Fine Chocolate Industry Association 

FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Summer 2017

  • 06/24/2017
  • 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
  • InterContinental New York Times Square Hotel, 300 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Registration

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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
  • Industry Supplier 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.

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

Session #1:  10:00 – 10:50
  • What Consumers Really Think About Fine Chocolate
  • Rumors, Myths & Truths: Health Benefits of Chocolate
  • Scaling Up: Quality vs. Growth  
Session #2:  11:00 – 11:50
  • Five Secrets to Small Business Success for Chocolate Makers and Chocolatiers
  • Alternative Sweeteners & How to Use Them
  • Mentoring, Meet-ups & More: Introducing FCIA's New Programs   
Session #3:  12:00 – 12:50   
  • Labeling Regulations You Need to Know About
  • Key to Successful Ingredients Sourcing
  • What Consumers Really Think About Fine Chocolate    

12:50 - 2:00 PM:  Lunch break - meal provided

1:00 - 2:00 PM:  FCIA In Your Corner   New!
  • Founders Corner
  • Members Corner
                 
2:00 - 3:30 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
  • President’s Welcome
  • FCIA Tenth Anniversary Celebration
  • Recognition of Excellence Awards
  • HCP Update and Tasting    
  • Keynote Speakers
    • Jacques Torres, Jacques Torres Chocolate
    • Alex Whitmore, Taza Chocolate

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

  • Exhibitors
  • Networking
  • Appetizer bar
  • No-host cash bar
  • Raffle 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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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


Diamond Custom Machines
ECOM Cocoa
Micelli Mold
Savage Bros
Truffly Made
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 New York Event inquiries: Dan Kaplan / 1.603.491.5716 / Email Dan
Executive Director: Karen Bryant / 1.206.577.9983 / Email Karen

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