ADF&PCD and PLD Paris is to bring a series of digital events to the packaging industry in March.
The organiser’s ‘Digital Days’ will combine speakers from the world’s leading aerosol, beauty, and premium drinks brand owners with insight into the latest innovation strategies, as well as new products that are defining the future of packaging in the three sectors.
Each Digital Day will focus on innovations in a particular industry: Tuesday 23 March – PCD Digital Day, focusing on the perfume and cosmetics market; Thursday 25 March – PLD Digital Day, focusing on wine, spirits, and other premium drinks; and Tuesday 30 March – ADF Digital Day, focusing on aerosol and dispensing systems across the markets.
The Digital Days will be hosted on an online events platform that offers a wide range of networking opportunities, allowing people to connect with other attendees and suppliers, and discover their latest products and innovations.
Each Digital Day will offer several key elements:
Agenda-setting talks – Each day will feature a mix of keynote talks and panel discussions from key decision-makers, many at the top brands in beauty, drinks, and FMGG as well as industry analysts and design leaders. The talks will cover key topics in packaging development and design, from sustainability pressures and the digital shift to changing consumer and regulatory demands, as well as challenges packaging innovation in a post-COVID-19 world.
ADF, PCD and PLD Innovation Awards shortlists – On each day, the finalists of this year’s Innovation Awards will be announced by members of the awards categories, who represent the most influential groups of packaging developers and designers in the markets they represent. The winners will then be announced in June at the live edition of ADF&PCD and PLD Paris.
Innovation labs – These interactive sessions, hosted by the market’s leading packaging suppliers, will give visitors an unrivalled insight into the latest trends and opportunities in specific packaging technologies and materials.
Supplier showcase – These pages allow the audience to discover the latest products and innovations from a selected group of leading suppliers to the audience and will facilitate connections and meetings between suppliers and visitors.
Josh Brooks, ADF&PCD and PLD Paris event director, said: “Our mission is to drive innovation, bring inspiration, and connect the key influencers in the packaging development process.
“We are very excited to bring this mission to the digital space and to remain the first major event of the year to give our community a vision of their future.”