[UPDATE - December 7, 2021, 1:20 pm: The show has just been postponed to June 29 & 30, 2022]
More than 650 exhibitors  and more than 10,000 professional visitors are expected for the next edition of the ADF&PCD and PLD Paris show, next January in Paris. "For the moment, we are on the same trends as in previous years, and we have seen in recent months, during fairs organized by our colleagues, that there is a real desire to meet again among professionals," says Josh Brooks, show director.
Focus on innovation
According to Christelle Anya, community and content director of ADF&PCD and PLD, the event targets "three very complementary markets with many gateways."
In an unprecedented context, the ambition is to highlight packaging innovation more than ever, with an emphasis on the essential topics of the moment: eco-responsibility, material innovation, alternatives to plastic, digitalization, recharging, 3D printing.
From this point of view, the ADF&PCD and PLD Innovation Awards ceremony are among the most anticipated moments of the show.
For a better visibility of the innovations presenting during the show, a new gallery dedicated to the Awards and key trends for the coming year will be created. The innovations proposed by the ESEPAC and ESP (École Supérieure du Parfum) students, who were asked by Estée Lauder to eco-design ultra-luxury perfumes, will also be displayed, as well as the innovations of the ESIReims students, who have been asked by Shiseido and Huda Beauty to imagine innovative skincare and makeup collections.
Finally, the program of round tables and conferences will also provide an overview of the major market trends(Beautystreams, Asia Cosme Lab), and to take stock of recyclability issues and of the future of plastics in premium and beauty packaging.
Let’s hope the resurgence of the Covid-19 outbreak will not negatively impact this event, which looks promising at a time where global demand is surging.