CAA International Cocoa Conference & Dinner set to return after two-year hiatus

By Anthony Myers

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The CAA Cocoa Conference takes place in Singapore in September.
The CAA Cocoa Conference takes place in Singapore in September.

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The Cocoa Association of Asia (CAA) has confirmed speakers and the programme for its International Cocoa Conference & Dinner, which takes place on 1 & 2 September 2022 at the Raffles City Convention Centre (RCCC) in Singapore.

The biennial conference returns after an almost two-year delay due to Covid-19. Ticket sales have also restarted with options to attend the full conference with both evening dinners or conference and day-one networking.

The Association has committed to hosting the long-awaited CAA International Cocoa Conference & Dinner as the first major in-person event on the international cocoa calendar after a painful two -year delay​,” said Alvin Lee, CAA Chairman.

Lee said the conference theme has also been appropriately set as ‘Resilience – Writing the Next Chapter of Asian Cocoa’ and the CAA will welcome experts from the region and across the world to “provide invaluable insights into crucial subjects that will shape our industry in the days to come​”.

There will be five main plenary sessions over the two days with the inclusion of a new plenary focussing on Women in Cocoa and Chocolate industry. USAID Green Invest Asia will be hosting a panel on climate-friendly cocoa as part of the Cocoa Association of Asia’s International Conference’s Networking dinner on the  September.

Programme highlights:

Main Plenary 1 - Macroeconomic Outlook for Asia and the World

Main Plenary 2 - Cocoa Fundamentals Outlook for Asia: Supply and Demand

Main Plenary 3 - Marketing and Innovation Trends for Asian Cocoa and Chocolate

Main Plenary 4 - Sustainability and Social Responsibility in Asian Cocoa

Main Plenary 5 - Women in Cocoa and Chocolate Asia – first in Asia

Special session: Climate-friendly Cocoa? What can the Industry do – brought to you by USAID Green Invest Asia

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