JEC Forum DACH

ABOUT THE FORUM

The JEC Forum DACH is organised by JEC Group, in partnership with the AVK, gathering the composite materials community from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The event, is rotating every year in different cities of the DACH region, to promote the regional ecosystem of composites and enable closer connections with the local companies, research & development centers and applications sectors industries.

Organised for the first time in 2021 in Frankfurt, the 2022 edition has been held at Messe Augsburg. The third edition will be held in Salzbug on October 24 and 25, 2023.

The event focuses on three pillars :

  1. BUSINESS MEETINGS: The digital platform reserved for buyers and suppliers before the event enables to schedule one to one business meetings between buyers and suppliers from the whole value chain of composites.
  2. CONFERENCES : The program includesbusiness conferences and market perspectives presented by the AVK. as well as workshops from suppliers, enabling them to present their products and solutions.
  3. INNOVATION : The prestigious AVK Awards and the JEC Composites Startup Booster competition will designate the best startups of the DACH Region.

WHO CAN ATTEND?

Participation to the event is limited to 500 participants and subject to accreditation, enabling access to the digital matchmaking platform and to the event on site, including all conferences and networking events. Participants can register in one of the following categories:

  • Buyers: Individuals who participate in the purchasing process of their company and who join the forum to meet new suppliers, learn about new products & technologies.
  • Suppliers: Companies attending the forum to sell products and meet potential partners on their booth
  • Guests: Individuals invited by suppliers, AVK or JEC Group. Guests with buyers’ profiles will be registered as buyers with the benefits described in the buyers’ section.
    The number of guests will be limited to 30 persons. Guests will have limited access to the event.: Individuals invited by suppliers, AVK or JEC Group.

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JEC FORUM DACH 2022

BUSINESS MEETINGS

2 FULL DAYS DEDICATED TO BUSINESS

The digital platform available to all participants before the event enables to schedule one to one business meetings between buyers and suppliers from the whole value chain of composites, as well as informal networking during breaks, lunches and evening event.

WHY REGISTER TO THE BUSINESS MEETINGS PROGRAM?
  • Save time and be efficient
  • Identify the right suppliers and buyers
  • Check when they are available for a meeting
  • Request directly a meeting with them
  • Enjoy the assistance of our teams, before, during and after the event
  • Enjoy 2 full days of networking opportunities
HOW DOES IT WORK?

The online business meetings platform opens before the event to allow you to prepare your meetings schedule.

For Suppliers: As of October 3rd, suppliers can register on the platform and describe their products & services offer.
For Buyers: As of October 3rd, buyers can register and specify what kind of products & services their are looking for.

  1. As of October 3rd: every participant access online to the profiles of the suppliers and buyers
  2. They select the profiles they want to meet and specify their availabilities
  3. They confirm or decline, according to their interests, the meeting requests received from other participants
  4. One week before the event, your business meetings schedules are sent.

Only registered buyers and suppliers can participate to the business meetings program.

After the event, you will receive a summary of your leads including:

  • Approved business meetings request
  • Contact details of the business meetings that could not be made due to lack of availability

PARTICIPATE AS A BUYER

WHY PARTICIPATE AS A BUYER?

Participate as an accredited buyer is the way to save time and benefit from efficient meetings at JEC Forum DACH. Our business meetings platform will help you:

  • Identify your target suppliers
  • Build your schedule and your visit, with meetings, conferences and networking
  • Plan meetings with your target suppliers based on your both availabilities
  • Attract new technologies & new suppliers by describing your challenges

As an accredited buyer, you will be entitled to benefit from:

  • One hotel night offered by JEC on October 24th
  • Full access to the event: conferences, business meetings, workshops, networking reception
  • Food & beverage during the 2 days
  • Subscription to the JEC Composites Magazine
  • Proceedings of the conferences
  • Access to the Composites Tour on October 23rd
  • Discounts on JEC Composites Publications and AVK Market Surveys

WHO CAN APPLY AS A BUYER?

