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FCIA: Elevate Chocolate - Summer 2015(Members login to get your discounted registration)

  • June 27, 2015
  • 3:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • InterContinental Hotel - Times Square, 300 W. 44th St., New York, NY 10036


  • Check-in opens at 3:30; includes access to Gallery Showcase, Table Talks, networking, appetizer buffet and educational program.

    FCIA Member registration $125 - log in to get this discounted amount; $25 late fee if registering at the door.
  • Gallery Showcase Exhibitors, media sponsors and event sponsors receive comp registration. Please contact Karen Bryant, Association Manager, to complete your registration: 206.577.9983 or info@finechocolateindustry.org.
  • FCIA is pleased to offer up to 30 culinary students from partnering schools FREE registration. Please register online using the code provided to you by your school. Registration covers the entire event from 3:30 - 9:00 PM. Questions? Contact Karen at 206.577.9983 or info@finechocolateindustry.org.
  • Contact Karen Bryant, FCIA Association Manager, at 206.577.9983 or info@finechocolateindustry.org.
  • Choose this session if you are NOT AN FCIA DUES PAYING MEMBER but wish to attend the FCIA Summer Event. (If you are a dues paying member, to receive your discount, please log in using your member login.)

    Registration includes access to Gallery Showcase, Table Talks, networking, appetizer buffet and educational program.

    Non Member - registration $150; $25 late charge if registering at the door.

Registration is closed

Join us - Saturday, June 27, 2015 
InterContinental Times Square Hotel 
New York 


(Note: see special room rate message below)

Designing Success: Visual Identity and Packaging for Fine Chocolate 


3:30 PM     Registration Opens

Educational Program:
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: Owning the Retail Shelf- Enticing the Uncommitted Consumer
                        Matt Caputo, Caputo's Deli and Yelena Caputo, 
     Table #3: Make it Instinctive: Building a Breakthrough Chocolate Brand
                        Sadie Dyer, Beardwood & Co.
    Table #4: Working Effectively with Your Packaging Partners
                        Bill Copeland, Glacier Confections & Cynthia Copeland-Calvert,     
     Table #5: Chocolate Maker Forum - Quality Assurance 
                        Brad Kintzer, TCHO
     Table #6: Chocolatier Forum - Marketing, Pricing & Wholesale vs. Retail
                        Richard Tango-Lowy, Dancing Lion Chocolate

5:20 - 6:45:  Gallery Showcase

6:50 - 7:15:  Heirloom Cacao Preservation Update & Tasting
                    Presented by:
                      Dan Pearson, FCIA VP and Treasurer, HCP Executive Committee
                      Ed Seguine, Seguine Cacao Cocoa & Chocolate Advisors
7:15 - 7:45:  Keynote: Navigating the Landscape of Visual Identity                      Presented by Jonathan Wajskol of Design Wajskol, New York              

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 June 3rd 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, Aspecialtybox.comCasaLuker, Clear Candy Bags, CocoaTown, Chef Rubber, deZaan Gourmet, Duerr Packing, ECOMEZ Temper ifiGourmet, Mesocacao, Savage Bros, Co.,  The Confectioners Friend-TCF Sales, Tisano Cacao,Tea & ChocolateTomric, 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: info@finechocolateindustry.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.

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