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A premier show for creative packaging, Luxe Pack New York is aiming to spotlight more packaging suppliers than ever before this year, with 165 exhibitors participating in 2013. The event—taking place May 15 and 16, 2013, at The Altman Building and Metropolitan Pavilion in New York—is expanding this year to encompass the second floor of the Metropolitan Pavilion. The additional 8,500 square-foot space, called The Gallery, will house exhibitors as well as the Seminar Room. A variety of special exhibits and a comprehensive seminar schedule round out the show.
“We’re delighted Luxe Pack New York is expanding this year to accommodate more exhibitors” said Nathalie Grosdidier, executive director of the event. “As we grow, we remain dedicated to innovation. Our goal is to present the most comprehensive line-up of packaging innovators so brands from all markets can find the right packaging suppliers and new ideas in just a few hours at Luxe Pack.”
Ten high-level seminars will be presented during the two-day event, and among the speakers are Lorrie King of Coty Beauty, Noreen Dodge of Elizabeth Arden, Scott Widro of Gurwitch Products, Eve Pearl of Eve Pearl Cosmetics, Dr. Benjamin Punchard of Mintel, Thomas Serrano of Havas Luxe, Renee Hartmann of China Luxury Advisors, Marc Rosen of Marc Rosen Associates, and Dr. Hae Chang Gea of Rutgers University, among others.
And the seminars feature topics including “Product Orchestration: Optimizing Package and Formula Development to Create Tomorrow's Star Products;” “Innovative Packaging That Translates Across Global Markets;” “Packaging Megatrends: The Hottest Innovation from Around the Globe;” “That’s Entertainment,” on packaging that entertains and amuses; “Decision Making in Life Cycle Assessment for Packaging Sustainability; “ “Innovations from Exhibitors,” exploring multisensory and tactile packaging development and experiences that enhance brand value and interaction; “French Luxury vs. U.S. Luxury: Similarities & Differences;” “Beauty & Personal Care Products: Consumers Crave the Last Drop;” and “Luxury Market in Brazil: Characteristics and Opportunities."
The special exhibits at the event will include: