JEC Forum Italy

ABOUT THE FORUM

The JEC Forum ITALY is an event organised by JEC Group, in partnership with Assocompositi, gathering the composite materials community from Italy. The event will be rotating in different cities of Italy, to promote the regional ecosystem of composites and enable closer connections with the local companies, research & development centers and applications sectors industries.

The first edition will be held in Bologna, at the Bologna Congressi, on June 6 and 7, 2023, with optional company visits organized after the event, on June 8, 2023.

Emilia Romagna is very dynamic in the composites sector and hosts potential buyers such as 2D Composite Materials • Agiotech • Aerolab • C.M. Comp • Camattini Meccanica • Ciesse Argotractors • CRP • Dallara • Energica • Evotek • Ferrari • Fondmetal Tech • HPE COXA • Imperiale • Iron Linx • Kerakoll • Lamborghini Automobili • Maserati • Modena Design • Motori Minarelli • New Holland • Pagani •  Poggipolini • Racing Design • Tecno-3D Engineering

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 the evening event.
  2. CONFERENCES : The program includes workshops from suppliers, enabling them to present their products and solutions to the attendees, as well as conferences organized by Assocompositi.
  3. INNOVATION : For the first time in Italy will be organized the JEC Composites Startup Booster competition, the most important competition for startups in the world of composites and advanced materials designed to evaluate, reward and promote the best innovations.

WHO CAN ATTEND?

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

  • Suppliers: Companies attending the forum to present and sell their products and/or services and meet potential partners during one to one meetings or during their presentation workshops.
  • 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: Speakers, Experts and Customers invited to attend the Forum by the suppliers, Assocompositi or JEC Group

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 the evening dinner.

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 welcome
  • 2-Day 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 June 15th, suppliers can register on the platform and describe their products & services offer.

For Buyers: As of June 15th, buyers can register themselves and specify what kind of Products & Services they are looking for.

Every participant access online to the presentation forms.

They select the participants with whom 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 JEC Forum ITALY, 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 : Assocompositi conferences, keynotes and suppliers worskhops
  • Attendance to the JEC Composites Startup Booster competition
  • Personal invitation to the evening networking dinner
  • 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
  • Invitations to the optional companies visits (subject to availability and company approval)
  • Opportunities to connect with your peers from other companies during networking activities

WHO CAN APPLY AS A BUYER?

  • General managers, CEO, 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 JEC Forum ITALY 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 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.

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 first JEC event in Italy fully dedicated to the Italian composite materials community
  • 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 all the buyers registered to the event
  • 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: Assocompositi conferences, keynotes and suppliers worskhops
  • Personal invitation to the evening networking dinner
  • Attendance to the JEC Composites Startup Booster competition
  • Invitations to the optional companies visits (subject to availability and company approval)
  • 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 ITALY 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 basis.

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:

  • Keynote speeches
  • Conferences by Assocompositi
  • Workshop sessions run by suppliers
  • The JEC Composites Startup Booster competition
  • Optional companies visits organized on June 8, 2023 (subject to availability)

STARTUP BOOSTER

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

The next edition of Startup Booster will take place during JEC Forum Italy on June 6-7, 2023 in Bologna (Italy)

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 Italy.

Startup Booster competition categories include:

  • Materials & Products
  • Process, Manufacturing & Equipment

5 Startups will be selected to participate in JEC Forum Italy 2023 on June 6-7, in Bologna (Italy), 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 Italy 2023 (5’ elevator pitch + 3’ Q&A with the jury)
  • 2 Registrations to JEC Forum Italy 2023
  • A booth at JEC Forum Italy 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 (5-7 March 2024)

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)

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

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DAY 1

Sponsors/badge retrieval & Booth setup

9am – 10am

Welcome All participants

10am

Plenary Conference Session - Keynote #1

10.30am

Plenary Conference Session

11am – 11.30am

Workshop sessions

11.30am – 1pm

Business Meetings

11.30am – 1pm

Startup Booster Pitches in the Main conference Room

12pm – 1pm

Networking/Lunch/Buffet

1pm – 2pm

Workshop sessions

2pm – 3pm

Business Meetings

2pm – 4.30pm

Workshop sessions

3pm – 4pm

Networking break

4pm – 4.30pm

Plenary Conference Session and Keynote #2

4.30pm – 5.30pm

Startup Booster Ceremony

5.30pm – 6pm

Transfer to Evening Networking Party/HQ Hotel

6pm – 6.30pm

Evening Networking Event

7pm – 10pm
DAY 2

Opening Day 2

8.45am

Keynote #3

9am

Plenary Conference Session

9.30am – 10.30am

Workshop sessions

10.30am – 11.30am

Business Meetings

10.30am – 12.30am

Workshop sessions

11.30am – 12.30pm

Networking/Lunch/Buffet

12.30pm – 1.30pm

Workshop sessions

1.30pm – 2.30pm

Business Meetings

1.30pm – 3.30pm

Workshop sessions

2.30pm – 3.30pm

Keynote #4 and Closing Plenary Conference Session

3.30pm – 4.30pm

Event's Closing

4.30pm
DAY 3

Optional Company site visits

9am – 1pm

USEFUL INFORMATION

2-DAY BUSINESS MEETINGS EVENT

Dates:
June 06: 10am – 5.30pm
June 07: 9am – 5pm

Location:
Bologna Congressi S.r.l.
Piazza della Costituzione, 4/a
40128 Bologna (Bo)
ITALY

HOW TO ACCESS THE FORUM?

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ASSOCOMPOSITI

Founded in 2005, Assocompositi is the Italian Industry Association for composite materials. Assocompositi has about 80 members and its mission is to promote and represent Italian composites industry at national and international level.

The Association promotes the participation of Italian industries to research projects, to the development of new standards and to national and international events, publishes technical documents, offers staff training, certification services and runs working tables.

Assocompositi official publication is Compositi Magazine. The Association is member of EuCIA.

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.