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Full program of “EXPERIENCE COMPOSITES - powered by JEC Group”, the new event for Composites professionals and End-Users

14 Sep 2016
The inaugural session of the new plateform that aroused from the unique partnership of JEC Group, Messe Augsburg and Carbon Composites promises to be very intense.

The synergies of the 3 co-organizers have resulted in an event that is tailored-made to the local needs of the Industry but at an international scale. Indeed, companies, research centers and institutions from Europe, America and Asia have confirmed their participation and Augsburg will be the center point for Composites professionals next September 21-23, 2016” explains Mrs Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President & CEO

“Following our strategy to target End-Users, this specific location will secure the participation of professionals from Industries such as Aerospace, Automotive & Transport, Construction & Infrastructure, Machine & Plant Manufacturing, Medical Engineering and Wind Energy”, she adds.


The new Meeting place for global Composites professionals in Europe

The programme of events is packed with networking opportunities for every attendee. Alongisde the show floor filled with exhibitors and demo areas, pre-arranged B2B Meetings will help bring together composites offer and demand over the 3 days. Also, 9 plants visits are being organized to give the participants a look behind the scene of several companies and institutes such as the University of Augsburg, Premium Aerotec, SGL Group, Technology Center Augsburg, MT Aerospace, ITA Augsburg, DLR, Frauenhofer Institute or again the University of Applied Science Augsburg.

Likewise, the Symposium of 8 conferences including more than 60 speakers will gather experts and composites professionals around present composites developments and concerns in Automotive, Aerospace, Medical, Manufacturing, etc.

In the same spirit of maximizing exchanges and connections, various get-togethers and informal celebrations are planned to turn this event into a true representation of the current and future composites industry.


Celebration of Innovation in multiple ways

EXPERIENCE COMPOSITES powered by JEC Group will also be the place where an impressive gathering of innovations will be displayed and showcased. No less than 6 “Innovation Corners” will be installed to offer every attendee a peek on the latest and best innovation composites materials can provide today. Each Innovation corner will focus on an End-Using Industry from Automotive to Aerospace, including Construction and Wind Energy.

The EXPERIENCE COMPOSITES Innovation Awards will recognize 6 winners for their outstanding breakthrough in the Composites Industry.

The 2016 winners are:

  • Category Construction & Infrastructure: Fisco Gmbh
    First fire resistant GFRP to achieve incombustible class
  • Category Automotive and transport: Daimler AG
    Mercedes-Benz AMG GTR: High-Tech Lightweight Design for extraordinary Performance
  • Category Aeronautics and Aerospace: Cruing Handelsvertretung
    Aerotech® System for a more effective dust extraction
  • Category Mass production: CETIM
    New process for in-mould direct assembly
  • Category Semi-Product Equipment: M&A Dieterle Gmbh
    Torque-Fibre-Winding: on-demand textile UD prepreg prototyping
  • Category Automation: IFB Universität Stuttgart
    LOWFLIP – An innovative 3D placement technology


The first day of the event will also be the stage of the first ever Startup Competition in Composites, a unique challenge that will enable 12 strictly selected startups to display their product and services on a dedicated Startup village and pitch their argument in front of a panel of experts to win up to 10,000 euros among other prizes.


Every journalist and influencer is cordially invited to the official EXPERIENCE COMPOSITES press conference:

Date: Wednesday September 21, 2016 from 11:00 am to 12:00pm (first day of the trade fair)
Location: Panoramasaal of the conference centre at Messe Augsburg, Am Messezentrum 5, 86159 Augsburg, Germany