CHOCOA TRADE FAIR
The Chocoa Trade Fair is a meeting place for cocoa producers and distributors, offering network and sales opportunities
ABOUT THE TRADE FAIR
Meet cocoa growers, suppliers and service providers from 5 continents and participate in a conference on the edge of innovation and sustainability! What are the new trends and market developments?
Chocoa is organised to promote the consumption and production of sustainable cocoa and chocolate. The 2015 Chocoa Trade Fair will be organised on Thursday and Friday March 5th and 6th. On March 6th the Chocoa Conference will be held.
The objective of the Chocoa Trade Fair is to provide a market place, to facilitate new contacts between cocoa growers, chocolate makers, importers, suppliers of equipment and service providers in the cocoa sector.
Always dreamed of making your own chocolate but got no clue where to start? Want to buy directly from cocoa farmers, but got no leads? Want to expand your cocoa network? Are you importing chocolate or other cocoa products and are you looking for new opportunities? Then, the Trade Fair is definitely interesting for you!
Cocoa growers from several countries will bring their beans and cocoa products to Amsterdam. Producers from Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru Ivory Coast, Tanzania and many more will be present. Buyers can test and taste raw or roasted beans, liquor and other cocoa products. Suppliers of equipment and service providers can demonstrate their products to a broad audience in the cocoa sector. There will be seminars on solutions for challenges of small scale cocoa marketing and chocolate production, such as small scale chocolate making, storage, logistics and more.
Are you a supplier of equipment to the cocoa and chocolate sector and do you want to meet potential customers? Are you looking for new business opportunities in the field? Would you like to give a presentation to an audience of professionals or potential customers? Come to the Chocoa Trade Fair 2015 in Amsterdam!
As an exhibitor you are invited to join our tour of Amsterdam as the centre of global cocoa trade on March 4th prior to the Trade Fair. We will visit some of the most innovative cocoa companies in the world, after which exhibitors have the opportunity to join a workshop in preparation of the Trade Fair.
If you want to register as a (representative of a) cocoa producer or as exhibitor of equipment or services you can get the registration form here. Detailed information on the Trade Fair is available in English.
The Cocoa Connect platform offers matchmaking opportunities. Here, you can find information about the suppliers introducing themselves and their products.
The Trade Fair is organised in collaboration with our knowledge partner Royal Tropical Institute and the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) and supported by the Netherlands Council for Trade Promotion (NCH).
Time Thursday 09.30 - 17.00
De Beurs van Berlage | Damrak 243 | 1012 ZJ Amsterdam
The Trade Fair is being organised in collaboration with our knowledge partner Royal Tropical Institute and the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI).
Looking for a hotel in Amsterdam during Chocoa? book a room against a special Chocoa rate at Hilton Double Tree.
Or at the Exchange Hotel, across the Beurs van Berlage, mentioning the Chocoa promotion code.
EXHIBITORS, SEMINARS AND PRESENTATIONS
On March 4th exhibitors are invited to join our tour of Amsterdam as the centre of global cocoa trade, visiting some of the most innovative cocoa companies in the world and joining a workshop.
On March 5th throughout the day there will be seminars on topics such as pre-finance, logistics, small scale chocolate making and more. Below the outline of the seminars is published, time and details may be subject to change, please check this website for updates as we approach the final date of the event.
|10.30-11.15||Quality preservation of cocoa beans during storage and transport.||Tom de Bruin, CEO Prograin, Philippines|
|11.15-12.00||Cocoa trade and risk management, practices and automation||Jan van den Brom, Agiboo|
|12.00-12.45||The Role of the Specialized Trader in the Word of Fine or Flavour Cacao||Maria Jiménez, Daarnhouwer|
|13.15-14.00||The rebirth of artisanal chocolate: the "bean to bar" trend||Chloe Chocolate, France|
|14.00-14.45||Logistics: organizing the transportation of small quantities||Anthony van der Hoest, Port of Amsterdam and Matijs Brand en Bert Schalij )Vollers, the Netherlands)|
|14.45-15.30||Quality and sustainability: Experiences from the field||Iván Ontaneda, CEO Eco-Kakao and president of ANECACAO, Ecuador|
|15.30-16.15||Small batch chocolate making||
Royal Duyvis Wiener, the Netherlands
Cocoa growers, service providers and suppliers from 5 continents that will be present at the Trade Fair are:
|Kossa Farmers Cooperative||Cameroon|
|Ivory Commodities SA||Côte d'Ivoire|
|Union Eloy Alfaro||Ecuador|
|Fine & Flavour (represented by Pro-Ecuador)||Ecuador|
|Andean Flavours (represented by Pro-Ecuador)||Ecuador|
|Anecacao (represented by Pro-Ecuador)||Ecuador|
|Arawi (represented by Pro-Ecuador)||Ecuador|
|Bios (represented by Pro-Ecuador)||Ecuador|
|Cafiesa (represented by Pro-Ecuador)||Ecuador|
|Caoni (represented by Pro-Ecuador)||Ecuador|
|Casacao (represented by Pro-Ecuador)||Ecuador|
|Chocolateca (represented by Pro-Ecuador)||Ecuador|
|Chocono (represented by Pro-Ecuador)||Ecuador|
|Cofina (represented by Pro-Ecuador)||Ecuador|
|Escoffee (represented by Pro-Ecuador)||Ecuador|
|Fortaleza del Valle||Ecuador|
|Fortaleza del Valle (represented by Pro-Ecuador)||Ecuador|
|Hana (represented by Pro-Ecuador)||Ecuador|
|Ile (represented by Pro-Ecuador)||Ecuador|
|Kallari (represented by Pro-Ecuador)||Ecuador|
|Mashpi Chocolate (represented by Pro-Ecuador)||Ecuador|
|Nativa Chocolate (represented by Pro-Ecuador)||Ecuador|
|Pacari (represented by Pro-Ecuador)||Ecuador|
|Pakal (represented by Pro-Ecuador)||Ecuador|
|Villakuyaya (represented by Pro-Ecuador)||Ecuador|
|Waorani (represented by Pro-Ecuador)||Ecuador|
|Chocolate del Caribe||Honduras|
|Service providers and equipment manufacturers|