First Look At ADF&PCD New York Conference Program

ADF&PCD New York (Aerosol & Dispensing Forum, and Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design), is pleased to release a preview of its educational conference program, and announce the last call for submissions for its Innovation Awards. In addition, visitors can now register for their free badge on their website.

ADF&PCD New York Conference Program Preview

This Spring, the ADF&PCD team met with an array of aerosol, personal care and cosmetics brands, as well as suppliers, associations and journalists, in an effort to identify, and incorporate, the industries’ top challenges into this year’s conference program with the goal of educating and inspiring.

During the ADF program, thought-leaders will address the latest regulatory updates, technical advances, eco-advances and sustainability topics.

The PCD program will feature case studies and presentations to help attendees stay ahead of global trends, address sustainability, packaging for e-commerce, understanding the consumer, creating internal harmony to increase speed-to-market, and more.

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in lively discussions with the speakers as well as the potential to meet some of the presenters one-on-one.

The complete program and list of speakers will be announced shortly. Visitors are welcome to attend the conference program with their free show entrance. Seating is on a first-come, first- served basis.

Online Visitor Registration Now Open

Registration for a free badge to attend this year’s event is now open at www.adf-pcd.com. Not only will attendees have access to the conference program, they may also visit more than 120 exhibitors

Last Call for Entries: ADF&PCD Innovation Awards Deadline is June 12

Brands and exhibitors are encouraged to enter products into the ADF&PCD Innovations Awards before June 12. The application may be downloaded here. Participation is free.

The brand-focused awards are designed to showcase Packaging and Dispensing Innovations launched on the market between June 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017, and recognize outstanding achievements in technological and creative innovations in aerosol, dispensing, personal care and cosmetic packaging.

Winners will be announced at the trade show on September 6 (which runs through September 7 at The Altman Building and Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan.)

An independent jury of packaging experts from leading brands, universities, organizations as well as the media, will oversee the selection process during a private meeting on June 21 at Pratt Institute’s Manhattan campus.

The jury includes industry leaders from top brands, including Paul Austin, Austin Advisory Group; Ian Nicholson, Colgate-Palmolive; Bernard Quennessen, Coty US; Lorraine Keyes-Ahart, Estee Lauder; Mathieu Daudon, Fresh (LVMH); Valery Vanstaan, PHD, ITW Construction Projects; and more to be announced soon, as well as other industry authorities and journalists including Paul Austin, Austin Advisory Group; Marianne Klimchuk, Fashion Institute of Technology; a professor from Pratt Institute; Detlev Melcher, Aerosol Europe; Cindy Hundley, Spray Technology; among others.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria: opening of a new market; unique design (shape and decoration); ergonomy, gesture, new service; innovation: technical, transformation, process; environment/sustainability/eco-conception; and/or formulation/spray.

For show attendees, the Innovation Awards Ceremony, which includes a short presentation from the winners, offers show attendees the opportunity to learn more about what made the winning entries so innovative and gain inspiration to incorporate into their own projects. The 2016 winners, including Coty’s Adidas, Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs brands; Condition Culture’s Colorsmash; The Estée Lauder Companies La Mer; Paslode; and Urban Decay, are highlighted here.

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