Platinum Sponsor

Mars Wrigley

Mars Wrigley

Mars Wrigley Confectionery is the world’s leading manufacturer of chocolate, chewing gum, mints, and fruity confections. With beloved global brands like M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, ORBIT®, DOUBLEMINT®,  SKITTLES® and STARBURST®, Mars Wrigley Confectionery brings smiles to faces around the world. Globally, the business employs more than 30,000 Associates, operates in about 70 countries and distributes its brands in more than 180 countries. Mars Wrigley Confectionery is globally headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and operates as a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated. Based in McLean, VA, Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century long history, and more than 100,000 Associates in over 80 countries.


Gala Dinner Sponsor


Mondelēz 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. 


Delegate Bag Sponsor



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.


Lanyard Sponsor


Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate offers customers quality products and services they trust to help them thrive, today and in the future. Our wide range of consistently-delivered products include cocoa powder, liquor and butter, chocolates, fillings and coatings. Cargill supports customer growth through trends expertise and innovation capabilities, with seven specialized Application Centers for recipe development worldwide. We work to the highest safety standards and offer price risk management and sustainable cocoa services through the Cargill Cocoa Promise. Our passionate team of more than 3,000 cocoa and chocolate experts across five continents are connected to 150,000 global Cargill employees.


Cocoa Break Sponsor


After 25 years under the wing of Stopak Dunnage Bags our desire to create our own unique identity has resulted in the creation of the The Anderson Lid Company. Our values of respect, honesty, accountability, equal opportunity and quality remains the foundation through which we live our vision of becoming the most innovative company in the world that assists our customers to move their products safely.

Associate Sponsor

Barry Callebaut

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. 



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.


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. For more information, go to www.bayer.com

Keycard Sponsor

Filhet-Allard Maritime

Filhet-Allard Maritime

Our slogan “Serving international trade” reflects the vision of Filhet-Allard Maritime,
specialist in marine and transport risks since 1895. Our activity is focused on the 
international commerce, with a strong interest in the whole Cocoa chain. Our Expertise:
The risks we handle, include marine cargo, storage, hull and machinery, ship owner’s liability, P&I, shipbuilding and shiprepair, charterer’s liability / FDD, cargo owners legal liability, political and war risks, trade disruption, credit risks, contract frustration, claims recoveries and defense. Our Strengths:A dynamic, experienced and dedicated team assigned to each client including an account executive and specialists in production, claims and back office. A technical and logistical platform with 85 collaborators all over the world: Bordeaux, Geneva, Abidjan, Angola and Asia. “You are marked to Markets, we are marked to Clients"



If you are interested in hearing more about the wide range of options available, please contact us:

Europe, Asia and Americas
- Fern Millican

+ 44 20 7199 4802


- Ismaël Boga-N’Guessan

+225 (0) 2241 3394

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