Do you work in the cocoa and chocolate industry?
Then don’t miss our new BtoB event!
A new BtoB event is being organised for the 6th Salon du Chocolat Brussels:
International Forum – Cocoa & Chocolate
on Friday 22nd February, 2019
The aim is to introduce an international event that is useful and necessary to everyone involved in the cocoa and chocolate industry and to position Brussels as the European Capital of Chocolate. The Forum will be set up at a central point in the Show and will accommodate one hundred members of the industry. Entry by invitation only.
11:00am: “Beyond Chocolate” for a sustainable cocoa industry
Alexander De Croo – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation
Guy Gallet – Secretary General, Choprabisco
Bart Van Besien – Advocacy & Program Advisor, Oxfam-Wereldwinkels (OW)
Anke Massart – Business Development Manager – Sustainability, Barry Callebaut Belgique
Rob Roelandts – Chocolate Maker, Valentino Chocolatier
“Beyond Chocolate” is a partnership that aims to make Belgian chocolate even better and more sustainable. The charter was signed in Antwerp in early December 2018, at the instigation of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation, Alexandre De Croo, by a large number of members of the Belgian chocolate and mass distribution sectors, civil society, investors in social projects and universities. Through this partnership, they are committed to fighting against child labour and deforestation and to providing local producers with an income that allows them to live decently.
12:15pm The Bean-to-Bar debate
Jean-Christophe Hubert – Millesime Chocolat
Caroline Aussems – Mi Joya
Thibault Legast and Patricia Forero – Legast Artisan Chocolatier
Alice Voisin – Bean-to-bar
Irma Tito – Munaskao
Miguel Escudero Coen – Arawi Cacao Products
2:00pm: Cocoa in the Dominican Republic: Producer associations & social and environmental responsibility
Abel Fernández – Commercial Manager, the National Confederation of Dominican Cacao Producers (CONACADO)
Diana Munné – Founder and CEO, Xocolat
3:00pm: Peru, the source of the greatest genetic diversity of Cacaos d’Arome, where cocoa cultivation rhymes with sustainable development
Rosario Pajuelo – Director of Peru’s Commercial Office in Belgium
Higor Jaramillo – Director of the cooperative CENTRAL CACAO DE AROMA, Tocache, San Martin
Jean-Luc Pittet, Spokesperson of the cooperative AGROBOSQUE, Madre de Dios
Ivan Murrugarra, Founder of the research platform CACAO Flavor LAB Perú
4:00pm: Innovation, creativity and design in the chocolate sector – The vision of Belgian chocolatiers
Herman Van Dender
Talks will be given in French, Dutch or English.
The day will also include: Coffee break by Masalto – Lunch – Chocolate & Beer Pairings by Duvel & Jitsk Chocolates.
Information and invitation applications by email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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