chocolate makers’ forum 2016
Location: Administratiezaal, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
With good cocoa you can make better chocolate. The Chocolate Makers’ Forum takes you through the process of sourcing cocoa beans, making chocolate and introduces you to new business trends. Whether you are aspiring to start processing your own cocoa beans, an experience chocolate maker or just interested in chocolate making – you will be able to learn and share your experiences. The Forum aims at stimulating an open debate, so you are invited to drop in and out, contribute to discussions and get inspired!
10.30 – 11.00 Chocolate making for dummies: 5 steps from bean to your chocolate
Speaker: Enver Loke (Chocolatemakers)
Sourcing quality cocoa
11.00- 11.30 Fermentation and drying: The key for obtaining the best chocolate
Speaker: Silke Elwers (Forest Finest Consulting)
11.30 – 12.00 Bean sourcing – Finding the perfect match for the chocolate of your dreams
Speaker: Maria Jiménez (Daarnhouwer)
12.00 – 12.30 Logistics & Insurance: Risk management in sourcing
13.30 -15.00 Chocolate making: Equipment tips & tricks
Speakers: Kees Raat (Metropolitan); Mark Schimmel (Krak Chocolade); Hidde de Brabander (Dreams of Magnolia); Alexandre Bellion (Chocolaterie Alexandre)
15.00 – 15.30 Bar tasting – bring your own chocolate!
Bring your chocolate and share experiences with chocolate makers and chocolate experts
15.30 – 16.00 Outsourcing your chocolate production
Speaker: Jan Bart Heijne (DZB)
16.00 – 16.30 What’s going on in the chocolate world: trends today and tomorrow
Speaker: Bert van Thilborgh (Future Proved)
16.30 – 17.00 Direct Trading – what are the issue for growers, chocolate makers and consumers.
A discussion of issue to take to the World Cocoa Conference in Dominican Republic in May 2016 with Direct Cacao and ICCFO.
Speaker: Martin Christy (Direct Cacao) and Sandra Korthoff (ICCFO)
Pre fair programme
How to enter to European market, deal with stronger regulation, find European distributors.