chocolate makers’ forum
20-21 Feb 2020
Beurs van berlage
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Dates: 20 – 21 February 2020
Time: 09.00-18.00h
Location: Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam

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Chocolate Makers’ Forum

The 2020 Chocolate Makers’ Forum is the perfect venue to share your experience and learn from others. Covering the process of the origin of the cocoa beans, making chocolate and the latest business trends.
During 2 days there will be 4 blocks of topics to discuss. Meanwhile you can wander through the trade fair, organise side meeting, visit cocoa talks, do peer-to-peer chocolate bar tastings or meet and greet your friends and colleagues.

The 4 blocks of the Chocolate Makers Forum are:

  • Creating impact through sourcing strategies
  • Building a sustainable craft chocolate sector
  • Graft the Craft: Benefiting from other sectors experience
  • Beyond the Bar: Products other than chocolate bars


As part of the Chocolate Makers’ Forum, on Sunday you are also invited to join our ‘Trends & Innovation for Retail Event’, hosting distributors and retailers from the Netherlands and elsewhere that may be interested in direct imports of your chocolate.

Introducing a new format: the Chocoa Passe-partout
This year we have decided to change the format of the B2B program by creating a ‘passe-partout’. One ticket  gives access to all B2B sessions, allowing visitors to pick and compose their personal program, by selecting their favourite topics from all that are on offer! There will be 2 main tracks consisting of the Conferences and Chocolate Makers’ Forum.
Each program will roughly have a morning block and an afternoon block. you choose a main track, but you can also move around during Chocoa – upon availability.

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 now! Go to our Matchmaking page to learn more.

Market place


Trade Fair Matchmaking


Academy programme


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.

Chocolate Makers’ Forum

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