Duration:07 Feb 2024 - 11 Feb 2024
Event:CHOCOA 2024
Location:Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Event Details:

CHOCOA is an annual marketplace for cocoa and chocolate for quality and sustainability: A place where cocoa and chocolate are traded, new business contacts are made, and existing ones reinforced. Where research results, new innovations, ideas, and concepts are shared.

Organized by Equipoise in cooperation with the Chocolate Festival Foundation, CHOCOA contributes to a world with more good, sustainable cocoa: The basis for better chocolate.

A world in which the production of cocoa is good for farmers, their communities, and the environment alike. One where good quality chocolate is available to environmentally conscious chocolate lovers everywhere. With this in mind, we started CHOCOA in 2012. Since then, the event has grown from a small chocolate festival with less than 20 stands at the Maritime Museum to an internationally recognized business event.

In 2020 CHOCOA boasted over 150 exhibitors and over 1500 professional visitors. When Chocoa went virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, we took the quality and sustainability discussion online with over 600 participants, setting a new industry standard for virtual events. In 2022 we organised a 3 days live event again for professionals, a hybrid version including a live trade fair.  We are now looking forward to meeting you in February 2024.

The goal has remained: Together, we bring progress to sustainability and create consumer awareness to develop the market for sustainable cocoa and chocolate. Now, you can enjoy multiple days of conferences, forums, and partner programs in the heart of Amsterdam, facilitating knowledge exchange, networking, and plenty of business opportunities.

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