Trade fair
21-22 Feb 2019
Beurs van berlage

Chocoa Trade Fair
Dates: February 21nd – 22nd, 2019
Time: 10.00-17.00h
Location: Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam




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Do you want to buy directly from cocoa farmers, but have no leads? Do you need chocolate equipment, or do you want to learn about making your own chocolate? Are you looking for networking and business opportunities within the cocoa sector? Then, the Trade Fair is definitely interesting for you!

You will meet and trade with cocoa producers, producers of cocoa products, chocolate makers, traders, service providers and equipment manufacturers. The complete range of cocoa is available, from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean to Asia, including the winners and nominees of the Cocoa of Excellence competition. Whether you are a long standing chocolate manufacturer looking for new sources or a bean-to bar-artisan chocolate maker, at Chocoa you’ll be in touch with the latest trends.

The Chocoa Trade Fair is a market place to facilitate new contacts between cocoa growers, chocolate makers, importers, suppliers of equipment and service providers in the cocoa sector. Mainstream and fine flavour cocoa from a variety of different origins including: Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, the Congo, Madagascar, Liberia, Guatemala, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Colombia, Bolivia, Mexico, Peru, India, Haïti, Dominican Republic. See the overview in the Chocoa Cocoa Fair Brochure 2018

Combine your participation or visit to the Trade Fair with:

For an impression  of the Chocoa business events, check out the video below:

Take part in the first live Cocoa of Excellence Bean Auction, matchmaking services, pop up cocoa talks, live cooking and dedicated tours on the Trade Fair floor. Chocoa 2019 will host 150 stands and 10.000 visitors during all Chocoa events. See the entire business program here.

2019 Trade Fair Exhibitors

ABOCFA (Ghana) – Agricam (Cameroon) – Amazing Cacao (Russia) – Arvicacao (Spain) – Auro Chocolate (Philippines) – Bohnkaf-Kolonial (Germany) – Bovetti Chocolade (Netherlands) – Cacao Betulia (Colombia) – Cacao Equador (Portugal) – Caotech B.V.  (Netherlands) – Chocolate Tree (Scotland) – Cocoa Town (India) – Control Union (Netherlands) – Dandelion Chocolate (USA) – Diamond Custom Machines Corp (USA) – DiGusti Delicatessen (Netherlands) – DZB Leiden (Netherlands) – ESAICA (Venezuela) – Food Boscolo Machines (Italy) – GoGround Beans & Spices Pvt Ltd (India/Belgium) – Ingemann Fine Cocoa (Nicaragua) – Joper Roasters (Portugal) – Lallemand (Switzerland) – Lareka (Netherlands) – Moulinet Chocolat (Philipines) – Munaskao (Peru) – Nemisto (Netherlands) – Packint (Italy) – San Jose Chocolate (Ecuador) –  SELMI Soklet (India) – Spectra Plaza (USA) – Tricocoa  (Venezuela) – Twin & Twin Trading (United Kingdom) – Vietnam Cacao Company (Vietnam) – Zarahemla (Colombia) – Zoto/Ricolto (Belgium / DR Congo)

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






Making your own chocolate: it is a process that requires skill and precision. How do you select good cocoa beans? Where do you buy them? How do you find the right recipe, and the best machines for making your chocolate? And how do you market your chocolate?

The seminars of the Chocolate Makers Forum take you into the world of small scale chocolate making, provides solutions to practical challenges and inspires you to make your own chocolate. HERE you will find the full programme of the Chocolate Makers Forum of Chocoa 2017.

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.