JEC Group announces sustainable theme for JEC World 2022

JEC World, the leading global trade show dedicated to composite materials, manufacturing technologies and application markets, will take place in Paris from March 8-10, 2022, under the theme Composites for a Sustainable World.

JEC World 2022 will be the industry’s most awaited international face to face event after the long pandemic period. Exhibition space is already 98% booked, a clear demonstration of the industry’s commitment to meet and resume business. Those unable to join in person will be able to experience the show via the JEC World Connect digital platform.

“We are looking forward to welcoming our exhibitors, partners and visitors back to Paris to resume business and promote innovation,” commented Thomas Lepretre, vice-president Events, Sales and Operations of JEC Group. “JEC World will bring the composites industry together to showcase the sustainability benefits of composite materials to a global audience, and to provide a stimulating meeting place for the industry to pursue its sustainability ambitions by exchanging knowledge, forging collaborations, and imagining new concepts to protect our environment.”

With the pandemic context, it is evident that ensuring a sustainable future for our world is an even greater priority for our industry. Communicating and advancing the sustainability benefits of composite materials is central to JEC Group’s mission. Under the theme of Composites for a Sustainable World, JEC World 2022 will offer a unique meeting-place for the global academic, business and end-user communities to engage in fruitful knowledge sharing, networking and innovation focused on improving sustainability throughout the product lifecycle. The event will showcase all the latest value chain strategies to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in line with circular economy goals, and highlight how the composites community is seizing the opportunity to Rethink the way we do things now and direct Research into new and better solutions.

JEC World 2022 will demonstrate how sustainable thinking is at the heart of the innovative designs, technologies and business models driving the development of the next generation of composites applications. Four conferences will be held over the three days, focusing on:

  • Sustainability of Raw Materials for Composites: Fuelling the Circular Revolution
  • Rethinking Composite Materials Production: The Path to Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Design for Circular Composite Products: Turning Waste, Recycling & Reuse into Opportunities
  • Applications of Composite Materials for Circularity: Towards a Net-Zero World

New for 2022, JEC World will feature two Agora Stages in Halls 5 and 6 which will host all conferences, onsite and in livestreaming, the Startup Booster competition, key industry leader sessions, and round tables and workshops. In addition, the “Country on Stage” sessions will give countries the opportunity to present their industrial ambitions and business potential to a global audience. The Netherlands, Russia, South Korea and the United States are already confirmed.

One of JEC World’s objective’s is to promote the composites sector’s most innovative projects. More than 600 product launches are expected to be announced over the three days of the show, which will also feature JEC’s high-regarded innovation challenges and awards ceremonies :

  • The JEC Composites Innovation Awards celebrate innovative global composite projects, as well as fruitful collaborations between different players in the value chain. Over more than 15 years, the JEC Composites Innovation Awards have highlighted collaborations between some 1,900 companies and recognised 203 creative projects. The winners will be announced on March 7th during a dedicated ceremony and their successful technologies will be on display throughout the show.
  • The JEC Composites Startup Booster is the leading startup competition in the world of composites. In 2022, this competition will celebrate its fifth anniversary, with a special event to be organized onsite and the launch of a new “sustainability” award. And, with 20 finalists for 2022, it will recognise innovations with the greatest potential market impact and promote them to an influential audience of decision-makers. The finalists’ innovations will be displayed at JEC World’s “Startup Village.”

JEC World is the leading global event for composites innovation, business and networking. JEC World 2022 is expected to attract 1,350 exhibitors and more than 40,000 professional visits (on-site and online) from 112 countries.

In order to maximise their return on investment JEC World offers industry decision-makers access to effective marketing and relationship-building opportunities. More than 2,000 business meetings will take place over the three days of the show, tailored to the specific needs and priorities of business leaders while giving them the opportunity to strengthen their market profile, get involved in new programs, and meet new business partners.


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