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Fast Forward – From cocoa to chocolate
Inspiration. Innovation. Impact.

International conference for senior business leaders and key stakeholders in the cocoa and chocolate industry
June 17–19, 2014, Davos/Switzerland

Greetings from Bremen! - A review...

As we sit next to the river in Bremen together and look back at our experiences at Chocovision, we look back feeling enriched and better for the experience. When we prepared for the conference in the weeks leading up to it, we were apprehensive, nervous and altogether unsure as to what to expect.
Kamila, Nickolet, Sergio and Louis, guest bloggers from Jacobs University
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Let us think today for tomorrow – and move Fast Forward! And not wait until CHOCOVISION 2016

To close our reporting for today here, we wrap-up CHOCOVISION 2014 - referring to the closing remarks of Juergen Steinemann, CEO of Barry Callebaut, the initiator and organizer of CHOCOVISION.

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What’s in it for me? - or: The age of hyper transparency...

As the Founder and Director of Sauti Kuu Foundation, Dr. Auma Obama, introduced the CHOCOVISION 2014 participants into the principle of ‘Self Help’ tonight.

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Forget those lessons you were told were important

'Trade not aid and free trade and not fair trade' says Dr. Auma Obama very passionately on the closing speech today. I couldn't agree more and what with Marks and Spencer saying in their talk that they have heard it all before (sustainable programmes) and actually, what they see on ground level in the Ivory Coast is entirely different to what is promised...

Angus Kennedy, Guest Blogger
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What a great idea...

What a great idea ...bringing students to provide opinion and thought to a conference. Part of the issue addressed was to tell us all to open our minds and look out and be more accepting to new ideas. Hey... we were even told off for not knowing what elance is!
Angus Kennedy, Guest Blogger
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Africa's perspective on cocoa production

[Full speech transcript delivered at CHOCOVISION 2014 at Davos, Switzerland on 18 June 2014]

Dr Stephen Kwabena Opuni, Ghana Cocoa Board
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A taste of the future

KPMG’s John A. Morris reflects on the opportunities for growth and challenges facing the global chocolate industry in 2014, as its leaders convene at CHOCOVISION 2014. Read his guest blog ....
John Morris, KPMG, Guest Blogger
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We often learn the fastest when we slow down the most

OK, pull up a seat and listen up as I have a confession to make. It was all going so well for me. M25 motorway was behaving itself, Heathrow airport is all new now, and so suspiciously easy. I had studied the programme for CHOCOVISION and all set and ready to go. And, yes you guessed it, my plane was delayed by 1/2 an hour at Heathrow! I was so mad. [....]
Angus Kennedy, Guest Blogger
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Leymah Gbowee: Change for the good

CHOCOVISION welcomes another Nobel Laureate from Chocovision on Vimeo.

“Chocolate and cocoa industries are not exactly good friends with grassroots activists,” she started off. However, curiosity brought Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee here – to CHOCOVISION 2014 in Davos, Switzerland.

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“What you see before you, is the result of a lifetime of chocolate.”

With this quote of the famous US actress Catherine Hepburn, four time winner of the Oscar and the most decorated actress in history, Federal Councillor Schneider-Ammann found a very catching introduction to his opening speech. Next to Dr. Andreas Jacobs and FX De Mallmann he opened tonight CHOCOVISION 2014 in Davos.
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