Conference Programme

Sunday 22 April 2018

9:00 - 17.00 Fine and Flavour Cocoa Forum

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15:30 General Registration

17:00 Exhibition Opens

17:15 Official Inauguration of Exhibition with welcome address (Grand Hall)

Dr. Jean-Marc Anga, Executive Director, ICCO 
Friedrich Wacker, German Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food

17:30 – 18.45 Official Welcome Reception in the Exhibition (Grand Hall)

Monday 23 April 2018

7:45 Conference Registration and Exhibition Opens

Plenary Sessions (Maritim Room)
Vision and Challenges

Official Opening of the Conference (part I)

9:30 Welcome address from the City of Berlin

Dr. Dirk Behrendt, Senator for Justice, Consumer Protection and Anti-Discrimination


9:35 Welcome address

H.E Julia Klöckner, H.E Minister of Food and Agriculture of Germany


9:55 Schokofair Presentation


10:00 Ministerial Adresses

  • H.E. Minister of Trade of Côte d’Ivoire – H.E.M. Souleymane Diarrassouba 
  • H.E. Minister of Trade of Cameroon – H.E.M. Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana
  • H.E. Minister of Agriculture of Ecuador – H.E.M. Rubén Flores Agreda
  • H.E. Minister of Agriculture of Peru – H.E.M. Gustavo Eduardo Mostajo Ocola
  • H.E. Minister of Development, Industry and Commerce of Nicaragua – H.E.M. Orlando Solorzano Delgadillo 
  • H.E. Minister of Agriculture of the Dominican Republic – H.E.M Angel Estevez Boudierd

10:50 Keynote Presentation

Dr. Jean-Marc Anga, Executive Director, ICCO

11:10 Cocoa Break
Impact interviews on the couch by Solidaridad (1st Floor Foyer)

Official Opening of the Conference (part II)

11:40 Statement by the Platinum Sponsor
Frank Mars, Member of the Board of Directors, Mars, Incorporated

11:55 An Overview of Germany’s Chocolate Industry

Stephan Nießner, Chairman, The Association of the German Confectionery Industry

12:10 Introduction of conference moderator

Lucas Simons, CEO, NewForesight

12:30 Lunch - Sponsored by Mars
12:45 - 13:15 During lunch the Press Conference will take place in the Wien Room (Accredited press only will be admitted)

14.00 Out-of-the box perspective on the Global Cocoa Agenda

Led by Rick Antonson, Guest Speaker, KSC

14:20 Panel Discussion: Sustainable Production, Prosperous Farmers and Thriving Communities

Moderator: Simran Sethi, Journalist and Fellow, Institute for Food and Development Policy

Panellists:
Jose Antonio Martinez Rojas, Cocoa producer
Friedel Hütz-Adams, Researcher, Südwind Institute
Arjen Boekhold, Chain Director, Tony’s Chocolonely
Sayina Riman, President, Cocoa Association of Nigeria
Cathy Pieters, Director Cocoa Life Program, Mondelez

14:50 Panel discussion: Sustainable Industry Chain: Addressing Deforestation in the Cocoa Supply Chain

Moderator: Daniele Giovannucci, , President, Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA)

Panellists:
Etelle Higonnet, Legal and Campaign Director, Mighty Earth
Rick Scobey, President, World Cocoa Foundation
Dogui Aboa, Technical Counselor, SODEFOR, Ministry of Forestry
Andrew Bovarnick, Global Head of the Green Commodities Programme, UNDP
Abraham Adusei, President, WCFO

15.20 Afternoon Cocoa Break
Impact interviews on the couch by Solidaridad (1st Floor Foyer)

15:50 Sustainable Consumption: How Consumers Can Influence the Entire Cocoa Value Chain

Presentation: The Ritter Sport Model (from Nicaragua) for Improving Cocoa and Chocolate Sales
Andreas Ronken, CEO, Ritter Sport

Moderator: Dr Torben Erbrath, Director, Association of the German Confectionery Industry - BDSI

Panellists:
Carolina Aguilar, Deputy Regional Director, Quality & Growth Latin America, Lutheran World Relief
Evelyn Bahn, Campaign Coordinator, Inkota

