ECA cocoa body confirms registrations open for conference alongside Chocovision

The European Cocoa Association has confirmed that registrations for its Cocoa Forum are set to open from tomorrow (23rd March), for the event taking place between 13-15 September in Rome, writes Neill Barston.

As the trade organisation noted, the event begins with a cocktail reception at the Hotel Villa Pamphili, followed by two days of conference business sessions with high-level
speakers from the EU institutions, cocoa producer countries and various other key players of the sector.

Notably, for the first time, the ECA Forum in Italy this autumn will be hosting Chocovision as a roundtable discussion on traceability. Previously organised as a biannual stand-alone event, the Chocovision session at the association’s event will stay true to its core and bring together senior business leaders in the cocoa, chocolate and confectionery industry to explore impactful measures to drive a sustainable chocolate supply chain.

The ECA represents major companies involved in the cocoa bean trade and processing, in warehousing and related logistical activities in Europe. Together, ECA members represent 75% of EU cocoa beans grinding, 50% of Europe’s industrial chocolate production and well over 40% of the world production of cocoa liquor, butter and powder. The organisation monitors a broad spectrum of events across the industry, from food safety, trade and environment, through to sustainability and logistics matters. Early-bird rates
will be available until 31 May. For more information, visit


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