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JEC and IFAI create strategic partnership in the Americas

Advanced Textiles, Industry News | January 11, 2011 | By:

The organizers of the JEC Show and IFAI Expo Americas have announced plans to co-locate their 2012 events at the Boston Convention Center, Boston, Mass., USA. The events will take place Nov. 7-9, 2012.

“After the creation of JEC Asia in 2008, we were asked by the industrial sector to bring the JEC Show and the Composites Summit I.I.C.S. to America,” states Frederique Mutel, JEC President and CEO. “To answer this demand, we decided to create JEC Americas in partnership with IFAI in 2012.”

“We are pleased about the alliance with IFAI,” Mutel adds. “Both groups are trade organizations fully committed to their industries. Both are experts of their sectors and produce high-value information products. Together we will deliver a strategic event.”

Stephen M. Warner, President and CEO of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), agrees. “Composites are a critical, innovative product segment for specialty fabrics,” he says. “We have tremendous respect for JEC in the leadership they provide for the composites industry. This unique gathering in 2012 allows a blending within the specialty fabrics and composites value chain—material producers, equipment manufacturers, end product fabricators and composite users.”

Warner notes that IFAI Expo Americas 2012 will also mark the association’s 100th anniversary. “The partnership between IFAI and JEC continues our organization’s objective that IFAI Expo Americas remains the dynamic and preeminent event for the specialty fabrics industry in North America.”

Source: JEC Group and IFAI

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