PCD Paris 2019, the key event in packaging for cosmetics and perfumes



The countdown to ADF&PCD Paris (Aerosol & Dispensing Forum & Packaging of Perfume Cosmetics and Design) has begun for the 2019 edition.

ADF&PCD PARIS 2019 is looking set to be a very promising edition and there are already several encouraging signs. On the one hand are the positive year-end results for 2018 in the packaging, aerosols and dispensing systems sector, and the forecasts for 2019 which appear favourable for professionals.


With less than one month to go before their launch, the ADF and PCD trade shows that will be held in Paris Porte de Versailles on 30 and 31 January 2019 demonstrate a strong growth trend and thus continue to bring together all key players.

Following its success, the trade show is expanding and will be held in Pavilion 7.2 on the 2nd floor.

Thanks to the arrangements made by the organiser for this trade show and its close collaboration with all exhibitors throughout the preparatory phases, the stage is now set for a hugely successful new edition.

Everything is in place to meet the needs of exhibitors and provide them with the assistance and comfort necessary for them to participate effectively.

Finally, and above all, ADF&PCD Paris is now the sector’s key event as it guarantees that you will not only meet the biggest number of buyers in the perfume and cosmetics sector, but also in the pharmaceutical, food, wine and spirits, and automotive sectors, among others.


ADF&PCD Paris 2019: Innovation showcase and market know-how

Thinking today what will be the products and solutions of tomorrow — this is the motto of ADF&PCD PARIS 2019. A real hotbed of innovation, the trade show draws visitors’ attention to the sector’s most striking innovations.


What to remember a few weeks prior to the launch:

  • ADF&PCD Paris 2019 is a unique concept that groups together two highly synergistic events. Still in pole position, this first packaging event of the year is indisputably the global professional reference event on innovation in packaging, aerosols and dispensing systems.
  • Every year it brings together all players in the perfume and cosmetics sector, but also in the pharmaceutical, food, wine and spirits, and automotive sectors, among others...
  • Each of the trade shows features new exhibitors and industry leaders: this year 98 exhibitors have registered for ADF,
 413 have registered for PCD
with 53 suppliers across the two trade shows, including more than 100 new exhibitors.
  • For this 2019 edition, the sector’s trade show leader, ADF&PCD Paris, adopts an approach that is geared towards Made in France, with an even greater focus on sustainable development and the showcasing of innovations.
  • The visitor experience has also been redesigned to facilitate and promote the numerous exchanges set to take place over these two days.
  • This event is therefore preparing to welcome more than 600 exhibitors and nearly 8.000 visitors during the two days of the trade show, which is driven once again this year by a growing market.



The trade show 
in a few figures:

  • More than 600 exhibitors 
including 58% international exhibitors.
  • PCD exhibitors: 73%
  • ADF exhibitors: 17%
  • ADF&PCD exhibitors: 10%
  • 19.600 m2 net exhibition space
  • More than 8000 professionals who will meet on 30 and 31 January 2019 including 40% international visitors from 70 countries.
  • More than 50 conferences and speakers
  • 1 Awards ceremony


A rich conference programme for ADF and PCD

A conference format and content that meets visitor expectations, focused on interactivity to enable them to learn and exchange more thanks to redesigned formats in the form of expert round tables, for the PCD part.

The general theme of the PCD conferences will focus on value creation through relevance and differentiation.

Brands have to stand out, not only by being different, but by being both personally relevant and emotionally important to consumers.

For the first time, the ADF conferences will offer attendees a round table discussion on the challenges of automotive and industry sectors.



ADF Awards and PCD Awards

An ADF Award and PCD Award presentation ceremony — a highlight that has been eagerly awaited by brands and suppliers rewarding the year’s most outstanding innovative launches, will be taken to a new level. The organization has received around one hundred applications including the biggest and most notable launches of the year.

Each year, the supreme award is bestowed by two separate juries composed of brand representatives, experts in packaging, aerosols and dispensers and professional journalists.Their mission: to designate and identify the best products in their category from the competing creations.

The list of winners will be revealed at the very heart of the trade show, during a prize-giving ceremony in the presence of key brands and players in the packaging industry. The ceremony is always very eagerly awaited and well attended and is open to everyone, exhibitors and visitors alike.

Packaging design will also be celebrated at the event and will be a source of inspiration for visitors. The winners of the prestigious Pentawards competition will once again be showcased.


Allison McEntyre Gaharan, ADF&PCD Portfolio Director: “As the trade show is growing very quickly, we are increasingly looking to implement tools and actions that promote the sourcing experience for our visitors and help all exhibitors find the right buyers. The trade show is a valuable source of information that allows visitors to manage their future packaging needs. The range is very comprehensive, encompassing glass, plastic, dispensing, decoration and more. The conferences are highly targeted and the establishment of two separate trade shows facilitates visits and contacts”.


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