The opening ceremony was attended by industrialists, academics and officials, including Mr. Bang Yun Hyuk, President of KCTECH, Mr. Song, Ha Jin Jeonbuk Provincial Governor, Mr. Han Byung Do, Senior Secretary to the South Korean President for Political Affairs, Mr. Choi Jin Hyuk, Director at MOTIE, and Mr. Kim Yang Won, Vice Mayor of Jeonju, demonstrating the support of the Korean community, and Fabien Penone, French Ambassador, underlining the strong links and industrial interaction between Korea and France.
By again hosting the International Carbon Festival, organised by KCTECH and the Jeonju region, JEC Asia also provided a comprehensive programme dedicated to automotive professionals, with a leadership circle attended by top stakeholders of the industry worldwide, conferences on automotive automated processes and composite applications for structural parts with speakers from Hyundai, e-Xstream Engineering, L&L Products, Cobra International, Hanwha Advanced Materials, Daimler, Hankuk Carbon, Arkema, Cetim, Saertex to name a few. ‘Aeronautics: 53% and beyond’ conferences took place and attracted many attendees to discover new composites solutions and their wider use in this sector with Stratasys, IS Group and Cevotec.
JEC Asia also offered participants a chance to find out new business opportunities, highlighting the most relevant for the region and various application sectors. The event showcased innovative parts and awarded 12 projects at the JEC Innovation Awards ceremony.
Three composites tours enabled attendees to visit Hanyang University, the composite architecture of the House of Dior, LG Hausys & Kolon, and there was a day trip in Jeonju region and the Carbon Valley of the KCTECH.
For the first time, JEC Asia teamed up with MAI Carbon to offer a Student Programme in line with composite-industry needs to hire young, committed, well-trained engineers. The two-part programme included workshops and a guided tour through the JEC Asia trade show.
JEC Asia 2019 is scheduled for Seoul on 13-15 November.