  • General managers, R&D and engineering managers, purchasing, procurement, materials and sourcing specialists from large groups,
  • SMEs and start-ups from public and private laboratories, research centers, consultancy and engineering firms, distributors and more.

Please take notice that any registration to the JEC Forum DACH as a Buyer is submitted to accreditation by JEC.

To ensure a successful conduct of the event and a smooth and efficient operation of the business meetings activities, accredited Buyers must commit to attend at least 7 business meetings with suppliers they have selected.

In case of unforeseen unavailability to attend the event, the registered buyers should be in position to designate a colleague/representative to attend the business meetings.

JEC reserves the right to deny/cancel the accreditation of participants who do not follow the event code of conduct, in order to save time for buyers and suppliers participating to the business meetings activities.

In return for these free services, buyers agree to participate in a minimum of 7 business meetings with suppliers. Buyers also agree to be represented by a colleague if they are unable to attend the forum.

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PARTICIPATE AS A SUPPLIER

WHY PARTICIPATE AS A SUPPLIER?

  • Identify & connect with your target buyers prior to the event to set meetings
  • Meet with the buyers of the DACH Region
  • Develop your business
  • Focus on your ROI with our all-inclusive, easy to operate offers
  • Network with your peers

The suppliers packages include many services such as:

  • A schedule of meetings with qualified buyers looking for new suppliers and with precise needs and projects
  • A turnkey booth, easy to operate, enabling you to focus on the business meetings opportunities
  • A company presentation in the online platform to present your products and services to the buyers
  • The opportunity to present your company during a specific workshop, integrated in the event’s program

For your registered staff during the event as well as for your guests:

  • Full access to the event’s content: AVK business conferences, keynotes and suppliers worskhops
  • Attendance to the AVK Awards ceremony and to the JEC Composites Startup Booster competition
  • Invitation to the networking reception on October 24th
  • All-inclusive food & beverage at coffee and lunch breaks during the two days
  • Free subscription to the JEC Composites Magazine
  • Copy of the available speakers presentations

Please take notice that the registration to the JEC Forum DACH as a supplier is limited to 50 suppliers, for capacity and floor space reasons as well as to offer the adequate balance of buyers and suppliers.

Registrations are processed by the JEC sales team on a first come/first served basis and according to previous JEC Forum DACH participations.

To ensure a successful conduct of the event and a smooth and efficient operation of the business meetings activities, suppliers must commit to fulfil the online platform information in due time and follow the invitation process of the business meetings with the buyers they have selected.

JEC reserves the right to deny/cancel accreditation to participants who do not follow the event code of conduct, in order to save time for buyers and suppliers in their business meetings activities.

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PROGRAM

CONFERENCES AND PROGRAMS

Get inspired by our program featuring:

  • The AVK Composites Market Report
  • Keynote speeches
  • Workshop sessions run by suppliers
  • The JEC Composites Startup Booster competition
  • The AVK Awards Ceremony

2022 PROGRAM

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DAY 1

Welcome of the participants

9.45am – 10.15am

Keynote and Plenary Conference Session : Market Developments

10.15am – 11.45am
Moderator: Dr. Michael Effing, Chairman @ AVK

AVK

  • Developments of the Composites Markets in Europe and in the DACH Region
    Dr. Elmar Witten, Managing Director @ AVK
  • Innovations and Future Applications for Composites
    Prof. Klaus Drechsler, Institute Director @ Fraunhofer IGCV
  • A Challenging Market Environment: Raw Materials and Energy
    Volker Mathes, Business Development @ AVK

Business Meetings

11.45am – 1.15pm

Welcoming speech of Eva Weber, Mayor of the city of Augsburg

11.45am – 12.15pm

Startup Booster Pitches

12.15pm – 1.15pm

Networking lunch

12.30pm – 1.30pm

Workshop sessions

2pm – 3pm

Business Meetings

2pm – 4pm

Workshop sessions

3.10pm – 3.50pm

Networking break

4pm – 4.30pm

Keynote and Plenary Conference Session: Sustainability of Composites

4pm – 5.30pm

Moderator: Dr. David May, Junior Research Group Leader TopComposite @ Leibniz-Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH

