Fine Chocolate Industry Association 


Registration Open!

June 24, 2017
New York, NY

Thank you, Event Sponsors!



Want to take advantage of the special $80 member discount to register
but aren't a member yet?  No problem.

Become an FCIA Member during our Summer 2017 Membership Campaign and then register for the event.
And, during the Campaign, you'll save $50 toward your membership (Professional, Corporate & Small Business levels).
 Just remember to use the special membership code:  Summer2017

Upcoming events

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

    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.


    FCIA - Ten Years and Growing!

    New All Day Format!  


    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.

    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 & 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: From Ingredients, to Products,
      to Spot-On Sales.
    • What You Need to Know About What Consumers Really Think About Fine Chocolate: Results from FCIA's National Consumer Research 
    • TBD

    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!
    • Introduction of 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
    • Appetizer bar
    • No-host cash bar
    • No So Silent Auction winners announced
    *** Topics, presenters & schedule are subject to change***
    • 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


    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: - 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

    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: 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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