Fine Chocolate Industry Association 

FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Winter 2018

  • 01/20/2018
  • 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
  • InterContinental San Francisco Hotel, 888 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • TO GET YOUR MEMBER DISCOUNT: FIRST - LOG IN. THEN REGISTER. Check-in opens at 8:30 AM. Includes all day activities including new networking opportunities, breakout sessions, educational programs and Gallery Showcase with appetizer buffet. Lunch is a separate charge; please order this at time of registration.

    Online registration ends 1/19/18; 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, breakout sessions, educational programs and Gallery Showcase with appetizer buffet. Lunch is a separate charge; please order this at time of registration.

    Online registration ends 1/19/18; 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 Event Manager Brianna Goldberg to receive your comp registration code: b.goldberg@finechocolateindustry.org or (818) 400-5154.
  • FCIA is pleased to offer up to 15 culinary students from partnering schools a deeply discounted registration. Please register online using the code provided to you by your school.
    Lunch is a separate $30 charge. Questions? Contact FCIA Member Services Manager, 406.370.8606 or j.wicks@finechocolateindustry.org.

    Online registration ends 1/19/18; registration at the door will incur a $25 late charge.
  • To receive your registration code, contact Karen Bryant, FCIA Executive Director, at 206.577.9983 or k.bryant@finechocolateindustry.org
  • Categories include: workshop presenters, panel members and HCP presenters. Contact Event Manager Brianna Goldberg to receive comp registration code: b.goldberg@finechocolateindustry.org or (818) 400-5154.
  • Member of the FCIA Board of Directors
  • Please check with Karen Bryant, Association Manager, to be confirmed as a volunteer for this event: 206.577.9983 or info@finechocolateindustry.org

Register

Join us - Saturday, January 20, 2018
InterContinental San Francisco Hotel 
888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Limited number of special rate rooms ($293) are available. Deadline is December 21st.
Link to register for room included in confirmation email you'll receive upon registering for event.)

 

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Fine Chocolate: A Global Industry in a Time of Change

All Day Format!  

PROGRAM AGENDA  (in development; will be announced soon)

8:30 AM     Registration Opens

9:00 - 10:00 AM:  Networking Huddles   
  • Chocolate Maker Huddle
  • Chocolatier Huddle
  • New Member Huddle

9:30 - 6:30 PM:  Not So Silent Auction

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Breakout Sessions   Extended & Expanded!
  • Session #1:  10:00 – 10:50   
  • Session #2:  11:00 – 11:50   
  • Session #3:  12:00 – 12:50 

    (Breakout sessions and presenters to be announced shortly)
12:50 - 2:00 PM:  Lunch break (additional $30; pay online at time of registration)

1:00 - 3:15 PM:  Preview - Gallery Showcase

1:15 - 2:00 PM  Lunch & Learn (select from three presentations while you enjoy lunch)

2:15 - 3:15 PM: Special Guest Presenter 
  • Alice Medrich, James Beard Award Winner, author, pastry chef and teacher
3:30 - 5:00 PM:  Formal Program
  • President’s Welcome
  • Heirloom Cacao Preservation (HCP) Update & Tasting
  • Keynote:  Howard-Yana Shapiro, Ph.D., Chief Agricultural Officer, Mars, Inc.,
    Senior Fellow, UC, Davis, Science Advisor, MIT Media Lab

5:00 – 7:30 PM:  Gallery Showcase & Networking Cocktail Reception  

  • Exhibitors
  • Networking
  • Appetizer bar
  • No-host cash bar
  • Not So Silent Auction winning bids announced
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  • Deli lunch served at 1:00 PM - $30; pay online at registration
  • A  no-host bar will be open from 5:00 - 7:30 PM
  • Appetizers 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
TCF Sales - Event Sponsor

(many more to be announced shortly)

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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