The leading event for the global cocoa and chocolate sector

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The 4th World Cocoa Conference will be held on 22-25 April 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

The event is now established as the leading event for the global cocoa sector, bringing together the major players from the value chain, from all over the world. The biennial event attracts over 1500 participants from 64 countries, drawn from government agencies, chocolate manufacturers, trading companies, cocoa processors, companies involved in trade logistics, finance and insurance as well as suppliers of agricultural inputs and processing technology.

By bringing together all stakeholders, from both producing and consuming countries, the 2018 conference is the ideal forum to examine issues across the value chain.

Sharing knowledge and ideas and making new contacts is one of the key aims of the event, and the conference programme allows ample time for networking and doing business.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Dr. Jean-Marc Anga, Executive Director, ICCO 
  • Frank Mars, Member of the Board of Directors, Mars Incorporated
  • Andreas Ronken, CEO, Ritter Sport 
  • Nicko Debenham, Head of Sustainability, Barry Callebaut
  • Martin Christy, Director, International Institute of Chocolate and Cacao Tasting 
  • Stephan Nießner, Chairman, The Association of the German Confectionery Industry 
  • Nicolas Mounard, CEO, Farm Africa
  • Florian Schütze, Head of CSR, Lidl
  • Gregory Aharonian, President, Kukaxoco
  • Edward George, Head of Group Research, Ecobank

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7 Reasons to Attend in 2018

  • Engage with the most influential stakeholders from producing countries, the trade and the chocolate industry to shape the future of the cocoa sector
  • ​Share the experience of projects dedicated to improving cocoa farming with better access to agricultural inputs and agronomic best-practice
  • Work with peers across the supply chain to boost farmer livelihoods
  • ​Hear strategies for revitalising cocoa growing communities and incentivising the next generation of cocoa farmers
  • Assess the prospects for further cocoa consumption growth in emerging markets and producing countries
  • Identify new trading opportunities based on the latest supply and demand outlooks from all over the world
  • Meet decision-makers from across the supply chain, from all over the world, at the best forum for doing business in cocoa 

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Join 1500+ delegates in Berlin. A sample of the 2016 attendees included:

Olam Cocoa, Afreximbank, Syngenta, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate, Buhler, MARS, Touton, Mondelēz, CME Group, Sucden Financial, Barry Callebaut, Arysta, Filhet-Allard, Aalst Chocolate, BASF, ABN AMRO Bank, Food Industrial Packaging, PhosAgro, Absortech, Responsibility Investments, AFC International, Suncue, Swisscontact, World Cocoa Foundation, Vollers Holland, Valrhona,  African Cocoa & Coffee Farmers' Marketing Organization (ACCFMO), Gloster, Volcap Trading, Agrochem, Andean Cacao, Veco Mesoamerica, Lutheran World Relief, Welthungerhilfe, Conacado Agroindustrial, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), ANECACAO,WCS Bolivia, AO Madagascar, APROCASUR, ARA Trading, Asociacion Silvo - Agropecuaria, Atlantic Cocoa Company - ECOM, Xprosourcing, Bancoex, Almonte, UTZ Certified, Valent Chocolat, Cocoa research Institute of Ghana (CRIG), International Cocoa Initiative, Clariant, Vredeseilanden VZW, Wageningen, Agroarriba, Catholic Relief Services, World Cocoa Farmers' Organization, Afco Farms, Yara and many more...


For more information on the World Cocoa Conference 2018 please contact:

 +44 (0) 20 7780 4340

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