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How Spee-Dee Packaging Navigated PACK EXPO Connects

Guest: Dave Navin, President & CEO, Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc.

PACK EXPO Connects brought the industry together on Nov. 9-13 with nearly 18,000 attendees engaging with more than 700 exhibitors to find solutions to critical packaging challenges. Despite exhibitor preparedness, technical issues kept the live demonstrations from launching as intended – but exhibitors quickly adapted and demos returned for attendees looking to see technology in action the remainder of the event. In this episode, Dave Navin, president and CEO, Spee-Dee Packaging shares how his team prepared for their first virtual event, adapted when hurdles presented themselves, and what the company will do to remain engaged with customers who visit packexpoconnects.com through March 31, 2021.



Embracing and Adapting to Virtual Events With Dorner and SMC

Guests: Matt Jones, Vice President of Aftermarket Sales and marketing, Dorner and Julie Hoover, Account Manager, SMC Global

With decades of trade experience between them, Dorner vice president of aftermarket sales and marketing and PMMI board member and show committee chairperson, Matt Jones and SMC Global Account Manager and PMMI board member, Julie Hoover have an affinity for trade shows and their value to the packaging and processing industry. In this episode of UnPACKed with PMMI, we discuss what has worked and what hasn't worked with this unusual year of virtual trade events, including the PMMI Media Group produced PACK EXPO Connects. Matt and Julie share how their teams handle the challenges of virtual events while eagerly looking forward to the return of in-person trade shows in the meantime. Both Dorner and SMC maintain dedicated personnel to remain engaged with virtual opportunities like packexpoconnects.com which remains active through March 31st 2021.




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