October 2022

EPIA | Managing Director’s Report – September 2020

October 2020 Stan Williams

More Prophylactic Actions Due to COVID-19 Pandemic We packaged ice industry leaders need to support one another through this world socio-economic confusion. By working together to help each other through this, we each have a better chance than other non-EPIA packaged ice producers who have no support structure on which to rely. Our EPIA has supported all our members with [read more]

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]


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]

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