CHOCOVISION 2018

TO THE POINT. FROM COCOA TO CHOCOLATE - LEARN. LISTEN. LEAD.

The theme of CHOCOVISION 2018 was TO THE POINT – as change for the positive will only happen if we openly address the challenges and opportunities we are faced with and go to the point of the matter. In three distinct sessions, CHOCOVISION 2018 explored how technology is spurring innovation in our sector, how we can ensure a sustainable chocolate future and the role of business as a change agent. The highlights of the conference were a keynote by Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Norwegian Prime Minister and Sustainability Legend, as well as Christiana Figueres, widely recognized for orchestrating the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015, who concluded the sustainability session.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland Former Norwegian Prime Minister and considered “mother” of sustainable development
Christiana Figueres International authority on climate change and widely recognized for orchestrating the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015

SPEAKERS

Over 40 thought provoking speakers discussed topics such as transparency in the chocolate value chain, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, e-commerce, drone power solutions or industrialized farming, business as an effective change agent and why this makes good business sense. The stakeholder panel discussions tackled the complex issue of farmer poverty and the need for systemic change and focused on fighting deforestation with insights from the Cocoa and Forest Initiative.

John Ament Mars
H. E. John Peter Amewu Ghana
Mike Barry Marks & Spencer
Hon. Joseph Boahen Aidoo Ghana Cocoa Board
Guillaume Bouculat Livelihoods Venture
H. E. Mamadou Coulibaly Sangafowa Coté d'Ivoire
Marc Daubrey Impactum
Patrick De Boussac Touton
Patrick De Maeseneire Barry Callebaut
Antoine De Saint-Affrique Barry Callebaut
Nicko Debenham Barry Callebaut
H.E. Alain- Richard Donwahi Coté d'Ivoire
John Downs Jr. National Confectioners Association
Pierre Ferrari Heifer International
Christiana Figueres Mission 2020
Caleb Harper MIT Media Lab
Katharina Hilker Bühler
Anna Hundhausen Bühler
Cem Karakas pladis
Nourgo Kone TRECC Program
Phyllis Kong Ferrero
Joseph Larrose Touton
Riz Lateef TV News Anchor
Fons Maex Kim's Chocolate
Hoi-Ming Mak ING Netherlands
Michal Mazur PwC Digital Services
Giorgio Negrini Ferrero
Beatrice Ogutu Investing in Children and their Societies ( ICS SP)
Joost Oorthuizen Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH)
Jeremy Oppenheim SystemiQ Limited
Sofiane Ouffa Barry Callebaut
Cathy Pieters Mondelez International
Ian Roberts Bühler
Kate Robertson One Young World
Stefan Scheiber Bühler
Peter Schwartz Salesforce
Rick Scobey World Cocoa Foundation
Aldo Uva Ferrero
Sunny Verghese Olam International
Anneleen Verspeek Barry Callebaut
Christian Westermann PwC Digital Services
Vincent Zeller Inmobiliaria Guangala S.A.

FARMER REPRESENTATIVES

Philip Kwaku Agyemang Cocoa Farmer, Ghana
Eva Duah Cocoa Farmer, Ghana
Kanga Koffi President, Cooperative ECOGA, Secretary General, Cooperative UCAS, Côte d’Ivoire
Salifou Sawadogo President, Cooperative Scoop3A, Cote d’Ivoire

Partners

CHOCOVISION 2018 would like to thank the following partners for their support:

PREMIUM PARTNER
Bühler AG

KNOWLEDGE PARTNER
PwC

CONTRIBUTING PARTNERS
Ferrero
IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative
Olam Cocoa
Touton

COOPERATING PARTNERS
Bunge Loders Croklaan
ING
Prova
Wilmar

MEDIA PARTNERS
Confectionery News
Sweets Global Network

ORGANIZER
Barry Callebaut AG

Impressions

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