CocoaAction two years later: commitment to increasing speed, redoubling efforts
Zurich/Switzerland, June 10, 2016 – More than 200 senior leaders, industry experts and other stakeholders participated in CHOCOVISION 2016, the only ‘business for business’ conference in the cocoa value chain. It brings together key stakeholders from around the world to discuss strategic topics, chances and challenges that are relevant for the whole chain of the global cocoa and chocolate business sector, as well as discussions started at Chocovision 2012 and 2014.
CHOCOVISION invites millennials to first ever Twitter chat with industry leaders on future of chocolate
CHOCOVISION invites millennials worldwide to its first Twitter chat #AskChocovision on Thursday, June 2, 2016, from 2-3pm CET (7-8am CDT / 8-9pm SGT). The international conference aims to use Twitter as a platform to drive conversations and engagement between the young generation and the cocoa and chocolate industry leaders. Under the hashtag #AskChocovision, the CHOCOVISION conference is establishing a platform where millennials can ask questions, debate and discuss various issues about the cocoa and chocolate industry with a panel of high-level industry leaders and experts.
BOB GELDOF RETURNS TO DISCUSS WITH STAKEHOLDERS AND KEY DECISION-MAKERS
CHOCOVISION welcomes back world-renowned singer, songwriter and political activist Sir Bob Geldof on June 8, 2016 in Davos, Switzerland. Bob Geldof is widely recognized for his anti-poverty efforts concerning Africa. 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, Bob Geldof will participate in the sustainability session of CHOCOVISION 2016. During this session, industry together with key stakeholders from cocoa growing countries and civil society will critically review progress made so far and discuss what more needs to be done to scale impact.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LEADERS AND STAKEHOLDERS TO MEET IN DAVOS FOR CHOCOVISION 2016
The biennial CHOCOVISION conference will again take place in 2016 from June 7-9 at its traditional venue in Davos, Switzerland. It will bring together about 200 relevant stakeholders along the cocoa value chain – farmers, cocoa processors, chocolate makers, FMCG producers, retailers, investors as well as politicians and NGOs – to discuss challenges and opportunities along that chain. The conference theme will be MAKE IT MATTER. From cocoa to chocolate – Explore. Empower. Exchange., building on the notion that stakeholders increasingly judge us by the impact we create, and not by words.