November 2019

EPIA | Managing Director’s Report – October 2019

October 2019 Stan Williams

Bilbao, Spain October 2019 As the official association for packaged ice in Europe, the EPIA has now been serving ice producers, ice manufacturing equipment producers, and packaged ice supplies producers for over ten years. Our mission has not waivered since those early days but has been crystallized and focused to provide the most positive face for the ice industry in [read more]

The EPIA Must “Own” the Packaged Ice Industry in Europe

October 2019 Stan Williams

The concept of “ownership” began all the way back to the point when creatures from the sea began to inhabit the land. Most animals are inherently territorial. They will claim any desirable territory as their own and then defend and protect it when challenged. Long before there were towns, cities, and countries, there were groups of humans who banded together [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]

COMPETITION

October 2017 Bill Bentley

Unseating the Competition. Why is it so Hard? After all, all you are asking the customer to do is: reexamine a problem that they thought they had solved; fire the current vendor (one who has become a friend and might be well-ingrained in the account); get to know a new set of people, their processes and procedures; onboard a new [read more]

Cyber Attacks Against Businesses on the Upswing

October 2017 Bill Bentley

Authorities have made significant strides in curbing individual identity theft over the last two years. But cyber attacks against businesses are on the upswing. Here are some simple ways businesses can help protect their data from hackers. Ways to Combat Business ID Theft Because business ID theft can be so costly, prevention and early detection measures are critical. Here are some simple, but effective, security measures you [read more]

Project Cash Flow to Protect Your Company’s Future

October 2017 Bill Bentley

A projected cash flow statement lays out a prediction of your company’s available funds over six months, a year, or whatever period of time you choose. The objective is to determine whether your business will have enough cash to pay the bills. It also clues you in – ahead of time – whether it will be necessary to arrange alternative [read more]

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