Join us - Saturday, January 21, 2017
InterContinental San Francisco Hotel
888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Kicking-Off FCIA's 10-Year Anniversary!
Tasting the Future of Fine Chocolate: Innovations in Process, Flavor, Business and Marketing
New All Day Format!
8:30 AM Registration Opens
9:00 - 10:00 AM: Networking Huddles New!
- Chocolate Maker Huddle
- Chocolatier Huddle
- Industry Supplier Huddle
- New Member Huddle
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Table Talks Extended & Expanded!
- Session #1: 10:00 – 10:50
- Session #2: 11:00 – 11:50
- Session #3: 12:00 – 12:50
12:50 - 2:00 PM: Lunch break
1:00 - 2:00 PM: FCIA In Your Corner New!
- Writers Corner
- Founders Corner
- Members Corner
2:00 - 3:30 PM: FDA's 2016 Food Safety Modernization Act
(FSMA) - What the Fine Chocolate
Community Needs to Know
Laura Shumow, National Confectioners Association
3:30 - 5:00 PM: Formal Program
- President’s Welcome
- FCIA Tenth Anniversary Kickoff
- HCP Update and Tasting
- Keynote Speakers:
- Michael Recchiuti, Recchiuti Confections
- Volker Lehmann, Frontier Ventures
5:00 – 7:00 PM: Gallery Showcase & Networking
- Appetizer bar
- No-host cash bar
- Raffle winners announced
7:15 - 9:00 PM: FCIA After-Party New!
- Limited time special room rate offer (info will be sent upon event registration)
- Water will be available during the event.
- A no-host bar will be open from 5:00 - 9:00 PM
- An appetizer buffet will be offered during the evening
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:
Chef Rubber - Event Sponsor
Guittard Chocolate Company - Event Sponsor
Diamond Custom Machines
NW Chocolate Festival
Oro Maya Chocolate
Tisano Cacao, Tea & Chocolate
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: email@example.com. 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.