04 March 2014
04 March 2014
Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre has announced a three-year deal with the JEC Group for the JEC Asia Composites Show and Conferences.
The next JEC Asia will take place at the venue from 17 – 19 November, 2014.
“We are delighted to continue with our long standing collaboration with Suntec Singapore, which has been our home since the first JEC Asia in 2008” said Frédérique Mutel, JEC’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Since 2008, JEC Asia has not stopped growing its influence and network, allowing us to open JEC offices in Singapore in 2013 with staff dedicated to local and regional needs. Today, we are particularly excited to take full advantage of the many new enhancements that Suntec Singapore has put into place. Over the years we’ve been impressed by the facilities and service that Suntec Singapore has offered us and we look forward to continue working with the team to take JEC Asia to greater heights.”
According to JEC Group, JEC Asia targets to attract 5,000 delegates and visitors and 300 exhibiting companies from 50 countries in 2014.
JEC Group explains the growing interest in Asia is driven by the region’s key strategic position for the composites industry, having overtaken the Americas and Europe in terms of production. Asia represents 41% in production volume compared to 32% in the Americas and 20% in Europe and is expected to reach 50% by 2015. In 2012, out of an estimated €83 billion global composites market, €29 billion was generated in Asia-Pacific, i.e. 36% of the market against 34% in the Americas and 23% in Europe. Moreover, Singapore being one of the composites hubs for Asia Pacific, has been selected Country Guest of Honour for JEC Asia 2014.
“We are delighted to be chosen as the preferred venue for the JEC group in Singapore. Renewing ties with our long term partner and winning this event for the next three years is very gratifying” states Arun Madhok, CEO, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, “On a personal note, JEC Asia has been a real eye opener for me. It boggles the mind just how important and ubiquitous composites are in our daily lives and even for a venue like Suntec Singapore.”
According to JEC Group in choosing Suntec Singapore as their home for the next three years, the JEC Group will benefit from Suntec Singapore’s new technological advances including free WiFi for up to 6,000 simultaneous connections, a sophisticated digital screen network and the essential flexible customisable space necessary to host a wide variety of activities. In particular, the ability to quickly switch room configurations and resize meeting rooms and conference halls was a key factor in JEC Group’s decision to enter into a long term agreement.
“We have big plans for the coming years” adds Mr Madhok, “With the support of our loyal clients, dedicated staff and a venue that is second to none, Suntec Singapore will continue to be the preferred place to meet in Singapore and Asia.”
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