Pandemic further postpones 2021 Cocoa Association of Asia conference

With the coronavirus pandemic still impacting notably around the world, the Cocoa Association of Asia (CAA) has confirmed the CAA International Cocoa Conference scheduled for this year, will be postponed further until 2022.

The regional sector showcase had been lined-up between 4 – 5 November, but will now take place in the second half of next year in Singapore.

New dates and venue for the conference and dinner for the revised 2022 sector showcase will be announced shortly.

Confectionery Production recently gained an exclusive video interview with the organisation’s chair, Alvin Lee, on his recent appointment, work of the association and hopes for this year’s event, which was not possible amid ongoing covid concerns.

Over 500 attendees, from 22 countries gathered in Singapore for the 2017 conference (pictured main image), bringing together the major players from across the value chain, including government agencies, chocolate manufacturers, trading companies, cocoa processors and service providers.

AS organisers noted, The Cocoa Association of Asia (CAA) said it must continue to put the health and safety of attendees and staff as our priority as such, the organisation continues to monitor reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) and government advisories.

The CAA is a trade association that groups the major companies involved in Cocoa and Chocolate, processing, warehousing and related logistical activities in Asia to work together to transform and promote the cocoa & chocolate industry in Asia for Asia. Building on the unique and vibrant diversity of cross-cultural talents and a growing economy.

You can register your interest for the conference via the organisation’s website, visit  to receive further updates.


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