ADF&PCD Paris 2019 took place January 30-31, 2019 at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. Organized by Easyfairs Oriex, this year’s fair brought together nearly 615 French and international exhibitors and more than 8,000 industry visitors (including 31% international visitors from 80 countries). The breakdown: 73% of attendees were for PCD; 17% for ADF; and 10% for ADF&PCD. Conferences over the two days featured 50 speakers focused on topics related to the market and trends.
The show made a decisive shift this year toward products Made in France, sustainable development and the presentation of innovations.
Christelle Anya, event director of ADF&PCD Paris and ICON, said, “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 organizers, 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.”
Highlights of ADF&PCD Paris 2019
ADF&PCD Paris 2019 showcased the latest innovations and trends in the sector. A rich, packed program 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. Organized tours on the topics Made in France and Eco-Tour were very popular and a great success.
Some exhibitors give their account of the 2019 fair:
Cecile Pompili, strategic marketing manager, Lumson SPA, said it was “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.”
Bruno Diepois, president of Coverpla, noted: “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.”
Marie-Hélène Marcelli, director of Carestia Arcade Beauty, commented: “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.”
Ilan Schinazi, director of DIAM Pack, added: “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.”
Watch for ADF & PCD New York, September 17-18, at The Altman Building & Metropolitan Pavilion, 135 W 18th St., in Manhattan.
This year, the ADF and PCD Paris Awards were presented as part of a unique ceremony on Thursday, January 31. More than 100 packaging innovations competed for the honors.
Eight products were given top innovation awards within the PCD sector. Chanel was a big winner.