ADF&PCD and PLD Paris 2020 unveils top-tier speaker line-up for conference programme



ADF&PCD and PLD Paris 2020, the dedicated event for the aerosol, dispensing, perfume, luxury drinks & cosmetic packaging community, has released the first details of the conference programme for 29th and 30th January.

The event will host themed ‘Talks’ theatres in each of its three separate shows: ADF - Aerosol & Dispensing Forum; PCD - Packaging of Perfume Cosmetics & Design; and PLD - Packaging of Premium & Luxury Drinks. A fourth theatre, the Innovation & Technology Theatre (ITT), will host product launches and talks on the latest solutions for packaging buyers.


Over the course of two days, the event will deliver 35 hours of expert content from more than 80 speakers. The programme for each theatre has been designed and curated by a dedicated advisory board made up of packaging experts in the sector. Each will cover the key packaging challenges for its market and also offer cross-disciplinary inspiration, addressing issues shared across segments.



A range of formats in each theatre will ensure an interactive experience for audiences, with keynotes from the most influential names in the sectors, panel debates, Q&A sessions and programmed opportunities to meet the speakers.


ADF Talks

ADF Talks will focus on technical and regulatory challenges for the aerosol and dispensing sector and feature a mix of keynote talks, panel discussions and technical workshops.

Sebastian Kraus, associate director packaging development at KAO, will head up ADF’s discussion on the 2020 outlook for aerosols and regulation, which will be followed by a series of keynotes from the likes of Marc Spiniella, plant general manager at Johnson & JohnsonFranck Flecheux, LEREM Director and Jonathan Gawtrey, Head of Product Category Development at L'Oréal will go on to look at the next five years in aerosols from a variety of perspectives.



Other highlights in the ADF Talks theatre will include a technology workshop on filling and formulation from Johannes Burghaus, section head at Procter & Gamble and a timely look at the potential impacts of Brexit on supply chains from Patrick Heskins, chief executive at the British Aerosol Manufacturers' Association (BAMA).


PCD Talks

PCD Talks will explore a range of trends and challenges for the sector in the year to come, with a major focus on issues around sustainability, clean and natural beauty. The sessions will address how brands and the packaging innovation supply chain are responding to these two key trends.Highlights will include a cross-sector session on sustainability issues that will open with a keynote talk from French MP Carole Janvier on the latest government thinking on plastics and the circular economy. This will be followed by a brand-led debate on the key issues in sustainability, which will feature speakers from L’Occitane en ProvencePernod RicardCoty and Kao.



Further stand-outs in the theatre will include a keynote on the latest packaging innovation thinking at Jo Malone from executive director packaging development Chris Gevers; a presentation from Frédéric Dreux, R&D Packaging Leader – Prestige, Unilever on new recycling technologies being deployed by the multinational brand owner; plus sessions on a broad range of sustainability topics from speakers from brands including Estée LauderChanelBulldog Skincare, L’Oréal and experts from associations including Citeo and Elipso.


PLD Talks

The inaugural PLD Talks programme is produced in association with the Pentawards, the world’s leading packaging design competition and will shine a light on the mechanics behind design and innovation in the premium and luxury drinks packaging industry.



Keynote speakers include Steve Honour, design manager Europe and Africa at Diageo, who will examine how brands should respond to consumers’ growing expectations of great design. Jean-Dominique Andreu, CMO at Camus, will discuss how the brand is moving into personalised and made-to-measure packaging for its high luxury cognac ranges; while Mike Rose, director of brands packaging at Edrington, will address the challenges of bringing sustainable packaging solutions to luxury drinks products.

In other sessions, Rosie Milsom, head of NPD at award-winning liquor group Atom Brands, will reveal a new speed-to-market initiative to create craft brands; Johanna Angelucci, founder of champagne brand Léo de Verzay will discuss disruption in design for the wine market; and design agencies including Contagious and Butterfly Cannon will look at the latest influences defining drinks and perfume design.


Josh Brooks, event director of ADF&PCD and PLD Paris at Easyfairs, says: “The response to ADF&PCD and PLD Paris 2020 has been overwhelming so far. There’s an appetite for cross-sector pollination and this year’s conference brings together viewpoints from across these three aligned market segments”. “We’re incredibly grateful to our heavyweight advisory board, who have been instrumental in developing a programme that addresses the pain points of those working within the industry right now. They have also helped us bring in the biggest names in packaging to share their expertise. Most importantly, I believe that this programme will help our visitors solve their packaging challenges and help drive innovation across the packaging business.


ADF&PCD and PLD Paris 2020 will bring together more than 700 packaging suppliers and 8,000 buyers in the perfume, cosmetics, premium drinks, aerosols and dispensing sectors. It takes place on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 January 2020, at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.


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