21-22 Feb 2019
Beurs van berlage

Date: 21 and 22 February, 2019
Time: 13.00 – 17.00h (21 feb) and 10:00 – 17.00h (22 feb)
Location: Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam

Download the conference report, the appendix or the presentations of Chocoa’s Conference 2018.




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chocoa conference

The 2019 Chocoa Conference 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.

“Choconomics and Cocoa Politics”

The theme of this seventh edition of the Chocoa Conference will be “Choconomics and Cocoa Politics” and will allow for lively presentations and vivid discussions.

Power is to politics what money is to economics. Political power often follows economic power. It is hard to distinguish if an issue is a consequence of the one or of the other. Is this why key issues, such as poverty (or the absence of a living income), child labour and deforestation have not been effectively addressed? The Conference helps to untangle myths from facts and discusses policy innovations based on facts from newly published reports. One of the other topics is health: the health of the cocoa farmer, and the impact on farmer livelihoods, and the health effects of chocolate consumption.

One of the programme items are 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.

You can also join us for the Chocoa Dinner on 21 February 2019 in Amsterdam, providing you great networking opportunities and a delicious cocoa and chocolate-themed menu.

Click here or the button below to view the Chocoa Conference 2018 presentations.

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.

Report 2018

Chocoa conference

donderdag 21 en vrijdag 22 februari, 2019

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