The leading event for the global cocoa and chocolate sector

The 4th World Cocoa Conference will be held in March 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 annual event attracts over 1300 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 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.

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 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 

For more information, contact:

 +44 (0) 20 7780 4340

Over 1300 delegates registered for the 2016 event on 22-25 May in the Dominican Republic. 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 confirmed for the 2016 Conference reflected the diversity and the prestige of this event and include leaders from governments, industry, investors and NGOs.

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Be Seen As An Industry Leader

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.