JEC Group and the European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) will be hosting their next Gathering of the global associations in the composites industry at the International Composites Summit (ICS), being held in London, UK on 8th and 9th September.
The Gathering itself will take place from 4pm – 5.30pm on September 8th, where composites Trade Associations from across the globe have been invited to attend.
Originally, the meeting, which is the 2nd gathering of its kind, was due to take place in March 2020, but of course due to the pandemic this has not been possible. With some restrictions lifting and so not to delay the meeting further, JEC Group and EuCIA were invited to host the meeting at this new UK event, which will allow for discussions on the lessons learned and the opportunities arising after COVID-19, specifically what the composites industry can learn from a disrupted supply chain.
For those Global Trade Associations still under COVID-19 travel restrictions a live stream access will be available.
ICS, organised by Composites UK and Fluency Marketing, is the only UK exhibition focused solely on the composites market and will take place from 8 – 9 September 2021 in London. Its purpose being to strengthen the worldwide supply chain for composites, bring together companies, government/funding organisations and trade associations from across the world to address global opportunities for sales and growth in the composites sector, which is needed to help deliver the climate change targets set out in the green agenda for every Nation.
“The annual Gathering of Composites Associations is a great opportunity to discuss and take over the industry challenges, especially this year in the context of the pandemic. As we have not been able to host the event this year at JEC World, we are happy to make it happen at the first session of the ICS, supporting the launch if this new event initiated by Composites UK”, stated Eric Pierrejean, JEC Group CEO.
“We warmly thank, Composites UK, our member, and ICS for giving us, JEC and EuCIA, the opportunity to meet again after 18 months isolation. Taking part in the International Composites Summit and having the Gathering at the same time, can only strengthen our collaboration for the benefit of the composites industry.”, stated Roberto Frassine, EuCIA President.
Dr. Sue Halliwell, Operations Manager at Composites UK concludes: “Given the challenges faced by the global composites industry over the last 18 months through the COVID-19 pandemic and current materials crisis, this opportunity to come together and share experiences and best practice is more important than ever. I look forward to welcoming my international colleagues to the gathering of global associations in London.”