June 19-20, 2019


Chicago, IL, USA


Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier


2 days

About the event

All-in one event:

  • 2 full days presence

  • Networking

  • Business Meetings

  • Conferences

  • Evening Experience

  • Food & Beverage

JEC Group presents its next edition combining a Sponsors area, Business meetings, and conference sessions.

This unique event will include:

  • Partners showcase presenting how and why composites offer benefits and opportunities through innovation market such as Automotive, Transportation, Construction, Aerospace, Energy, Sport etc.
  • Pre-arranged Business Meetings to meet with industry buyer from the all composites value-chain
  • The conference sessions covering a series of subjects highlighting a wide variety of technical developments (light-weighting, design flexibility, fire safety, building codes, manufacturing, etc.) about the use of composite materials in Ground Transportation, Infrastructure and Construction.
  • A unique networking approach to engage business discussions, create the framework for collaborative research and development to target critical impediments that are currently limiting composite uptake (fire, cost, material supply, codes, etc.)
  • Exclusive Dining Experience - Sponsors, Speakers, Delegates and VIPs will all meet for a unique cruising experience along Lake Michigan
Participating Companies

Represented countries



Business Meetings

Why Chicago

Chicago is the third largest city in the United States and boasts one of the USA’s most diverse economies. Choosing it as the home of JEC Group’s “JEC Forum” events was an easy decision considering its strategic position as a global transportation and infrastructure hub, supported by a large manufacturing network.

Local and International Appeal

Chicago is one of the most connected cities, both nationally and globally, making it a prime destination for meeting events and conventions. It is easily Its history, and central location in North America have made it a focal point for connectivity and infrastructure accessible by air, train and road. Chicago offers diverse selection of accommodations perfect for any event with more than 41,000 hotel rooms within the Central Business District.

Chicago is a city of experiences which offers many must-see attractions such as the famous Chicago Riverwalk, the Park at Wrigley Field, the museum of contemporary art, and breathtaking views of Lake Michigan.

2017 Visitor Volume

  • Total visitation by domestic and overseas visitors in 2017 was 55.27 million
  •  Domestic visitation in 2017 was a record 53.73 million, an increase of 2.6% over 2016 levels
  •  Overseas visitation for 2017 is estimated at 1.537 million.


Composites are quickly becoming the material of choice in the Transportation, Infrastructure and Construction industries. Their unique properties make it possible to improve the quality of urban life and provide solutions for increasingly pressing environmental concerns.

It has been estimated that by 2050, about 64% of the world population will be living in urban areas, while simultaneously, 80% of the world’s resources will be employed within them. As a direct consequence, new insights and solutions in ground Transportation and Infrastructure are immediately necessary in order to manage the deficient resources that will be impacted by this trend, as well as operate new and regenerated urban spaces.

JUNE 19, 2019


Session 1:

Repair and Rehabilitation of Existing Infrastructure with Composites

  • Use of FRP in structural applications: strengthening bridge structures, seismis retrofitting, etc.
  • Ensuring structure durability by pre-emptively evaluating impact of ageing, fatigue, corrosion, exposure
  • Developing specialized inspection technologies for competent health monitoring
  • Answering fire retardancy and high temperature resistance challenges


Session 2:

Lighter, Energy-efficient Commercial Transportation Means Thanks to Composites

  • Increasing composite usage while providing significant weight savings
  • Improving performance / weight / cost ratios
  • Multi-material solutions

JUNE 20, 2019


Session 3:

Adopting Composite Materials in New Construction

  • Outlook on current applications: reinforced concrete rebars, building exteriors, roofing, cladding, decks, etc.
  • Developing adapted and performant software tools for design optimization
  • Pushing forward the standardization of building codes and guidelines

Session 4:

Design and Manufacturing challenges of Using Composites in the Transportation Industry

  • Cost-effective manufacturing techniques
  • Optimizing manufacturing processes and part design


Session 5:

Composites: The Future of Smart Cities

  • Future mobility: autonomous vehicles, e-cars, etc.
  • Design flexibility and aesthetics offered by composites for innovative public transportation means
  • Management of energy across infrastructure segments: solar panels, wind energy, etc.
  • Smart housing: towards affordable modular building concepts

Business Meetings

Pre-arranged Business Meetings Program

To optimize your company’s participation during JEC Forum Chicago, we are pleased to introduce you our official Business Meetings program. This service is reserved for our sponsors and VIP, Delegates and Business Meetings badges olders.

Why use this service to organize tailor-made meetings with Composites partners?

  • Meet your clients/suppliers
  •  Identify new contacts
  •  Discover/Present new products and solutions
  •  Save time with a personalized agenda
  •  Prepare your meetings before the Forum
  •  In an all-inclusive event and a privileged location

Our team will ensure that you benefit the most from our JEC Forum Chicago with intensive, quality exchanges between composites experts

Our dedicated team and web platform will help you with the selection of your custom-made agenda:

  • Define the purposes of your meetings
  •  Pre-select participants regarding your profile
  •  Indicate your availabilities for a personalized schedule
  •  Receive your meetings schedule a few days before the event

Schedules will be organized according to the accepted meetings and participants’ availabilities.

