The edition scheduled for January is postponed due to the latest developments in the pandemic. The 2022 edition will bring together the community of packaging innovators for beauty, premium drinks and aerosols for a summer edition, on June 29 & 30, 2022 at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.
Easyfairs, the global event organiser, announces that ADF&PCD and PLD Paris 2022, the world's leading event dedicated to innovations in beauty packaging, premium beverages, aerosols and dispensing systems, will be postponed from its current dates in January 2022 to the new dates of 29 and 30 June 2022.
"Over the past few months, the Easyfairs team has worked tirelessly with event partners, exhibitors and the entire community to prepare for the next edition of ADF&PCD and PLD Paris in January 2022. This edition promises to be the largest ever organized in the 21-year history of the event. However, following the latest developments in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and after consultation with many key players in the event, it has become clear that it will be impossible to successfully host an event in January,"the organisers say.
Many countries are again imposing restrictions due to the current wave of cases, while new restrictions on cross-border travel have been put in place since the omicron variant emerged in recent weeks. In addition, the French government recently announced the obligation of a third dose of the vaccine for all adults in order to keep their Health Pass. This new obligation will come into effect on January 15, 2022, just a few days before the scheduled dates of the event in January.
With about 50% of exhibitors and more than 30% of visitors to ADF&PCD and PLD Paris coming from abroad, this combination of circumstances represents a situation of force majeure for the proper organization of the event. Easyfairs is convinced that postponing the dates to June is the best way to ensure the success of the event so that it continues to connect and inspire the international community of packaging developers, designers and suppliers.
The event will be held at the same location as originally planned, at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. Renan Joel, Division Manager of Easyfairs' packaging trade fairs in the UK and France, commented: "Our mission is to organise exceptional events that connect the packaging community, drive innovation and business and give a truly inspiring vision of the future. We want to make sure that the next edition of ADF&PCD and PLD Paris meets these expectations and moving the event to June will give the entire community the best chance to participate in the event it deserves. I would like to thank all the actors of our event – exhibitors, associations, media and visitors – for their support in this change of dates. We look forward to bringing them all together in June and helping them drive their innovations for the coming year. »