ADF&PCD and PLD Paris 2022 has been postponed to June, due to ongoing concerns related to the Omicron COVID-19 variant.
Organisers Easyfairs announced that, following the latest developments in the pandemic and after consulting with many key stakeholders in the event, “it has become clear that it will be impossible to run a successful event in January”. The 2022 edition of ADF&PCD and PLD Paris will now take place on 29 and 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 the past two weeks, new travel restrictions are being implemented. Additionally, the French Government has recently announced measures relating to the requirement for a third dose of the vaccine (like many governments), with the new requirement coming into force just days before the event was originally due to take place, on 15 January.
With around 50% of exhibitors and more than 30% of visitors to ADF&PCD and PLD Paris coming from outside of France, this combination of circumstances represents a ‘force majeure’ situation regarding the organisation of the event, said Easyfairs.
Renan Joel, divisional director for Easyfairs’ packaging events in the UK and France, said: “It is our mission run fantastic events that connect the packaging innovation community, drive innovation and business and give a truly inspiring vision of the future. We want to ensure that the next edition of ADF&PCD and PLD Paris does this and moving the event to June dates will give the whole community the best chance of having the event it deserves.
“I would like to thank all the stakeholders in our event – exhibitors, associations, media and visitors – for their support for the change in dates. We can’t wait to bring them all together in June and help them drive their innovations for the year to come.”
Contracts to exhibit at the event will transfer directly to the new dates and stand numbers will remain unchanged. The event will be held at the same venue as originally planned, Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.