Chocovision to focus on global trends
CHOCOVISION, a biennial conference for senior business leaders and key stakeholders in the cocoa and chocolate industry, is to return from June 7-9 at its traditional venue in Davos, Switzerland. It will bring together about 200 relevant stakeholders along the cocoa value chain, including farmers, cocoa processors, chocolate makers, FMCG producers, retailers and investors – as well as politicians and NGOs – all of which will discuss challenges and opportunities along that chain.
The event aims to stimulate discussion on strategic topics of common concern. While the cocoa and chocolate industry is thriving, with stable growth rates and wide scope for innovation, CHOCOVISION’s organisers believe that the industry also has a complex, highly fragmented supply chain and a number of challenges, as well as opportunities, along that chain. For example, farmers who seem to be stuck in poverty, sustainability issues which are now centre stage, rapidly changing consumer habits, an evolving digital landscape and the looming obesity crisis, to mention only a few. Each of these critical topics will be covered in-depth.
The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Make it Matter’, and over 30 speakers and panellists have been lined up to speak. The opening night will feature Lord Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick (global head of citizenship at KPMG International), who will discuss the power of partnerships between business and civil society to empower smallholder producers economically and socially.
In the video, Angus Kennedy presents an overview of the most recent CHOCOVISION show from 2014.