World’s largest cosmetics packaging event will encourage the beauty, aerosol and drinks packaging sector to ‘Innovate Together’ - ADF&PCD and PLD Paris

World’s largest cosmetics packaging event will encourage the beauty, aerosol and drinks packaging sector to ‘Innovate Together’

ADF&PCD Paris returns in January 2020 with new co-located premium drinks packaging event

10th October 2019: ADF&PCD Paris, the world’s leading dedicated event for the aerosol, dispensing, perfume & cosmetic packaging community, is to return in January 2020 alongside a brand new show, PLD: Packaging of Premium & Luxury Drinks. This will create a new forum for packaging creators to share ideas and inspiration, and to source new suppliers and products from each other’s markets.

ADF&PCD and PLD Paris 2020 takes place on 29th and 30th January 2020 at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, and has been developed around the theme ‘Innovate Together’. The theme reflects the show’s position as an event covering the closely related markets of drinks, cosmetics and aerosols; and an event for whole teams involved in packaging projects across the design, marketing, packaging development and buying functions within brand owners.

Josh Brooks, event director at ADF&PCD and PLD Paris 2020, explains: “We take pride in being very close to our sector, and we listen closely to the needs of both buyers and suppliers in the packaging markets that we cover. It is clear that packaging developers, designers and buyers share common challenges across the cosmetics, drinks and aerosol markets – both in terms of technical challenges and brand positioning.

“The launch of PLD is a direct response to demand from our community for an event that offers the opportunity for packaging creators in the premium and luxury drinks markets to source and share technologies and ideas; and to learn from their colleagues in aligned sectors.”

Advisory Board launch

ADF&PCD and PLD Paris 2020 is the first event in which the conference agenda has been developed in close partnership with an official Advisory Board, comprising senior people from across the industry. It includes experts from many of the biggest names in cosmetics, drinks and personal care, representing brands such as Beiersdorf, Coty, Diageo, Edrington, Interparfums, Kao, Unilever and many more.

Josh Brooks says: “Our Advisory Board is an evolution of our existing relationships with the market. It’s a strong endorsement of the quality content we offer each year, both in our theatres and across the show floor. It also demonstrates just how deeply ADF&PCD has become embedded within the community since its launch in 2001.”

Confirmed speakers for this year’s event include senior representatives from brand owners including Beiersdorf, Diageo, Johnson & Johnson, Pernod Ricard and more. There will be 16 hours of content in total, covering the key themes and challenges in packaging development: technical challenges, sustainability and material choice, consumer and market trends, design inspiration and cross-functional team challenges.

This cross-market/cross disciplinary ethos extends to the show floor, which is organised to allow cross-pollination between ADF&PCD and PLD exhibitors. Suppliers that work across multiple verticals are housed in a central avenue that connects all zones. An exclusive gallery of winners of the Pentawards – the world’s leading packaging design competition – will also showcase the very best of 2019 entries from across the full spread of the packaging world.

Other highlights include:

  • The ADF&PCD Paris 2020 Awards: The greatly anticipated and hotly contested annual awards celebrate the very best the sector had to offer in 2019. The awards are free to enter up until the submission deadline of 7th November.
  • Visitor tours: Tours on offer to visitors will include the Made in France tour, showcasing top suppliers from the French market; and Eco-tours, which highlight leading products and suppliers of sustainable packaging solutions.
  • Innovation & Technology Theatre: The popular Innovation & Technology Theatre will be the home of new product presentations, launches and insight into the latest technical possibilities in packaging, with sessions themed by product type to make it easier for visitors to find the new products they are looking for.

Josh Brooks concludes: “ADF&PCD Paris is already a significant annual fixture for the worldwide packaging industry. The inaugural PLD opens the doors even wider, showcasing fresh perspectives from the $4bn premium drinks market.

“The event offers a joined-up view of the sector, and we aspire to initiate all-industry dialogue on many of the long-standing and emerging challenges facing multi-functional brand teams. We are confident that the expanded ADF&PCD and PLD Paris 2020 event will become a forum for truly groundbreaking ideas.”

For more information about the event and the agenda, including the latest additions to the speaker line-up, please visit ADF&PCD & PLD Paris 2020’s website here, and follow on Facebook @adfpcd, Twitter @ADF_PCD, and on LinkedIn. For more information on the ADF&PCD Paris Awards, including entry requirements, please click here.


About Easyfairs

Easyfairs enables communities to “visit the future” at must-attend events that anticipate their needs and present solutions in the ideal format.

Easyfairs’ global portfolio of market leading packaging events is where the entire value chain comes together to shape the future of the packaging industry in a fun and memorable environment. The packaging portfolio consists of 34 events in 11 countries.

As a group, Easyfairs currently organises over 220 events in 17 countries, and also manages 10 events venues in the Benelux, Netherlands and Nordic region (Ghent, Antwerp, Namur, Mechelen-Brussels North, Hardenberg, Gorinchem, Venray, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö).

The group employs more than 750 people and generated revenues exceeding €160 million for its financial year 2016-2017.

Easyfairs strives to be the most adaptable, agile and effective player in the events industry by employing committed individuals, deploying the best marketing and technology tools and developing strong brands. Visit the future with Easyfairs. For more information, visit our website.

For further information, please contact:

Bhavna Mistry
International Press relation
Tel: +44 (0) 7712 836 452

Andy Riley
International Press relation
Tel: +44 (0) 7712 836 452

Nataly Joubert
Relations Presse France
Tél : +33 (0)6 09 42 25 94

Josh Brooks
Event Director
+44 (0)20 3196 4314

Christelle Anya
Community & Content Director
+33 (0)1 40 22 72 76

For stand booking enquiries, please contact:

Jennifer Groves
Head of Sales ADF&PCD and PLD Paris
+44 (0)20 3196 4433

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