The leading event for the global cocoa and chocolate sector
The leading event for the global cocoa and chocolate sector
The leading event for the global cocoa and chocolate sector
The leading event for the global cocoa and chocolate sector

The World Cocoa Conference will be held on 22-25 May in the Barceló Bávaro Convention Center in Bávaro, the Dominican Republic.

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.

Join 1000+ participants - download the delegate list here

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

Register online to secure your place at the World Cocoa Conference 2016 and take part in the biggest event for the cocoa sector.

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.

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.

7 Reasons to Attend

  • 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 

For more information, contact:

 +44 (0) 20 7780 4340

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, Barry Callebaut Sourcing AG
View all the speakers here

Over 800 delegates now registered. A sample of the companies registered include:

Aalst Chocolate, ABN AMRO Bank, Absortech, AFC International, Afco Farms, African Cocoa & Coffee Farmers' Marketing Organization (ACCFMO), Agroarriba, Agrochem, Andean Cacao, ANECACAO, AO Madagascar, APROCASUR, ARA Trading, Asociacion Silvo - Agropecuaria, Atlantic Cocoa Company - ECOM, August Storck, UTZ Certified, Valent Chocolat, Valrhona, Veco Mesoamerica, Volcap Trading, Vollers Holland, Vredeseilanden VZW, VRK, Wageningen UR, Walter Matter, WCS Bolivia, Welthungerhilfe, World Cocoa Farmers' Organization, World Cocoa Foundation, Xprosourcing, Yara and many more...

View the full list of attendees here

Over 100 Speakers Confirmed

The speakers already confirmed for the Conference reflect the diversity and the prestige of this event and include leaders from governments, industry, investors and NGOs.

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As a sponsor or exhibitor at this event, you will gain exposure to over 1000 participants, and to thousands of other decision makers around the world who will be reached by our press activity before and after the conference.


Conference Programme

The latest conference agenda is now available to view online.