ADF postponed due to continued Covid-19 pandemic
ADF&PCD and PLD Paris 2022, the event for 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.
Many countries are currently re-imposing restrictions 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.
With around 50% of exhibitors and more than 30% of visitors to ADF&PCD and PLD Paris coming from outside of France, this combination of circumstances represents a force majeure situation with regards to the successful organisation of the event.
Renan Joel, Divisional Director for Easyfairs’ packaging events in the UK and France, comments: “It is our mission run fantastic events that connect the packaging innovation community, drive innovation and business and give a truly inspiring vision of the future. We want to ensure that the next edition of ADF&PCD and PLD Paris does this and moving the event to June dates will give the whole community the best chance of having the event it deserves.
“I would like to thank all the stakeholders in our event – exhibitors, associations, media and visitors – for their support for the change in dates. We can’t wait to bring them all together in June and help them drive their innovations for the year to come.”