local Asian Aerospace Composites needs.

Keynote speakers

For the first time on JEC Asia, each three days of the event welcomed three inspirational speeches. On the first day, Water Tay’s speech addressed composites professionals, covering the power of synergy related to the composites industry, the leverage of doing more with less or again the concept of price versus pride in business.

JEC Innovation Awards Singapore 2015 Winners. © JEC Group

On the second day, Dr William Tan shared his views on the importance of achieving goals, motivation and innovation, inspiring individuals and corporate leaders.

Finally, on 22 October, David Lim, leader of the 1st Singapore Mt Everest Expedition, helped people tap their potential in becoming stronger leaders, be better team members and negotiate better life and business outcomes.

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