Building on the momentum of last year’s JEC Asia International Composites Event, the three-day conference and exhibition was back for its ninth consecutive year at Singapore’s Suntec Center, from November 15 to 17, 2016. This year, industries represented include automotive and transportation, construction and building, oil and gas, wind energy and of course, aerospace.

AAIS took part in the JEC exhibition under the Singapore pavilion, with three other Singapore composites companies: Alstern Technologies Singapore Pte Ltd, Italmatic (Singapore) Pte Ltd, and Plasmatreat Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. Conferences were also held, addressing developments in end-user industries such as carbon fibre in mass production vehicles, low maintenance costs in aircraft, and market drivers in off-shore activities. Another event highlight was the JEC Innovation Awards scheduled on the second night. The Awards recognises technical excellence, exemplarity of the chain of partners, market potential and originality of composites innovation.

At the Opening Ceremony on 15 November, Frédérique Mutel, President and CEO of JEC Group, announced that the event will be moving to Korea next year after being held in Singapore for the past nine years. The event will take place from 1-3 November 2017 in Seoul.