11 November 2008
11 November 2008
The organiser’s forecasts for the show were greatly exceeded, with 8,325 visitors coming through the doors of JEC Asia (including an aggregate audience of 873 for the 68 conferences).
The professionals from the Asia-Pacific region really made the most of the event, and Asian visitors turned up in great numbers, accounting for 82.3% of the visitors from the 58 countries that attended the event over three days.
The stands of over 300 companies filled the two exhibition halls down to the last square metre. In order to accommodate all the exhibitors, JEC had to move its forums and conferences into a third hall.
There were six national stands (China, France, India, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand) and 26 countries in all represented by the exhibitors, with a significant majority from Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. At the head of the representative rankings were China, Singapore, India, Japan and Taiwan.
A showcase of the know-how of the Asia-Pacific region, the show was representative of the high levels of industrialisation and sophistication in the industry, and covered every sector of application: aerospace and MRO, road transport and the new generation of rolling stock, and construction (pipes, tanks and domes made of composites).
The next edition of JEC Show Asia, now an annual event, will take place from October 14-16, 2009 in Singapore (SUNTEC Exhibition Centre). In the light of the success of this first Expo, the JEC Group has already reserved 11,500 m² of floor space, which is 75% up on this year (6,500 m² in 2008).
Toho Tenax is introducing a high-tensile, highly shock-resistant prepreg that incorporates carbon fibre developed for aerospace applications and carbon nanotubes (CNTs).
The UK's Engineering Industries Association (EIA) and the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) have received confirmation of government funding for UK engineering companies to exhibit at overseas trade shows.
Thai Flight Training (TFT), a subsidiary of Thai Airways, recently ordered an Airbus A320 door trainer from Spatial Composite Solutions.