Chocoa festival
24-25 Feb 2018
Beurs van berlage

Discover the real taste of chocolate and
develop your tasting skills.

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Good cocoa, better chocolate

The 6th edition of Chocoa took place from 21 until 25 February 2018 in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The next edition, Chocoa 2019, will be taking place in Amsterdam as well from 20 until 24 February 2019.

Chocoa brings together stakeholders from the entire supply chain, from cocoa farmers to chocolate consumers. Our objective is to increase the market for ‘good cocoa and better chocolate’.

See the details of the business programme and the brochure of Chocoa 2018 here. Sign up for our newsletter to be kept up-to-date on all Chocoa news.

Chocolate festival

Chocolate lovers, meet the makers of your favourite chocolate here! Discover the many different types of chocolate and learn about their origins and specific taste characteristics. Two full days of tastings, demonstrations, public debates on sustainability, discussions with chocolate makers and with cocoa farmers, the story behind the cocoa and…. Read more


Trade fair

Thu 22 & Fri 23 february: 09:30 – 17:30

Meet producers of cocoa, cocoa products, service providers and other stakeholders at the Chocoa Trade Fair for sustainable cocoa.
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Thu 22 february 09:30 – 17:30

Chocolate makers unite to share experiences, find new cocoa origins, take a guided tour on the Trade Fair and have your chocolate tested.
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Fri 23 february 08:30 – 18:00

Join us in discussions to stimulate the production and consumption of sustainable cocoa and chocolate.
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Fri 23 february 17:15

Participate in the first live auction of International Cocoa Award winning cocoa beans from the Cocoa of Excellence (CoEx) Programme. Read more


The 6th edition of Chocoa will take place from February 21st until 25th 2018 in Amsterdam. Chocoa brings together stakeholders from the entire supply chain, from cocoa farmers to chocolate consumers. Our objective is to increase the market for ‘good cocoa and better chocolate’. Chocoa 2018 will host 150 stands and 10.000 visitors during all Chocoa events, join us in the 5 days programme.

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European Markets Academy

Wed 21 february 08:30 – 19:00

Join us on a journey through the heart of cocoa trade in Amsterdam! Cocoa producers and chocolate makers will follow a training on issues that are important to understand the rules, regulations and customer preferences in Europe.
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Wed 21 february 15:00 – 20:00

We are inviting all women you to join our next WINCC event featuring best practices and development of leadership skills, working groups on the WINCC network, all while connecting to professional women in the cocoa and chocolate industry.
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Thu 22 february 09:30 – 17:30

Europe’s largest cocoa fair will feature more than 75 cocoa regions. Meet cocoa producers, chocolate makers, machinery producers, service providers and other stakeholders to find new potential business partners. Optimise your visit at the Trade Fair by finding the right kind of partners and join the matchmaking.
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Thu 22 february 09:30 – 17:30

Dive into the origin of the cocoa beans, making chocolate and the latest business trends. During this forum there is a lot to learn and share your experiences with others. The Forum is intended to stimulate an open debate, so you’re welcome to join the debate!
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Chocolatier Masterclass

Thu 22 february 10:00 – 13:00

For the first time in 6 years Chocoa organizes a Masterclass for chocolatiers! The event is especially for chocolatiers, patissiers and for students. Become more familiar with high quality cocoa beans and beautiful chocolates. Presentation by a leading chef, demo 3d printing with chocolate and a cooking class – don’t miss out on this unique opportunity! Presentations are in Dutch.


See details of our full programme for professionals online and register.

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