All meetings will be held at the heart of the event, the Business Meetings area.

What Attendees gain from the service

  • Customized business appointments selected according to your needs and your agenda
  •  Requests meetings with relevant sponsors and partners
  •  Time saving with pre-arranged qualified meetings
  •  No waiting during the event
  •  Dedicated assistance before the event and a personal welcome at the Business Meetings dedicated area
  •  2 Day networking opportunities, with an exclusive Dinner Experience in Chicago

What Sponsors gain from the service

  • Presentation of your company’s new products and solutions on the platform prior to the event
  •  Requests meetings with relevant contacts prior to the event
  •  Leads and sales development through high quality meetings
  •  30-minute meetings organized directly at the Business Meetings dedicated area
  •  Targeted meetings with decision makers and End-Users
  •  Dedicated assistance before the show and on site
  •  2 Day networking opportunities, with an exclusive Dinner Experience in Chicago.

How to sign up for Business Meetings?

The Business Meetings service is reserved for our sponsors and VIP, Delegates and Business Meetings badges olders.

You are already a Sponsor?

Go to your Events Exhibitors Area > Business Meetings.

You already have your badge?

Go to your Personal Area in the event registration website > Business Meetings.

For any further information, please contact

Innovation Awards

Join us at the Innovation Awards Ceremony on June 19, 2019!

A Long-Established and worldwide Program

Be part of the 1,800 companies worldwide that have been involved by the JEC Innovation Program the past 15 years!

A simple goal: Identify, promote, and reward the most innovative composite solutions.

Over 15 years, the JEC Innovation Program has involved 1,800 companies worldwide. 177 companies and 433 partners have been rewarded for the excellence of their composite innovations. Created in 1998, the goals of this top-level innovation program are to:

  • Identify, promote, and reward the most innovative composite solutions worldwide
  •  Support companies that are involved in composite innovation along with their partners, and also enhance their public exposure
  •  Contribute to the advancement of the composite industry

Multiple benefits of winning an Innovation Award

Every year, JEC rewards the best cutting-edge and ingenious projects using composites to their full potential. Winning gives these endeavors a worldwide recognition thanks to a high quality, established brand.

Next June, JEC Forum Chicago will put forward these composite champions in the fields of infrastructure, and ground transportation, and your company could be among them.

Winners gain significant visibility thanks to the extensive promotion allocated to the successful projects in our various media:

  • JEC Composites website: +40,000 unique visitors per month
  • JEC Composites Magazine: +49,000 certified copies
  • Newsletter: +24,500 readers
  • A dedicated section in the Visitor's Guide
  • Prize giving ceremony during the Show

The companies chosen and their partners benefit from:

  • Visibility on the international scene
  • International recognition and greater public exposure
  • Access to business opportunities and potential partners
  • Business growth
  • Customer confidence

Innovation Awards Winner

Interested in competing? It is completely free of charge! Submit your project before March 29, 2019

For more information:



As a visitor, JEC Forum CHICAGO is a unique experience, once a year event that provides unparalleled opportunities for composites professional, networking opportunities, and long-lasting relationships.

JEC Forum CHICAGO attracts community with high level industry professionals from all the composites value-chain involved in many markets such as Automotive, Ground Transportation, Construction, Aerospace, Energy, Sport and Leisure, Medical and more.

So if you are in one of these industries our event is made for you!

Technical Conference Focus: Following the success of our last two North-American events focusing on the Transportation, Infrastructure and Construction industries, this new edition is bringing together these two complimentary markets through technical presentations dedicated to the use of composite materials in Ground Transportation, Infrastructure and Construction.

Passes & Prices 
VIP Experience
Business Meetings
Dining Experience

2 nights in our selected hotel





Shuttle Hotel / Venue





Welcome Dinner the day before the event





Food & Beverage all day long



Technical Conferences




Business Meetings pre-arranged one to one meetings in a dedicated area





Awards Ceremony

Exclusive Dining Experience in a unique cruising experience along Lake Michigan



Exhibition area walk the floor and get access to our Innovation Corner



Early Bird (till May, 19)




*Student $200, Regular $660, On Site $760

For any inquiries about registration:

Keep me posted

Official Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Sponsor Offer

Why should you become a sponsor?

Here's a few good reasons why you should be a sponsor at JEC Forum Chicago 2019!

JEC Forum Chicago is a great opportunity to market your company not only to those who visit the exhibit hall daily during the event, but also to all the conference delegates, VIPs, and business meetings participants at the networking opportunities throughout the day. We will host networking coffee breaks, lunches right in the Sponsors area, as well as a large networking reception, providing a great opportunity for high exposure among your peers and industry leaders.

