ADF&PCD and PLD Paris 2021 has been rescheduled by organiser Easyfairs.
The event, which incorporates the leading aerosol and dispensing forum, was originally scheduled to take place on 20 and 21 January 2021 but has been postponed to 22 and 23 June.
Along with the change in dates, a new programme of digital and face-to-face activity has been announced to drive packaging innovation in the coming months.
According to Easyfairs, the decision to move the dates was taken in consultation with the event’s stakeholders across the industry in response to the ongoing ‘Force Majeure’ situation and the ‘unforeseeable, unavoidable, unprecedented’ global and continuing scope of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the company had put in place a programme of measures to ensure the safety of visitors and exhibitors, the limit of 1,000 participants put in place by the French Government has made it ‘impossible’ to go ahead with the event on the original dates.
Renan Joel, divisional director for Easyfairs UK & Global’s packaging events, said: “Exhibitors, visitors, and association partners have expressed their overwhelming support for the change in the dateline and for the crucial role that ADF&PCD and PLD Paris plays in creating connections and opportunities for everyone involved in packaging innovation in those markets.”
In the digital space surrounding the event, an enhanced content offering will be rolled out by Easyfairs, while a new virtual event is also in the pipeline. A small, exclusive event in Paris, reserved for a select group of top brand owners and suppliers, is also being planned.
Joel added: “ADF&PCD and PLD Paris is known as the place where brands kick-start 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.”