20-24 Feb 2019
Beurs van berlage

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Chocolate Festival
Business Events

Good cocoa, better chocolate

Chocoa brings together stakeholders from the entire supply chain, from cocoa farmers to chocolate consumers. Our objective is to increase the market for ‘good cocoa and better chocolate’.

Chocoa 2019 will be taking place in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam from 20 until 24 February 2019. See the details of the events in the brochure. Want to know what you can expect? Read about the highlights of Chocoa 2018. Sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page to be kept up-to-date on all Chocoa news.

Chocolate festival

Chocolate lovers, meet the makers of your favourite chocolate here! Discover the many different types of chocolate and learn about their origins and specific taste characteristics. We expect 7.500 visitors to be joining us during the Festival. Two full days of tastings, demonstrations, public debates on sustainability, discussions with chocolate makers and with cocoa farmers, the story behind the cocoa and…. Read more


Trade fair

Thu 21 & Fri 22 February 10:00 – 17:30h

Meet producers of cocoa, cocoa products, service providers and other stakeholders at the Chocoa Trade Fair for sustainable cocoa.
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Thu 21 & Fri 22 February 09:00 – 17:00h

Chocolate makers unite to share experiences, find new cocoa origins, take a guided tour on the Trade Fair and have your chocolate tested.
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Thu 21 13:00-17:30h & Fri 22 February 10:00-17:30h

Join us in discussions to take the next steps to grow the production and consumption of sustainable cocoa and chocolate.
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Cocoa Auction

Fri 22 February 15:30-16:00h         

Participate in the second live auction of International Cocoa Awards cocoa beans, giving value to the efforts cocoa producers to achieve excellence. Read more


The 7th edition of Chocoa will take place from 20-24 February 2019 in Amsterdam. Chocoa brings together stakeholders from the entire supply chain, from cocoa farmers to chocolate consumers. Our objective is to increase the market for ‘good cocoa and better chocolate’. Chocoa 2019 will host 150 stands and 9.000 visitors (of which 1.500 professionals) during all Chocoa events. Join us in the 5 day programme.

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European Markets Academy

Wed 20 February 08:00 – 18:00

Join us on a journey through the heart of cocoa trade in Amsterdam! Cocoa producers and chocolate makers will follow a training on issues that are important to understand the rules, regulations and customer preferences in Europe.
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Wed 20 February 15:00 – 19:00

We are inviting all women you to join our next WINCC event featuring best practices and development of leadership skills, working groups on the WINCC network, all while connecting to professional women in the cocoa and chocolate industry.
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Thu 21 February 18:30 – 22:30

Join one of the most important Dutch networking events for the cocoa and chocolate industry, the Chocoa Dinner. The inspiring cocoa- and chocolate-themed menu is prepared by internationally renowned, award-winning chefs.  Read more


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. The matchmaking application is a free service for visitors of the business events, exhibitors, speakers and sponsors of all our programs. Read more

Chocolatier Masterclass

Thu 21 February 9:30 – 13:00

After the grand success of Chocoa 2018, the second Chocolatier Masterclass will be organized again! The event is especially for (semi-professional) chocolatiers, patissiers, and for students. Become more familiar with high quality cocoa beans and beautiful chocolates. Presentation by a leading chef, demo 3d printing with chocolate and a cooking class – don’t miss out on this unique opportunity! Presentations are in Dutch.


See details of our full programme for professionals online and register.

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