Dates: February 23th and 24th, 2017
Time: 9:00 -18:00h
Location: Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam


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chocoa chocolate makers’ forum

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! Below a sneak preview of the programme (still under construction).

Forum programme

Thursday 23rd


10.30 – 11.30 Chocolate making for dummies: 5 steps from bean to your chocolate

11.30 – 12.00 Guided tour on the trade fair

Sourcing quality cocoa

12.30 – 14.00 Bean sourcing; risks and challenges – sustainable production, quality, exclusivity and continuity

14.30 – 15.30 Liquor tasting

16.00 – 17.00 Bar tasting

Friday 24th

Chocolate making – bean to bar

10.00-11.30 Machinery: what to use and where to get them


12.00 – 13.00 Outsourcing your chocolate production

13.00 – 14.00 Logistics and finance

Hot topics; based on input chocolate makers

14.30 – 15.30 Logistics and finance

16.00 – 17.00 Buying beans

17.00 – 18.00 drinks and networking


Chocoa Chocolate Makers’ Forum

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