Dive into JEC World 2023 program!

Dive into JEC World 2023 program!

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Each year, JEC World designs an insightful conference program allowing participants to address the main challenges and key trends shaping the future of the global composites industry.

From highlighting new composites markets around the world to analysing new materials, products and processes, our expertly curated program invites executives and engineers across the value chain to share their insights and provides a complete toolkit to understand the future of our industry and seize unique opportunities to grow business internationally.

In 2023, sustainability is still a key growth driver for the composites industry, enabling diverse application sectors to achieve ambitious sustainability goals, from energy and transportation, to building and infrastructure.

Sustainability Conferences

April 25th 12.00 – 13.00 AGORA 5 (Hall 5)
Green is the New Black: Natural Fibers & Bio-Based Polymers for Bio-composites

Speakers: Marc THOMETSCHEK, CEO – Beologic NV, Burcu KARACA UGURAL, Co-Founder & CTO – BPREG, Karim BEHLOULI, Managing director – Eco-technilin, Tom CLAESSEN, Business Development Humins – Avantium Renewable Polymers BV, Adam THOMSON, Director – Vehicle Concepts & Body Engineering – Volta Trucks, Wridzer BAKKER, CEO – Plantics B.V.
Moderator: Ignaas VERPOEST, Emeritus Professor – Composite Materials Group, KU Leuven

April 26th 12.00 – 13.00 AGORA 5 (Hall 5)
Less is Better: Reducing Waste, Costs, Energy & Time for Sustainable Composites Manufacturing

Speakers: Merlin THEODORE, Advanced Fibers Manufacturing Group Lead – UT-Battelle, Marcus KREMERS, CTO – AIRBORNE, Cyrille CAMUS, Sales Director Machine Tools Systems and dedicated Verticals Aerospace & Power Manufacturing – Siemens SAS, Julie VAUDOUR, Deputy Head of Research & Development – DAHER, Alexandre HAMLYN, Chief Innovation Officer, Coriolis
Moderator: Raphaël PLEYNET, Managing Director – EuCIA

April 27th 10.00 – 10.55 AGORA 5 (Hall 5)
Lightweight Made in Europe: Challenges & Opportunities

Speakers: Rene ADAM, Director Research and Technology – FACC Operations GmbH, Thomas HIPKE, Head of main division – Fraunhofer IWU, Cecilia RAMBERG, Director of LIGHTer – RISE, Pedro MIMOSO, Director of Business Development – PIEP – Centre for Innovation in Polymer Engineering, Dirk VOGEL, Dipl.-Ing. Managing Director – RKW Sachsen GmbH, Martin ZOTTLER, Project Manager – Business Upper Austria
Moderator: Ricardo del VALLE, Senior Innovation Consultant – Bax and Company

April 27th 12.00 – 13.00 AGORA 5 (Hall 5)
4 Rs (Recycling, Reusing, Repurposing, Repairing): Composites in a Circular Economy

Speakers: Raphaël PLEYNET, Managing Director – EuCIA, Nicolas DERRIEN, Co-founder & CEO – Continuum Group Aps, Stefan CABA, Head of Innovation Area Sustainable Vehicle Engineering – EDAG Engineering GmbH, Amael COHADES, CEO – COMPPAIR TECHNOLOGIES LTD., Tim RADEMACKER, Director Sales Composites EMEA – MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL GROUP, John BUSEL, VP, Composites Growth Initiative – American Composites Manufacturers Association
Moderator: Malcolm FORSYTH, Sustainability Manager – Composites UK Limited


April 25th 17:30 – 17:55 Agora 5 (Hall 5)
Composite Innovations in Architecture

Speaker: Greg Lynn, CEO & Professor Architecture – Piaggio Fast Forward & Greg Lynn FORM

April 26th 09:30 – 09:55 Agora 5 (Hall 5)
Roland Jourdain’s Success in the Route du Rhum on the We Explore Flax Fiber Composite Boat

Speaker: Roland JOURDAIN, Skipper & Founder – KAIROS

April 27th 09:30 – 09:55 Agora 5 (Hall 5)
Advanced Lightweight Materials – A European Commission Perspective

Speaker: George KOTSIKOS, Project Officer – European Commission – Health and Digital Executive Agency

Business Conferences

April 25th 14.00 – 14.55 AGORA 6 (Hall 6)
Composites in Construction: Building Towards a Stronger and More Sustainable Future
Sponsored by Owens Corning

