Opportunity for Brands to Enter Competition with Prestigious Jury, Garner Peer Recognition

Speaking Slots Also Available for Dynamic Industry Leaders

ADF&PCD New York (Aerosol & Dispensing Forum, and Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design), is currently accepting entries from brands and suppliers for its Innovation Awards. 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.)

“We are excited to be able to spotlight breakthrough technologies and cutting-edge design through the Innovation Awards,” said Christelle Anya, Show Director, ADF&PCD. “We encourage brands to take advantage of this opportunity to be recognized by their peers.”

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.

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 which will be held at Pratt Institute’s Manhattan campus.

The jury includes industry leaders from top brands, including 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.

Brands and suppliers may download the application here Participation is free. Launches after June 1, 2017 may be submitted for a special jury mention. The deadline to enter is June 6.

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 at

Call for Speakers: ADF&PCD New York Conference Programs

ADF&PCD is also accepting proposals for its Conference Programs, which were a big hit last year with over 60 speakers. Areas of interest include best practice and case studies in e-commerce, social media, augmented reality, smart packaging, sustainability, marketing to millennials, reducing speed to market, technology transfer, emerging markets, legislation, packaging and product customization and global beauty trends such as Korean beauty or Nordic beauty.

Call for Speakers: Brand representatives and exhibitors are invited to submit proposals to Bal Tank at

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About ADF&PCD New York

ADF&PCD is North America’s only dedicated event for the aerosol, dispensing, perfume and cosmetic packaging community. The event follows the successful format established by its Paris show, with its educational conference programs, Innovation Awards and exhibition. ADF&PCD’s unique proposition is its two-shows-in-one offering, based on synergistic markets. The Aerosol industry was worth $56.4 Billion in 2014 and is estimated to reach $70 Billion in 2020. While ADF serves various markets – from technical applications, painting, household, food, pharma, among others – 53% of aerosols are used for cosmetics (according to the French Aerosols Council), making ADF a perfect fit with PCD.

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

ADF&PCD New York is organized by EFI US, Inc., based in New York City.

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About ADF&PCD Portfolio
Aerosol and Dispensing Forum (ADF) and Packaging for Perfumes Cosmetics and Design (PCD) were respectively launched in Paris in 2001 and 2007. The New York show debuted in 2017. Following its immediate success, ADF&PCD will expand to Shanghai in March 2018.

About Easyfairs

Information about Artexis Easyfairs

Artexis Easyfairs enables professional and private communities to “visit the future” at must-attend events that anticipate their needs and present solutions in the ideal format.

Through Easyfairs, the Group currently organizes 125 events in 18 countries (Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Emirates, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom).

And through Artexis, it manages eight events venues in the Benelux and Nordic regions (Ghent, Antwerp, 2 venues in Namur, Mechelen, Mons, Stockholm and Malmö). For its financial year 2015-2016 the Group employs more than 435 people and expects to generate revenues in excess of €115 million.

Artexis Easyfairs strives to be the most adaptable, agile and effective player in our industry by employing committed individuals, deploying the best marketing and technology tools, and developing strong brands. Visit the future with Artexis Easyfairs.

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Upcoming ADF&PCD events:

ADF&PCD New York – September 6 & 7, 2017, New York
ADF&PCD Paris – Jan 31 & Feb 1, 2018, Paris
ADF&PCD Shanghai – March 28 & 29, 2018, Shanghai


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