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EPIA | Managing Director’s Report – March 2019

May 2019 Stan Williams

Are We Polluters? As of March 2018, the European Union stated that it will require an 80% reduction of plastic bags by 2019. This means virtually every European country is now considering ways to bring about a significant reduction in the use of single use plastic bags, containers, and other items such as drinking straws. Well here we are in [read more]

EPIA | Managing Director’s Report – December 2018

January 2019 Stan Williams

We’ve come a Long Way on our Continuing Journey through Europe One of the many benefits of being a member of the EPIA and attending the annual conventions is that each year we as a group congregate in amazing cities throughout Europe. The European continent is saturated with cultures that constantly set the course of history from as far back [read more]

EPIA CONVENTION 2018

October 2018 Stan Williams

HOTEL MONACO & GRAND CANAL 15th to 18th, October 2018 CONVENTION & HOTEL UPDATE The celebration convention for ten years of constant improvement of the packaged ice industry in Europe.  As you all know by now, the hotel selected Hotel Monaco and Grand Canal is 150 meters from the iconic Piazza San Marco.  The hotel has set aside a block [read more]

Celebration of Ice 2018 – October 2018

October 2018 Stan Williams

[avatar user=”stanwilliams” size=”160″ align=”left”]Stan Williams Managing Director of the European Packaged Ice Association[/avatar] Let me start off by saying “Wow, what a ride.” How many of today’s EPIA members remember those first days during mid-January 2008 in Frankfurt when fifteen packaged ice manufacturers and five ice industry equipment and supplies manufacturers came together to discuss the future of package ice [read more]

EPIA | Managing Director’s Report – October 2018

October 2018 Stan Williams

[avatar user=”stanwilliams” size=”160″ align=”left”]Stan Williams Managing Director of the European Packaged Ice Association[/avatar] Does the EPIA Provide Substantial Benefits to Our Members?   The IWJ has helped spread information about the ice industry for all of us and back in September 2016, I thought it might be interesting to understand how associations evolved over the centuries. I hope many of [read more]

EPIA | Managing Director’s Report – December 2016

January 2017 Stan Williams

[avatar user=”stanwilliams” size=”160″ align=”left”]Stan Williams Managing Director of the European Packaged Ice Association[/avatar] I want to thank every person that attended the EPIA convention in Granada this year. We had a wonderful turnout that exceeded 110 attendees. We now have more members from more countries than ever before. Our membership reach now extends to 29 countries and includes 60 producers [read more]

Pure-Ice Team a letter – December 2016

January 2017 Stan Williams

Dear EPIA convention in Granada Participants First of all we would like to thank you for warm welcome in EPIA Association. It was a great pleasure to meet you in both social and business points of view. We came back with new ideas and some additional Tapas kilograms in our hips:) As you probably know we were honored with EPIA [read more]

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