Owens Corning logo

Speakers: Samuel DURAND, C.E.O. – MECA, Christopher SKINNER, Vice President of Strategic Marketing – OWENS CORNING, Casey INGLE, Marketing Director, Building Elements – OWENS CORNING, Paolo CASADEI, Concrete Reinforcement Market Leader – OWENS CORNING

April 26th 14.00 – 14.55 AGORA 6 (Hall 6)
Aerospace: Developing the Aircraft of Tomorrow with Composites

Speakers: Sue PARTRIDGE, Airbus Head of Wing of Tomorrow Programme – Airbus Operations, Jerome BONINI, VP Research and Technology – Safran Aircraft Engines, Alison GREEN, Head of Structures – Vertical Aerospace
Moderator: Marc FETTE, CEO – Composite Technology Center (An AIRBUS Company)

April 26th 17.30 – 17.45 AGORA 5 (Hall 5)
Initiative Lightweight Technology and the European Dimension

Speaker: Werner Loscheider, Head of Division for Construction Industry, Lightweight Construction/New Materials, Resource Efficiency (IVB4), Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

April 27th 14.00 – 14.55 AGORA 6 (Hall 6)
Steering the Future of Ground Transportation with Composites

MEDC logo

Sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Speakers: Eric SHREFFLER, SVP Market Development – MICHIGAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, Sebastien GENDRON, CEO – TransPod, Tjaard SIJPKES, CTO – Ebusco BV, Geert NOUWEN, Managing Director – Okker
Moderator: Dale BROSIUS, Chief Commercialization Officer – IACMI – THE COMPOSITES INSTITUTE

The best of innovation and entrepreneurship

• The JEC Composites Innovation Awards

Over the last 25 years, the JEC Composites Innovation Program has involved more than 1,900 companies worldwide. 214 companies and 527 partners have been awarded for the excellence of their composites innovations.
Eleven winners were named on March 2nd : they will be joining the opening speech on April 25th from 9:30 am in Agora 5 (Hall 5). Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with them and their partners!

JEC Composites Innovation Awards partner:

• The JEC Composites Startup Booster

The leading startup competition in the world of composites will welcome 20 pre-selected finalists to pitch their projects onstage in front of a jury of industry experts. Three winners will be chosen by the jury and one winner for the sustainable aspects of the project.

April 25th 10.00 – 11.25 AGORA 6 (Hall 6)
Pitching Session – “Products & Materials” Category

Startups: Agrona, ALD Technical Solutions, Algreen, Cobratex, Grafren, Green Gen Technologies, Hycco, INCA Renewable Technologies, Mushroom Material, Mussel Polymers

April 25th 16.30 – 17.55 AGORA 6 (Hall 6)
Pitching Session – “Process, Manufacturing & Equipment” Category

Startups: Addyx, Catack-H, Composite Recycling, Lineat Composites, Microwave Solutions, Nova Carbon, Plyable, Synthesites, TerraWaste, Thermolysis

April 26th 15.00- 15.25 AGORA 6 (Hall 6)
Startup Booster Awards Ceremony

JEC Composites Startup Booster Main Innovation Partners:

AIRBUS - Mercedes-Benz - Owens Corning logos

JEC Composites Startup Booster Innovation Partner:

Mitsubishi Chemical Group

April 27th: Join the composites industry!

Careers in the composites industry have much to offer and need to be highlighted. On April 27th, JEC World invites all universities, training programs, students, HR representatives, to gather and foster recruitment and training in this thriving sector.

11.00 – 11.55 AGORA 6 (Hall 6)
Empowering Women in the Composites Industry

Speakers: Anne BERTHEREAU, Vice President Innovation – OWENS CORNING, Julie DAUSSEINS, Technical Leader Thermoplastic Composites – DAHER AEROSPACE, Claude DESPIERRES, Vice President Sales & Marketing – Industrial – HEXCEL, Lucy HOUCHIN, General Manager – Norplex Advanced Composites, Laura FABI, Managing Director – Resintex Technology
Moderator: Marcy OFFNER, Director, Marketing Communication – Composites One

12.00 – 13.00 AGORA 6 (Hall 6)
Join the Composites Industry and Contribute to a more Sustainable Future

Speakers: Veronique MICHAUD, Head of the Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites – ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE, Andrea RATTI, Associate Professor – Politecnico di Milano, Cindy SQUIRES, President & CEO – ACMA – American Composites Manufacturers Association, Sebastiaan Wijskamp, CTO – TPRC, Claire GHIRINGHELLI, Responsible of Youth Integration Policy – SAFRAN
Moderator: Roberto FRASSINE, President EuCIA – European Composites Industry Association

15.30 – 17.00 AGORA 5 (Hall 5)
CAMPUS’: Showcasing Universities and Institutes’ Trainings

Universities & Programs: University of Patras, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Hanyang University, Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), IPSA, KU Leuven, Nantes Université, Politecnico di Milano, Technische Universität Dresden, Composites Academy, The Native Lab, Polyvia.
Moderator: Roberto FRASSINE, President EuCIA – European Composites Industry Association

Country on stage

In-depth presentations and discussions on the composites industry in specific countries and regions.