16:20 Panel Discussion: New Vision for a Sustainable Cocoa Sector from across the Value Chain

Panelists from Producing Countries:

Michael Ndoping, CEO, Office National du Cacao et du Café (ONCC) - Cameroun
Joseph Boahen Aidoo, Chief Executive,Ghana Cocoa Board
-    Ecuador,
Senior representative TBA
- Indonesia, Senior representative TBA

Panelists from Industry, Development Agency, Civil Society, Farmer:
Nicko Debenham, VP Global Cocoa Sustainability, Barry Callebaut
Antonie Fountain, Managing Director,Voice Network
Warren Sako, Secretary General, WCFO
Joost Oorthuizen,
Executive Director, IDH – The Netherlands

17:30 Overview of the day and information on the following day
Lucas Simons, CEO,NewForesight
 

17.40: End of main programme

18:00 - 20:30 Women in Cocoa & Chocolate (WINCC) Forum - Berlin Room

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Tuesday 24 April 2018

Deep dives into viable solutions
(Maritim Room, Berlin Room B, Berlin Room C-E, Wien Room)

Track 1: Sustainable Production, Prosperous Farmers and Thriving Communities How can we move to a sustainable business case and a living income for farmers? 
Moderated by:Simran Sethi, Journalist and Fellow, Institute for Food and Development Policy

9.00 Morning Session 

What is the actual situation of cocoa farmers?

Speakers:
Anna Laven, Senior Advisor, KIT
Patrick Esapa Enyong, President, South West Farmers’ Cooperative (SWEFCU)
Aminata Bamba, Head of Sustainability, ECOOKIM – Côte d’Ivoire

How important is the farm gate cocoa price for a living income and what can be done to improve it?

Speakers:
Dr Annemarie MatthessGIZ
Eric Ranaivosoa
, Groupement des Acteurs du Cacao de Madagascar
Carla Veldhuizen, Fairtrade

10:30 Cocoa Break
Impact interviews on the couch by Solidaridad (1st Floor Foyer)

11.00 Mid-Morning Session

How can we increase sustainable productivity: What are the trends in mechanization and digitalization in farming?

Speakers:
Manfred Borer, AdvisorPT Koltiva
Hassan Elamri, Head of Business Management Crop Protection West & central Africa,BASF
Elise Benhamou, Agronomy & Business Development Cocoa, GBU Africa,Netafim

The effects of climate change and deforestation: how can farmers adapt or mitigate them?

Speakers:
Brigitte Laliberté, Expert on Cacao Genetic Resources,Bioversity International
Petra Kollmannsberger, COO,12Tree
Toussaint N’Guessan, President, WCFO
Edit Kiss,
Director, Business Development and Operations, Althelia
Joost Oorthuizen,
Executive Director, IDH 

12.30 Lunch
Impact interviews on the couch by Solidaridad (1st Floor Foyer)

14.00 Early Afternoon Session

How can we attract the youth into cocoa farming (focusing on professionalizing young cocoa farmers, access to credit and land rights)?

Speakers:
Euphrasie Aka, Country Director and Regional Representative for West and Central Africa,International Cocoa Initiative
Jose Valdez Santos, President, Valdez Cacao SFM S.R.L - Dominican Republic
Frank Okyere, National Trainer of Trainers,Farmgate Foundation
Carina Yuri Picado, Cooperative La Compesina
Beatrice Maria Moulianitaki,
Head of Sustainable Sourcing,Hersheys

How can we improve social conditions and economic development at smallholder level?

Speakers:
Emanuele Biraghi, ‎Corporate Partnerships Specialist, UNICEF
Abraham Adusei, President, WCFO
Victorine Kouaglou, Société Cooperative Koado-Due

 

15:30 Cocoa Break
Impact interviews on the couch by Solidaridad (1st Floor Foyer)

16.00 Late Afternoon Session

Human rights in cocoa communities: focus on the gender issue. How can we develop gender equity and more opportunities for women in the cocoa sector?

