Easyfairs, the organizer of the ADF&PCD and PLD Paris 2022 trade show, today announced that the event dedicated to packaging innovators in the beauty, premium drinks, aerosols and dispensing systems markets, will be postponed from its current January 2022 dates to new dates of 29 & 30 June 2022, due to latest coronavirus developments in Europe.
“For the past few months, the Easyfairs team has been working tirelessly with the event’s partners, exhibitors and the community as a whole to plan the upcoming edition of ADF&PCD and PLD Paris in January 2022; and the 2022 edition is shaping up to be the largest ever in the 21-year history of the event. However, following the latest developments in the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, and after consultation with many of the key stakeholders in the event, it has become clear that it will be impossible to run a successful event in January,” said the company in a statement.
New limitations in France and around the world
Among other reasons, Easyfair explains that many countries are currently re-imposing limitations on big events as a result of the current wave of cases, while new cross-border travel restrictions are being implemented since the emergence of the Omicron variant in recent weeks. In addition, the French government has recently announced the requirement for a third dose of the vaccine for all adults to maintain their Covid passport (or Pass Sanitaire), with the new requirement coming into force on 15 January 2022, just days before the planned January dates of the event.
Ensure a successful event
With around 50% of exhibitors and more than 30% of visitors to ADF&PCD and PLD Paris coming from outside of France, Easyfairs says this combination of circumstances represents a force majeure situation with regards to the successful organisation of the event.
Moreover, Easyfairs is confident that moving the dates to June is the best way to ensure a successful event that will continue to connect and inspire the full international community of packaging developers, designers and suppliers that it serves. The event will be held at the same venue as originally planned, Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.