21 March 2017
21 March 2017
JEC WORLD 2017 closed its doors on Thursday 16 March 2017 with a 2-digit attendance growth (+10%).
“JEC Group’s strategy towards End-Users is a winning one as we welcomed more architects, creators, developers, designers, style engineers and trend-setters,” says Ms Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President & CEO. The 4 ‘Innovation planets’ that showcased the latest composites innovations were focused on Aerospace, Automotive, Better Living and Building. Besides, JEC Group launched its new publication ‘The Future of Building’ during JEC World 2017. “We are very happy with the participation and the enthusiasm the composites professionals expressed. We are grateful and are committed to go further,” she adds.
Over the 3 days, the event recorded an increase of over 10% professional visits compared to 2016, with 40,607 in attendance counting 78% International Visitors from 113 countries.
“We strongly believe in collective intelligence and all our operations aims at involving the Golden Triangle: Industry, Research and economic authorities such as regional or national entities. It is certainly part of our success, both for JEC Group and here for JEC World,” comments Mutel.
Alongside the many International Pavilions, every French Region was also represented.
2017 new services: The high degree of interest in JEC World also lies in the fact that JEC World perpetually renews itself. “Each year, new products and services are offered to exhibitors and visitors. For instance, in 2017, the Start-up Booster competition, the new planets, the electronic devices and the giant LED screen on the VIP Club, are some of our novelties and improvements that refined customer experience,” comments Anne-Manuèle Hébert, Show Director of JEC World and European Shows.
JEC Group welcomed special guests who are passionate with composites such as Greg Lemond, champion & cycling expert, Thomas Coville, new solo, round-the-world record on maxi trimaran, Leilani Münter, Electric GT Pilot, or Nandor FA, Vendée Globe 8th place contestant.
JEC World 2017 Key Figures according to JEC Group are:
40,607 Professional visits (+10%).
2 Halls (65,000 square meters, 69,9654,18 ft2).
Save the date for JEC World 2018: 6-8 March 2018.
Photo provided by JEC Composites
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