As you know, for the past few months we have been working tirelessly with all of our partners, exhibitors and the community as a whole to plan the upcoming edition of ADF&PCD and PLD Paris on 19 & 20 January 2022. In fact, the event is shaping up to be the largest ever in its 21-year history.
However, following the latest developments in the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, and after consultation with many of the key stakeholders in the event, it has become clear that it will be impossible to run a successful event in January. We are therefore writing to you today to inform you that we will not run ADF&PCD and PLD Paris in January 2022, and the event will now run on 29 & 30 June 2022.
Many countries are currently re-imposing restrictions as a result of the current wave of cases; and since the emergence of the Omicron variant in recent weeks, new travel restrictions are being implemented. In addition, the French government (like many governments) has recently announced new measures relating to the requirement for a third dose of the vaccine, with the new requirement coming into force on 15 January 2022, just days before our event. With around 50% of exhibitors and 30% of visitors to ADF&PCD and PLD Paris coming from outside of France, this combination of circumstances mean that it will be impossible to organise a successful event.
We are confident that moving the dates to June is the best way to ensure a successful edition of ADF&PCD and PLD Paris that will continue to connect and inspire the full international community of packaging developers, designers and suppliers who make our event so special.
We thank you for your understanding and we can’t wait to see you in June.