Show Review – Chocovision 2016
– At this year’s Chocovision, the third instalment of this biannual conference, key players from across the chocolate industry converged to discuss the challenges facing the sector. Simon Rowley was in Davos, Switzerland to find out more
High up in the Rhaetian Alps in the East of Switzerland – nearly a mile above sea level, in fact – is the picturesque town of Davos, the highest town in Europe and one of the biggest ski resorts in winter months. Alas, our visit to this scenic area came at the start of June, so we were out of season as far as snow goes; but right in time for the 2016 edition of Chocovision – a three-day conference aimed at key stakeholders and individuals in the chocolate sector. Hosted by Barry Callebaut, the event debuted in 2012, and has grown in stature ever since. Bringing together in the region of 200 international representatives of all stakeholders in the global cocoa and chocolate industry, this year’s programme promised the likes of farmers, cocoa processors, FMCG producers, chocolate artisans, retailers, consumers, politicians, and – curiously – Sir Bob Geldof.
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