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).

 

 

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LOCATION

Thursday March 5th & Friday March 6th 2015
Time Thursday 09.30 - 17.00
Time Friday 9.30 - 15.30

 

De Beurs van Berlage | Damrak 243 | 1012 ZJ Amsterdam

Do you have a question? Perhaps we have allready answered it on the contact page. You can also send us an email or call on +31 6 40047635.

 

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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.

Time Title Speaker
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:

Cocoa producers  
Kossa Farmers Cooperative Cameroon
SODECAO Cameroon
Andes Cacao Colombia/Venezuela
Nahua Costa Rica 
Ivory Commodities SA Côte d'Ivoire
Cultivagro Ecuador
Union Eloy Alfaro Ecuador
Tulicorp Ecuador
Eco-Kakao  Ecuador
Papacacao Ecuador
Pro-Ecuador Ecuador
 Fine & Flavour (represented by Pro-Ecuador) Ecuador
Agroatilio 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
Cultivagro Ecuador
Eco-Kakao  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
Papacacao Ecuador
Pro-Ecuador Ecuador
Tulicorp Ecuador
Villakuyaya (represented by Pro-Ecuador) Ecuador
Waorani (represented by Pro-Ecuador) Ecuador
KKFU Ghana
Kuapa Kokoo Ghana
Fedecovera  Guatemala
BEO/CAOGRICSAL Honduras
Chocolate del Caribe  Honduras
Fide Honduras
Regal Inc. India
Mucho Mexico Mexico
Ingemann Nicaragua
Cocoa Association Nigeria
Rainforest Herbal Peru
Kokoa Kamili Tanzania
Cooperative Granoca Venezuela
ICCFO Worldwide
   
Other producers  
Mars Netherlands
   
Service providers and equipment manufacturers  
FBM Italy
Agiboo Netherlands
Control Union Netherlands
CWT Netherlands
Daarnhouwer Netherlands 
Duyvis Wiener  Netherlands
Prograin Philippines
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