JEC World 2019 to organise an inspiring program for automotive professionals

JEC World, March 12-14, 2019 – Paris Nord Villepinte

For this 2019 edition, JEC World organizes for automotive professionals a full program of conferences, round tables, dedicated showcases… to present trends & innovations where composites are at the heart of the challenges to come, the new mobility challenges.

The Mobility of the future will be impacted by megatrends like autonomous systems, electrification and other alternative drivetrains, digitalization and big data leading to a general diversification of the market and a shift to integrated solutions. New materials and material solutions will have a significant role to adapt to and support these new trends with new technology solutions for future mobility concepts. This is the reason why JEC World has developed a full program to address automotive industry challenges and welcome most of the OEM world and key Tier1 companies as exhibitor such as Faurecia, Ford, Magna, Magneti Marelli, Valeo, …

This full programme will include technical conferences, round tables, innovative area and pre-arranged business meetings. To name a few events of this program:

–              on Tuesday March 12th, one session of technical conferences focuses on Solutions for hybrid, fuel cell and electric vehicles with speakers from AZL, Bcomp, Cetim, CTC, Siemens, Webasto…;

–              on Wednesday March 13th, the Agora stage hosts the Automotive Composites Circle organized with two leading locations of the global automotive industry building world-class vehicles, innovative technologies and intelligent mobility solutions: Pure Michigan, The Silicon Valley of Mobility Tech; and Baden-Württemberg, the largest automotive cluster in Europe. The program welcomes an exclusive panel discussion involving main OEMs & Tier1s from around the world (Fiat, Ford, Renault-Nissan,…) on the opportunities and challenges for composites in new mobility solutions.

–              During the three days, the Composites Exchange program includes workshops about the Trends for automotive Interior Applications with natural composites; the Simulation materials Data workflow for Composites in automotive product development; Lightweigthing technologies for Heavy Trucks; …

A look at the automotive sector at JEC World 2018

In terms of innovation, automotive professionals will be able to discover within the Auto&Transport Planet, sponsored by Hexion, Von Roll’ and Pure Michigan, more than 50 innovative parts from engine parts, to cars including an Audi A8 chassis, a carbon roof, three-wheeled vehicle…. As well as attend the pitches of the 10 Startup Booster finalists selected by Daimler, on March 12th at 11am at the Agora. Without mentioning the Innovation Awards finalists, among which in the Automotive Application category, Hexcel for its patches; in the Automotive Process category, Hyundai for its CFRP auto body panels; in the Sustainability category, Porsche for its series production of bio-based composites for doors and rear wings… Winners will be named on Wednesday at 4pm at the Agora stage.

Finally, automotive professionals can discover within the 1.300 exhibitors some solutions, processes, as well as join the Composites in Action for Automotive, presenting the most recent scientific and technologic developments in this sector. And, they can participate to the official business meetings program to meet with pre-qualified companies.

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 spring in Paris.