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Luxe Pack New York celebrated its 10th anniversary this year with record attendance. The event which was held May 16 and 17 at The Altman Building and Metropolitan Pavilion (135 West 18th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues), attracted 2,607 unique visitors, an increase of 10.2% over last year. The two-day gathering showcased 141 exhibitors, nine seminars and three special exhibits.
“This year, Luxe Pack New York really had a dynamic atmosphere with increases in attendance, very strong seminars and the anniversary celebration. Ten years of continuous and controlled growth make Luxe Pack the reference event dedicated to creative packaging” said Nathalie Grosdidier, Executive Director, Luxe Pack.
Among the visitors to the event were executives from a variety of leading companies in the luxury space
“Luxe Pack New York is a world class exhibition. It brings to the clients what clients cannot see or feel on their own searches! Fantastic venue and amenities!”
Erlinda D. Leone, Senior Director, Revlon Research Center
“Luxe Pack New York was a very informative and engaging event. I love the fact that I could walk through each exhibit and have a one on one discussion with some of the key individuals in various companies in attendance.”
Bridgett McNeill, CEO, GlamourGirl NewYork
“Luxe Pack New York is The Show to attend for any leader in the Perfume & Cosmetic manufacturing business. “
Francois Damide, President, Crafting Beauty, Inc.
“It was a buzzy, lively and interactive show. More power (to the show) and look forward to the next one!! Bravo!”
Sarah Barton-King, President/Designer, The Pink Room Design Studio
"Luxe Pack New York redefines the essence of a trade show. It’s the only show that places top quality visitors with premier suppliers in a boutique style setting that works for both.” Anthony DiMaio, Cameo Metal Products
“Best Luxe Pack New York to date! Excellent show.” Helmut Hatzinger, Interconti Systems, Inc.
“The most well attended show I have ever exhibited at.” Richard Roth, Disc
“This is one of the best packaging shows. High-end, run beautifully. A class act.” Carol Gamsby, James Alexander Corp
“Luxe Pack New York is the most important luxury packaging show in the U.S., with quality visitors and no-hassle organization,” Boris Schaefer, Neopac The Tube
“This show is the best trade show for the prestige market. Great environment, venue and it has been an amazing show for Seacliff Beauty each and every year.” Vonda Simons, Seacliff Beauty
“As exhibitors we saw continual improvement of the show over the years. We believe that this show is the most important packaging exhibition of the year in the U.S.” Diego Diego Bulgarelli, LF of America
“We were very impressed with the quality of the visitors.” Tom Martin, Klocke of America
“Luxe Pack, they are a class act.” Jimmy Nichols, Unimac/Magic Box
"Luxe Pack New York provides a great opportunity to showcase our latest product selection to our clients and prospective clients.” Hee Jeong Son, Anisa International, Inc.
“As in years past, Luxe Pack New York has once again proven to be a fruitful endeavor for Yonwoo International/ PKG Group. The ambiance created by this unique venue accentuates the nature of our product line and sets the tone for a professional and inspired trade show environment.” Benny Calderone, PKG Group
Luxe Pack New York 2012 was a great tradeshow for ABA Packaging and OEKAbeauty. It was good to see many of our existing customers from all over North America in attendance. What was particularly interesting to us was the number of great companies that visited our booth that we did not know and it was wonderful to meet these new prospects and establish relationships with them. Luxe Pack continues to be an excellent venue for showcasing our new products and services to quality attendees.” Michael Warford, ABA Packaging Corp.
“Luxe Pack New York is the ideal cosmetic exhibition situated in the very heart of the iconic city of New York. It was an ideal venue to meet new clients and network with some of the best in the cosmetic field. Soak up the busy and vibrant atmosphere of such a modern show and gain cutting edge knowledge from one of many of the seminars held within the Luxe Pack show. Great show and looking forward already to 2013!” Mark Gwinnett, Saco Ltd
“As a first time exhibitor in Luxe Pack, I was very impressed with the professionalism of the Management and Staff and overwhelmed by the QUALITY of attendees. We look forward to being part of this exhibition for some time to come.” Jim Slowey, ARROWPAK/BARALAN
“Monadnock Paper Mills has participated in Luxe Pack New York for six years now, and 2012 was the best show yet. The event continues to thrive while staying true to its primary objective - to convene thought leaders in packaging and connect qualified buyers and sellers of luxury packaging for a broad range of markets and applications,” Lisa Hardin Berghaus, Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc.
“Great atmosphere! Luxe Pack is the place to meet potential customers and specialists in upscale packaging.” Caren Kuijs, Airopack
“Luxe Pack New York is getting larger every year and the latest innovations in packaging as well as emerging trends continue to be showcased. What is unique to this show is the sense of camaraderie and a bustle of business which thankfully is getting stronger.” Sheherazade Chamlou, SGD North America
“Attending the Luxe Pack Show in New York has been very successful for us. It provided an excellent forum to meet both customers and potential customers along with representatives from the design agencies and brands. Our booth attracted many visitors.” Philipp Moeller, Clarifoil/Celanese Acetate Ltd.
"If you can only exhibit at one show, Luxe Pack is the one. The quality of attendees is unmatched.” Kenton Gedwed, Cosmetic Specialties International
Luxe Pack presented nine targeted standing-room only seminars, all designed to help industry leaders stay ahead of the trends and informed about the newest developments in consumer purchasing habits, creativity, R&D, niche marketing, the spirits market and more. Among the featured speakers were Maria Archambault, AVP – Technical Packaging, L’Oréal USA; Sharon Graubard, SVP Trend Analysis, Stylesight; Kelly Kovack, Co-Founder Purpose-Built; Raymond Matts, International Fragrance Designer; Mark Polson, Vice President, Creativity and Business Innovation Global Management Strategies, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.; Henry Renella, Senior Vice President Estée Lauder Global Package Development; Marc Rosen, president Marc Rosen Associates; Donna Sturgess, President & Co-Founder, Buyology Inc.; Douglas Virtue, President, Virtue Development; and more.
Special exhibits included the Luxe Pack Innovation Forum, Material ConneXion Lab, and the Pratt Institute “Marc Rosen Scholarship and Education Fund for Packaging by Design at Pratt Institute” student designs.
This year, Interconti Systems provided the visitor bags at the event, MNC Stribbons provided the lanyards and GCI magazine co-sponsored the party.