PCD: launch of our New York show in 2016


Aerosol & Dispensing Forum and Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design (ADF&PCD), the 12-year running and acclaimed specialty trade show from Paris, plans to bring its unique blend of aerosol and dispensing suppliers, beauty packaging manufacturers, and high-level conferences to New York next year. The news was announced by Aurore Domange, Event Director for ADF & PCD New York.

Designed by the French and American teams for the American markets, the first edition of ADF & PCD in New York will take place September 13th and 14th, 2016, at The Altman Building and Metropolitan Pavilion located in Manhattan.

Dubbed the hub for packaging in New York, the core positioning of the new event is its two shows in one offering, based on synergistic markets. Aerosol & Dispensing Forum serves various markets, from technical applications, painting, household, food, pharma, cosmetics, etc. (According to CFA (French Aerosol Committee) 53% of aerosols are used for cosmetic products.) All these fields are eager to seek innovations in packaging, dispensing, applicators and technology transfers.

“The launch of our New York show is in response to industry feedback requesting we bring our special expert meeting place from Paris to the United States”, said Domange. “We are the future of aerosol, dispensing and beauty packaging and we are very pleased to now be closer to the American continent market.”

This international gathering will enable packaging experts from R&D, innovation, development, purchasing, sourcing, production and quality control, marketing and general management, to take stock of both current trends and innovations.

A level playing field for exhibitors

ADF & PCD New York will follow the successful format of the Paris show, with its educational conference programs, innovation awards and exhibition. Over 120 exhibitors are expected to participate at the event which will feature an easy-to-navigate layout and standard booth designs that level the playing field for all exhibitors. Companies interested in participating may visit www.adf-pcd.com for additional information.

ADF & PCD conference programs: Calls for speakers

A strong focus on innovation and education opens the pathway to the future of packaging. As in Paris, two parallel conference programs, designed in collaboration with leading brands experts, will be held. Calls for speakers are open now. Brand representatives and exhibitors are invited to submit proposals by March 7, 2016 to adomange@adf-pcd.com.

Call for speakers is underway for ADF on the following topics in these sectors beauty, household, pharma, food and industrial:

  • State of the art in innovation, processing and development on aerosol technologies
  • Eco conception and sustainable development: aerosol issues and prospects
  • Manufacturing of aerosol cans, valves, BOV, components, spray systems, caps and dispensing
  • Aerosol packaging: valves, clinching, crimping, sealing, filling, propellants
  • Preservation, propellants, spray and dispensing technologies, new fields of application
  • Compatibility and predictability
  • Plastic aerosol update

Call for speakers is underway for PCD on the following topics in these sectors beauty, fragrance, personal care, skin care:

  • Creativity, Patent, Intellectual Property
  • Design, mockup, prototyping & 3D printing
  • Hygiene, hair and hair color products, sun care products
  • Personal care, cosmetics and make-up
  • Perfumes for women and men
  • Secondary packaging: labels, inserts, accessories, triptychs, fillers, folding boxes, gift boxes
  • Electronic-Cosmetics convergence “e@PCD”

The ADF-PCD New York packaging innovation awards

The ADF & PCD New York packaging innovation awards will also be held to showcase packaging and dispensing innovations as well as formulation / packaging complementarities. An independent jury of packaging experts from leading brands and journalists packaging will oversee the process.

Products must be launched on the market between May 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016. Launches after May 31, 2016 may be submitted for a special jury mention. The awards ceremony will be held September 13th, 2016 during the show. Participation is free for brands and exhibitors. For more information, visit www.adf-pcd.com.

About ADF & PCD

Aerosol and Dispensing System (ADF) and Packaging for Perfumes Cosmetics and Design (PCD) were respectively launched in Paris in 2001 and 2007. The 11th and 9th editions attracted a record number of 5,800 unique visitors from 70 countries, 370 exhibitors, and hosted over 90 conferences in addition to two award ceremonies. In 2015, the company successfully launched Pet’s Packaging Forum and Vet’s Packaging Forum, alongside ADF and PCD, which helped establish the event as “The Paris Packaging Innovation Hub”.

Building on its success, the first edition of ADF & PCD New York will be launched in New York, September 13th-14th, 2016. ADF-PCD New York is organized by the newly formed EFI US, Inc. based in New York City.


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