Speakers:
Helen Van Hoeven, Oxfam America
Viviane Brou Oussou N’Goran, Federation of Women Farmers in Cote d’Ivoire
Margreet Groot
, Mondelēz

How can we eliminate the worst forms of child labour in cocoa-producing countries?

Speakers:
Amany Konan, Comité National de Surveil-lance des actions de lutte contre la traite, l’exploitation et le travail des enfants (CNS) 
Nick Weatherill,
Executive Director, International Cocoa Initiative
Virginie Mahin, Mondelez

17.30 Closing remarks

Official Gala Dinner of WCC4 (German Historical Museum) - Separately bookable

Coaches depart from the Maritim Hotel Berlin at 18.30

Track 2: Sustainable Value Chain
How can we create an efficient industry chain that more effectively links farmers to markets and ensures profitability for everyone in the whole chain?
Moderator: Daniele Giovannucci, President, Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA)

9.00 Morning Session

How can we create access to inputs and services? How important is access to finance?

Speakers:
Dirk Lebe,
Deputy Program Director & Financial Services Specialist, Swisscontact 
Coralie David,
Senior Research Analyst, ResponsAbility - France
James Webb,
Senior Manager Innovative Finance, IDH – The Netherlands
Justine Maytraud,
Investment officer, Solidari-té International pour le développement et l’Investissement - France
Solène Prince Agbodjan, Agriculture Technical Advisor, Africa, Oiko Credit, Cote d’Ivoire

How can we create commercially-oriented and professional farmer-based organizations?

Speakers:
Michiel Hendriksz,
Executive Director,Farmstrong Foundation
Hugh Johnson,
Head of ICCFO, WCFO
Judith Steffens,
Project Manager, PRO-PLANTEURS/GISCO
Victor Ganoza,
Country Director, TechnoServe Peru
 

10.30 Morning Cocoa Break
Impact interviews on the couch by Solidaridad (1st Floor Foyer)

11.00 Mid-Morning Session

How can we mitigate the price risk in cocoa? How can we further develop innovation in addressing price volatility, and what are examples of innovative mechanisms?

Speakers:
Nicolas Mounard
, CEO,Farm Africa
David Short, Sustainable Value Chains Cluster Team, Aidenvironment
Albert Scalla, Senior Vice-President, INTL FCStone
Federico Vignati,
Principal Executive Environment and Climate Change, Latin American Development Bank - Peru
 

12.30 Lunch
Impact interviews on the couch by Solidaridad (1st Floor Foyer)

14.00 Early Afternoon Session:

Will increased origin processing impact trade and increase profitability in origin countries? What are the opportunities for small-scale cocoa processing?

Francesca Kleemans,
Commercial Director, Cocoa Cargill
Gerard Stapleton – LMC International 
Joseph Forson – Ghana Cocoa Board 
Joaquin Muñoz,
Head of Sustainability, CEMOI 

Is the ethical cocoa trade a myth or reality?
Dario Soto Abril,
CEO, Fairtrade International 
Eric Garnier, Choba Choba  
Elizabeth Rizo,
Head of the Purchastudsing Station, Ritter Sport

15:30 Cocoa Break
Impact interviews on the couch by Solidaridad (1st Floor Foyer)

How can we create traceability in our supply chains? What are the technological advances and breakthroughs?

Andre van den Beld, COCOANECT
Taco Terheijden,
  Director of Sustainability, Cargill

What are the opportunities in diversification and the alternative methods to generate additional income (a business case approach)?

Richard Asare, Lead Scientist, Cocoa, IITA
Dr. Christophe Kouamé,
Director, World Agroforestry Côte d’Ivoire
Hernan Manson,
Head Inclusive Agribusiness and Trade, International Trade Center Switzerland
Edmond Konan,
Président Directeur Général, Global Business Group

17.30Closing remarks

19.00Official Gala Dinner of WCC4 (German Historical Museum) - Separately bookable

Coaches depart from the Maritim Hotel Berlin at 18.30

Track 3: Sustainable Consumption
How do we ensure continuous and growing demand for sustainably produced cocoa and cocoa-based products? 
Moderator: Torben Erbrath, Director, BDSI, Association of the German Confectionery Industry

9.30 Morrning Session 

What is the global demand and supply balance and what are the emerging new markets?

