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ADF&PCD and PLD Paris 2020: The three-in-one packaging show unveils its conference programme

Three shows under one single roof! This is the promise of the 2020 edition of ADF&PCD and PLD, the dedicated event for the aerosol, dispensing, perfume, luxury drinks & cosmetic packaging community, which will be held in Paris on January 29th and 30th.

The event will host themed ‘Talks’ theatres in each of its three separate shows:
ADF - Aerosol & Dispensing Forum; PCD - Packaging of Perfume Cosmetics & Design; and PLD - Packaging of Premium & Luxury Drinks.

A fourth theatre, the Innovation & Technology Theatre (ITT), will host product launches and talks on the latest solutions for packaging buyers.

Over the course of two days, the event will deliver 35 hours of expert content from more than 80 speakers.

ADF Talks

ADF Talks will focus on technical and regulatory challenges for the aerosol and dispensing sector and feature a mix of keynote talks, panel discussions and technical workshops.

Sebastian Kraus, associate director packaging development at Kao, will head up ADF’s discussion on the 2020 outlook for aerosols and regulation, which will be followed by a series of keynotes from the likes of Marc Spiniella, plant general manager at Johnson & Johnson. Franck Flecheux, LEREM Director and Jonathan Gawtrey, Head of Product Category Development at L’Oréal will go on to look at the next five years in aerosols from a variety of perspectives.

Other highlights in the ADF Talks theatre will include a technology workshop on filling and formulation from Johannes Burghaus, section head at Procter & Gamble and a timely look at the potential impacts of Brexit on supply chains from Patrick Heskins, chief executive at the British Aerosol Manufacturers’​ Association (BAMA).

PCD Talks

PCD Talks will explore trends and challenges for the sector in the year to come, with a major focus on sustainability, clean and natural beauty.

Highlights will include a cross-sector session on sustainability issues that will open with a keynote talk from French MP Carole Janvier on the latest government thinking on plastics and the circular economy. This will be followed by a brand-led debate on the key issues in sustainability, which will feature speakers from L’Occitane en Provence, Pernod Ricard, Coty and Kao.

Further stand-outs in the theatre will include a keynote on the latest packaging innovation thinking at Jo Malone from executive director packaging development Chris Gevers; a presentation from Frédéric Dreux, R&D Packaging Leader - Prestige, Unilever on new recycling technologies being deployed by the multinational brand owner.

PLD Talks

Keynote speakers will include Steve Honour, design manager Europe and Africa at Diageo, who will examine how brands should respond to consumers’ growing expectations of great design. Jean-Dominique Andreu, CMO at Camus, will discuss how the brand is moving into personalised and made-to-measure packaging for its high luxury cognac ranges; while Mike Rose, director of brands packaging at Edrington, will address the challenges of bringing sustainable packaging solutions to luxury drinks products.

ADF&PCD and PLD Paris 2020 is expected to bring together more than 700 packaging suppliers and 8,000 buyers in the perfume, cosmetics, premium drinks, aerosols and dispensing sectors. It takes place on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 January 2020, at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.

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