Houston to Host the Next JEC Americas Composites Show and Conferences

24 February 2015

Houston to Host the Next JEC Americas Composites Show and Conferences

JEC Group will hold its 4th annual JEC Americas Composites Show and Conferences in Houston, US, June 2-4, 2015.

JEC Group explains that the main international event focusing on Innovation and Opportunities for the Composites Materials Industry will attract exhibitors and attendees from all over the world and across the complete value chain of the Composites Industry. For the second time, JEC Americas will co-locate with Techtextil North America as the powerful synergies that started their partnership in 2014 were mutually beneficial to both the Composites and the Technical Textile attendees.

“Our partnership with Techtextil North America brings added value to both attendees and exhibitors. With opportunities to increase their knowledge and networking, we double their chance to make business and connections in markets that are complementary” says Mrs Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President & CEO.

"We are very excited about the diverse participation of exhibitors that are representing the 12 different application areas of Techtextil North America Houston. The synergies created between our exhibitors together with those participating in JEC Americas will create the ideal setting for doing business in the fastest growing city in the US" adds Dennis Smith, President of Messe Frankfurt, Germany.

“Choosing Houston as the next host city for JEC Americas is completely in line with JEC Group’s mission to address every sector and every segment of the composites Industry. It allows us to get closer to clusters such as Oil & Gas, Energy & Environment, Pipes & Tanks, and Wind Energy or to go further in our Aeronautic or Automotive networks” says Mr Peter Zezima, JEC America Director. “North America represents 32% of the global composites industry in value and 28% in volume. Houston is the perfect reflection of the dynamism of the US market in the Composites Industry. Indeed, the ever increasing use of new generation materials to improve resistance and efficiency of Manufacturing in the Oil & Gas Industry will be relevant to more than 3,700 energy-related establishments in the area” he adds. Moreover, the perfect location of Houston will facilitate the visits of Latin American attendees and exhibitors.

Ron Garan, a decorated former NASA Astronaut, Social Entrepreneur & Motivational Speaker has accepted to be JEC Americas special guest keynote speaker and will address the crowd about Innovation.

Over 30 top-level speakers from around the world will share their developments and thoughts during 5 conferences organised during JEC Americas. The topics discussed will be:

- Composites in Pipes & Tanks
- Cost reduction challenges in the carbon fibre industry (in Partnership with TUM)
- Aeronautics: Mechanical architectures
- Improving fuel efficiency in the automotive industry
- Natural Fibres (in partnership with Composites Innovation Centre)

JEC Americas will also be the stage of the famous JEC Innovation Awards (winners to be announced).

The gathering of selected key Top Leaders in Composites, specifically in the Oil & Gas Industry, will be organised during JEC Americas. JEC Group says that the Leadership circle is a unique networking event for the international Oil & Gas Composites community. Pierluigi Tozzi, expert in polymeric matrix composite materials and additive manufacturing technologies from GE Oil & Gas will give the Keynote speech for this session.

Photo provided by JEC

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