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Chocovision conference in June postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

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Chocovision, which provides an intimate setting for open discussion in Davos, Switzerland, on the state of the cocoa industry, has announced its 2020 conference has been postponed. Pic: Barry Callebaut
Chocovision, which provides an intimate setting for open discussion in Davos, Switzerland, on the state of the cocoa industry, has announced its 2020 conference has been postponed. Pic: Barry Callebaut

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Organizers Barry Callebaut release statement postponing this year’s event that was due to be held in Davos, Switzerland, with plans to reschedule in June 2021.

Chocovision, the biennial international conference for senior business leaders and key stakeholders in the cocoa, chocolate and confectionery industry, has announced it has postponed its 2020 conference, which was due to take place in Davos, Switzerland, from June 9 to 11.

In an email to attendees, Antoine de Saint-Affrique, CEO, Barry Callebaut, said: “In light of the latest COVID-19 developments, we had to make a difficult decision today and CHOCOVISION 2020, which was planned for June 9-11 in Davos, Switzerland, will not take place this year. We intend to postpone it to June 2021. The new date will be announced in due course.​”

Important industry forum

Launched in 2012, Chocovision has established itself as an important industry forum that offers an intimate setting for open discussion and networking among decision makers and influencers, thanks to the limited number of delegates.

Every two years, more than 200 leading personalities from industry, governments and civil society come together in the Swiss ski resort to work together on securing a sustainable chocolate future for all stakeholders along the value chain – from the farmer to the consumer.

ConfectioneryNews is the official media partner for Chocovision 2020 and we will be keeping you updated on all developments for the rescheduled event in 2021.

#CHANGEMAKERS

The theme of this year’s forum was #CHANGEMAKERS, exploring the major drivers of change and the opportunities they offer to the cocoa and chocolate industry.

Key areas for discussion were digitalization, demographics, the intensifying climate debate, global connectivity, economic and political power shifts as well as changing societal values are powerful disruptive forces. ‘They are changing the way we live and work – how we think and act’.

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