JEC Forum DACH

ABOUT THE FORUM

The JEC Forum DACH is an annual event organised by JEC Group, in partnership with the AVK, gathering the composite materials community from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The event, introduced in 2021, 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.

Organized for the first time in 2021 in Frankfurt, the 2022 JEC Forum DACH will be held at the Messe Augsburg from November 29 to 30. The Augsburg region is hosting major  companies such as Airbus Helicopters, DLR (DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.), FAURECIA CLEAN MOBILITY, FRAUNHOFER ICGV, HRC Hengrui Group, KUKA Industries GmbH, MAI Carbon Composites United e. V., MT Aerospace AG, Premium AEROTEC GmbH, Siemens AG and SGL Technologies GmbH.

The event focuses on three pillars :

  1. BUSINESS MEETINGS: 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.
  2. CONFERENCES : The program includes workshops from suppliers, enabling them to present their products and solutions to the attendees, as well as business conferences and market perspectives presented by the AVK.
  3. INNOVATION : The prestigious AVK Awards will highlight the latest innovations of the year and the JEC Composites Startup Booster competition will designate the best startups of the DACH Region.
JEC Forum DACH

WHO CAN ATTEND?

Participation to the event is limited to 1.000 participants and submitted to accreditation, enabling the 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:

  • Suppliers: Companies attending the forum to sell products and meet potential partners at their booth
  • 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.
  • Guests: Individuals invited by suppliers, AVK or JEC Group.

DISCOVER THE 2021 JEC FORUM PARTICIPANTS

JEC FORUM DACH 2021

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?
  • Customized business appointments selected according to your needs and your agenda
  • Request meetings with relevant solution providers
  • Time saving with pre-arranged qualified meetings
  • Dedicated assistance before the event and a personalized reception
  • 2 days of networking opportunities
HOW DOES IT WORK?

The online business meetings platform opens before the event to prepare the meetings at the event.

For Suppliers: As of November 7th, suppliers can register on the platform and describe their products & services offer.

For Buyers: As of November 7th, buyers can register themselves and specify what kind of products & services their are looking for.

As of November 7th: every participant access online to the presentation forms.

They select the participants they want to meet and specify their availabilities.

They confirm or decline, according to their interests, the meeting requests received from other participants.

One week before the event, the schedules, including the bilaterally approved business meetings, are sent.

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

If you’re not registered yet, please register here:

PARTICIPATE AS A BUYER

WHY PARTICIPATE AS A BUYER?

The event based on one to one business meetings is the most efficient way to optimize your participation, by saving time and connecting you with pre-selected suppliers, based on your expectations. You can get access to the conferences and workshops as well as to the networking activities in an all-inclusive format.

As an accredited buyer, you will benefit from the following elements:

  • A personalized schedule of business meetings with suppliers, matching your needs
  • A full access to the event content : AVK business conferences, keynotes and suppliers worskhops
  • Attendance to the AVK Awards ceremony and to the JEC Composites Startup Booster competition
  • Personal invitation to the evening networking reception on November 29th
  • All-inclusive food & beverage during the two days
  • Free subscription to the JEC Composites Magazine
  • Copy of the available speakers presentations
  • Invitations to optional activities proposed by the suppliers, like Company visits (subject to availability)
  • Opportunities to connect with you peers from other companies during networking activities

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 as a Buyer is submitted to accreditation by JEC Group.

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 one to one business meetings with suppliers they have selected.

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

JEC Group 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 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.

PARTICIPATE AS A SUPPLIER

WHY PARTICIPATE AS A SUPPLIER?

The event based on one to one business meetings is the most efficient way to optimize the ROI of your participation, by saving time and connecting you with pre-selected buyers, based on your company products & services.

The suppliers packages are including many services such as:

  • An exclusive presence of your company at the one and only annual event organized by JEC Group in the DACH region
  • 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
  • A schedule of meetings with selected qualified buyers to maximize your business opportunities
  • The opportunity to present your company during a specific workshop, integrated in the event program

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

  • Full access to the event content: AVK business conferences, keynotes and suppliers worskhops
  • Attendance to the AVK Awards ceremony and to the JEC Composites Startup Booster competition
  • 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 a numerus clausus, for capacity and floor space reasons as well as to have the adequate balance of buyers and suppliers.

Registrations are processed by the JEC Group sales team on a first come/first served 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.

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

JEC Group 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 participating to the business meetings activities.

