JEC announces new partnership for U.S. show

JEC Americas will be Nov. 7-9, 2012 in Boston, Mass., and will be colocated with the Industrial Fabrics Association International conference and exposition.

JEC Group (Paris, France), the organizer behind the annual JEC Composites trade shows in Paris and Asia, announced on Jan. 12 the impending launch of JEC Americas, scheduled for Nov. 7-9, 2012, at the Boston Convention Center in Boston, Mass. The new show will be colocated with the IFAI Expo Americas show and conference, hosted by the Industrial Fabrics Assn. International (IFAI), also Nov. 7-9, 2012, at the same venue.

Frédérique Mutel, JEC president and CEO, says, “We are pleased about the alliance with IFAI. Both organizations are trade organizations fully committed to their industries. Both are experts of their sectors and produce high-value information products. Together we will deliver a strategic event.”

Stephen M. Warner, president and CEO of IFAI, says, “Composites are a critical innovative product segment for specialty fabrics. We have tremendous respect for JEC in the leadership they provide for the composites industry. This unique gathering in 2012 allows a blending within the specialty fabrics/composites value chain — material producers, equipment manufacturers, end-product fabricators and composite users.”

Mutel emphasizes that the composites sector represents a worldwide market of around $77.4 billion (USD), divided among the Americas (36 percent), Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA, 33 percent) and Asia and the rest of the world (Asia/ROW, 31 percent). In volume, the worldwide market accounts for about 8.6 million tons divided among the Americas (35 percent), EMEA (22 percent) and Asia/ROW (43 percent).