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JEC Asia 2012 - An Event with Fruitful Session for the Asian Composites Market

Published on 2012-07-06. Author : SpecialChem

SINGAPORE -- JEC Asia 2012 (June 26-28) assesses this fruitful session on an extremely positive note. This year event was the stage of a vivid representation of the composites sector in Asia-Pacific currently valued at S$ 31.7 billion (Singapore dollars), US$ 24.8 billion or Euros 18 billion.

Three Days of Composites Knowledge and Transfer

About +100 papers were presented during the event. Up-to-date topics covering the Global Carbon Fiber market, the Aeronautics Industry, the Automotive Industry, Wind Energy or Construction were presented by key-note or speakers from all over the world. For the first time, a Technical Posters display of +30 research topics related to the newest innovations or advances in the composites industry took place on JEC Asia.

Fruitful Networking

The JEC Asia Networking program is unique in Asia Pacific. JEC offers extensive Networking Operations such as the Grand Opening, the Awards Ceremony, the Evening Reception, the Guests of Honor program, the Composites Tours, the VIP Hosting, the Exhibitors' Lounge & Lunch invitations, the VIP & Press Club, the BtoB Meetings, the Media Breakfasts.

JEC Asia 2012 was also the place where 7,490 professionals met 345 exhibiting brands. The composites Show experienced an increase of +7% in its global attendance, underlying a big increase in the Chinese visitors (+12%), Singaporian and Malaysian visitors (+11%). Among other numerous announcements, JEC Asia witnessed the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for composites research between the German Institute of Science & Technology (TUM) and Singapore Polytechnic (SP).

Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, Former Malaysian Prime Minister, Receiving JEC Life Achievement Award
Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, Former Malaysian Prime Minister, Receiving JEC Life Achievement Award
Prestigious VIP as Guest of Honor for this Milestone Celebration

JEC Asia 2012 was symbolically marked by the presence of Tun Dr Mahatir Bin Mohamad, Former Prime Minister of Malaysia, who unanimously was chosen by the composites community for his commitment to the Composites cause in Malaysia. For his devotion, he has been awarded a Life Achievement Award during the JEC Asia Innovation Awards Ceremony.

A Business Achievement Award was also given to Y Bhg Datuk Rosdi Bin Mahmud, CEO of CTRM (Composites Technology Research Malaysia Sdn. Bhd) and an Award honoring a whole Life dedicated to Composites was given to Tsai Chao Fang, President of SHCP (Singapore Highpolymer Chemical Products Pte. Ltd.) along with 11 other awards given to the best Innovations in the Composites Industry.

JEC Asia 2012: Innovation at its Height
Here are few Facts & Figures about the event:
  • Over 60 countries represented
  • 50 scientific and industrial delegations welcomed during the 3 days of the event
  • 800 delegates attended the forums and conferences (I.C.S.: Innovative Composites Summit), with a total of 100 papers and presentations
  • 4 BtoB programs dedicated to the Asian-Pacific stakeholders from Aeronautics, Automotive, Building & Construction and Wind Energy. 120 of the most representative companies registered their top buyers.
  • 345 participating companies, with a +10% increase of the size of their booths and exhibition vs 2011
  • 7,490 visitors, 120 stakeholder companies, 800 delegates for the 2012 JEC Asia session

About JEC

JEC is one of the largest composites industry organizations in Europe and in the world with a network of 250,000 professionals. JEC represents, promotes and expands composites markets by providing global or local networking and information services. Through knowledge and networking, the JEC experts offer a comprehensive service package: the JEC publications - including strategic studies, technical books and the JEC Composites Magazine. JEC also organizes JEC Europe Show in Paris - world and European leader, strongly supported by the industry and five times bigger than any other composites exhibition. The composites industry employs 550,000 professionals worldwide and generates 77 billion euros worth of business.

Source: JEC

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