World Cocoa and Chocolate Day will be celebrated in 2019 with a two day ‘open-to-public’ expo and inbound trade mission involving cocoa stakeholders and well wishers on October 4 & 5 at Hyatt Regency. Hosted by Cocoa Research Centre, this annual celebration of cocoa and chocolate continues to excite the minds of the population as to the opportunities that are as yet untapped in the local marketplace for cocoa and chocolate and showcase the vast potential the industry holds for local and regional economic diversification.

 

Exhibitors register now! Fill out either registration form located at these links: bit.ly/exhibit4wccd or bit.ly/register4wccd

 

expo feeOne day pass TT$20

 

Friday 4th and Saturday 5th October

Hyatt Regency

 

New for 2019!

 

  • Former trainer for CRC Advanced Chocolate Making Training, Chef Regis and others will present an exciting demo of chocolate artistry (cost $300)
  • Business to business meetings will be an exciting feature for WCCD 2019, a special initiative to help propel the cocoa bean trade further and support local artisans looking for export markets
  • Foreign and local interested persons will have the opportunity to sign up for tours to various cocoa estates post-expo
  • Microlot exhibition highlights the single estate farmer; a key component to creating a unique origin chocolate.

 

Premium ticketed side events

and all your favourites!

 

 

 

Mini workshops

IICC7

Activities for young and old!

Cocoa exhibitors

 

 

 

Details of this year's expo are also available on the Trello page for WCCD8 and will be shared on the Facebook event page for WCCD8.

 

Benefits for WCCD8 Registered Exhibitors

 

  • Opening ceremony and reception passes (For exhibitors confirmed by September 20th)
  • B2B meeting access
  • B2B training access (Expired)
  • Expo passes (Expired)
  • Free lunch for 1 person (opportunity to order additional lunches up to for exhibitors confirmed by September 25th)
  • Secure venue parking
  • Special discounted Hyatt room rate (if applicable)
  • Discount off Chocolate Demo admission cost (For exhibitors confirmed by September 23rd)
  • Facebook advertising for confirmed, registered exhibitors (For exhibitors confirmed by September 20th)
  • B2B booklet feature discount (For exhibitors confirmed by September 20th)
  • Priority placement in exhibit hall (Expired)
  • Waived registration cost for IICC (Expired)
  • Free inclusion in Agrotourism tour sign up listing (For exhibitors confirmed by September 23rd)

To apply for a booth and find out more about exhibiting, please visit the Exhibitor Information page. Informations for schools to register is available at the Trello card: https://trello.com/c/p6IYYcC3/28-information-for-schools

Background

World Cocoa and Chocolate Day, originally the brain child of the International Cocoa Organisation and the Académie Française du Chocolat et de la Confiserie, is commemorated on the 1st of October to bring greater awareness in consumers and the public of the living conditions of cocoa growers’ worldwide in an effort to build a sustainable cocoa economy. The celebration of this day by the Cocoa Research Centre of The UWI with all the cocoa stakeholders has taken on a new meaning as we build the cocoa industry into a sustainable industry capable of diversifying the economy of Trinidad and Tobago and strengthening the cocoa value chain. WCCD expo showcases the combined efforts of the private sector including farmers, farmer groups, processors, chocolatiers, manufacturers of soap and cosmetics, agrotourism operators, governmental organisations including the Cocoa Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago, the Ministries and/or state boards responsible for agriculture, tourism and their organs, InvestTT, the non-governmental sector as well as Universities, Cocoa Research Centre of The University of the West Indies as well as University of Trinidad and Tobago.

WCCD expos will not only continue to build and expand public awareness, support and pride as we build a new cocoa economy based on value addition, branding, niche marketing, but also seek to attract investment and expansion of the industry. We expect the yearly celebration to also bring greater coherence among all stakeholders in their efforts and usher in greater energy, enthusiasm and efficiency as we modernise this once great industry.

*Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries

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