Make it Matter. From cocoa to chocolate - Explore. Empower. Exchange.
CHOCOVISION 2016 was building on the notion that stakeholders increasingly judge us by the impact we create, and not by words. It explored opportunities in developing markets, innovations in chocolate, the role of digitization as well as palatable anti-obesity solutions for the chocolate industry. A highly interactive session involving all stakeholders and in particular farmer representatives from Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana discussed what it takes to empower cocoa farmers; and, lastly, an exchange on how we can transform our industry for the better and have a lasting impact - to Make it Matter, and to do well by doing good.
Sir Bob Geldof who is widely recognized for his anti-poverty efforts concerning Africa returned four years after his passionate plea at CHOCOVISION 2012 that “the big players should get down and dirty in the soil with the growers” which inspired CocoaAction. He participated in the sustainability session of CHOCOVISION 2016 during which industry together with key stakeholders from cocoa growing countries and civil society critically reviewed progress made so far and discussed what more needs to be done to scale impact.
|Lord Michael||Hastings of scarisbrick||KPMG International|
|Sir Bob||Geldof||singer, songwriter and political activist|
Over 30 high-level speakers discussed topics such as: the highly fragmented and challenging supply chain, fields for innovation in chocolate, moving from shareholder value to stakeholder value and shared value creation, engaging the digital consumer in the new connected world, the business case for quality education, how to make those under 30 matter, etc.
|Pierre||Chandon||INSEAD Sorbonne Behavioral Lab|
|Jason||Clay||WWF, World Wildlife Fund|
|Djibril||Fadiga||Le Conseil Café Cacao, Ccc|
|H.E. Luc Magloire Mbarga||Atangana||Cameroon|
|Joost||Oorthuizen||Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH)|
|Dr. Stephen K.||Opuni||Ghana Cocoa Board|
|Kate||Robertson||One Young World|
|Antoine||De Saint-Affrique||Barry Callebaut|
|Nick||Weatherill||International Cocoa Initiative (ICI)|
|Susanna||Zhu||The Hershey Company|
|Oussou||N'goran||Chairwoman, Cooperative COVIMA, Côte d’Ivoire|
|Zea Marie||Zae||Deputy Secretary General Cooperative CADESA, Côte d’Ivoire|
|Evans||Tagbor||Founding President of the Young Cocoa Farmers Association in the Western and Ashanti Regions of Ghana|
|Leticia||Yankey||Cocoa farmer and owner of a 14-acre cocoa farm in Ghana|
CHOCOVISION 2016 would like to thank the following partners for their support:
The Hershey Company
The Sustainable Trade Initiative
Le Conseil du Café-Cacao
Ghana Cocoa Board
IOI Loders Croklaan
Asia Pacific Food Industry
Sweets Global Network
Barry Callebaut AG