The Porte de Versailles, Paris will be busy on 30th and 31st January as ADF&PCD Paris opens its doors once again. The event is a unique concept that groups together two highly synergistic events. Still in pole position, this first packaging event of the year is indisputably the global professional reference event for innovation in packaging, aerosols and dispensing systems. Allison McEntyre Gaharan, ADF&PCD Portfolio Director explains what visitors can expect.
How is the 2019 edition of ADF&PCD Paris looking?
ADF&PCD PARIS has been fully booked for several months and requests to participate keep climbing. Faced with this high demand, the exhibition area has been increased to allow new companies to participate and exhibit their solutions in 2019.
We are expecting nearly 600 exhibitors, from more than 30 countries. I took up my duties as ADF&PCD Portfolio Director a few months ago. With over 15 years’ experience managing industrial trade shows around the world, I am here to use my international experience to reinforce Easyfairs’ packaging division to ensure the continued existence of existing trade shows whose success has already been proven, and to develop new satellites.
Talking to brand managers, buyers and suppliers of packaging solutions, it would seem that this success and the growing demands are on account of the excellent environment in which to do business. Brands actively seek out service and product suppliers and then use all these contacts that they made on-site to meet their needs.
With more than 19,000m2 of exhibition space, 600 exhibitors and 8000 visitors expected, ADF&PCD Paris looks set to be a great gathering. Companies continue to trust us and are increasingly likely to want to be part of this entire sector’s preferred forum for exchange as ADF&PCD PARIS is the place where we find all the industry’s trends.
All the lights are green! Business is buoyant in the packaging and aerosol sector.
After all the previous successful editions, what are the future developments that will make it possible to further advance this trade show, and what are the highlights?
As the trade show is growing very quickly, we are increasingly looking to implement tools and actions that promote the sourcing experience for our visitors and help all exhibitors find the right buyers. The trade show is a valuable source of information that allows visitors to manage their future packaging needs. The range is very comprehensive, encompassing glass, plastic, dispensing, decoration and more. The conferences are highly targeted and the establishment of two separate trade shows facilitates visits and contacts.
Any specific features for 2019?
For this 2019 edition, we are offering new features in order to enhance the experience of onsite visitors. This will be the case at the trade show itself, and also outside the trade show, via the website and social networks between two editions. All visitors can personalise their programme and prepare their arrival, route, and meetings at the trade show in advance.
Tell us about the ADF Awards and the PCD Awards.
This industry is very avant-garde and is always looking to find new solutions to attract consumers. That’s also why a large number of players from other industries, who don’t work in the field of perfume and cosmetics, attend ADF&PCD PARIS each year to find new ideas, innovate, collaborate and create solutions adapted to their markets. The innovations presented as part of the ADF&PCD PARIS Awards reflect this mindset.
ADF&PCD Paris is an international trade show: will there be many foreign participants again this year?
With 40% international visitors and 42% foreign exhibitors, we are organising a trade show that brings together a global offering and proposes a variety of solutions that meet all countries’ needs. Moreover, our exhibitors are aware of the international profile of our visitors and are increasingly better prepared to welcome these visitors.
Any closing remarks?
I would like to tell visitors: “Everything has been done to prepare your visit so that it goes as well as possible. So take the time to come to discover ADF&PCD PARIS in January”.
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