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Listen to Episodes of UnPACKed with PMMI

Episodes of Unpacked with PMMI go behind the scenes of PACK EXPO East. Find out what trends were spotted at recent shows and learn about the newest technologies. Tune in today!

In this episode we delve into the current and emerging trends within the pharmaceutical packaging machinery industry, with a special focus on AI's impact and the shift towards more reliable machinery. See the latest in pharmaceutical packaging machinery live and up-close at PACK EXPO East this March.

In this episode, we explore the booming trends in packaging and processing automation – from insightful industry reports to the cutting-edge technologies embraced by CPG companies. Get a sneak peek into what PACK EXPO East has to offer, where attendees can explore the latest in automation capabilities, and attend educational sessions right on the show floor.


Explore the dynamic world of remote services in the packaging and processing industry, delving into insights from PMMI's latest white paper on "2024 Trends in Remote Services and Monitoring." Discover the driving forces behind the adoption of remote services, including reducing machine downtime, optimizing performance, and gaining a glimpse into the future with a focus on addressing the industry's skills gap and leveraging technologies like augmented reality.

Join us as we dive into the ultimate episode for PACK EXPO Las Vegas success! With 2,000+ exhibitors, this trade show can be overwhelming, but fear not. Seasoned engineer Ervin Hardee from Procter and Gamble shares his winning strategy – from pre-show prep to on-site execution. Tune in to discover his golden advice for maximizing each day of the show. Whether you're a rookie or a veteran, Ervin's insights will help you conquer PACK EXPO like a pro!

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Sustainability Central is a new, must-see destination at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, curated by Fuseneo. The area’s goal is to help guide attendees and exhibitors alike through a complete understanding of how to achieve packaging sustainability. Brent Lindberg from Fuseneo breaks down the six key areas — design, materials, recovery, logistics, manufacturing, and analytics — while also giving us a taste of what the ”Taking it to the Streets” Sustainability Central theme is all about.

PACK EXPO International returned with a vengeance in 2022, surpassing numbers from the good old days when nobody was familiar with COVID-19, and pandemics were things you learned about in history class. While the show is in the books, unPACKed with PMMI discussed some of the trends and technologies seen on the show floor with PMMI Editors, Matt Reynolds from Packaging World and Michael Costa from Pro Food World. The pair provide just a glimpse at some of the technologies that stood out to their trained eyes as well as trends that continue to emerge.


After part one of our review of PACK EXPO covered trends and technologies focused on food processing and packaging at large, this episode of unPACKed with PMMI offers a pair of unique views from PMMI Media Group Editors. Keren Sookne from Healthcare Packaging provides highlights targeting the healthcare sector and Lilián Robayo from Mundo PMMI provides her view of top technologies applicable to her market in Latin America.


In the third installment of our must-see technologies and trends from PACK EXPO International 2022, we welcome editor-in-chief of OEM Magazine, Stephanie Neil. Loyal listeners of unPACKed with PMMI all know by now that the weakening workforce is a stress across our entire industry, and each editor has touched on that in parts one and two. Stephanie tackles the issue from the point of view of the OEM, who indicate that their customers are now looking to them for help with the unskilled labor force, whether it be with more simple intuitive machines or robots for rent.