Fine Chocolate Industry Association 


FCIA Elevate Chocolate Summer 2015 a huge success!  

On June 27th 270+ people came together at the InterContinental Times Square Hotel in New York and rocked the New York chocolate scene.

We'll be providing a detailed overview soon, but until then, enjoy these photos from volunteer Jared Thaler and drawings from our ImageThink artist capturing the spirit of the evening and the salient points of our exciting discussions.  

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Attendees participated in Table Talks, a new program activity, getting up-close and personal with six industry leaders to discuss topics tied to the theme of the event:  Designing Success: Visual Identity and Packaging for Fine Chocolate.  




Jonathan Wajskol of New York's designwajskol presented the keynote: Navigating the Landscape of Visual Identity.




Dan Pearson presented an update on FCIA's Heirloom Cacao Preservation initiative and Ed Seguine led a tasting of chocolate made from the latest HCP designated cacao. 


"As a new member in the FCIA the last year's event was my first exposure to the membership. Not only was I welcomed as a peer, I was exposed to suppliers and fellow chocolatiers that cared as much as I do about Chocolate. The evening provided a wealth of information, from quality packaging suppliers to extremely unique Chocolates to work with and educational resources. I look forward to a continuing membership as "Papa's Chocolates" continues to grow."
John Walter, Papa's Chocolates
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