JEC Group announces theme for JEC World 2022 and reaffirms global leadership in composites innovation, business and networking

Update: JEC World has announced new dates for this 2022 edition. It will now take place in Paris Nord Villepinte from May 3rd to 5th, 2022. Read the full press release here.

JEC World, the leading global trade show dedicated to composite materials, their 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,” comments Thomas Lepretre, VP 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.”

JEC World a unique get-together on sustainability throughout the product lifecycle

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 a real composites “think tank”

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: Fueling 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.

Innovation is in JEC World’s DNA

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 recognized 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 recognize 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.”

• For the first time, JEC World will host the 3rd edition of the SMC BMC Design Award organized by the European Alliance for SMC BMC. This international competition recognizes and promotes design excellence in the use of SMC and BMC materials. The theme of this edition is Sustainable Living, and the award is opento design students and young design professionals (less than 3 years of experience) living in Europe.

JEC World is the unparalleled insight into the composites market

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 maximize 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.

With the World Pultrusion Conference organized by EPTA, from March 3-4, the SAMPE Europe 2022 Summit on March 7th, and JEC World from March 8-10, Paris will be the capital of the composites and advanced materials world for one week.

More details will be published soon…

JEC World 2022 • Paris Nord Villepinte
8-10 March 2022

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JEC Group
Alix Lenne
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About JEC Group
JEC Group is the world’s leading company dedicated entirely to the development of information and business connections channels and platforms supporting the growth and promotion of the composite materials industry. Publisher of the JEC Composites Magazine – the industry’s reference magazine, JEC Group drives global innovation programs and organizes several events in the world, including JEC World (the foremost and world-leading international exhibition dedicated to composite materials and their applications), which takes place every March in Paris.