April 25th 10:00 – 11:25 Agora 5 (Hall 5)
The Lightweighted Future: Aero-Mobility in South Korea

Speakers: YunHo CHO, Managing Director – HANKUK CARBON CO., LTD., Chihoon CHOI, Executive Vice President/CTO – HANWHA ADVANCED MATERIALS COMPANY, ChongSoo PARK, Vice Chairman – KUKDO CHEMICAL CO LTD, Min Hwan SONG, Senior Manager & Chief – Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd, Seung Wook JEONG, Vice President – Hyosung Advanced Materials Corporation
Moderator: Jason PALMER, Journalist – The Economist

April 26th 10:00 – 11:25 Agora 5 (Hall 5)
Michigan’s Composite Industry: Driving Innovation

Speakers: Raymond BOEMAN, Director – IACMI – THE COMPOSITES INSTITUTE, Marcus GANGUIN, Executive Vice President – EXPLEO, Nicholas STASEVICH, Vice President & Shareholder – Butzel Long, Vlatko TOMIC-BOBAS, Investment Director for Europe – MICHIGAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Session by

The “Session By” Program is an exclusive series of conferences delivered by leading Composites industry companies, presenting their latest innovations together with their clients, and answering the opportunities and challenges the industry faces.

April 26th 14:00 – 14:55 Agora 5 (Hall 5)
Sustainability in the Composites Industry: Teijin Group’s Holistic Approach to Net-Zero CO₂ Emissions

Speaker: David KRUG, Senior Materials Scientist, Research & Development – Teijin Automotive Technologies, Jan ROOS, Director Energy Transition & Sustainable Development – Teijin Aramid, Markus SCHNEIDER, General Manager Sustainability – TEIJIN Carbon Europe, Ton de WEIJER, General Manager Innovation – TEIJIN
Moderator: Martine DOLS, Head of Corporate & Marketing Communication – Teijin Aramid

Composites Exchange

The Composites Exchange are a dedicated program of exhibitors’ and partners workshops, showcasing products, solutions, and business cases.

April 25th
AGORA 5 (Hall 5)
SOLVAY • OCSiAl • UBE • ARKEMA • Henkel • Alliance for European Flax-Linen & Hemp • TORAY PERFORMANCE MATERIALS CORPORATION • CMS

AGORA 6 (Hall 6)
SWANCOR HOLDING CO LTD • Coriolis • Patcham • FORVIA/FAURECIA • WESTLAKE EPOXY • Etablissements Gallois/SP2 Carbon

— April 26th —
Agora 5 (Hall 5)
SOLVAY • Dieffenbacher • PlasmaBound Ltd • Von Roll Management AG • CANNON SPA • PERSICO

AGORA 6 (Hall 6)
Autonational • SAERTEX • DISTRAN LTD • Kuraray • CETIM • Huntsman Advanced Materials • Asahi Kasei • Dassault Systemes • SGL CARBON • SENSXPERT • MaruHachi

— April 27th —
AGORA 5 (Hall 5)
HEXAGON • CHOMARAT • Dassault Systemes • FEIPLAR

AGORA 6 (Hall 6)
HELICOID INDUSTRIES INC • The Graphene Council • Telene • Graphene Flagship • Stora Enso

JEC World 2023
April 25-27 – Paris Nord Villepinte
Check the full program here: https://www.jec-world.events/program


*Program as of March 21st

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About JEC Group
JEC Group is a non-profit organization entirely dedicated to promoting composite materials and fostering their applications globally.
Publisher of the JEC Composites Magazine, the industry’s reference magazine, JEC organizes several events around the world, including JEC World, the leading international exhibition dedicated to composites and their applications, which takes place annually in Paris. JEC media, events and digital channels connect a global community of professionals from the composites industry and beyond, to enable knowledge transfer, create networking opportunities, and highlight innovation.

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