Contact FCIA

For general questions, please send an email to

Olja Hocevar Van Wely

Executive Director

Cathy Ford
Manager of Member Services

Financial Matters

We are an internet based organization and do not have a physical office location. If you wish to mail something to us, please send to:
Fine Chocolate Industry Association
PO Box 664
Hamilton, MT 59840

Media Kit 

The Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA) is a unique organization focused on serving the fine cacao and chocolate segment in North America.

FCIA Board Members are available to the media for interviews and comment on issues relating to marketplace and consumption trends, health and nutrition, transparent cacao production and trade, ingredient quality, and selected other subjects.

For more information about the FCIA and its members, issues, and upcoming events, please contact our office at

About FCIA
Our Mission, Vision, Values
About Fine Chocolate
Consumer-facing educational platform and marketplace: Make Mine Fine


FCIA Event Media Coverage 

FCIA Press Badge Guidelines

FCIA invites the media to all of our events. We issue press badges to qualified media. All credential requests are subject to approval by FCIA management. Media coverage is open for digital and in-person events.

Press Accreditation Guidelines 

Members of general and food-specific press who do not have a business interest in chocolate are welcome to request a press pass for specific FCIA events for coverage and reporting. We are also happy to refer inquiries to individual members who may be willing to comment or expand on subjects of journalistic interest.  While we celebrate the diversity of an ever-growing abundance of chocolate-specific media businesses and recognize the important work they do to broadcast our message, we encourage them to consider joining as individual members.

We offer members of the general press (for example, a country-wide television network like CBC or world-renowned printed media such as the New York Times or The Economist) or food-specific outlets (e.g. the Food Network or Eater magazine) a free pass to selected events and gatherings, pending credential presentation and proper accreditation. 

To ask for accreditation, please forward your press credentials (e.g., ID, editor letter) and a brief explanation of your objective in covering our programming to

On-Site Registration

Media registering on site at in-person events will be asked to provide evidence to provide previous media accreditation, as required for pre-registration.