The World Cocoa Conference will be held on May 22-25, 2016, at the Barceló Bávaro Convention Center in Bávaro, the Dominican Republic. See more details on the conference page.
Description: 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. Over 1000 participants attended both the inaugural event in Abidjan and the second conference in Amsterdam, 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. [. . .]
The World Cocoa Conference 2016 is set to be the biggest yet. Taking place in the Dominican Republic, with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture in the Dominican Republic, the Embassy of the Dominican Republic and the Comisión Nacional del Cacao, the conference venue provides superb conference and business facilities in a spectacular location right on the Caribbean.
Speakers include: H.E. Danilo Medina Sánchez, President of The Dominican Republic; Jean-Marc Anga, Executive Director, ICCO; Ángel Estévez Bourdierd, Minister of Agriculture, The Dominican Republic; Christian Schmidt, The Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Germany; Jean-Louis Billon, Minister of Commerce, Côte d’Ivoire; Francis Baah, Executive Director, Cocoa Health and Extension Division, Ghana Cocoa Board; Martin Gilmour, Cocoa Sustainability R&D Director, Mars Global Chocolate; Barry Parkin, Chairman, World Cocoa Foundation (WCF); Marina Korchynsky Morari, General Manager, Community Development, Cocoa Sustainability; and Barry Callebaut Sourcing AG.
For more information, contact: +44 (0) 20 7780 4340