 

AVK

 

  • Efficient high-volume production of sustainable lightweight composites
    Udo Steinhauer, Director Business Development & Marketing @ Profol GmbH
  • Challenges in the use of bio-based fiber-plastic composites in sports equipment
    Dr. Jörg Kaufmann, Managing Director @ silbaerg GmbH
  • Sustainable composites based on SolidResin Systems
    Marcel Schubiger, Managing Director @ Swiss CMG 

AVK Awards and Startup Booster ceremonies

5.30pm – 6.30pm

Transfer to Evening Networking Event

6.45pm – 7.15pm

Evening Networking Event

7pm – 10pm
DAY 2

Welcome of the participants

8.30am – 9am

Keynote and Plenary Conference Session: Recycling of Composites

9am – 10.30am
Moderator: Prof. Stefan Schlichter, Managing Director @ Institut für Textiltechnik Augsburg  GmbH

 

AVK

  • Composites Recycling in the DACH Region 
    Prof. Hans-Josef Endres, Institute Director @ IKK
  • Sustainable Cost-efficient Materials for High-Volume Lightweight Applications using Glass Fiber and recycled Carbon Fiber Reinforcements
    Burak Baser, Advanced Composite Development Manager @ Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials

TBD

10am – 10.30am

Violetta Schumm, Research Assiocate, Fraunhofer IGCV

Workshop sessions

11am – 12pm

Business Meetings

10.30am – 4.30pm

Networking Lunch

12.30pm – 1.30pm

Workshop sessions

2pm – 3pm

Keynote and Plenary Conference Session: Innovations: Raw Materials, Processes and Applications

3.15pm – 4.45pm
Moderator: Yannick Willemin, Head of Marketing & Business Development @ 9T Labs

 

 

AVK

  • Modular building of large composite structures without the waste from tooling
    Tahira Ahmed, Director @ Curve Works
  • “H2 Storage Systems for High Volume Production”
    Carolin Cichosz, Head of Design Development @ Voith Composites SE & Co. KG

Event's Closing

4.45pm
DAY 3

Optional Company site visits

8.30am – 1pm

  • (ITA) Institut für Textiltechnik Augsburg GmbH:
    Sigma Technopark Augsburg – Werner-von-Siemens-Straße 6 Halle 15 – Personeneingang B – Wareneingang O – 86159 Augsburg
  • Augsburg Innovationspark GmbH:

    Am Technologiezentrum 5 – 86159 Augsburg

STARTUP BOOSTER

Startup Booster is the leading startup competition in the world of Composite & Advanced Materials.

Startup Booster is the leading startup competition in the world of Composite & Advanced Materials.

Launched in 2017, Startup Booster has been organized in three different regions (Europe, USA and Asia) and has already fostered the emergence of 700+ innovative projects from 60+ countries, 80 finalists and 25 winners, including Arevo, Continuous Composites, FibreCoat, Fortify and Vartega.

Open to entrepreneurs, SMEs, startups and academic spinoffs building innovative composite and advanced materials projects, based in Germany, Austria or Switzerland (DACH).

Startup Booster competition categories include:

  • Materials & Products
  • Process, Manufacturing & Equipement

5 Startups will be selected to participate in JEC FORUM DACH 2023 in Salzburg (Austria), to pitch in front of a jury composed of industry experts and materials investors.

The 5 startups will benefit from:

  • A Pitching Session in front of a jury of leading industry experts and materials investors during JEC Forum DACH 2023 (5’ elevator pitch + 3’ Q&A with the jury)
  • 2 Registrations to JEC Forum DACH 2023
  • A booth at JEC Forum DACH 2023
  • Online Visibility through a dedicated communication plan (website, press release, emailing and social media)
  • A personal coaching for the pitch before the show
  • A direct access to the jury members
  • Registrations to JEC World 2024 in Paris
  • Out of the 5 finalists, 1 winner will be selected by the jury of the competition.

