The packaging, aerosol and distribution systems sector is doing well.
In this context, ADF&PCD PARIS 2019 took place on 30 and 31 January 2019 at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. Organised by Easyfairs Oriex, this year’s fair brought together nearly 615 French and international exhibitors over 8,000 professional visitors who swarmed around the stands of ADF&PCD.
ADF&PCD PARIS primarily remains an extremely enjoyable event, and is proving to be a place for people to meet and interact, and ultimately for all professionals to network.
Attendance and visitor interest constantly increasing
Another sign of the fair’s success is its increasingly international perspective with more than 31% of international visitors coming from nearly 80 countries.
ADF&PCD 2019 has kept its promises and achieved very positive results both in terms of the offer presented, attendance by professionals and the quality of visitors. ADF&PCD PARIS is the go-to, unmissable annual event at the start of the year in Paris.
“We’re delighted with this year’s 2019 ADF&PCD PARIS, both from a commercial point of view with a very high level of satisfaction regarding the quality of the fair and the profile of visitors, and in terms of the atmosphere based on listening and discussion. As organisers, we’re very happy with this 13th ADF show and 15th PCD show. Finally, I would like to thank all the exhibitors and those who came to visit for their loyalty to this crucial industry event,” says Christelle ANYA, Event Director of ADF&PCD Paris and ICON.
The 2019 show, key figures
- 615 exhibitors (73% for PCD/17% for ADF/10% for ADF & PCD)
- 58% international exhibitors
- 19,600m2 net of exhibition space
- 8,000 professionals gathered over 2 days including 31% international visitors from 80 countries
- 50 speakers
Highlights of ADF&PCD Paris 2019
The two-day ADF&PCD Paris 2019 show was punctuated by many events.
As well as chatting to exhibitors, visitors attended many highlights in line with their requirements. Nearly 50 talks were held on topics related to the market and trends.
14 awards and 19 certificates awarded during a unique ceremony on Thursday, 31 January
The ADF&PCD PARIS 2019 Awards saw the industry’s most outstanding innovations rewarded in front of numerous professionals.
Also noteworthy was the official opening of the PCD Awards ceremony by Michel Guten, former Vice President of Cartier, former President of Lancel and Founder of the Institut Supérieur de Marketing du Luxe. He shared some thoughts and questions with an attentive audience for packaging market professionals to mull over.
“Packaging has always existed!”
“Do cases help improve image and/or boost sales?”
“You have to know the luxury market well; the supplier and company have to speak the same language”.
Where innovations and trends meet
The show also made a decisive shift this year towards products Made in France, sustainable development and presenting innovations.
ADF&PCD PARIS 2019 showcased the latest innovations and trends in the sector. A rich, packed programme was enjoyed this year, with talks, meetings and discussions at the heart of the Innovation and Technology Theatre (ITT), the Pentawards presentation, exploration of the Accelerator platform dedicated to start-ups and indie brands, the Imprim’Luxe section and ICON appointments. Organised tours on the topics Made in France and Eco-Tour were very popular and a great success.
Nearly 120 people attended for the four sessions over the two days. The press presentations and the cocktail event celebrating 15 years of PCD – with entertainment provided by LA, a young artist writer, author and performer who ensured all exhibitors and visitors ended the first day of exhibitions on a relaxed, musical note were also memorable. Nicolas Vial, a famous French press illustrator and painter, was also involved in the event, capturing key moments and signing the Imprim’Luxe brochures.
Some exhibitors give their account of the 2019 fair
We met some diverse exhibitors at this year’s 2019 show, who were excited to attend.
Stéphanie Havard – Director of Operations – PROCOS
“This is our first time here and we’re delighted to see the scale of the show. Brand buyers and project managers can find everything they need for their entire packaging range”.
Cecile Pompili – Strategic Marketing Manager LUMSON SPA
“An excellent ‘vintage’ 2019, a very good show and excellent contacts. It’s a successful fair. ADF&PCD brings together all the European players in packaging and the customers are here. This is an opportunity to condense a huge number of events into a short space of time”.
Ilan Schinazi, Director of DIAM Pack.
“This is a fair which is true to its image, bringing together all professionals, small and large players in the luxury packaging sector, including all materials. At the same time, the talks offer a comprehensive view of current trends. This now unmissable event is very well attended and DIAM Pack has found its place here”.
Bruno Diepois, President of Coverpla
“At this year’s show, visitors flocked from France, but also from abroad (50%). The contacts and information requests were as high quality as they were numerous, with most of them from professionals in search of relevant packaging solutions”.
Mercedes Osti, Sales Director of the Texen Group
“At Texen, our stand was very popular and many of our customers came to see us. We noted a strong interest in eco-design, especially bio-sourced and alternative materials. We’re also proud to have won the PCD Award for the refillable Absolue Extrait capsule we made for Lancôme”.
Guillaume Haillot, CEO of Shopluxe (Cosfibel Group)
“This show is in a great location in Paris for major industry players to meet together”.
Marie-Hélène Marcelli, Director of Carestia Arcade Beauty.
“It was a good show for Carestia with all our customers present and interesting contacts made for new developments (in materials and technologies etc.). Our new releases drew in visitors, from our fragrant emulsion to our flat and 3D scented, stone paper and marble effect notebooks etc.”
Official PLD announcement – Packaging of Premium & Luxury Drinks launches
PLD was designed for professionals working with packaging for wines and spirits and other premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. This first international show will be an inspirational platform in terms of creativity and technical solutions. To date, over 25 international packaging leaders have committed to attend this show, which will be incorporated into ADF&PCD PARIS next year.
“We’re delighted that we’ve attracted such prestigious companies as Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics, Knoll Prestige Packaging, Kurz, Pavisa France, Seram and Sleever International among others to PLD so quickly. The level of interest highlights the strong links between the packaging community for perfumes and cosmetics, which is already present at ADF&PCD, and the premium and luxury drinks packaging community which will attend PLD,” says Paul MacDonald, Global Brand Director - Packaging at Easyfairs.
“This show will allow us to offer professionals a unique, richer, more targeted event in the packaging sector. The complementarity of these three events is a great development opportunity for the markets,” says Josh Brooks, Business Development Director - Packaging at Easyfairs.
UNQUE AND UNIFYING,
ADF&PCD PARIS and PLD are the place for all packaging professionals to meet up on 29 and 30 January 2020 in Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.