Suntec Singapore Snags Three-year Deal with JEC Group
The Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre (Suntec Singapore) snagged a three-year deal with JEC Group to hold its event at the venue.
JEC Group is the world’s largest organization exclusively dedicated to the promotion of the composites industry that runs JEC Asia Composites Show & Conferences.
The show provides a marketplace for composites designers, manufacturers and suppliers to showcase their technologies, expand their expertise, network with a wide array of industry professionals and gain a competitive edge in this dynamic market.
JEC Asia, scheduled Nov. 17-19 at Suntec Singapore, is the leading event in Asia-Pacific for composites professionals to network and share knowledge during three days of events, conferences and activities.
“We are delighted to continue with our long standing collaboration with Suntec Singapore, which has been our home since the first JEC Asia in 2008,” said Frédérique Mutel, JEC’s president and CEO.
He added, “Since 2008, JEC Asia has not stopped growing its influence and network, allowing us to open JEC offices in Singapore in 2013 with staff dedicated to local and regional needs. Today, we are particularly excited to take full advantage of the many new enhancements that Suntec Singapore has put into place. Over the years we’ve been impressed by the facilities and service that Suntec Singapore has offered us and we look forward to continue working with the team to take JEC Asia to greater heights.”
In 2014, JEC Asia hopes to attract 5,000 delegates and visitors and 300 exhibiting companies from 50 countries.
The growing interest in Asia is driven by the region’s key strategic position for the composites industry, having overtaken the Americas and Europe in terms of production.
Asia represents 41 percent in production volume, compared to 32 percent in the Americas and 20 percent in Europe and is expected to reach 50 percent by 2015.
In 2012, out of an estimated €83 billion global composites market, €29 billion was generated in Asia-Pacific, i.e. 36 percent of the market against 34 percent in the Americas and 23 percent in Europe.
Moreover, Singapore being one of the composites hubs for Asia Pacific, has been selected Country Guest of Honour for JEC Asia 2014.
“We are delighted to be chosen as the preferred venue for the JEC group in Singapore. Renewing ties with our long term partner and winning this event for the next three years is very gratifying,” said Arun Madhok, CEO, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Madhok added, “On a personal note, JEC Asia has been a real eye opener for me. It boggles the mind just how important and ubiquitous composites are in our daily lives and even for a venue like Suntec Singapore.”