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

STARTUP BOOSTER

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

Startups can apply before Oct 2.

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 2022 on November 29 & 30 in Augsburg (Germany), to pitch in front of a jury composed of industry experts and materials investors (jury to be announced soon).

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 2022 (5’ elevator pitch + 3’ Q&A with the jury)
  • 2 Registrations to JEC Forum DACH 2022
  • A booth at JEC Forum DACH 2022
  • 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 2023 in Paris (25-27 April 2023)

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 2023 (among the 20 finalists), will be featured in the Startup Village of JEC World 2023 and will pitch in front of the main sponsors of the competition (Airbus, Mercedes-Benz and Magna)

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

PARTNERS

EPFL
INAM
Leichtbau BW
Textile Technology

AVK-AWARDS

You would like to offer prominence to your innovations and also to your company/institution and publicise their performance throughout the industry? Send your application to the AVK. The submissions will be evaluated by a jury of experts from the composites sector.

The award ceremony will be held during the JEC Forum DACH event in Augsburg (29-30 November 2022).

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

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DAY 1

Welcome of the participants

10am – 10.15am

Keynote and Plenary Conference Session : Market Developments

10.15am – 11.45am

AVK

  • Developments of the Composites Markets in Europe and in the DACH Region
  • Innovations and Future Applications for Composites
  • A Challenging Market Environment: Raw Materials and Energy

Workshop sessions

11.45am – 1.15pm

Business Meetings

11.45am – 1.15pm

Startup Booster Pitches

12pm – 1pm

Networking lunch

1.15pm – 2pm

Workshop sessions

2pm – 3pm

Business Meetings

2pm – 4.30pm

Workshop sessions

3pm – 4pm

Networking break

4pm – 4.30pm

Keynote and Plenary Conference Session: Recycling of Composites

4.30pm – 6pm

AVK

 

  • Study: Composites Recycling in the DACH Region
  • Best Practice: In-house Recycling
  • Open Challenges of the Circular Economy

Transfer to Evening Networking Event

6pm – 6.30pm

AVK Awards and Startup Booster ceremonies + Evening Networking Event

7pm – 10pm
DAY 2

Welcome of the participants

8.45am – 9am

Keynote and Plenary Conference Session: Sustainability of Composites

9am – 10.30am

AVK

  • “Green Design” – Steps before recycling
  • Natural Fibre and Bio Resin Applications
  • Best Practice: Use of recycled materials

Workshop sessions

10.30am – 11.30am

Business Meetings

10.30am – 12.30am

Workshop sessions

11.30am – 12.30pm

Networking Lunch

12.30pm – 1.15pm

Workshop sessions

1.15pm – 2.15pm

Business Meetings

1.15pm – 3.15pm

Workshop sessions

2.15pm – 3.15pm

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

3.15pm – 4.45pm

AVK

  • Fibres & Resins: Development/Trends
  • New Processes for Composites
  • New Applications for Composites

Event's Closing

5pm
DAY 3

Optional Company site visits

9am – 1pm

USEFUL INFORMATION

2-DAY BUSINESS MEETINGS EVENT

Dates:
November 29: 10am – 5.30pm
Networking Event: 7pm – 10pm
November 30: 9am – 5pm
December 01: Optional Composites Tour / Subject to company confirmation.

Location:
Messe Augsburg Hall 1
Augsburger Schwabenhallen Messe- und Veranstaltungsgesellschaft mbH
Am Messezentrum 5
86159 Augsburg
GERMANY

HOW TO ACCESS THE FORUM?

Whether by car, public transport, train or plane: Messe Augsburg is easily accessible by all means of transport and is well connected to all major traffic routes.
Regardless of your mode of transportation, you will find all the necessary information and tips for arriving relaxed and on time here.

ACCOMMODATION

Benefit from negotiated rates, until August 26th,  at the Leonardo Augsburg Hotel, for your accommodation during JEC Forum DACH 2022. This modern hotel offers stylish modern interiors and all the modern conveniences. To benefit from it, use the booking code “JEC DACH22”. Book here.

JEC Forum DACH 2022 evening networking reception will be held at the Leonardo Augsburg Hotel on Nov 29th

Free Shuttles will be organized from Messe Augsburg to the Leonardo Augsburg Hotel on November 29th.

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.

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

CHOOSE FRANCE
EPFL
INAM
Leichtbau BW
TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY