JEC’s Experience Composites Sets Ambitious Goals

05 January 2016

The new fibre composite and lightweight construction trade fair ‘Experience Composites – powered by JEC’ will take place in Augsburg, Germany, between 21-23 September 2016, for the first time.

JEC says it is working with co-creators of the event, Messe Augsburg and Carbon Composites, with great passion, meticulousness and high demands towards creating a trailblazing event for the growing composites market. An offer which it says has already been greatly welcomed. A range of renowned companies, both domestic and from abroad, have already declared their intention to attend. The event will showcase composites companies and applications in two halls with around 10,000 m2 and will involve strong exhibitors positioned according to application.

Augsburg and Bavarian-Swabia will be welcoming composites professionals, decision-makers and experts from around the world. This event is expected to bring together large concerns, medium-sized companies, start-ups and potential users of fibre composite materials and, for this reason, emphasis is being placed on application knowledge and innovative impulses. JEC says ‘Experience Composites’ will help to further develop the composites industry, research and science, in conjunction with the exhibitors and visitors. Current and new applications, innovations, ideas and pilot projects from the fibre composite world are to be made tangible and experienced, in accordance with the name ‘Experience Composites’.

The Bavarian-Swabian region characterises a bundling of companies that employ composites, along with research facilities, scientific institutes, associations and networks in the composites world and is thus unique throughout Europe. On this basis, ‘Experience Composites’ will encourage the transfer of knowledge related to composite materials and product developments by incorporating visits to companies, users, and scientific institutes. ‘Experience Composites’ has declared its clear intent and brand core, to become the personal composites experience marketplace in Europe.

With the aim of setting composites in scene as the material of the future, a new event format has been developed especially for ‘Experience Composites’: the multiple-location format. Fibre composite materials are to be demonstrated and detailed from a variety of angles. The further development of this high-growth sector and the experience orientation are thus to be emphasised. ‘Experience Composites’ is designed to generate new impulses for fibre composite materials as well as associated value-added processes. Alongside the trade fair to be housed in two halls in Augsburg, JEC says there will also be two congresses accompanying the trade fair, visits to companies and scientific establishments (‘Science Shuttles’) an attractive training programme as well as meetings at cultural highlights in and around Augsburg to enable networking and the preparation and conclusion of business deals.

“Over the course of a number of years, we have analysed the international composites and lightweight construction market carefully, and we have spoken to a very large number of companies throughout the entire value-added chain, including many medium-sized companies. Only then did we decide to go ahead with our ambitious project. With the new multiple-location format, we have successfully managed to map the desires and requirements of our customers. We are sure that this approach will further the composites sector. Mentors from science and companies for the various sectors within our event will ensure the highest quality of representation, exhibits and messages,” says Philip Häußler, Head of the ‘Experience Composites’ Project.

Accompanying congresses with national and international speakers are expected to detail the news and opportunities surrounding composite materials. Speakers and presentations from six sectors and from the entire composites process chain will provide information and answers to all the key composites areas in the B2B sector on the basis of the successful ‘Fachtagung Carbon Composites’. A programme committee led by the ‘Carbon Composites’ safeguards the latest knowledge and selects the best contributions for the knowledge, expertise and networking of the ‘Experience Composites’ branches. Special congresses complete the congress programme. Alexander Gundling, Chief Executive Officer of Carbon Composites adds, “In the coming year, we are expanding our Fachtagung Carbon Composites and incorporating it into a very future-oriented, new trade fair format. In conjunction with the Messe Augsburg and the JEC Group, we wish to offer our members, visitors and exhibitors a convention with the best possible value.”


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