96% of our sponsors were satisfied with JEC Forum 2018

Gold Level
Platinum Level

Sponsor Package

8'X10' pipe and drape booth - ID sign, one 6' skirted table, 2 chairs, 1 waste basket, carpeted area (electricity not provided)



Business meetings access (pre-arranged business meetings) - A schedule with pre-arranged and approved meetings based on sponsor's own choices. Unlimited access to the profiles of all participants to help the exhibitor identify and request meetings with companies they would like to target.

Sponsor's badge for your staff including:

  • Setting-up / Dismantling access
  • Two-day Event access
  • Two-day Conference access
  • Access to the Business Meetings area
  • Access to the After Private Party
  • Networking Area access with food and beverage



Business Pass:
You will be able to invite as a VIP the client of your choice and it includes:

  • Two-day Event access
  • Networking Area access with food and beverage
  • Access to the Business Meetings area



Exclusive dining experience with speakers, delegates and VIPs - exclusive location




Company name listed as a Sponsor at the entrance of the exhibit floor and your company logo projected on screen on stage during Conference breaks as an official sponsor

Company name listed on the Participating Companies List in the Event's Guide

Company name listed as a Sponsor on the Event dedicated website

Company logo listed on the Participating Companies List in the Event's Guide and at the entrance of the exhibit floor

Company logo listed on the Event dedicated website

Full-page ad in the Event's Guide


Company logo listed as a main sponsor on every email blast promoting the JEC Forum to JEC Database

Company name displayed on the the dedicated website and listed as a Sponsor in the marketing emails to the JEC Database

Listed as a Sponsor on the Thank You email and post-conference page on our website

Some of our previous participating companies: 3M, A. Schulman, Acciona Construccion, Advantic, AIA Chicago, Albany Engineered Composites, American Concrete Institute, AltusGroup, AOC, Arkema, Armacell, Arup, Ashland, Autodesk, BASF, Berna Architects, Bombardier, Chomarat, Continental Structural Plastics, Covestro, Dixie Chemical, Dowaksa, DR Horton, DuPont, Eastman Chemical, ELG Carbon Fibre, ExxonMobil, Faurecia, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company, GE, Great Dane, Gurit, Hexion, Honda Trading America, IACMI, Janicki Industries, John Deere, Johns Manville, Johnson Truck Bodies, L&L Products, Lucid Motors, Magna Exteriors, Mercedes-Benz, Michelman, Mitsui Chemicals, MVP, MIT, Oldcastle Precast, Olin Corporation, ORNL, Owens Corning, Perkins+Will, Plasan Carbon Composites, Polyone Corporation, Porcher Industries, PPG, Premier Composite Technologies, Proterra, Rochling Composites, Sabic, Saertex, Saint-Gobain, Saltans Architects, Scott Bader, SGL Group, Shell, Siemens PLM Software, Sika Axson, Solvay, Staubli, Teijin – Toho Tenax, TPI Composites, Toyota Motor Corporation, Volvo Bus, Wabash National Corporation, Zoltek and more.

For more information, please contact:


About 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 every spring in Paris.

Practical Information

Join us at JEC Forum Chicago 2019!

Connect with us, getting in touch with the JEC U.S. team today to find out how you can be part of this exclusive event.

  • Exhibition Area: The Lakeview Terrace will host our exhibition and networking area. It is an amazing urban loft space featuring exposed brick and floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views of both Lake Michigan and the city skyline, Lakeview Terrace provides a one-of-a-kind setting for exhibitions. It gives access to the Aon Grand Ballroom where the technical conferences will take place.
  •  AON GRAND BALLROOM: The Aon Grand ballroom will host our technical conferences. One of the jewels of Navy Pier is the historic Aon Grand Ballroom. Part of the Pier’s original 1916 construction and reminiscent of an era of elegance and splendor, the 18,000 square foot Aon Grand Ballroom embodies the magnificence of the past with all the amenities and services of the present. With a sweeping 80-foot domed ceiling and panoramic views of the lakefront, the Aon Grand Ballroom capitalizes on timeless architecture and the beauty of Chicago and the city itself.
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    Official Hotel Partner : Lowes' Hotel

  •  Exclusive Dining Experience – sponsors, speakers, delegates and VIPs will all meet for a unique cruising experience along Lake Michigan.
    • Cruising along Lake Michigan
    • Lounge Atmosphere
    • Interactive Entertainment (Games)
    • Architectural Guided Tour
    • Fireworks Diner
    • The departure will be after the event from the Navy-Pier and we will come back at 9pm to watch the fireworks from the dock

Official Sponsor

Sales & Event Opportunities

Nicolas Baudry

North America Events Director

Registration Inquiries

Keep me posted


Exhibiting & Sponsorship Opportunities

Yana Kouninski

Sales Manager, U.S. Events

Event Location

Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier
5840 E Grand Ave
Chicago,IL 60611
United States

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