WHAT'S ON AT CHOCOA 2024
JOIN US FOR 6 DAYS OF NETWORKING, KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE, AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
Get ready for the biggest chocolate event of the year: Amsterdam Cocoa Week! In collaboration with the World Cocoa Foundation and Cacao of Excellence, this week-long celebration culminates in Chocoa 2024, our grandest event yet. Join us for a diverse array of activities, including the World Cocoa Foundation's Partnership Meeting in the same venue as Chocoa.
Chocoa 2024 is set to be part of this pivotal week and will be the biggest Chocoa event so far, where experts and advocates will come together to explore crucial elements needed for this niche to take its a significant leap forward, and answer: what’s needed for the industry to take the next step? And how can we prepare for what’s coming?
Here's whats happening at Chocoa 2024
Key events scheduled throughout these six days:
- Women in Cocoa & Chocolate - Feb 5
- Cocoa Export Masterclass - Feb 6 – 10
- European Markets Academy - Feb 6
- Trade Fair - Feb 7-9
- The Grand Diner du Chocolat (Chocoa Dinner) - Feb 7
- The Cacao of Excellence Award Ceremonies - Feb 8
- Amsterdam Sustainable Cocoa Conference - Feb 8-9
- Chocolate Makers Forum - Feb 8-9
- Gelato Masterclass - Feb 9
- Chocoa Festival (B2C) - Feb 10-11
Discuss sustainability trends and innovation with speakers and audience that are passionate about good cocoa at the Amsterdam Sustainable Cocoa Conference. Our interactive program is centered around the latest topics and cocoa innovations. We invite you to join the conversation and connect with people that are as passionate about cocoa, chocolate, quality, and sustainability as you are.
With its focus on quality, sustainable cocoa, the Trade Fair is the place where supply and demand meet. Visit over 100 stands of cocoa beans, cocoa products, service suppliers, distributors and manufacturers from all over the world.
The 2024 Chocolate Makers’ Forum invites you to discuss the most recent trends and the hottest topics in the craft chocolate industry. This year’s program offers you a delightful chance to discuss the challenges and opportunities in promising markets for high-quality cocoa and chocolate, from sustainability matters to successful quality improvements. Besides, networking has never been this easy.
A full day to prepare for the trade fair, learn about regulations and the best way to enter the European market. The program of the 12th edition of the European Market Academy consists of three different tracks: One for cocoa producers, one for cocoa processors and one for chocolate makers. The first part of each program kicks off with two overall lectures on EU legislation and flavour development, followed by three specific workshop-style lectures for each track, delivered by seasoned experts. The second part consists of excursions in or around Amsterdam to visit cocoa and chocolate industry players.
COCOA EXPORT MASTERCLASS
The Cocoa Export Masterclass is your crash course in mastering cocoa and cocoa exports exporting to the European market, benefitting from the Chocoa program and from the experience of the Chocoa and Masterclass professionals that are present at the event.
The renown networking dinner celebrating cocoa and chocolate. More than 200 participants will enjoy the special evening in Hilton Amsterdam with a delicious meal highlighting cocoa flavours from origins all over the world. We will be in the hands of an extraordinary duo of Venezuelan chefs: Franz Conde in collaboration with MICHELIN-starred chef Enrique Limardo from Washington US.
More about this unforgettable dinner evening here
“Closing the gender gap enables closing the value gap in supply chains."
The gender gap in supply chains today especially in the cocoa sector is an indicator of the value and power inequality.
Join women in cocoa & chocolate for an evening of networking and inspiring talks, Monday 5 February 19.00-21.00 (women only)
WOMEN IN COCOA & CHOCOLATE
AMSTERDAM COCOA WEEK
Amsterdam area is preparing to celebrate cocoa and chocolate during the Amsterdam Cocoa & Chocolate Week in February.
The World Cocoa Foundation will organise their Partnership Meeting in Amsterdam on the 6-7 February in the same venue as Chocoa.
Amsterdam is the largest cocoa port in the world, an important hub for business and for innovative thinking on the sustainability of the cocoa value chains.
See the full program at www.amsterdamcocoaweek.nl
CACAO OF EXCELLENCE
The 2023 Edition of the Cacao of Excellence Awards Ceremony will take centre stage of Chocoa on 8 February during the Amsterdam Cocoa Week, uniting the world’s best cacao producers and celebrating excellence. The collaboration between Cacao of Excellence and Chocoa has flourished for the past eight years, marked by successful pilot cacao bean auctions featuring previous Award winners. Both organisations consistently focus on promoting sustainable superior quality cacao, aligning with common values and objectives.
For the latest Cacao of Excellence news, visit their website where the best 50 producers of 2023 are announced!