Speakers:
Dr Edward George
, Head of Group Research, Ecobank
Steve Wateridge, Managing Partner, Tropical Research
Eric Bergman, Trader, Jenkins Sugar Group

How will innovative cocoa-based recipes shape future demand?

Martin Christy, Director, nternational Institute of Chocolate and Cacao 
Tasting 

 

10.30 Morning Cocoa Break
Impact interviews on the couch by Solidaridad (1st Floor Foyer)

11.00 Mid-Morning Session

How powerful is marketing in influencing demand?

Speakers:
John George
, Ingredients Analyst, Euromonitor International, UK
Marieke Bokkes, Market Analyst, Innova Market Insights – The Netherlands

What is the effect of consumption promotion schemes in countries of origin?

Speakers:
Fernando Teixeira Mendes, CEPLAC
Gerardo Paez, Empresa el Vergel 

12.30 Lunch

14.00 Early Afternoon Session

What role can retailers play in influencing the growing demand for sustainably-produced cocoa?

Florian Schütze, Head of Sustainability, Lidl


Certification and its challenges?

Speakers:
Jack Steijn, ISO/CEN 
Han de Groot,
Executive Director, Rainforest Alliance
Fuzz Kitto, Stop the Traffik

15.30 Afternoon Cocoa Break
Impact interviews on the couch by Solidaridad (1st Floor Foyer)

16.00 Late Afternoon Session

What is the secret of producing the best chocolate?
Andreas Bertram, Director, ZDS
Warren Hsu, CEO & Executive Chef,FuWan Chocolate Resort
Samantha Aquim, Q Chocolate
Jose Vicente Franceschi, Casa Franceschi
Rex Puentespina, Director, Malagos Chocolate

What is the impact of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures on the cocoa supply chain?
Alice Costa, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Senior Manager,CAOBISCO
Juan Pablo Zuñiga, President, ANECA-CAO
Representative of Nicaragua- TBA
Julia Manetsberger,
EU Food Safety Manager, EUROPEAN COCOA ASSOCIATION 

17.30 Closing remarks

19.00 Official Gala Dinner of WCC4 (German Historical Museum) - Separately bookable

Coaches depart from the Maritim Hotel Berlin at 18.30

Track 4: Sustainable Management
How do we create the right enabling environment to make the whole sector more sustainable?
Moderator: Lucas Simons, CEO, NewForesight

9.30 Morning Session

What is the role of industry and governments and multistakeholder platforms in facilitating the enabling environment?

Speakers:
Urs Furrer, Director, Chocosuisse
Rick Scobey, President, World Cocoa Foundation (WCF)
Leif Pedersen, Senior Commodities Advisor, UNDP Green Commodities Program
Jonas Mva Mva, Cocoa Program Director, IDH 
Wolf Kropp-Büttner, Chairman, GISCO
Dr. Nanga Coulibaly, Conseil du Café-Cacao



Financial service providers in cocoa: What are the latest tools available to assist cocoa farmers and their governments?

Speakers:
Claudia Huber, Independent Expert, Dev-Impact
Jay Daniliuk, Private Sector Advisor, USAID
Mariam Gabala, Cabinet MDG Consulting
Jean-Luc Konan, Président Directeur Général, Cofina
Yvonne Chileshe, Expert Commodities value Chains – ACP Secretariat

10.30 Morning Cocoa Break
Impact interviews on the couch by Solidaridad (1st Floor Foyer)

11.00 Mid-Morning Session

The missing link of extension services: how can we better facilitate the transfer of science to farmers?

Speakers:
Mercy Asamoah, Senior Reach Scientist, CRIG
Ruud Ludermann, Senior Expert on Capacity Building and Agricultural Extension, University of Wageningen - Centre for Development Innovation
Dr. Stephan Brunner,
Global Key Relation Manager, Bayer
Leoncio Altamirano, Cooperativa Multisectorial cacaoteros Organicos de Rosita


How do we optimize farmer protection (safety net)?

