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Full program of “EXPERIENCE COMPOSITES – powered by JEC Group”

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

Premiere of the International event on Fiber Composite Materials

September 21-23, 2016 – Augsburg, Germany

Augsburg, September 12, 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 attendees. 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.

Attractive Event powered by JEC

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. Organized by Supported by

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:

Innovation as a leitmotiv on EXPERIENCE COMPOSITES powered by JEC Group

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 12.00 pm (first day of the trade fair)

Location: Panoramasaal of the conference centre at Messe Augsburg, Am Messezentrum 5, 86159 Augsburg, Germany



About JEC Group


With a network of 250,000 professionals, JEC Group is the largest composite organization in the world. It represents, promotes and helps develop composite markets by providing global and local networking and information services. For the past 20 years, JEC has achieved continuous growth and acquired an international reputation. It has opened offices in North America and Asia. The Company is entirely owned by the non-profit Center for the Promotion of Composites. JEC Group’s policy is to systematically invest its profits in the creation of new services to benefit the industry. After successfully winning over the composites industry, JEC Group is now enlarging its scope to the next segment of the value chain, i.e. manufacturers and end-users. Through Knowledge and Networking, JEC’s experts offer a comprehensive service package: the JEC publications – including strategic studies, technical books and the JEC Composites Magazine – the weekly international e-letter World Market News and the French e-letter JEC Info Composites. JEC also organizes the JEC World Show in Paris – the world’s largest composites show, five times bigger than any other composites exhibition -, JEC Asia in Singapore and JEC Americas in Atlanta; the Web Hub; the JEC Composites Conferences, Forums and Workshops in Paris, Singapore and Atlanta and the JEC Innovation Awards program (Europe, Asia, America, India and China). The composite industry employs 550,000 professionals worldwide, generating USD 69bn worth of business in 2015.

About Messe Augsburg

Messe Augsburg is the third-largest trade fair venue in Bavaria and an economic driving force with an influence that reaches far beyond the borders of Bavarian Swabia. Augsburg offers an extremely well-structured trade fair site with easy international access, personal service and the charm of the second-oldest town in Germany. Messe Augsburg is a full-service partner for trade fairs and events: offering 12 halls with a gross surface area of 48,000 m², plus 10,000 m² of open space, a conference centre, four entrance areas, excellent traffic connections and 2,400 parking spaces in the immediate vicinity, the site provides a wide range of individually organised event options.

About Carbon Composites e.V.

Carbon Composites e.V. (CCeV) is the largest German-speaking association of companies and research institutes, covering the entire value-added chain of high-performance fibre composite materials. CCeV serves as a network for research and business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Designed to promote the use of fibre composite materials, the CCeV skills network’s activities are aligned with the marketable high-performance fibre composite structures product group. Its focus is primarily on fibre composite structures with plastic matrices, which are familiar to the general public from many applications, as well as on fibre composite structures with ceramic matrices, which can tolerate higher temperatures and are more wear-resistant.

Founded in 2007, CCeV currently has around 280 members, including 54 research establishments, 45 large concerns, 138 small and medium-sized companies, 30 associate members and six supporting organisations. The association has its headquarters in Augsburg.

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