ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire — Over 1,000 stakeholders from all over the world are expected to attend the fifth edition of the World Cocoa Conference, scheduled for 20 – 23 September 2020 at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center in Bali, Indonesia.
As the largest gathering in the cocoa and chocolate sector, the World Cocoa Conference will bring together actors from every part of the cocoa value chain, including farmers, cooperatives and governments from producing and consuming countries, traders, grinders, processors and chocolate manufacturers, along with representatives of civil society, logistics and financial services for the sector, gathering for the first time in Asia to discuss and define solutions for the sustainability of the cocoa value chain.
The Conference is produced by the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) and will take place on the island of Bali, at the kind invitation of the Government of Indonesia, official host of this edition of the biennial event. It will offer the opportunity to showcase the specificities of the Asian cocoa market and particularly the significant production and processing sector of the host country.
The full programme of the Conference will be published very soon. However, we can already foresee that with the pressing issue of low cocoa prices currently at the heart of discussions in the sector, topics such as value addition and value distribution along the cocoa value chain will be central to the conference.
An Exhibition area will be set up for sector suppliers to display the services and innovations on offer in the industry. The Conference will also incorporate side meetings highlighting specific aspects of the complex cocoa and chocolate value chain.
Argus Media will once again be the organizing partner, handling the logistics of the event, based on its experience gained from the four previous editions.
Prospective delegates, exhibitors and sponsors are invited to visit the dedicated website www.worldcocoaconference.org for more information about the Conference.