Speakers:
Isaac Gyamfi, Regional Director West Africa, Solidaridad
Vincent Okyere Akomeah,
Ghana Cocoa Board

12.30 Lunch


14.00 Early Afternoon

How do we bring about good production management policies and what are their effects in producing countries? 

Speakers:
Dr Niek Koning, Researcher, WUR
Richard Asare, Lead Scientist, Cocoa, IITA
Abdelaziz Elmarzougui, Manager Strategy & Business Planning, Afreximbank, Egypt
Côte d’Ivoire, country representative
Ghana, country representative

Could commodity exchanges trading cocoa based in producing countries improve volatility and stabilize cocoa prices?

Prof Christopher Gilbert, Adjunct Professor, Bologna Institute for Policy Research, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
 

How can we improve social conditions and economic devel-opment at smallholder level?
Emanuele Biraghi, Private Sector Specialist UNICEF
Abraham Adusei, WCFO 
Victorine Kouaglou, Société Cooperative Koado-Due


What is the GCA framework and how do we activate it?
Philippe Fontayne, Vice-Président, Conseil National du cacao
Producing Country Representatives - TBA

How can we get sufficient land under production and im-prove land titles?
Gisèle Dutheuil, Director, Institut Audace Afrique 
Producing Country Representatives - TBA
 

19.00 Official Gala Dinner of WCC4 (German Historical Museum) - Separately bookable

Coaches depart from the Maritim Hotel Berlin at 18.30

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Next steps and the way forward
(Maritim Room)

09:00  Panel discussion: New Vision – The Way Forward

Viwanou Gnassounou,
Assistant Secretary General – ACP Secretariat 

Panelists:
Simran Sethi,
Journalist and Fellow, Institute for Food and Development Policy
Daniele Giovannucci,
President, Committee on Sustainability Assessment
Dr Torben Erbrath,
Director, Association of the German Confectionery Industry - BDSI
Dr Koffi N’GORAN, Directeur Général Adjoint chargé des Activités de Développement Agricole et de la Commercialisation Intérieure, Ministry of the Agriculture, Cote d’Ivoire 
Industry representatives - TBA


10:00 Assessing the Progress toward a Sustainable World Cocoa Economy
-    
Key performances Indicator New Chemistry
Will Saab, Senior Consultant, NewForesight

Visual Presentation on the outcome of the 3D installation – Boukje Theeuwes, Solidaridad

10.30 Morning Cocoa Break
Impact interviews on the couch by Solidaridad (1st Floor Foyer)

11:00 New Products, New Potential  

New Products
-    Making Chocolate Products Without Fat, Sugar or Sweeteners - A New Chemistry

Gregory Aharonian, President, Chief Scientist, Kukaxoco 
-    Ruby Chocolate (Barry Callebaut): its potential and market share
Bas Smit, Head of Global Marketing, Barry Callebaut

New Potential 
-    Fine or Flavour Cocoa – Highlight from the Forum 
Martin Christy, Director, IITCC 12:00 The Science in Support of Cocoa Farming  -    Highlight from the International Symposium on Cocoa Research
Brigitte Laliberté, Expert on Cocoa Genetic Resources, Bioversity International

12:20 Gender Equality and Women Empowerment 

-    Highlights from the Women in Cocoa and Chocolate Forum 
Caroline Lubbers, Solidaridad 
Yaa Amekudzi, Director Cocoa Life, Ghana, Mondelez International

12:40    Reviewing the Berlin Declaration of the World Cocoa Conference 2018
Considering the main document resulting from the Conference, distributed earlier today

13.00    Lunch
Impact interviews on the couch by Solidaridad (1st Floor Foyer)

14:30 The Berlin Declaration: Presentation of the Recommendations of WCC4 and adoption by the Conference

15:15 Closing Remarks by the ICCO,

Including the Official Announcement of the host city for the Fifth World Cocoa Conference (WCC5) in 2020
Dr. Jean-Marc Anga, Executive Director, ICCO

15:30 Closing Remarks by the Host Government

Dr Maria Flachsbarth, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

15:45 Closing of the Conference


(tastings of speciality chocolate in the Exhibition area)

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