The winner will be directly qualified for the final of Startup Booster at JEC World 2024 (among the 20 finalists), will be featured in the Startup Village of JEC World 2024 and will pitch in front of the main sponsors of the competition (Airbus, Mercedes-Benz and Magna).

2022 WINNER

Composite Recycling

Composite Recycling

Closing the loop on Composite Materials

Composite Recycling has developed a highly energy efficient and sustainable process to separate the resin from the fibres. With the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, the team has designed a post-treatment to clean the fibres and make them reusable in new composites, closing the loop.

2022 FINALISTS

BioWerkz

BioWerkz

Closing the loops

BioWerkz is founded on three pillars of resource efficiency, circular economy, and renewability to address the need for development of alternative materials for construction and furniture industries to tackle their impacts on climate change. At BioWerkz a new class of bio-based, resource-efficient, and CO2-negative material called “NEWood” is developed using only wood waste and agricultural waste bound using fungal mycelium; the root network of mushrooms as a natural binder without the need for any synthetic binders.

Cavicore

Cavicore

Water soluble salt cores for the production of hollow carbon fiber parts

CAVICORE produces ready-to-use water soluble cores for the realization of hollow composite parts. Our “lost cores” have the advantage of being temperature-resistant, stable as well as eco-friendly and recyclable, as they consist of pure salts without binders. There is no need for expensive tools, the cores are manufactured mechanically.

Hardcork

Bufo Technology – HARDCORK

High-Performance Biobased Composite – Superior by nature

“bufo technology” has developed the high-performance composite material HARDCORK® made from cork, fibers and a thermosetting matrix. The recipe can be set completely biobased, that leads to a very good CO2 balance! HARDCORK® can be manufactured as a core material, sandwich panel or complex molded part.

Microwave solutions

Microwave Solutions GmbH

Imagineering a sustainable future

Agile and modular microwave plasma and selective depolymerization technology for molecular recycling, fiber recovery and nanomaterial creation.

 

2022 JURY

Johannes BORN

Johannes
BORN

Airbus Operations
Airbus

R&T Project Leader for Additive Manufacturing of Polymers & Composites

Willem BULTHUIS

Willem
BULTHUIS

Corporate Ventures Advisory
CVA

CEO

Klaus DRECHSLER

Klaus
DRECHSLER

TUM – Institute for Carbon Composites

TUM

Professor & Director

Inga GRIEGER

Inga
GRIEGER

BMW i Ventures

BMW i Ventures

Business Development Manager

Ulrike TAGSCHERER

Ulrike
TAGSCHERER

KUKA

Kuka

Chief Innovation Officer

2022 PARTNERS

EPFL
INAM
Leichtbau BW

USEFUL INFORMATION

2-DAY BUSINESS MEETINGS EVENT

Dates:
October 24, 2023: 9.45am – 6.30pm
Networking Event: 7pm – 10pm
October 25, 2023: 8.30am – 5pm
October 23, 2023: Optional Composites Tour / Subject to company confirmation.

Location:
Salzburg
AUSTRIA – IMLAUER HOTEL

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AVK

AVK

As the German Federation of Reinforced Plastics, AVK is the professional German association for fibre-reinforced plastics and composites. It represents the interests of manufacturers and processors both in Germany and at the European level.

Its range of services includes specialised workgroups, seminars and conferences as well as the provision of market-specific information (www.avk-tv.de).

In Germany, AVK is one of four support organisations of GKV, the General Association of the Plastics Processing Industry. Within Europe, it is a member of the European umbrella association for composites, EuCIA (European Composites Industry Association).

AVK is a founding member of Composites Germany.

ORGANIZED BY JEC GROUP

JEC Group

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 in Paris.

OFFICIAL PARTNERS

AVK
COMPOSITES UNITED

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

A3
CHOOSE FRANCE
EPFL
EPTA
EUCIA
INAM
ITA RWTH AACHEN
Leichtbau BW

MEDIA PARTNERS

AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING
COMPOSITES IN MANUFACTURING
GUPTA VERLAG
K-PROFI
NOVA INSTITUTE
TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY