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2018 Exhibitors


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Absortech is a global leader in moisture protection, represented in more than 50 Countries. We exclusively focus on products and services that help our customers avoid moisture damage. Since 1991, we have developed a wide range of products and offer innovative technology for moisture protection in containers and during storage. We maintain control end-to-end in the chain from product development, manufacturing and delivery of the right product at the right place, at the right time. A variety of solutions and high-performance products support you for preventing moisture damage during transport. We call it Peace of Moisture Mind™ which helps customers increase their container shipping productivity.



Arysta LifeScience is a global agricultural company specializing in the marketing and distribution of innovative crop protection and life science brands. We develop unique combinations of innovative crop protection technologies and biosolutions for sustainable farming. We aspire to be known and respected as a company that sets new standards in crop production by applying bioscience in agriculture. With more than 200 active ingredients, the company's wide range of offerings includes biosolutions, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides and seed treatments.

Arysta LifeScience, which has more than 4,000 employees working in over 100 countries to serve customers worldwide, had 2016 revenues of US$1.8 billion. For more information on Arysta LifeScience, visit www.arystalifescience.com

Barry Callebaut With annual sales of about CHF 6.8 billion (EUR 6.3 billion / USD 6.9 billion) in fiscal year 2016/17, the Zurich-based Barry Callebaut Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products.

The Group runs close to 60 production facilities worldwide and employs a diverse and dedicated global workforce of about 11,000 people.The Barry Callebaut Group serves the entire food industry, from industrial food manufacturers to artisanal and professional users of chocolate. The two global brands catering to the specific needs of these Gourmet customers are Callebaut® and Cacao Barry®.

The Barry Callebaut Group is committed to make sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025 to help ensure future supplies of cocoa and improve farmer livelihoods.




With a rapidly growing population, the world is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. BASF’s Crop Protection division works with farmers, agricultural professionals, pest management experts and others to help make this possible. With their cooperation, BASF is able to sustain an active R&D pipeline, an innovative portfolio of products and services, and teams of experts in the lab and in the field to support customers in making their businesses succeed. In 2016, BASF’s Crop Protection division generated sales of €5.6 billion. For more information, please visit us at www.agriculture.basf.com or on any of our social media channels.



Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and to its social and ethical responsibilities as a corporate citizen. In fiscal 2017, the Group employed around 99,800 people and had sales of EUR 35.0 billion. Capital expenditures amounted to EUR 2.4 billion, R&D expenses to EUR 4.5 billion.



Bühler technology - gentle and efficient cocoa processing
Optimal processing of cocoa beans requires comprehensive knowledge of processes and sophisticated technologies. By means of innovative systems, Bühler secures highest product quality, maximum yield and a perfect development of more than 500 valuable flavor components in the cocoa. 

The cocoa processing systems developed by Bühler Germany are based on state-of-the-art technology. They provide optimized solutions for the cocoa processing industry – always considering individual requirements. Around the world, customers rely on the efficient processes along the production chain, ranging from cleaning and pre-treatment of cocoa beans, through alkalizing, roasting and grinding to cocoa liquor, up to cocoa powder production and cocoa butter processing. Due to a long standing strategic partnership with Italian company GSR, supplier of high end cocoa pressing technology, Bühler is able to provide turn-key processing plants – from bean to liquor, powder and butter. The name Bühler stands for economic, efficient, hygienic and top quality cocoa processing, as well as for world-wide and 100% reliable customer service. With Bühler , pure cocoa pleasure is guaranteed.

The cocoa commission of Nicaragua.

The Cocoa Commission of Nicaragua is a space for private dialogue with a value chain approach, involve 47 companies between producer organizations, exporters, academia, processors, service providers and facilitators, all of which contribute to the development of the sector cocoa of Nicaragua.

The purpose of the Cocoa Commission of Nicaragua is unite and support the development of the cocoa private sector, for which it identifies, proposes, elaborates and proposes policy initiatives, norms or facilitation mechanisms before the public sector to influence the public policies of the sector.

The Association of Producers and Exporters of Nicaragua - APEN, occupies the Technical Secretariat of the Cocoa Commission of Nicaragua and brings together many of the actors of the cocoa value chain.

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, offers Container Dri® II cargo desiccants which provide the highest moisture absorption of any calcium chloride–based product, easily addressing the 65 percent or higher loading of calcium chloride recommended in the updated Federation of Cocoa Commerce Ltd. (FCC) guidelines for shipment of cocoa beans in containers.  Container Dri® II also carries the Clariant EcoTain® label for products with outstanding sustainability advantages, and is available through a global network of manufacturing sites and sales.


Coffee & Cocoa International

C&CI has been giving unparalleled service to the coffee and cocoa industries since 1974. It focuses on all aspects of the global coffee and cocoa trades, being the only international magazine to write regularly about raw cocoa. C&CI has recently added a weekly newsletter to its high quality portfolio of informative and unbiased media. C&CI is proud to announce that its new website is live featuring a brand new interface, user-friendly navigation and updated directory. 


Detia Degesch Group

Actively committed to safe food
Detia Degesch Group is the leading provider of metal phosphide based products specializing in developing insecticides for use in stacks, warehouses, silos, containers and ships.The internationally active company for stored product protection pays special care to the correct and responsible use of the quality products in more than 120 countries.
The 200 year old family company from Germany is highly focused to the safety of people and the environment, at the same time ensuring full compliance with the specific laws and regulations of the respective country.


German Initiative on Suitainable Cocoa

The German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa (GISCO) is a joint initiative of the Federal Government, the German chocolate industry and retail as well as civil society. GISCO brings together relevant actors from Germany with those of producing countries and international initiatives. The goal of GISCO is to improve living conditions of cocoa farmers, to protect and preserve natural resources and biodiversity in the producing countries as well as to increase the proportion of sustainable cocoa. GISCO currently has more than 70 members and is open to other interested parties. 



Gloster Limited formerly known as Gloster Jute Mills Ltd is a public limited company that saw the light of the day in the year 1872. The Company is based in Kolkata, India with its two manufacturing units in West Bengal. Gloster manufactures and exports the world’s most affordable natural & bio-degradable fibre called Jute. It produces conventional Jute products for Packaging of Industrial and Agricultural products like Coffee, Cocoa, tea, sugar and others. Jute products like Hessian, Sacking and Twine & Yarn, Jute Nets & Mats  as well as pioneering products like Woven & Non woven Fabric and Jute Geo textiles for use in Civil and Agriculture are manufactured by the company with a annual production capacity of 54,000 M.Ton.

Gloster has a global presence with its exports to USA, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, East & West Africa and South & Central America.


International Cocoa Initiative

The International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) is a non-profit organisation that promotes child protection in cocoa-growing communities. ICI works with the cocoa industry, civil society, farmers’ organisations, communities and national governments in cocoa-producing countries to ensure a better future for children and to contribute to the elimination of child labour. 


International FCStone Inc.

INTL FCStone Inc.(Nasdaq: INTL), through its subsidiaries, provides execution, risk management and advisory services, market intelligence, and clearing services across asset classes and markets worldwide. We combine our sector expertise with our global network and our deep partner relationships to provide financial products and advisory services that help our clients access markets efficiently, manage their risk, and improve their bottom lines. Our client-first approach emphasizes guidance, integrity, transparency and trust. A Fortune 500 company with roots dating back to 1924, we serve clients from 40 offices in 15 countries. 


Mondel─ôz International is building the best snacking company in the world, with 2017 net revenues of approximately $26 billion. Creating more moments of joy in approximately 160 countries, we are a world leader in biscuits, chocolate, gum, candy and powdered beverages, featuring global Power Brands such as Oreo and belVita biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolate; and Trident gum. As one of the world’s largest chocolate companies, we have a unique responsibility to help transform the livelihoods of cocoa farmers and their communities. With Cocoa Life, a holistic, third party verified cocoa sustainability program, we ensure a sustainable future for chocolate. Investing $ 400 million by 2022, our goal is to transform the lives of 200,000 cocoa farmers and 1,000,000 community members.


Netafim is the undisputable global leader in smart irrigation solutions. 
Founded in 1965 at Kibbutz Hatzerim in the Negev desert, Netafim pioneered the drip revolution, creating a paradigm shift toward low-flow agricultural irrigation. With 29 subsidiaries, 17 manufacturing plants and over 4,500 employees worldwide, Netafim delivers innovative so¬lutions to all countries across the globe. Netafim's market-leading offering includes comprehensive solutions for agriculture, as well as turnkey open-field, orchard and greenhouse projects. From Drippers through Sprinklers and to Digital Farming, Netafim's market-leading solutions enable cost-effective Nutrigation to help the world grow more with less.

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Nordic Dry is a company dedicated to helping our customers solve humidity related problems in containerized shipments.  Our products are 100% free of toxins and 100% recyclable.  Nordic Dry understands the sensitive nature of shipping cocoa beans and we are proud of our proven track record in protecting cocoa shipments from some of the most important cocoa shipping countries in the world.


Olam Cocoa

We are the world’s foremost focused supplier of cocoa beans and cocoa products (cocoa powder, cocoa mass and cocoa butter). Sourcing from all major cocoa growing origins, we process, refine and mill both in origin and in primary consumer markets worldwide. Our portfolio of respected cocoa brands is led by the iconic deZaan and supported by a global network of cocoa product development and innovation centres. Every day we are working to re-imagine global agriculture and are committed to achieving 100% traceable and sustainable cocoa volumes from our direct origination supply chain by 2020.  


PETKUS Technology GmbH

PETKUS Technology GmbH, founded in 1852, is one of the leading suppliers of a comprehensive range of machinery and equipment for the global seed and grain processing and handling industry. PETKUS is also a specialised technology partner for the development and installation of complete turn-key solutions.


Royal Duyvis Wiener

Royal Duyvis Wiener B.V.  is one of the leading manufacturers in the global cocoa and chocolate processing industry, optimizes production processes by supplying new equipment and upgrading existing plants. We reduce production costs by saving energy and minimizing downtime.  
We are well-known across the globe as solution provider, particularly in the cocoa and chocolate industry, being the sole global supplier of complete turnkey lines for the production of cocoa, chocolate, compound and nut pastes. Either lab or large-scale production, single machines or turnkey processing plants, we offer multiple solutions for the complete process from cocoa bean to bar.



Solidaridad is an international solution-oriented civil society organization working towards sustainable production. We believe in a multi-stakeholder approach that works simultaneously with farmers, markets, consumers and governments. To make cocoa farming more inclusive and sustainable we provide skills, knowledge and support. This way we maximize the benefit for all.



Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa

The Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa is a multi-stakeholder initiative launched by the Swiss choco-late industry, the federal government and civil society to promote sustainability in the cocoa sector. Ac-tors engaged in the entire cocoa value chain joined the association to enhance the social, environmental and economic sustainability with the aim of improving the living conditions of cocoa producers and their families and creating an attractive cocoa sector for present and future generations. The targets are to source 80% of the imported cocoa from sustainable production by 2025 and to make a measurable con-tribution the Sustainable Development Goals.

Sierra Leone - Product Monitoring Board

The Produce Monitoring Board is a government owned institution established by an Act of Parliament with a mandate to regulate the general operations of the cocoa sector and many other agricultural crops.The primary obligation of the Produce Monitoring Board is ensuring the production, marketing and export of high quality cocoa beans for both the local and international market.

The Produce Monitoring Board operates an extension department for the purpose of ensuring that farmers are well capacitated and provided with the necessary support in their farming activities.Cacao is largely produced in the South – East region in Sierra Leone, which includes Bo / Pujehun District, Kenema District, Kailahun District and Kono District.

Cocoa is the major agricultural export crop in Sierra Leone within an average export of 14,000 tons per season.Sierra Leone was once renowned and esteemed as a fine and premium producer of quality cacao in terms of the bean size, content and flavor and was receiving a premium of 50 pounds per ton at the international market.With the establishment of the PMB, Sierra Leone is poised to regain its past glory by intensifying quality checks and ensuring that only high-quality cocoa beans are exported from Sierra Leone.

In a bid to reassess and evaluate the level of progress made over the years in improving the quality of Sierra Leone’s cocoa beans, the Produce Monitoring Board competed in the 2017 Cocoa of Excellence program by submitting samples of cocoa beans collected from farmers, which eventually qualified Sierra Leone’s cocoa beans as one of the winners of the prestigious award in the global cocoa sector, the International Cocoa Award.
As a country, we strive to improve on the quality of cocoa beans exported to the International market, which serves as a niche, whilst we continue to push for increased production and productivity.



Welthungerhilfe is a German non-governmental organization founded in 1962 which has been operating in Sierra Leone since 2003. Over the last decades, in the agricultural sector of Sierra Leone, Welthungerhilfe has developed a diverse portfolio of interventions in the field of cash crop production and integrated food and nutrition security addressing food insecurity at community level and developing the long-term capacities of rural communities and related institutions in order to sustain livelihoods and conserve environments. In the cocoa sector the main focus lays on cocoa production, improved processing, certification, traceability and trading.



Hamburg Dresdner Maschinenfabriken unites brands and technologies that have written cocoa and chocolate history over many decades.
The product portfolio for cocoa processing includes key components such as cleaning, winnowing, alkalizing / sterilizing, roasting, grinding, pressing and pulverizing. Depending on the customer’s preferences continuous cocoa bean roasting and cocoa nib roasting systems are available.
For manufacturing chocolate Hamburg Dresdner Maschinenfabriken and its associate company MacIntyre chocolate systems join forces. Industrial scale manufacturers can take advantage of the high-efficiency and optimization potential by using dedicated equipment for each process step, like dosing, mixing, pre-refining, five-roll refining and conching.
All of these technologies can be tested in the new technology center opening on 26th April 2018 in Dresden.






Exhibition space is limited and is allocated on a first come first served basis.  If you are interested in exhibiting at the World Cocoa Conference, please contact:

Fern Millican
Fern Millican
+ 44 20 7199 4802