This year's JEC show attracted a record number of visitors.
This year's JEC show attracted a record number of visitors.

The exhibition, which took place on 29-31 March, attracted 1122 exhibitors and 29 867 visitors, compared to 27 500 visitors in 2010.

70% of the visitors came from abroad.

According to Frédérique Mutel, JEC President & CEO: "Based on the collected data, the cumulative returns from the tradeshow may be estimated at around €673 million, or US$950 million. Around 65 useful contacts (i.e. with follow-up orders) are acquired on average per exhibitor, with a declared payback period of 20 months."

"With the degree of automation expanding rapidly in all countries, the composites market should experience an average global annual growth of 6%, thereby attaining levels of €90 billion and 10 million tonnes in 2015 (compared to, respectively, 68 billion and 8 million in 2011)."