Less than four months to go before JEC World opens the doors to the 2024 edition. Well known globally as the main composites festival, a place where business meets inspiration and innovation, the show expects to gather the whole composites community and more. Appointment is settled from 5 to 7 March 2024 in Paris Nord Villepinte.
Historically, composite parts have already shown their value in making many end sectors more sustainable thanks to their intrinsic properties. But the challenges that the composites industry needs to tackle to reach its sustainability goals are still high and will be at the centre of the conferences and panels this year. They will explore material solutions, such as natural fibres or recycled products, as well as processes, among which the use of automation and digitalization.
At JEC World 2023, end-users’ applications focuses attracted hundreds of participants looking to learn about the latest trends of their industry sector of interest. Gathering research reports, real industry case studies and forecasts, these JEC conferences will star wind, aerospace and transportation as main topics. Also in 2024, three Country on Stage are confirmed to take place on the Agora stage giving attendees the opportunity to get to know characteristics, trends and strategies in Italy, Michigan and in France.
For more than 25 years, the JEC Composites Innovation Awards have celebrated cutting-edge collaborative projects of the composites industry. All year long, they aim to identify, promote, and reward the most innovative solutions worldwide and enhance their public exposure while contributing, as one, to the evolution of the composite industry. For the third year, the winners will be revealed during a ceremony a month prior to JEC World, on 8 February in Paris.
The JEC Composites Startup Booster, the leading startup competition in the world of composites and advanced materials, gathers each year the boldest entrepreneurs, SMEs, startups and academic spinoffs working on avant-garde projects. At stake: international visibility and a chance to bring their business to the next level. 20 startups will be selected by JEC and its partners Airbus, Owens Corning and Mercedes-Benz. Out of the 20 finalists, three winners will be selected during the pitching sessions of the show: one in a “Materials & Products” category, one in a “Process, Manufacturing & Equipment” category and a special “Sustainability” award.
In the JEC Innovation Planets the most innovative applications will be displayed “in the flesh”. In 2024, the Mobility planet will be back featuring ground transportation, aerospace or railway solutions, while the Building & Infrastructure planet will make its debut, bringing insight into a growing composites market. Other dedicated areas will be shedding a light on particular aspect of our industry with the Natural Fibres Village, the Campus Village, the Startup Booster Village, the SME Village and, as a novelty, the Live Demonstration Area.
The Discover Composites area, will cover the history of composites in the sports industry.