Our activities started back in 1963 with the creation of the first information bulletin, published by the CPC (Centre de Promotion des Composites, in French). This non-profit association is dedicated to the promotion of composite materials and to the development of their markets. A first conference on Composites took place in 1970, and over time, this event became the JEC World exhibition, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2020. Founded in December 1996 as a subsidiary of the CPC, The JEC Company has developed its activities since then, becoming within a few short years the leading international organization entirely dedicated to the promotion of the composite materials industry and of their applications.

Under the leadership of Mrs. Frédérique Mutel since 1996 and of Mr. Eric Pierrejean since 2018, the JEC organization has constantly increased in scope, network and number of employees, delivering a growing service to the composites sector while conducting a strong international development at the same time. Key pillars of the JEC portfolio are in particular:

  • The JEC Composites Magazine, which is the leading magazine in the Composites industry,
  • JEC World, the world’s leading annual industry event, gathering the whole value chain of composites, and also attracting many visitors from various application sectors looking for inspiration and innovative solutions presented during this unique “festival of composites”,
  • The JEC Innovation Awards, the most sought-after and prestigious awards in the field of Composites,
  • The JEC Composites Observer, the annual report about the state of the Composites industry and its future trends,
  • The JEC Composites Startup Booster, the industry’s most renowned startup competition.


JEC is also the leading community manager of the Composites Industry on the main social networks and thanks to its website, is the go-to source of information and data about Composites materials, processes and technologies, as well as about their various applications in many industries worldwide. JEC group is constantly delivering services contributing to:

  • The development of all segments of the Composites value chain and of all markets in the world,
  • The promotion of the various new applications domains of composites and demonstrating key benefits towards end-users.


JEC Composites History