ECA Forum 2022

Chocovision cocoa conference to become part of the ECA’s Rome Forum

By Anthony Myers

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The Chocovision Conference becomes part of the ECA's Forum, after 10 years as a standalone event in Davos, where it attracted industry leaders and politicians. Pic: Chocovision
The Chocovision Conference becomes part of the ECA's Forum, after 10 years as a standalone event in Davos, where it attracted industry leaders and politicians. Pic: Chocovision

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Barry Callebaut’s Chocovision, one of the key conferences for senior business leaders and key stakeholders in the cocoa, chocolate and confectionery industry, is to be integrated into next year’s European Cocoa Association (ECA) Forum in Rome.

In an email to press and stakeholders, The Chocovision Organizing Committee said: “Since 2012, CHOCOVISION has built a highly successful biannual platform for senior business leaders and key stakeholders with an interest in the cocoa, chocolate and confectionery industry, creating a dialogue on impactful measures to drive a sustainable chocolate supply chain.

“Ever since, the dialogue has been picked up and continued in a number of additional platforms across the globe, including the European Cocoa Association (ECA) Forum.

“Rather than continuing CHOCOVISION 2022 as a standalone conference, the integration into the ECA Forum will allow for a more funneled dialogue on a sustainable cocoa and chocolate supply chain.”

Chocovision made an impact on the cocoa conference calendar by attracting not only senior business leaders, but also politicians, government and government agency representatives as well as key players from civil society who came together every other year in June for two days of talks in Davos, Switzerland.

The ECA Forum will take place from 13 to 15 September 2022 in Rome, Italy. The organisation and communication of the Chocovision session will be handed over to the European Cocoa Association.

Registrations

Registrations for the event will open in late February, check the ECA website​ for updates.

COVID measures

The ECA said it will continuously assess the Covid situation in Europe to ensure all participants can safely attend the event. In case of a late cancellation due to Covid-19, the registration fees will be reimbursed.

The Forum will also require all participants to hold a valid Covid vaccination or recovery certificate in order to comply with the Green Pass regulations in place in Italy.

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