Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to welcome all our industry colleagues both past and present to the wonderful medieval town of Krakow for this year’s Watercoolers Europe Conference and Trade Fair.

This event, taking place in one of Europe’s most modern, purpose built conference centres, will be attended by hundreds of industry representatives. It gives us the unique opportunity to meet with suppliers, bottlers, distributors and entrepreneurs to build on existing relationships and to forge new ones.

The exciting agenda for you this year includes:

Plant tours of the Greif and GetFresh facilities.

The Conference which covers a wide range of topics and speakers discussing business practices in three different continents plus an update on all the latest European industry statistics courtesy of Zenith Global. Our Keynote Speaker this year features an extraordinary gentleman, Daniel Lewczuk, whose life experiences will entertain and educate you in equal measure.

The Workshops this year are divided into two distinct categories; Technical & Commercial. They will run concurrently giving greater choice and enable you to attend those sessions which add the greatest value to your business.

The Gala Dinner & Aqua Awards, giving you a chance to unwind and enjoy the best of Polish entertainment in a convivial setting, whilst also celebrating all that is good about our industry at the annual Aqua Awards ceremony.

Finally, be sure not to miss the Trade Fair featuring a vast range of suppliers who will be delighted to showcase their latest product range, innovations and expertise.
A final word of thanks goes to you. Your support of Watercoolers Europe is critical in allowing us to continue the work of making our industry stronger and safer. It is an industry of which we can all be extremely proud.

Derek Callaghan

Derek graduated for the University of Limerick with a degree in Business Studies. His career in the watercooler industry began in 2001 when he joined Oasis Ireland as their Sales Manager for Central & Eastern Europe. From there he joined SIP Technologies as their European Sales Director and after ten successful years with SIP he joined ICON Technology Services in May 2016 to head up their EMEA Water Filtration business.

Throughout his time in the industry Derek has been very active with WE and it’s previous incarnation EBWA, chairing the Suppliers Committee for many years as well as being the Suppliers representative on the Execo.