February 2021

ADF&PCD and PLD launches Digital Days in March

ADF&PCD and PLD Paris (Aerosol & Dispensing Forum [ADF]/ Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design [PCD] and Packaging of Premium & Luxury Drinks [PLD]) is launching a virtual event called “Digital Days” in March. This three-day event is a unique blend of world-leading insight, inspiration and connections for packaging developers and designers straight, organizer Easyfairs said.

The event follows the postponement of the January ADF&PCD and PLD event, and was constructed with help from key industry experts and takes into consideration market expectations and commercial launches.

Digital Days will showcase innovations, new products and develop business opportunities. It will also combine speakers from the world’s leading beauty, premium drinks and aerosol brand owners with insight into the latest innovation strategies, as well as the newest products that are defining the future of packaging in the three sectors.
Each day will feature a mix of keynote talks and panel discussions from key decision-makers—many at the top brands in beauty, drinks and FMCG as well as industry analysts and design leaders, Easyfairs said.

Each Digital Day will focus on innovations in a particular sector:

  • March 23: PCD Digital Day, focusing on the perfume and cosmetics market
  • March 25: PLD Digital Day, focusing on wine, spirits and other premium drinks
  • March 30: ADF Digital Day, focusing on aerosol and dispensing systems across the markets.

Digital Days will be hosted on a market-leading online events platform that offers a wide range of options to network with other attendees, connect with suppliers and discover their latest products and innovations, and learn from leading experts in interactive conference sessions. Each Digital Day will offer a number of key elements and will be free of charge the whole packaging community.

Each day will feature a mix of keynote talks and panel discussions from key decision-makers—many at the top brands in beauty, drinks and FMCG as well as industry analysts and design leaders. The talks will cover key topics in packaging development and design, from sustainability pressures and the digital shift to changing consumer and regulatory demands, and of course the challenges for packaging innovation in the post-COVID world.
Thanks to the Digital Days, professionals will be able to discover new products and innovations on the market.

On each day, the finalists of this year’s Innovation Awards will be announced by members of the Awards juries, who represent the most influential groups of packaging developers and designers in the markets they represent. Winners of the awards will then be announced in June at the live edition of ADF&PCD and PLD Paris, June 22 & 23.

Juries for the Awards feature international packaging development directors from brand owners including L’Oréal, Coty, Chanel, Interparfums, Pierre Fabre, Puig, Pernod Ricard, Coca Cola, Unilever, Beiersdorf, LVMH and many more. For more info on the Innovations Awards 2021, visit: www.adfpcdparis.com/awards.

“Innovation Labs” will be interactive sessions, hosted by the market’s leading packaging suppliers, will give visitors an unrivalled insight into the latest trends and opportunities in specific packaging technologies and materials.

The “Supplier Showcase” pages will allow the audience to discover the latest products and innovations from a selected group of leading suppliers to the audience and will facilitate connections and meetings between suppliers and visitors.

“Our mission at ADF&PCD and PLD is to drive innovation, bring inspiration and connect the key influencers in the packaging development process,” said ADF&PCD and PLD Paris Event Director Josh Brooks said. “We are very excited to bring this mission to the digital space and to remain the first major event of the year to give our community a vision of their future.”

To RSVP for Digital Days, visit www.adfpcdparis.com/digital-days.