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Luxe Pack NY Will Be Bigger Than Ever

Largest event to date set for May 18-19 at Metropolitan Pavilion.

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By: Tom Branna

Luxe Pack NY Will Be Bigger Than Ever

The next edition of Luxe Pack New York, the luxury packaging trade exhibition in its 9th year, will be the largest event to date, with an additional 10 exhibitors scheduled to participate. The show, which sold-out five months before its opening, will be held May 18-19, at The Altman Building and Metropolitan Pavilion.

To assist visitors in locating the suppliers that specialize in their market, Luxe Pack is launching three specific tracks – Beauty track, Wine & Sprits track and the Fine Foods track.Exhibitors in each track will be identified on the floor map at the show.

“Luxe Pack New York is the event that helps brands and designers develop their creative packaging, with all the resources needed under one roof.The launch of the new specialized tracks will allow visitors to quickly identify the suppliers they need to see, while still enjoying the creativity and inspiration provided by those exhibitors in other tracks,” said Nathalie Grosdidier, executive director, Luxe Pack New York.

Leading Innovative Packaging Manufacturers
Exhibiting for the first time this year are AGI, Anisa International Inc., Amcor Flexibles, Artistic Carton Company, Condensa S.A., CLT-TH Packaging, HLP Klearfold, Hoffman Neopac, Kospak Industries, LaFrance Corporation, MC Line De Luxe Packaging, Mega Pumps, Minelli Group, Primal, Promens, RMS Packaging-Aurora Special Effect Film, Saco Ltd, Sora Enso Packaging, Virospack, among others.

Returning exhibitors include ABA Packaging, Albea (formerly Alcan Packaging), Alkos Developpment, Anomatic Corp., Aptar Beauty & Home, Balance, Baxter Pavisa, Bedford Industries, Bormioli Luigi, Bormioli Rocco, Bufkor Inc., C+N Packaging Inc, Cameo Metal Products, Cartondruck USA, Inc., Chicago Paper Tube & Can Co., Clarifoil Celanese Acetate, CMC, Colt’s Plastic, Correspondance Paris-NY, Cosmogen Inc, Cospack America Corp, Coverpla, Crystal Group, Cultech, Curtis Packaging, Dapy Paris, Decotech, Dieter Bakic Enterprises, Direct Source Packaging Co. LLC, Elcos America, Epopack Co, Ever Spring Inc., Fibermark, Fusion Packaging, Geka GmbH, Gerresheimer AG, Global Sales Ltd, HCP Packaging, Heinz Glas USA, Inc, Henkel Corp., Holliston LLC, Iggesund Paperboard, Ileos Group, Interconti Systems Inc., Kaufman Container, Knoll Printing and Packaging, Kurz Transfer Products, LP, LF of America, Lumson SPA, McLean Packaging, Metal Dynamics, Monadnock Paper Mills, M-Real USA, MWV Beauty and Personal Care, Nakai International Corp, Neenah Paper, New High Glass, Oskar Karla, Primal Glass, PKG Group, Pochet of America, Politec SP Zoo, Portola Tech International, Preco Corporation, Preface Deux, Qualipac, Rexam, RND Group LLC, RockTenn, Saverglass, Seacliff Beauty Packaging & Laboratories,Seidel GmbH & Co, Selective Line, Seram,SGD North America, Sleever.

International – Stephen Gould Corp, Technicaps, Texen, The Baruch Co, The Penthouse Group, Toly Products Ltd, Tullis Russell Papermakers, Ltd, Uni-President Glass Industrial Co., Vitro Packaging LLC, Wheaton Brasil Vidros Ltda, and more.

The Best Seminars Keep the Industry In The-Know
Compelling seminars and special displays will again be a primary attraction at the two-day event.Internationally recognized designer Marc Rosen has organized a panel discussion -“The New Packaging Paradigm” – with Nick Gavrelis, VP Global Product Development, MAC Cosmetics; Linda Levy, New panelist; Nick Gavrelis, VP Global Product Development, MacCosmetics; Linda Levy, of Macy’s; among others, at 2 pm on Wednesday, May 18. At 4 pm the same day, Beauty Packaging magazine presents“The Allure of Luxury: Why Innovative Packaging continues to Drive Sales of some of Beauty’s most Prestige Brands,” with Scott Widro Vice President of Manufacturing and Materials Management, Chanel; Allan Hafkin, Vice President, Global Package Development, Estee Lauder and more.

At 10 am on Thursday, May 19, Marianne Rosner Klimchuk, Associate Chairperson, Packaging Design Department, Fashion Institute of Technology will present “Design as a Strategic Advantage,” followed at 11 am by a panel organized by Package Design magazine – “Emerging Marketing Trends In Wine & Spirits using Packaging to impact the market” – with Rob Wallace from Wallace Church, and others. At 3:30 pm, Jeff Falk, senior editor, GCI Magazine will moderate a panel of exhibitors revealing their latest innovations.

Special Exhibits at The Event Will Include:
•Luxe Pack Innovation Forum – This special exhibit will showcase the newest creations and innovations from exhibitors including sustainable products.

•Material ConneXion Lab – Material ConneXion’s global Materials Libraries are renowned for providing access and insight into today’s most innovative materials.Their pop-up Materials Library will enable visitors to explore one of the most important aspects of design innovation: materials.Featuring the latest material developments alongside a selection of material distinct products and packaging examples, this dynamic materials experience will inspire visitors with information that can spark new ideas, transform designs and lead to innovative solutions for luxury product packaging.

•The Fragrance Foundation’s FiFi Nominees – The only place to see all the FiFi nominees together

•Pratt Institute “Marc Rosen Scholarship for Graduate Package Design” Recipients’ Designs.

More info: www.luxepacknewyork.com

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