With a complete of 481 exhibitors (in comparison with 420 in 2017 and 350 in 2016), the 2018 version of the ADF and PCD reveals (Aerosol & Meting out Discussion board and Packaging of Fragrance Cosmetics & Design) confirms the rising significance of the occasion that was added to the Easyfairs portfolio two years in the past. On January 31st and February 1st, the 2018 version can be held in a brand new and extra spacious venue: the utterly renovated Corridor 7 of the Parc des Expositions on the Porte de Versailles in Paris, France.
New in 2018
The 2018 version can even be marked by a number of new options:
- An Accelerator Zone will enable ten start-ups chosen on the idea of their expertise to current their newest creations and improvements. Among the many corporations current this yr: Sericyne; ICTK, Voodoo (printed circuit boards on wooden), and many others.
- A refocused convention program that can provide extra significance to manufacturers. A larger emphasis will thus be given to non-exhibiting audio system with innovation, expertise switch and sustainable growth stay the important thing subjects.
- The creation of an Innovation & Expertise Theater, a second convention space devoted to exhibitors and suppliers with show circumstances providing guests a fast overview of the most recent packaging improvements.
- A brand new Pentawards space the place the winners of the design competitors – now a part of the Easyfairs’ portfolio – can be showcased.
Lastly, as yearly, the present would be the alternative to unveil the packaging creations awarded by two juries (one for ADF and the opposite for PCD) bringing collectively specialists, professionals and journalists. “The goal of the ADF & PCD Awards is to reward and promote the beauty, aerosol and shelling out improvements positioned on the European and worldwide market throughout the yr 2017,” clarify the organizers.
To be famous this yr, the PCD Awards have been cut up in two new classes: one for luxurious items and the opposite for shopper items. A particular sustainable growth award has additionally been created.
This yr, the 2 juries evaluated 73 functions and awarded eight merchandise for ADF and 9 merchandise for PCD. As well as, 6 excellence certificates got for ADF merchandise and 11 for PCD.
The ADF Awards ceremony will happen on Wednesday 31 January 2018 at 4.45 pm and the PCD Awards ceremony on Thursday 1st February 2018 at 2.00 pm.
Whereas the idea of pre-constructed stands in commonplace codecs is maintained this yr at ADF-PCD, the organizers plan to offer extra freedom to exhibitors beginning in 2019, with the likelihood to e book bigger areas and naked surfaces for custom-made stands.
For 2019, the organizers, who can have a fair bigger exhibition floor, additionally discover the likelihood to increase the present to different sectors or classes, maybe with the co-location of a Packaging Improvements occasion as would be the case in New York in September.
The ADF-PCD idea additionally continues its worldwide growth. After two editions in New York, ADF-PCD will maintain its first version in Shanghai on 28-29 March 2018. For this primary version in Asia, the organizers anticipate about 100 exhibitors, 20% of whom being European corporations.