The 2020 Chocolate Makers’ Forum was a brilliant opportunity to share your experience and learn from colleagues. The program, spread over 4 blocks and 2 days, covered many topics that are interesting for chocolate makers from all levels and backgrounds. The main topics discussed were:
Creating impact through cocoa sourcing strategies
Building a sustainable craft chocolate sector
Graft the Craft: Benefiting from another sectors experience
Beyond the Bar: Products other than chocolate bars
In between the sessions, participants had time to wander over the Trade Fair and meet with nearly 100 exhibitors from more than 40 origins such as machine makers or service suppliers, exporters importers and farmers from all around the world. Moreover, free lunch, coffee and drinks on Friday were provided for speakers and participants.
Cocoa growers from all over the world will bring their beans and cocoa products to Amsterdam at our marketplace. Buyers can test and taste raw or roasted beans, liquor, other cocoa products as well as the chocolate made from the selection of the best contesters in the Cocoa of Excellence competition. Suppliers of equipment and service providers can demonstrate their products to a broad audience in the cocoa sector.
Visitors can buy their ticket here and don’t forget to fill out your interests and company details for Matchmaking. Please note that Conference participants don’t have to buy a separate ticket for the Trade Fair.
Cocoa from more than 50 origins will be presented at the trade fair. The below mentioned companies have confirmed their presence.
Are you interested in exhibiting at the Chocoa Trade Fair? please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Trade Fair Matchmaking
MEET BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
Chocoa facilitates networking and trading at the Trade Fair matchmaking. A live matchmaking session between exhibitors and visitors. Is there a company exhibiting that you would like to meet? Leave your details in this form and see who else is available for matchmaking. Contact them to have your meeting at Chocoa.
Please note that participants of the Chocolate Makers Forum or the Conference don’t have to buy a separate ticket for the Trade Fair.
VISITING, NETWORKING, LEARNING
During the European Markets Academy, you will join us on a journey through the heart of the cocoa industry in Amsterdam. Starting the day with a workshop programme at the historical trade center the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, you will be learn about the European market for chocolate. More on the programme here
After the seminars we will visit the harbor of Amsterdam for a tour to one of the largest cocoa warehouses. Hier you will receive a typical Dutch lunch. After the visit we will continue with a visit to the largest cocoa processor and a bean to bar chocolate making company.
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