Newsletter May 2019 May 20, 2019 - EPIA Convention 2019 in Bilbao Spain from 07 to 10th October in HOTEL GranBilbao Please note that the date of the convention has changed to 07 to 10th October as for the date chosen previously there was no availability in any hotel in Bilbao to host our convention due to a large number of events taking […]
Newsletter March 2019 March 3, 2019 - EPIA’s Financial Adjustments for 2019 & copyrights 1-The EPIA depends upon your financial support in order to provide a fertile platform for you to share ice industry ideas and strengthen relationships among ice men and women.  Please remember membership dues are payable by the end of the first quarter of each year; 31 March 2019 […]
We’ve come a Long Way on our Continuing Journey through Europe February 7, 2019 - By Stan Williams Managing Director EPIA   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 […]
Do You Use the EPIA Facebook Page? January 21, 2019 - Facebook seems to get into the news if not daily, certainly weekly. That is both good and bad. Good because it is on peoples’ minds; bad because it is usually “bad press.” But what does it really mean to the company itself? In spite of the negative news, ad revenue is up and a survey […]
Newsletter January 2019 January 21, 2019 - Best wishes from the Board of Directors: May this New Year be a year of success in your companies and a year of happiness for you and your loved ones. Your collaboration is dear and precious for the success of our joint actions, in order to continue to work for the present and the future […]
Newsletter August 2018 August 22, 2018 - Good news about VAT application on business charges in Venice EPIA has renovated its ROI registry.  What this means to our EPIA members is that: EPIA invoices to non-Spanish resident companies will not bear VAT on goods and services; Invoices to the EPIA coming from non-Spanish resident EU companies will not bear VAT on goods and […]
EPIA Operational Guidelines REV 27DEC2017 July 18, 2018 - EPIA Operational Guidelines REV 27DEC2017
Ice Production for the Future July 18, 2018 - The packaged ice industry has an interesting history dating back to cutting ice from glaciers and lakes and storing it in caves for later use. Today we use different methods, but still provide virtually the same product: frozen water. We all do it the same way—apply refrigeration to water to make our product. Even though […]
Newsletter June 2018 June 18, 2018 - Revision of Incorporation Documents The EPIA has undergone significant changes since it was proposed in Frankfurt in 2007. We initially attempted to incorporate under Germany association laws and, after several years, found that to be difficult and cumbersome. We then looked for a simpler, more convenient location in which to incorporate and become a registered […]
Newsletter April 2018 April 18, 2018 - Epia Details Regarding The Hotel Booking The Venice conference dates are Monday 15th to Thursday 18th October 2018. This year, our host:  José Ramirez from PREMIUM ITALIA – GHIACCIO FACILE has engaged an event planner: Chiara from Shantaram Viaggi who is managing the arrangements for the hotel and all payments go through this company. BOOKING TO BE MADE DIRECTLY […]
Pest Control January 25, 2018 - PEST CONTROL
Who Are Our Customers? September 26, 2017 - We often hear how things are and will be changed by the pervasive influence of the internet and all the changes in generational wants and needs. How the millennials will cause business models to change from what we know today as “normal” and transition to accommodate the wants and needs of our shifting customer base. […]
A letter of appreciation to our valued supplier member sponsors. September 26, 2017 - Please Login to view this content. (Not a member? Join Today!)
EPIA Returns to Wroclaw with HACCP Compliance Policy in Place – Managing Director’s Report April 4, 2017 - As we get our ice production facilities ready for the spring and summer busy season, we must not lose sight of what will cap off the 2017 season: the annual convention will once again be hosted by Wieslaw Świerzyński of Ice Art in Wroclaw, Poland this October. Yep, back to Wroclaw. When we last met […]
Freeze Frame interview with Lars Christensen of Plusice ApS in Denmark April 4, 2017 - The use of ice in Europe can be traced as far back to the days of ancient Rome. During winter, the Romans would bring it to Rome from the Alps, and then store it in underground ice houses until it was used in the summer. They even developed a way to make ice in North Africa where they […]
Freeze Frame interview with Venetia Marietta Binou of Crystal Ice in Athens Greece January 9, 2017 - The use of ice in Europe can be traced back to the days of ancient Rome. Today, the EPIA is once again adding more to the history of ice in Europe through our members who produce ice and those who make it possible by developing modern equipment. We, as members of the EPIA want to […]
Managing Director’s Report January 9, 2017 - 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 and distributors and another 19 suppliers for a […]
Is the LOWEST price the BEST price for your customer? May 20, 2015 - Please Login to view this content. (Not a member? Join Today!)
Ice Nuggets – from Stan Williams – EPIA Director May 20, 2015 - As a director of the EPIA and webmaster for the EPIA Facebook page, I get emails from people   all over the world asking questions about packaged ice.  Some of these are interesting and should be shared with ice men and women everywhere.  Here are a few: Q:  “I was in a Spanish club recently […]