24 March 2015
24 March 2015
JEC has reported exhibitors and visitor numbers for JEC Europe 2015, held in Paris, 10 - 12, March to be up by 13%.
“JEC Europe Show and Conference in Paris is a global reunification of the best advancements and innovations we can find today in the world. With not less than 10 different parallel programs, the 2015 session attracted an impressive number of exhibitors and visitors: 36,222 versus 31,919 in 2014 (+13%)” explains Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President and CEO.
“The logical consequence of this success is the change of name and location of our event. Recognising the global nature of the Paris event, JEC Europe changes its name and becomes JEC World starting with the next session to be held in March 8 - 10, 2016. Moreover, with the number of manufacturers and visitors constantly increasing, the largest global meeting for composites has to adapt its size and location and will move to the biggest venue in France: the Paris Nord Villepinte fairgrounds with a substantial growth, reaching 62,000 sqm of exhibit space next year. The new venue will, with no doubts, improve the attendees and exhibitors‘ experience with JEC World, as the modern and functional site is close to infrastructures like the Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport and the Roissy TGV high-speed train station, giving our international visitors easy access to it, for better networking and shared knowledge,” she adds.
Additionally, JEC Group says it has reaffirmed its will to develop its activities in America with the 4th JEC Americas in Houston in June and in Asia with the 8th session of JEC Asia in Singapore in 2015. New partnerships have also recently been engaged allowing JEC Group to address new promising markets such as Latin America with Compocity in São Paulo in November 4 - 6, 2015 (in partnership with ALMACO) or South Africa in 2016.
New this year, there was a 3rd additional floor at JEC Europe which was dedicated to Innovation. This hosted an Innovation Corner which presented more than 30 composites parts, a Live Demo Zone showcasing the know-how of 7 machines as well as being the stage for 6 high-value JEC Conferences on Aeronautics, Automotive, Mechanical Behaviour, Mechanics & Testing, NDT & Production Technology. This 3rd floor also hosted the ‘Composites for better living,’ an area dedicated to designers and creators.
Photo provided by JEC Group.
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