JEC Americas 2016 Unites Innovative Developments in Composites Manufacturing at Annual Conference

18 Apr, 2016

Event to showcase revolutionary advances in the composites industry across the globe

ATLANTA, April 13, 2016 – Everyday items from tumblers and airplanes to automobiles and military body armor are comprised of composite materials. JEC Americas International Composites Event will bring together trailblazers and innovators in composites at the fifth annual international conference and exhibit show in Atlanta from May 3 – 5, 2016.

In 2015, the U.S. composite materials industry grew 5.6 percent and reached $23.64 billion overall (including the final parts added value). Innovation remains a crucial factor driving the composite materials industry growth. Analysts estimate that growth will surge to approximately 5.4 percent and reach $24.91 billion in 2016, JEC Composites Magazine reports.

“Composite materials are strengthening the dynamic landscape of several key industries,” said Mrs. Frédérique Mutel, president and CEO, JEC Group. “JEC Americas 2016 assembles those decision makers, end-users and composites companies in a collaborative environment. From Australia and Germany to the United States and everywhere in between, the conference and show is a testament to how composite materials are helping to build a stronger world around us.”

The three-day event will feature a global tradeshow highlighting innovations in composite manufacturing across the globe as well as sessions and keynote presentations to provide holistic insights on evolutions across various sectors. With this year’s focus on the aeronautic and automotive industries, the Leadership Composites Circles will connect top leaders to OEMs, suppliers and end-users to exchange knowledge and network with their counterparts.
Sustainability is another dimension of this year’s conference with the renewed focus on developing more efficient processes as well as recycling composite products and reusing materials to create new products. Other topics such as challenges in the glass fiber industry, carbon fiber in the automotive industry and technical textiles and composites will help thousands of global professionals discover new solutions to their unique business challenges.
“Atlanta is an ideal location for this year’s conference. In fact, there are more than 300 facilities in Georgia dedicated to aerospace and air transportation manufacturing,” said Nicolas Baudry, Event director, JEC Americas. “We’re looking forward to returning to the city and experiencing the cross-pollination of knowledge from a variety of experts and industry leaders.”

Major General Jocelyn M. Seng, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander and President, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, will serve as the featured keynote speaker. General Seng’s presentation will examine how technology, particularly composites, affects society. Dr. Keith Young, Composites Director at Boeing, and Dr. Hendrik Mainka, Composites Director at Volkswagen, will also serve as keynote speakers.

Co-located with Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas, JEC Americas provides a diverse platform for industry leaders to discuss new trends, exchange views on best practices and explore new innovations. JEC Americas International Composites Event will take place from May 3-5, 2016 at the Georgia World Congress Center. It will host 750 exhibitors and 9,000 attendees.
For more information:
· View the Atlanta brochure.
· View the event schedule.
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JEC Group
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About JEC Group
With a network of 250,000 professionals, JEC Group is the largest composite organization in the world. It represents, promotes and helps develop composite markets by providing global and local networking and information services. For the past 20 years, JEC has achieved continuous growth and acquired an international reputation. It has opened offices in North America and Asia. The Company is entirely owned by the non-profit Center for the Promotion of Composites. JEC Group’s policy is to systematically invest its profits in the creation of new services to benefit the industry. After successfully winning over the composites industry, JEC Group is now enlarging its scope to the next segment of the value chain, i.e. manufacturers and end-users. Through Knowledge and Networking, JEC’s experts offer a comprehensive service package: the JEC publications – including strategic studies, technical books and the JEC Composites Magazine – the weekly international e-letter World Market News and the French e-letter JEC Info Composites. JEC also organizes the JEC World Show in Paris – the world’s largest composites show, five times bigger than any other composites exhibition -, JEC Asia in Singapore and JEC Americas in Atlanta; the Web Hub; the JEC Composites Conferences, Forums and Workshops in Paris, Singapore and Atlanta and the JEC Innovation Awards program (Europe, Asia, America, India and China). The composite industry employs 550,000 professionals worldwide, generating 69 billion USD worth of business in 2015.


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