On June 6th-7th, EuCIA and Italian composites industry association Assocompositi participated in JEC Forum Italy, which gathered the Italian composites community together in the city of Bologna. This new event in the composites calendar is organised by JEC Group in partnership with EuCIA member Assocompositi.

JEC Forum Italy is designed to support the country’s dynamic composites community, fostering meetings between domestic buyers and suppliers, and initiating new international contacts. The event featured business meetings and conferences, as well as an Italian edition of the JEC Composites Startup Booster competition.

EuCIA was pleased to support the conference programme developed by Assocompositi which was designed to present applications, innovation and sustainability in the Automotive, Aerospace, and Construction markets.

Highlights included:

  • Applications of Composites in the Built Environment conference: A keynote presentation by Professor Luigi Ascione discussing progress towards a new Eurocode for composite structures. This is a milestone for our industry which will establish composites as a credible construction material alongside steel, concrete and aluminium. EuCIA is a member of the working group developing this guidance. Learn more in our fact sheet.
  • Sustainability and Circularity of Composite Materials conference: A keynote presentation by Jaap Van Der Woude, Chairman of EuCIA’s Sustainability Committee, providing an update on EuCIA’s initiatives to support the development and implementation of circular and sustainable end-of-life solutions for composites.

Professor Roberto Frassine, President of Assocompositi, and EuCIA’s President: “We are very proud to have been able to contribute to the success of this event together with our partner JEC. We believe that the content we brought through our conference programme matched the impeccable organisation of JEC, and together we offered a new opportunity for the Italian composites industry to meet at a high level and discuss technical developments and new market strategies.”

Anne-Carole Barbarin, JEC Regional Events Director: “We are thrilled with the outstanding success of JEC Forum Italy. It was a remarkable platform that brought together key players in the Italian composites industry, facilitating fruitful networking opportunities. The passion and dedication displayed by all participants exemplify the inspiring spirit of the Italian composites community.”

Read more about JEC Forum Italy in the JEC Group press release.

EuCIA video interviews at JEC Forum Italy

During the event, EuCIA also took part in two video interviews organised by Ilkay Özkisaoglu of Composites Lounge.

Professor Roberto Frassine, President of both EuCIA and Assocompositi, introduced Assocompositi and discussed the composites market in Italy. Watch the video.

Raphael Pleynet, EuCIA’s Managing Director, talked about EuCIA, its role in the European composites industry and its work on sustainability. Watch the video.

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