Discover the full program of JEC World 2024

Each year, JEC World creates an engaging conferences program that enables attendees to tackle the main challenges and significant developments influencing the future of the worldwide composites industry.

By spotlighting emerging composites markets globally and examining new materials, products, and processes, this carefully crafted program encourages executives and engineers at every stage of the supply chain to exchange insights. It offers a comprehensive set of resources to comprehend the industry’s future trajectory and capitalize on distinctive opportunities for international business expansion.

Sustainability Conferences

In 2024, sustainability is still a key growth driver for the composites industry, enabling diverse application sectors to achieve ambitious sustainability goals thanks to recycling, lightweight, bio-based materials, digitalization and more.

March 5th 12.00-13.00 – Agora 5 (Hall 5)

Unleashing the Power of Nature: Exploring Natural Fibers and Bio-Sourced Materials in the Composites Industry

Speakers: Mr Remi DAUDIN, President MATERI’ACT – FORVIA / Dr Christian FISCHER, CEO & Co-Founder – BCOMP AG / Mr Christoph GEYER, CEO – SAERTEX GMBH & CO KG / Dr Martin JENSEN, CTO – Pond A/S / Mr David SALTMAN, Chairman & CEO – INCA Renewable Technologies Inc. / Mr Corey TYREE, CEO – Trillium Chemicals

Moderator: Prof Ignaas VERPOEST, Emeritus Professor – Composite Materials Group, KU Leuven

March 5th 15.00-15.55 – Agora 5 (Hall 5)

Circularity meets Lightweight Design for the Future of Automotive

Speakers: Dr Stefan CABA, Head of Innovation Field Sustainable Vehicle Development – EDAG Engineering GmbH / Prof Ahmed ELMARAKBI, Professor – Northumbria University at Newcastle / Dr Thomas HIPKE, Division Director – FRAUNHOFER IWU / Dr Thierry RENAULT, Senior Expert Composites – FAURECIA AUTOMOTIVE COMPOSITES / Dr Violeta VARGAS-PARRA, Researcher – Eurecat, Centre Tecnològic de Catalunya

Moderator: Dr Ricardo del VALLE, Senior Innovation Consultant – Bax and Company

March 6th 12.00-13.00 – Agora 5 (Hall 5)

Revolutionizing Composites: The Benefits and Challenges of using Recycled Materials

Speakers: Dr Erwan FAOUCHER, Sustainability, Research and Innovation Director – Beneteau / Mr Andrew GOODMAN, CSR Manager – SCOTT Sports / Mr Ross HOOD, Director, Composite Manufacturing – McLaren Racing / Mr Andrew MAXEY, CEO – Vartega Carbon Fiber Recycling LLC / Mr Guillaume PERBEN, CEO – COMPOSITE RECYCLING?Moderator: Mr Malcolm FORSYTH, Sustainability Manager – COMPOSITES UK

March 7th 12.00-13.00 – Agora 5 (Hall 5)

Composites Manufacturing 4.0: Unlocking Efficiency and Sustainability Through Automation & Digitalization

Speakers: Mr Avner BEN BASSAT, President & CEO – PLATAINE LTD / Ms Cornelia BEYER, Managing Director – Netzsch Process Intelligence GmbH / Dr Jose FEIGENBLUM, Innovation Director – ROCTOOL S.A. / Dr Enrique GARCIA, Chief Technology Officer – National Composites Centre UK / Mr Mitchell SMITH, Director of Technology and Process Engineering – MRA Systems LLC

Moderator: Mrs Hannah DAMMERS, Head of Composite Production Division – Institut fuer Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University

End-user Applications Conferences

March 5th 14.00 - 14.55 – Agora 6 (Hall 6)

Composite Materials and Sustainable Transportation: Paving the Way Forward?Speakers: Mr Andrea FAGGIANI, Head of Composite Materials and Technologies Centre – Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. / Dr Philippe PAPIN, Project Manager – AIR LIQUIDE / Mr Baptiste ROSSI, VP Engineering – AYRO?Moderator: Mr Dale BROSIUS, Chief Commercialization Officer – IACMI – THE COMPOSITES INSTITUTE

March 6th 14.00- 14.55 – Agora 6 (Hall 6)

Beyond Boundaries: Composite Materials Shaping the Aerospace Industry?Speakers: Dr Emma CLAXTON, Programme Manager – UltraFan Fan Rig Validation – Rolls-Royce plc / Mr David PATE, Head of Materials and Processes – Lilium / Dr Stephanie PATEL, Head of Material – Expert – DAHER

Moderator: Mr Marc FETTE, CEO – Composite Technology Center (An AIRBUS Company)

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March 7th 14.00- 14.55 – Agora 6 (Hall 6)

Composite Materials in Wind Energy Today and Tomorrow – Pathways to 100% Circularity

Speakers: Mr Mathieu CARIOU, Director – Strategic Corporate Development & MarCom – GURIT / Mr Guillaume CLEDAT, Elium Business Director – ARKEMA / Dr Leif Ole MEYER, Global Wind Technology Platform and EMEAI R&D Leader – Olin Germany Upstream / Mr Allan POULSEN, Head of Materials and Sustainable Scaling – Vestas Wind Systems / Dr Tom WASSENBERG, Director Strategic Marketing Wind – OWENS CORNING / Mr Peter WINDMOELLER, Senior Sales Manager – LOESCHE

Moderator: Mr Alexander VANDENBERGHE, Sustainability Manager – WindEurope

The best of innovation and entrepreneurship

• The JEC Composites Innovation Awards

In more than 25 years, the JEC Composites Innovation program has involved more than 2,000 companies worldwide. 225 companies and 573 partners have been awarded for the excellence of their composites innovations.

Eleven winners were named on February 8th : they will be joining the opening speech on March 5th from 9:30 am in Agora 5 (Hall 5). Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with them and their partners!

The JEC Composites Startup Booster

The leading startup competition in the world of composites is set to host 20 pre-selected finalists, who will present their projects live before a panel of industry experts. The jury will select three winners overall, including a special award for the project demonstrating outstanding sustainability.

March 5th 10.00 – 11.25 AGORA 6 (Hall 6)

Pitching Session – “Products & Materials” Category

Startups: BioHalo (Denmark) / BioTwin (UK) / CARBOCON (Germany) / Cellexcel (UK) / High Temperature Material Systems (UK) / Nano Electronics (South Korea) / RECARBON (Italy) / Sargassum Eco Lumber (USA) / SpacEngineer (Portugal) / ZILA BioWorks (USA)

March 5th 16.30 – 17.55 AGORA 6 (Hall 6)

Pitching Session – “Process, Manufacturing & Equipment” Category

Startups: CarboScreen (Germany) / Componous (Greece) / Eddytec (Netherlands) / Elementag (Italy) / fiberior (Germany) / Holy Technologies (Germany) / MOB-E-SCRAP (France) / REINFORCE3D (Spain) / TechnoCarbon Technologies (France) / 3P.COM (South Korea)

March 6th 15.30- 15.55 AGORA 6 (Hall 6)

Startup Booster Awards Ceremony

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