Join us - Saturday, June 27, 2015
InterContinental Times Square Hotel
(Note: see special room rate message below)
Designing Success: Visual Identity and Packaging for Fine Chocolate
3:30 PM Registration Opens
Table Talks NEW!
4:00 - 4:35: (session #1 - repeats in session #2)
4:45 - 5:20: (session #2)
Table #1: A Designer's Perspective on Projecting Your Visual Image
Michael Dyer of Remake Design, New York
Table #2: Owing the Retail Shelf- Enticing the Uncommitted Consumer
Matt and Yelena Caputo, Caputo's Deli
Table #3: Practical Tips for Creating Your Unique Chocolate Brand
Lisa Leick, Owner, Bean to Brand
Table #4: Working Effectively with Your Packaging Partners
Bill Copeland, Glacier Confections
Table #5: Chocolate Maker Forum - Quality Assurance
Brad Kintzer, TCHO
Table #6: Chocolatier Forum
Richard Tango-Lowy, Dancing Lion Chocolate
7:15 - 7:45: Keynote: Navigating the Landscape of Visual Identity
Presented by Jonathan Wajskol of Design Wajskol, New York
5:20 - 6:45: Gallery Showcase
6:50 - 7:15: Heirloom Cacao Preservation Update & Tasting
Dan Pearson, FCIA VP and Treasurer, HCP Executive Committee
Ed Seguine, Seguine Cacao Cocoa & Chocolate Advisors
Lyndel W. Meinhardt, USDA/ARS Sustainable Perennial Crops Lab
7:35 - 9:00: Networking
- Complimentary coffee, tea, and water will be available during the event.
- A no-host bar will be open from 4:30-8:30 PM
- An appetizer buffet will be offered during the evening
Special Room Rate
Note: Limited number of rooms at block rate at InterContinental Times Square Hotel through May 27th while they last. Call 1-866-875-1978 for all reservation requests. Guests should identify themselves as part of the "Fine Chocolate Industry Association" to receive the $309+ room block rate. Guests are also able to secure the rate with the following personalized weblink: Fine Chocolate.
FCIA Event Sponsors
We are extremely grateful to the generous support from these event sponsors
------FCIA Gallery Showcase Vendors -----
Our (vendor) Gallery Showcase is a great way to check out new products and get advise relevant to you business. Visit companies like:
Swiss Calet/Felchlin, CasaLuker, CocoaTown, Chef Rubber, ChocoTransferSheets.com, ECom Trading, Duyvis Wiener, Glarus Gourmet, Guittard Chocolate Company, ifiGourmet, Koco, Inc.,Savage Bros, Co., The Confectioners Friend-TCF Sales, Tomric, Trufflymade, 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: firstname.lastname@example.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.