Fine Chocolate Industry Association 

FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Summer 2017

  • 06/24/2017
  • 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
  • InterContinental New York Times Square Hotel, 300 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Registration

  • Gallery Showcase Exhibitors, media sponsors and event sponsors receive comp registration. Please contact Jennifer Wicks, FCIA Member Services Manager, to complete your registration: 406.370.8606 or j.wicks@finechocolateindustry.org.
  • $165 + $25 late fee
  • $245 + $25 late fee
  • Contact Karen Bryant, FCIA Executive Director, at 206.577.9983 or k.bryant@finechocolateindustry.org.
  • Online registration is open. Check-in opens at 8:30 AM. Includes all day activities including new networking opportunities, Table Talks, educational programs, lunch and Gallery Showcase with appetizer buffet.

    Online registration ends 6/23/17; registration at the door will incur a $25 late charge.

    For assistance, please contact Jennifer Wicks, FCIA Member Services Manager: 406.370.8606 or j.wicks@finechocolateindustry.org.
  • Online registration is open. Check-in opens at 8:30 AM. Includes all day activities including new networking opportunities, Table Talks, educational programs, lunch and Gallery Showcase with appetizer buffet.

    Online registration ends 6/23/17; registration at the door will incur a $25 late charge.

    For assistance, please contact Jennifer Wicks, FCIA Member Services Manager: 406.370.8606 or j.wicks@finechocolateindustry.org.
  • FCIA is pleased to offer up to 30 culinary students from partnering schools a deeply discounted registration. Please register online using the code provided to you by your school. Registration covers the entire event from 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM. Questions? Contact Please contact Jennifer Wicks, FCIA Member Services Manager, 406.370.8606 or j.wicks@finechocolateindustry.org.

    Online registration ends 6/23/17; registration at the door will incur a $25 late charge.

Join us - Saturday, June 24, 2017
InterContinental New York Times Square Hotel 
300 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

 

Celebrating FCIA's 10-Year Anniversary!


Limited rooms with special rate.
Details Available Soon.

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FCIA - Ten Years and Growing!

New All Day Format!  

PROGRAM AGENDA

8:30 AM     Registration Opens

9:00 - 10:00 AM:  Networking Huddles   New!
  • Chocolate Maker Huddle
  • Chocolatier Huddle
  • New Member Huddle
9:00 - 10:50 AM:  Cocoa Sensory Workshop
  • Presented by Darin Sukha, Ph.D., Cocoa Research Centre, University of the West Indies.
    Limited to 45 participants.  RSVP during registration.  Now Full - a wait list is started.

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Table Talks    Extended & Expanded!


Session #1:  10:00 – 10:50
  • Five Secrets to Small Business Success for
    Chocolate Makers and Chocolatiers
  • Mentoring, Meet-ups, Business Survey & More:
    Introducing FCIA's New Programs   
Session #2:  11:00 – 11:50
  • Alternative Sweeteners & How to Use Them
  • Rumors, Myths & Truths: Health Benefits of Chocolate
  • Scaling Up: Quality vs. Growth  
Session #3:  12:00 – 12:50   
  • Inventory Management and Quality Assurance
  • What Consumers Really Think About Fine Chocolate: Results from FCIA's National Consumer Research 
  • Models for Impact: Fair Trade, Direct Trade and Transparent Trade                           

12:50 - 2:00 PM:  Lunch break - meal provided
                           (sponsored by ECOM)

12:00 - 5:00 PM:  FCIA's Not So Silent Auction

1:00 - 2:00 PM:  FCIA In Your Corner   New!
  • FCIA Timeline - Celebrating 10 Years!
  • Display Introducing New FCIA Member Benefits        
2:00 - 3:15 PM: Quality Along the Cocoa Value Chain and Its Link to Flavor
  • Presented by Darin Sukha, Ph.D., Cocoa Research Centre, University of the West Indies.             
3:30 - 5:00 PM:  Formal Program

5:00 – 7:00 PM:  Gallery Showcase & Networking
                                   Cocktail Reception  

  • Exhibitors
  • Networking
  • Lite appetizers
  • No-host cash bar
  • No So Silent Auction winners announced
*** Topics, presenters & schedule are subject to change***
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  • Lunch served at 1:00 PM
  • A  no-host bar will be open from 5:00 - 9:00 PM
  • An appetizer buffet will be offered during the Gallery Showcase
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Extra-Curricular Activities
These FCIA members in the New York area are providing additional activities while you're in the area:

Friday, June 23rd, 1:00 - 6:00 PM - FREE
Tour of bean-to-bar showroom with operating equipment
Saturday, June 24th, 7:30 - 9:30 PM - FREE
After-Party following FCIA's event



All weekend, Friday June 23rd - Sunday, June 25th
20% discount on all chocolatiering activities
Offered by Voila Chocolat221 W 79th St, New York, NY 10024

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FCIA Event Sponsors

We are extremely grateful for the generous support from our event sponsor:

                

                                                            

       


     

   


 

 
------FCIA Gallery Showcase Vendors ----- 

Our (vendor) Gallery Showcase is a great way to check out new products and get advice relevant to you business. Visit companies like:

ASpecialtyBox.com - Event Sponsor
Chef Rubber - Event Sponsor
Guittard Chocolate Company - Event Sponsor
Rockgate Group - Event Sponsor
TCF Sales - Event Sponsor
Tomric Systems - Event Sponsor


CocoaTown
ECOM
Dallas Chocolate Festival
DC Chocolate Festival
Diamond Custom Machines
Duerr Packaging
Heirloom Cacao Preservation
Hilliard's Chocolate
Institute of Culinary Education
KocoTek
Mesocacao
Micelli Mold
NW Chocolate Festival
PMCA
Savage Bros
The Big Chocolate Show
Valrhona




Each offers a wide variety of chocolate/ingredients, tools/equipment, and deep knowledge.


FCIA Refund Policy

All cancellation requests must be received at least 1 week before the event date, sent via e-mail to: info@finechocolateindustry.org. Unfortunately, no refunds will be made for requests received after that time.

Refunds are subject to a $20 cancellation fee. Refunds will be issued in the same form payment was made. Please allow two weeks for processing.

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For membership inquiries: Jennifer Wicks / 1.406.370.8606 / Email Jennifer
For San Francisco Event inquiries: Brianna Goldberg / 1.818.400.5154 / Email Brianna
Executive Director: Karen Bryant / 1.206.577.9983 / Email Karen

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