Diageo, Pernod Ricard, Camus line up for PLD launch show

Diageo, Pernod Ricard, Camus and Edrington line up for Easyfairs’ PLD launch show

Event to shine spotlight on packaging innovations, with conference to include speakers from top brand owners Diageo, Pernod Ricard, Camus and Edrington

Easyfairs has announced details of the inaugural PLD – Packaging of Premium & Luxury Drinks event, a new international forum for packaging professionals to share ideas and inspiration, and to source new suppliers and packaging products across premium and luxury wines and spirits, premium beers and soft drinks.

The event is co-located with ADF&PCD Paris 2020: the world’s largest dedicated event for the aerosol, dispensing, perfume and cosmetic packaging markets. The trio of shows will offer a new dimension of cross-market inspiration, design thinking and technical solutions to drinks packaging designers and developers. The three events take place on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th January 2020, at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.

Highlights for the international trade show include the new PLD conference theatre, which includes speakers from major drinks brand owners including Diageo, Camus, Edrington and Atom Brands, alongside a range of design agencies and technology experts. Key topics will include new design codes, the impact of the craft spirits market on packaging design, digital innovations in luxury packaging and sustainability issues. In addition, Pernod Ricard will participate in a cross-sector debate on sustainability in the PCD conference theatre.

PLD has been developed to help cross-disciplinary brand teams get involved in packaging projects to innovate and reimagine their packaging as a team – whether they are in the design, marketing, packaging development or buying functions. This collaborative ethos extends to the show floor, and as many exhibitors serve both the drinks and cosmetics markets, PLD is positioned centrally to encourage cross-pollination across verticals.

Over the two days, PLD will host suppliers from across Europe, North America and Asia showing the latest innovations in the full range of packaging formats and materials for premium and luxury drinks. This includes bottles, labels, closures, and presentation packaging in a range of materials, as well as decorative materials.

Top suppliers from across these sectors have committed to the show including Autajon, Crown Speciality Packaging, DS Smith Packaging, Estal, GPA Luxury, Knoll Prestige Packaging, Les Etuis Mirault, Multi Packaging Solutions, Pavisa, Tapi, Vetroelite, Virojanglor and many more. Overall, PLD will showcase around 150 suppliers, while the complete ADF&PCD and PLD show will host more than 700 exhibitors from across the cosmetics, perfume, drinks and aerosol sectors.

Josh Brooks, event director at ADF&PCD and PLD Paris 2020, says: “ADF&PCD Paris is already the leading annual fixture for the worldwide cosmetics and perfume packaging industry. The integration of PLD opens the doors even wider, showcasing fresh perspectives from the $4bn premium drinks market.

“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.

“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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