Composites Meetings 2015

Composites Meetings 2015

Incoming Mission Composites Meetings 2015 – Japan, the Country of Honour
Composites Materials and Robotics B2B Mission


The Mission

In November, alongside the Composites Meetings Fair ( ), a leading trade fair in Region de Loire, a 3-day B2B mission will be organised offering a unique opportunity for Japanese companies operating in composite materials and robotics.
This mission combines two days at Composites Meetings, a professional business convention dedicated to composites materials this year featuring Japan as the country of honour, and one more day of specific exchanges, presentations and site visits of companies or technical centre in the region.
The first two days enable to participate to Composites Meetings with fully pre-organised B2B meetings between contractors and suppliers of solutions related to composites materials and processing. Participating suppliers will benefit from free stand and have the possibility to exhibit during the convention.
In parallel of the B2B meetings, some conferences will be organised with participation of industrials, highlighting a particular topic. One of the conference slots will be set aside for the Japanese delegation. The convention also includes the lunches on the venue, and invites the participants to a cocktail ceremony on the first day.
The third day seeks to give more room to presentations from the Japanese delegation, exchanges with the French companies and visits of innovative companies or world-class research infrastructures, in the field of advanced manufacturing (robotics, processes…) in Pays de la Loire ecosystem.

4 – 6 November 2015

The deadline for registration is: 31 July 2015
Feel free to send your expression of interest using the link below.

The mission will be held if 5 companies at least will have registered by the time of the deadline

LOCATION (Nantes, France)
Pays de la Loire is located in the West of France, its main city Nantes invests in sectors of excellence.
The airplanes, ships and vehicles of the future are designed in Nantes thanks to advanced production technologies.
The region provides an ecosystem unique in France: R&D centres, major research facilities and outsourcers, all seeking to develop lighter structures, automated industrial systems and processes and industrial technology of the future.

The mission will cover sectors related to composites materials and robotics such as:
Aerospace, automotive, yachting, railway, energy, medical…

Contractors looking for composites materials solutions and suppliers offering products and processes for composites materials, from the mission sectors.

Covered by the mission organizers:

For potential buyers:
. free entrance to Composites Meetings for the 2 days
. free B2B meetings matching agenda for the 2 days
. free lunches on the 2 days
. free cocktail on Day 1
. free dinner on Day 1
. free hotel for two nights (3 . 4 of November) with breakfast
. free lunch on Day 3
. free visits and exchanges on Day 3

For companies selling products/technologies/services:
. free stand on the Composites Meetings for the 2 days
. free B2B meetings matching agenda for the 2 days
. free lunches on the 2 days
. free cocktail on Day 1
. free dinner on Day 1
. free lunch on Day 3
. free visits and exchanges on Day 3

Covered by the participating company:

. Travel from/to Japan.
. Lodging cost after the 3rd night stay
. Any other costs not expressly covered by the organizers.

PROGRAMME (Provisional)

– Arrival from Japan . Stay at selected hotel

Day 1 – 4 Nov 2015 at Composites Meetings

08h30 – Departure from hotel
09h00 – 12h00 Tailored B2B meetings matching Japanese companies profiles
12h30 – Lunch
14h00 – 17h30 Tailored B2B meetings matching Japanese companies profiles
17h30 – Cocktail networking
20h00 – Official dinner

Day 2- 5 Nov 2015 at Composites Meetings

08h30 – Departure from hotel
09h00 – 12h00 Tailored B2B meetings matching Japanese companies profiles
12h30 – 14h00 Lunch
14h00 – 17h30 Tailored B2B meetings matching Japanese companies profiles
EVENING Free time

Day 3. 6 Nov 2015 technical visits and presentations

1. Presentation of Pays de la Loire ecosystem for manufacturing technologies
2. Presentation from Japanese delegation members (to be defined)
3. Visit of Robofin (on site)

According to the time available, 1 or 2 company visits will be proposed:
Option 1 : Sepro Robotique
Option 2 : Loiretech
Option 3 : Daher


ROBOFIN is a special robot for finishing large scale composites parts, developed in the framework of a collaborative project with the IRT Jules Verne.

Company 1
Sepro Robotique – Founded in 1973 and now headquartered in La Roche-sur-Yon (France), Sepro Robotique was one of the first companies in the world to develop Cartesian beam robots for injection-molding machines, introducing its first CNC controlled “manipulator” in 1981. Today, Sepro is one of the largest independent sellers of Cartesian robots.
Numerous direct sales and service offices as well as independent business partners, istributors and service hubs extend Sepro’s global network to over 40 other countries. The company’s global turnover for 2013 was .66.5 million, with 90% of sales exported from France and 45% sold outside of Europe. Sepro is the largest robot supplier to the automotive industry in Europe and North America, and has equipped more than 25,000 injection-molding machines worldwide.

Company 2
Loiretech France designs and manufactures tooling for large and complex thermoplastic and composite parts, including preforming, moulding and trimming tools. Their main customers belong to the commercial aerospace, automotive and defence industries.The company was founded in 1988 and started its activities in the field of prototype moulds and parts for the automotive industry. In the early 2000’s Loiretech came to the high precision milling fixtures market and to the aerospace composite industry.

Company 3
DAHER – Tier 1 supplier for high technologies industries, DAHER is engaged in strategic business segments which are complementary in terms of their strong culture of Security, Safety and Quality. They are complementary and build on a strong engineering expertise.

Founded in 1863, DAHER has developed a unique and distinctive business model founded on a synergy between its industrial expertise on one hand, and its services know-how on the other, which makes it a key partner to its industrial customers today.Now an independent intermediate-sized company, the Group is focussed on developing in the two following fields: Industrial Manufacturing and Design and Integrated Industrial Support.

Commercially, DAHER is focussed on developing three strategic areas of expertise: Aerospace & Defence, Nuclear & Energy and Capital Goods. With a robust engineering-based approach, DAHER is able to deliver innovative and differentiating solutions to its industrial customers.

For its 5th edition, COMPOSITES MEETINGS will gather again the most prominent composite materials users. The last edition welcomed 325 attendees from 17 countries and 4900 BtoB meetings were realised. COMPOSITES MEETINGS is a unique opportunity to meet suppliers, manufacturing partners, as sell capabilities and products.

Nantes Atlantique

By taxi or connection with the railway station, where the hotel is located, using the “navette aeroport” bus in front of hall 1.

Hotel Mercure Nantes Centre Gare****
Near Nantes centre with direct access to the train station and the airport, the hotel is ideally located at the crossroads of the Euronantes Business Cluster, the Congress Hall and the “Machines de l’ile” artistic project. The hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with modern design to relax after a day of meetings or sightseeing.

More information about Nantes

. Pole de competitivite EMC2
. Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Region Pays de la Loire
. Jules Verne Manufacturing Valley
. EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation (Enterprise Europe Network . Japan)

Shirokane-Takanawa Station bldg 4F 1-27-6 Shirokane, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0072, JAPAN
Tel: +81 3 6408 0281 – Fax: +81 3 6408 0283

For more information and registration, please visit the following webpage:


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