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World's Largest Composite Materials Exhibition, JEC Asia, Returns to Seoul

JEC ASIA 2018 will be opening on November 14 and held for three days at Coex
Leading worldwide composites companies are expected to attend
A variety of support provided by SMG and STO

2018-November


JEC ASIA 2018, an international exhibition which connects all the composites value chains in the Asia-Pacific region, will be held in Coex Convention & Exhibition Center (Coex) in Seoul from November 14 to 16. The JEC Group, which has the world's largest network of composite materials professionals, holds JEC ASIA every year. JEC ASIA is the largest international composite materials exhibition in Asia, and it is an event that has been successfully bid for by the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) and the Seoul Tourism Organization (STO).

The exhibition that will be held in Seoul this year will be three times larger than it was last year. Last year, for the 10th edition of the exhibition, a total of 174 companies installed 119 booths; 6,271 experts from 42 countries visited, and about 400 B2B meetings were held. Experts predict that through this year's event, JEC ASIA will become an international composite materials platform that attracts attention in Korea and the Asia-Pacific region.

SMG and STO have provided support for this event in a variety of ways. Support was given in the form of an overseas exhibition grant, Discover Seoul Passes (DSP), the operation of a Seoul promotional booth, Seoul welcome kits for participants, Seoul MICE Supporters, airport greeting messages, the publishing of articles on the MICE Seoul website, and the production of an advertisement image for the JEC Visitor Guidebook.

The exhibition focuses on end-user markets in a variety of sectors including the automotive, aerospace, renewable energy, architecture/construction, electrical and electronic equipment, sports leisure, and transport sectors. The participants who will be in attendance are also diverse. Major composite materials companies such as CHOMARAT, ARKEMA, M Torres, SAERTEX, Solvay, CGTECH, Hyosung, Toray Group, Hanhwa Advanced Materials, Hankuk Carbon, and KOLON will be participating in the exhibition. Major composite materials research centers from KCTECH, DYETEC, Gyeongbuk Hybrid Technology Institute, Hanyang University, KAIST, SNU, and UNIST will also participate. On November 14 - the opening day of the exhibition - the 13th International Carbon Festival (ICF), which is organized by KCTECH, will be held simultaneously.

At JEC ASIA, the JEC Group will hold a three-day conference for the Asian composite materials market in addition to the exhibition, highlighting the latest applications of composite materials in the automotive and aerospace sectors. The conference, which will start with a keynote speech by the Hyundai Motor Group, will be participated in by domestic and overseas experts from Hanhwa Advanced Materials, Hanyang University, CIKON, DIAB, Arkema, and CETIM. In addition, a business opportunity conference program is being organized separately to contribute to the creation of business opportunities between companies.

The Leadership Composites Circle will be held under the theme of "The Automotive Industry and Composites" and will focus on the future of mobility and the automotive sector. A variety of programs related to the automotive sector will be offered, such as Auto Planet and a program where parts will be showcased. This year's exhibition will feature a networking and knowledge creation program where you can get the latest information regarding innovative composite automobiles from Korea and abroad. JEC Asia will promote and provide information about the increasing integration of composites in automotive developments. With more than twice as many participants - including those from the automotive, transport, aerospace, construction, sports, leisure, and consumer products sectors - taking part in this year's JEC Innovation Awards, it is anticipated that innovative products and services will be shown.

Various events will also be held during the exhibition period, such as a composites tour (composite materials facilities will be visited) and a student workshop program. A top buyer program will also be held with the aim of encouraging the meeting between top buyers and exhibitors, and to support businesses coming together to engage in projects.


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