23 Feb 2018
Beurs van berlage

Date: February 23rd, 2018
Time: 9.00 – 18.00h
Location: Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam

Download the conference report 2017 here.




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chocoa conference

The 2018 Chocoa Conference, titled Sustainabilty beyond cocoa production, provides a platform for discussion on sustainability and quality and a direct connection to the market through the Chocoa Trade Fair, allowing the participants to meet cocoa producers from all over the world.

Participate in a debate on the edge of innovation and sustainability together with stakeholders from all over the world representing the entire cocoa chain! What are the new trends and developments for ensuring a sustainable cocoa supply chain?

Confirmed speakers include Nicko Debenham (Barry Callebaut), Cédric van Cutsem (Cocoa Life, Mondelez) and Filip Buggenhout (Cargill). Anne Marie Yao (Fairtrade Africa), Joost Oorthuizen (IDH), John Ament (Mars Confectionary) and many more. Please check the programme for an overview of all speakers.

A new feature is short interactive parallel break-away sessions. The sessions are repeated twice with different groups to provide conference participants with the opportunity to have their choice of two topics, and contribute to in-depth discussions with the experts that animate the debate. Subjects for the break-away sessions include the economic empowerment of women, the de-commoditisation of cocoa and the calculating carbon footprint of cocoa products.

You can also join us for the Amsterdam Cocoa Dinner ‘le Grand Diner du Chocolat’ on 22nd of February 2018, providing you great networking opportunities and a delicious cocoa and chocolate-themed menu in Hilton Amsterdam prepared by 2 star michelin chef Sidney Schutte.

Chocoa 4 Business Matchmaking

Join our new feature of Chocoa and grow your business, meet new customers and organise meetings in the Chocoa 4 Business app. Matchmaking year-round for the cocoa & chocolate market. This way you have the opportunity to maximize your presence. The application understands who is interesting for you to meet. Show your interest, schedule appointments, chat and meet up. Exhibitors, visitors, sponsors and speakers all have the opportunity to take part in this innovative opportunity. So sign up and stay tuned, the matchmaking will be launched February 7th at 4 P.M.! Go to our Matchmaking page to learn more!


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