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UnPACKed with PMMI Podcast

PMMI is excited to announce a new way to get your packaging and processing insights, research and innovations. With the UnPACKed with PMMI podcast, you can listen to us anywhere on the go, in the comfort of your home, in the office – whenever you find the time.

You’ll hear from industry influencers, executive Q&As, case studies and more as we dive into your most pressing business challenges.

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UnPACKed with PMMI shares the latest packaging and processing industry insights, research and innovations to help you advance your business – wherever you are in your career.

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Episode #8 - PACK EXPO Rewind: 2019 Trends From the Show Floor

Matt Reynolds, Editor, Packaging World

After a successful 2019 PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO, Matt Reynolds sits down and shares the biggest trends he saw on the show floor.

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Episode #7 - PACK EXPO Rewind: A Look into Vision 2025

Jim Chrzan, Vice President, Content & Brand Strategy , PMMI Media Group

Jim Chrzan participated in three days’ worth of PMMI’s Vision 2025 sessions during the 2019 PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO. In this podcast, he provides a quick look at the challenges and trends tackled by the CPGs, OEMs and contract packagers during the event.

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Episode #6 - PACK EXPO Rewind: Exploring New Territories with Ellen Ochoa

Ellen Ochoa, first Hispanic woman to go to space, and Stephanie Neil, Editor, OEM

Over 700 women (and men) attended PMMI’s Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network breakfast in Las Vegas where they were captivated by speaker Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman in space and the second female director of the Johnson Space Center. In this podcast, you’ll hear more about Ellen’s story and her leadership advice.

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Episode #5 - Dive Into Mexico’s Packaging Machinery Market

Luis Domenech, Managing Director at Market Intelligence Latin America, S.C.

Packaging machinery demand in Mexico has seen important growth in recent years. Is your company prepared? Learn how to navigate politics and investment decision making processes, how wage increases will impact sales, the latest in USMCA and more. Packaging machinery manufacturers will walk away more prepared to target Mexico in 2020.

Episode #4 - Get to Know The CEO

Jim Pittas, President and CEO, PMMI

Jim Pittas stepped into some pretty big shoes in 2018 when he replaced Chuck Yuska, who retired as President and CEO of PMMI after 27 years. In this episode we will find out not only what led Jim into Association Management and the packaging and processing industry but a little more about Jim Pittas the person.

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Episode #3 - Moving Operational Excellence Forward with the OpX Leadership Network

Bryan Griffen, Director, Industry Services, PMMI

PMMI’s OpX Leadership Network brings together experts in the packaging and processing industry to drive operational excellence and keep North American manufacturing strong. Take a deep dive into what the OpX Leadership Network offers the industry and how you can benefit from its free solutions.

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Episode #2 - How to Host a Successful Manufacturing Day

Brian Ormanic, Applications Engineer, ARPAC

It’s more important than ever to bridge the skills gap by engaging with your future workforce. One way to do this is by hosting your own Manufacturing Day, held annually on the first Friday in October. Intimidated? Don’t be – it’s easy! Hear best practices for how your company can inspire the next generation of manufacturers.

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Episode #1 - Robotics: Innovation 2 Implementation

Donna Ritson, President, DDR Communications

Hear insights from PMMI's report on why growth in robotics is outpacing forecasts in CPG markets. Discover how to expand robotics along the manufacturing line and explore the question of how CPGs are able to justify the investment of integrating robotics into their operations.