JEC Forum Italy reveals more about its unique program

JEC Forum Italy reveals more about its unique program

Organised in partnership with Assocompositi, JEC Forum ITALY will gather the main actors of the composite materials community in Italy at the Bologna Fiere, on June 6 and 7, 2023.

Business meetings are the main goal of this two-days event, and thanks to a dedicated platform that matches preselected suppliers and buyers: 150 buyers have already confirmed their presence. In addition, JEC and Assocompositi have developed a one-of-a-kind program combining conferences and market presentations, Startup Booster competition and the visit of a major composites actor in the region on June 8th.


JUNE 6th 10.30 – 11.30
Composites Innovation in the Automotive Sector

Moderator: Prof. Alfonso Maffezzoli, Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento
• 10:30-10:50 – Keynote – How we create Value in Composite Materials thanks to Sustainability
Attilio Masini, R&D Technical Area, Composites Materials & Technologies Center, Automobili Lamborghini
• 10:50-11:10 – Progetto cerchio 20” full carbon by Bucci Composites
Andrea Bedeschi, General Manager, Bucci Composites
• 11:10-11:30 – Process automation for automotive components/ Hydrogen tanks in automotive composite
Giustiniano Andreassi, General Manager R&D ESEA Group – Giuseppe Buccoliero, Head of Technologies and Processes Area, CETMA

JUNE 6th 16:30 – 17:30
Applications of composites in the Built Environment

Moderator: Giulio Morandini, Corporate Product Line Director – Building, Mapei S.p.A.
• 16:30-17:00 – Keynote – A structural Eurocode for fibre-polymer composite structures: what has been done and what remains to be done
Prof. Luigi Ascione, WG 4 CEN/TC 250 convenor-University of Salerno
• 17:00-17:30 – On the use of FRP bars as reinforcement in reinforced concrete structures: status of standards in Italy
Marco Faliero, Superior Council for Public Works, Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport

JUNE 7th – 9:30-10:30
New models for innovation and new technologies

Moderator: Alessandra Passaro, Director of Advanced Materials & Processes Consulting Department, CETMA
• 10:00-10:30 – Keynote – Innovative Out of Autoclave processes for aerospace
Stefano Corvaglia, Product Engineerig, R&D Manager and IP Manager, Leonardo Aerostructures
• 09:30-10:00 – The advanced materials supply chain in Emilia-Romagna – the clust-ER MECH model for the development of collaborative projects
Mariacristina Gherpelli, President Clust-ER MECH and Managing Director Ghepi Srl – Nicolò Bertolini, European Projects Manager, Clust-ER MECH

JUNE 7th – 15:30-16:30
Sustainability and circularity of composite materials

Moderator : Prof. Roberto Frassine, President Assocompositi
• 15:30-15:50 – Keynote – Circularity of Composite Materials
Dr. Jaap Van Der Woude , Chairman EuCIA Sustainability Committee
• 15:50- 16:05 – Sustainability in the manufacture of high-performance composites
Vincenzo Castorani, R&D Project Manager, HP Composites
• 16:00-16:20 – Trends for the development of new sustainable composite materials
Dr. Claudio Mingazzini, Researcher, ENEAE-TEMAF Faenza
• 16:20- 16:30 –Questions & Answers

Startup Booster

The JEC Composites Startup Booster is the leading startup competition in the world of composites and advanced materials, enabling companies to find and assess innovations with a potential impact on their industry. Launched in 2017, JEC Composites Startup Booster has already fostered the emergence of 900+ innovative projects from 60+ countries, 80 finalists and 25 winners, including Arevo, Continuous Composites, CompPair, Fortify, FibreCoat and Vartega among others.

Entrepreneurs, SMEs, startups and academic spinoffs building innovative composite and advanced materials projects, based in Italy have send their applications and 5 of them were selected to pitch:

• Graphene-XT
• Hikari
• MAch3D
• Recarbon
• SphereCube

Save the date, on June 6th:
Pitching Session with the 5 finalists
Startup Booster Awards Ceremony

Composites Tour

JUNE 8th 09:00 – 13:30
Visit of the Ferrari Maranello site

An unmissable opportunity for decision makers in the composite materials industry to learn about the production of one of the world’s most iconic sports cars manufacturer, including a tour of the Ferrari Museum: with some of the most impressive cars ever built to be seen; and a panoramic tour of the entire Ferrari Maranello production site by private shuttle.
This visit was limited to 50 participants and is already fully booked!

JEC Forum Italy
June 6-7 – Bologna Fire

*Program as of May 25th

Alix Lenne
Tel: +33 1 89 20 40 85 – [email protected]

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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