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App-y New Year as PCD gives the rundown on this year’s show

By Andrew MCDOUGALL , 04-Jan-2013

Following in the footsteps of many cosmetics industry trade shows and events, the PCD Congress and Aerosol & Dispensing Forum, will launch smartphone apps as they aim to give visitors a further insight into the personal care packaging show.

The mobile apps will feature versions of the websites for smartphones and will enable delegates to find out the full conference programmes, exhibitors lists and all practical information to organize their visit.

The exhibition expects to draw together 170 leading suppliers that will showcase their latest innovations in: materials, active packaging, customized packaging, packaging machines, packaging systems, Production and control software, Design, Rapid prototyping, Pre-series, Forming & Shaping, Decor,  Finishing, Dispensing systems & Pumps, anti-counterfeit technologies, Printing etc.

Two shows, two programmes

Just as they did last year, both conferences will take place on February 6-7, 2013, with over 2500 visitors and 170 exhibitors congregating in the Espace Champerret, in Paris.

This year, the two conference programs will offer 16 sessions on major themes in the cosmetics and personal care packaging markets.

Over 88 keynotes speakers, representing the highest level of international expertise on these topics, will put the lights on a wealth of novelties and address crucial issues related to packaging innovation.

The winners are…

Both events will also return this year with their separate Award ceremonies, aimed at distinguishing the latest packaging innovations, and rewarding the best ones on the European market in 2012.

Paris Aerosol & Dispensing Awards 2013 Ceremony will be chaired by Michel Fontaine, CNE president and will take place on Wednesday 6th February 2013 at 5:30 pm.

The PCD Awards Ceremony will be chaired by Alain Bethune, Packaging Expert Consultant, on Thursday 7th February 2013 at 4:00 pm.

The opening address will be made by Francis Chauveau, Deputy General Manager in charge of Industrial Affairs at Hermes International.