Initially scheduled for January 20 and 21, 2021, the next edition of the ADF&PCD and PLD tradeshow is postponed by six months and will be held on June 22 and 23.
Easyfairs, the company organizing the event, said the decision to move the dates has been taken in consultation with stakeholders across the industry in response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. “While Easyfairs had put in place an industry-leading programme of measures to ensure the safety of visitors and exhibitors at the event, the limit of 1,000 participants at events imposed by the French Government has made it impossible to organise the event on its original dates,” they said.
The decision comes as several Western European countries, including France, are experiencing a rapid rise in Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations. Prime Minister Jean Castex recently warned that French authorities could impose new local lockdowns in a bid to contain another surge in the coronavirus outbreak.
Staying in touch
In such a context, the organisers of ADF&PCD and PLD Paris are planning a series of new initiatives to help packaging specifiers to discover the latest innovations, to get in touch with the main suppliers and to stay informed until the show can be held.
An enhanced content offering will be rolled out in the digital space linked to the show, while a new virtual event is being planned. In addition, a small, exclusive event in Paris reserved for a select group of top brand owners and suppliers is in development.
“ADF&PCD and PLD Paris is known as the place where brands kickstart their innovation projects for the year; so, while we have had no choice but to change the dates of the main event, I am positive that we will continue to provide a strong platform for the market to do business in the coming months,” said Renan Joel, Divisional Director for Easyfairs UK & Global’s packaging events.
ADF&PCD et PLD Paris
Dates: Tuesday, June 22 and Wednesday, June 23, 2021
For more details and registration, please refer to: www.adfpcdparis.com.