19-23 Feb 2020
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Chocolate Festival
Business Events

Business Events

The 8th edition of Chocoa, will last from 19-23 February 2020 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 hosted 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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Chocolate festival and Business events

Trade fair

Thu 20 & Fri 21 February 10:00 – 17:30h

Meet the producers of cocoa, cocoa products, service providers and other stakeholders at the Chocoa Trade Fair for sustainable cocoa.
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Thu 20 & Fri 21 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 their chocolate tested.
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Thu 20 13:00-17:30h & Fri 21 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 21 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

Chocolatier Masterclass

Thu 20 February 9:30 – 13:00

After the grand success of Chocoa 2019, the third Chocolatier Masterclass will be held! 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.


European Markets Academy

Wed 19 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 19 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 20 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

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

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