JEC Composites is the largest composites industry organization in the world with a network of 250,000 professionals from 100 different countries. It represents, promotes and expands composites markets by providing global and local networking, as well as information services. A big part of JEC’s outreach is events held all over the world. Exhibitors at these conferences are producers and suppliers of raw materials used in various industries such as aeronautics and space, construction, automotive, ground mass transportation, sports and leisure, energy, marine, and more. Others exhibiting at JEC events include machine and software manufacturers in the composites industry.
JEC Americas, which is part of JEC Composites, held its first United States conference in Boston on November 7- 9, 2012. The objective was to host a conference serving composite industry professionals from all across the world in a location central to many of the attendees. The Boston event was followed by another Boston conference in 2013, then a 2014 expo held in Atlanta GA. Because these were be the first-ever conferences in America, JEC Americas knew it was crucial to partner with an experienced supplier with a broad range of capabilities, but also one accustomed to working with overseas clients. JEC conferences can be very large, with materials and specifications constantly changing. Printed materials are needed, but also multiple additional materials such as CDs, large format and last-minute digital pieces.
JEC Americas searched carefully for a supplier in the US, preferably in the Boston area, that could meet all of these trade show material challenges. Ferrante & Associates was the clear winner. It proved itself by showing an understanding that each event demands attention to details specific to that event only. No cookie-cutter solutions.
In addition to this understanding, JEC Americas knew from researching Ferrante’s history that the conference were in able hands and would come off without a hitch. It was clear that Ferrante & Associates was adept at working with overseas clients, neutralizing any difficulty due to language issues. Non-US specs and descriptions pertaining to different paper, large format and sizing? No problem.
Although based in Boston, Ferrante & Associates is able to take care of printing needs in other cities, particularly conference materials. Every detail in the chain of production is verified, even down to interfacing with logistics companies, hotels, etc. In the case of JEC, Ferrante & Associates moved from Boston events to the Atlanta GA meeting, staying in close touch with the busy JEC contact person in France. He got peace of mind about the Atlanta conference materials so that he could concentrate on the myriad other details requiring his attention.
Everything JEC Americas looked for in a partner came to fruition when it chose Ferrante & Associates for its first-ever US events. Materials were delivered on time, even when deadlines for supplying them appeared impossible to meet. For JEC Americas, as well as many other clients, the professionals at Ferrante & Associates are sometimes looked upon as miracle workers. Ferrante’s multiple team capabilities are a tremendous asset throughout each and every project, helping clients achieve all of their goals.