European Cocoa Forum heads to Lisbon for three days of talks on climate change, blockchain and child labor

By Anthony Myers

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The Pestana Palace Hotel in Lisbon is the venue for this year's European Cocoa Forum
The Pestana Palace Hotel in Lisbon is the venue for this year's European Cocoa Forum

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The seventh gathering of the European Cocoa Forum is set to take place this year at the Pestana Palace Hotel in Lisbon from 17-19 September.

Organized by the European Cocoa Association, key topics on the three-day agenda will be latest on the EU’s goals for building a low carbon economy, and climate change model projections regarding cocoa cultivation and the hydrological cycle in cocoa growing continents. 

Blockchain technology​ has been at the forefront of the discussion surrounding supply chains in the cocoa industry in 2019 and the ECF will address new developments in a special panel to look at the impact new technologies are having on price behavior in cocoa and how blockchain can add value to traceability in the sector.

There will also be specially convened panels on optimizing cocoa quality as well as hearing about EU initiatives towards the harmonization of a global food safety standard and issues affecting the European cocoa sector.

Time will also be devoted to asking the question: How can the ECF raise the integrity and credibility of the cocoa supply chain in tackling deforestation and child labor?

As always, the Forumnis a unique opportunity for anyone involved in the cocoa business to expand their business network and brush up against high-level speakers from the industry, key cocoa-producing countries and international organizations.

Early bird rates applies until the 31st of May 2019. For more details visit the ECF website​.

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