ADF&PCD PARIS 2019, a unifying and successful 2019 anniversary fair

Once again, the Aerosol & Dispensing Forum in Paris ended with record-high numbers of attendees and exhibitors.

With an  increase in attendance and an increase in the number of exhibitors, the Forum continues to be very successful. Organizers, exhibitors, and attendees all agreed that the forum in Paris has become an indispensable event for the international aerosol industry. Voices from and impressions of the event in Paris will be published in the next issue of AEROSOL EUROPE. We’ll tell you this much in advance: There were a lot of customers to meet here, a lot to learn about innovations and important trends, and last but no least, there were some business deals to be made; this was the tenor of the conversations in Paris. 

ADF&PCD PARIS 2019 took place on 30 and 31 January 2019 at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. Organised by Easyfairs Oriex, this year’s fair brought together nearly 615 French and international exhibitors and over 8,000 professional visitors.

Another sign of the fair’s success is its increasingly international perspective with more than 31% of international visitors coming from nearly 80 countries.

ADF&PCD 2019 has kept its promises and achieved very positive results both in terms of the offer presented, attendance by professionals and the quality of visitors. ADF&PCD PARIS is the go-to, unmissable annual event at the start of the year in Paris. 

Nearly the whole international aerosol industry was in Paris, and if not as exhibitor, then as an attendee. Even on the first day, the number of visitors was immense. Thanks to the excellent organization, however, there were no delays during registration on the first day. Also, thanks to the expansion of the halls, the attendees were able to distribute themselves relatively well in the aisles. The booths were designed in open fashion and easy to access. Even if there were a lot of attendees at the booths, you never had a feeling of being squeezed. Some of the booths were even occupied until quite late at night. The second day was just as crowded and the accompanying lecture program, which featured more than 50 presentations and numerous round table discussions, was extensive and varied and covered the entire spectrum of aerosol technology, whereby the focal point was naturally on innovations. 

“We’re delighted with this year’s 2019 ADF&PCD PARIS, both from a commercial point of view with a very high level of satisfaction regarding the quality of the fair and the profile of visitors, and in terms of the atmosphere based on listening and discussion. As organisers, we’re very happy with this 13th ADF show and 15th PCD show.  Finally, I would like to thank all the exhibitors and those who came to visit for their loyalty to this crucial industry event,” says Christelle ANYA, Event Director of ADF&PCD Paris and ICON.

The 2019 show, key figures

- 615 exhibitors (73% for PCD/17% for ADF/10% for ADF & PCD) 

- 58% international exhibitors

- 19,600 m2 net of exhibition space

- 8,000 professionals gathered over 2 days including 31% international visitors from 80 countries.

- 50 speakers

Highlights of ADF&PCD PARIS 2019

The two-day ADF&PCD Paris 2019 show was punctuated by many events.

As well as chatting to exhibitors, visitors attended many highlights in line with their requirements. Nearly 50 talks were held on topics related to the market and trends. 

14 awards and 19 certificates awarded during a unique ceremony on Thursday, 31 January

The ADF&PCD PARIS 2019 Awards saw the industry’s most outstanding innovations rewarded in front of numerous professionals. 

Also noteworthy was the official opening of the PCD Awards ceremony by Michel Guten, former Vice President of Cartier, former President of Lancel and Founder of the Institut Supérieur de Marketing du Luxe. He shared some thoughts and questions with an attentive audience for packaging market professionals to mull over.

Where innovations and trends meet

The show also made a decisive shift this year towards products Made in France, sustainable development and presenting innovations. 

ADF&PCD PARIS 2019 showcased the latest innovations and trends in the sector. A rich, packed program was enjoyed this year, with talks, meetings and discussions at the heart of the Innovation and Technology Theatre (ITT), the Pentawards presentation, exploration of the Accelerator platform dedicated to start-ups and indie brands, the Imprim’Luxe section and ICON appointments. Organised tours on the topics Made in France and Eco-Tour were very popular and a great success. Nearly 120 people attended for the four sessions over the two days. The press presentations and the cocktail event celebrating 15 years of PCD – with entertainment provided by LA, a young artist writer, author and performer who ensured all exhibitors and visitors ended the first day of exhibitions on a relaxed, musical note were also memorable. Nicolas Vial, a famous French press illustrator and painter, was also involved in the event, capturing key moments and signing the Imprim’Luxe brochures.

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