Cocoa Association of Asia to host online forum on grind figures and new consumer trends post COVID-19

By Anthony Myers

- Last updated on GMT

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Pic: CAA

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The Cocoa Association of Asia (CAA), the leading Cocoa Association in Asia for both cocoa and chocolate companies, is hosting a live forum - Will Cocoa Demand Grind to a Halt? - on October 16, 16:00 Singapore time.

Timed to take place immediately following the release of the CAA’s Q3 cocoa grind numbers, the webinar will look at the state of cocoa in Asia and the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has presented to the region’s key players.

We might be a bit crazy to try and pull off a live event for our very first foray into digital broadcasting, but there is a reason why we are going live. On October 16, we will release our Q3 Cocoa Grind numbers during our CAA General Meeting. So, we thought it would be the perfect time to bring together some of the smartest cocoa minds in Asia to reflect on the Q3 grind numbers and provide some commentary on where the cocoa market is heading during these turbulent times​,” said CAA Chairman Richard Fahey.

As consumer behaviour has changed, the webinar will reflect on new opportunities for cocoa companies including; more consumption of cocoa-based products at home, increased emphasis on healthy eating, and an increased interest in home-baking.

Webinar panel includes:

  • Andrew Rawlings, Associate Analyst - Agri Commodities, RaboResearch Ms. Francesca Kleemens, Managing Director from Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate Asia Pacific
  • Quek Ngee Chuan, Vice President for the Cocoa Division at Olam International Ltd
  • Antoine Delsart, Managing Director of Touton Far East Pte Ltd
  • Gerald Abwerzger, Chief Executive Officer, Von Alm Pte Ltd. Panel bios can be found here.

Full information can be found on the website:

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