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Foundation for the Future in Fine Chocolate

Spring is just a few weeks away. It's time to start thinking about FCIA's 
Elevate Chocolate Summer Event which will be held on June 22, 2019
at the InterContinental Hotel Times Square in New York City.

Registration is open! 
In addition to registering to attend, please consider donating to the 
Not So Silent Auction, sharing your company in the Gallery Showcase
or Partnership Exhibit, or Volunteer. We hope to see you in New York in June!



Save the date for the Winter Elevate Chocolate Event:
January, 2020 in San Francisco.


To learn more about other chocolate industry events, check out the
Affiliated Industry Associations & Events page.

"Through their events, the Fine Chocolate Industry Association offers its members and guests a unique and wonderful opportunity to learn more about the world of chocolate and its on-going evolution as well as sharing on a one-on-one basis its knowledge, achievements and experiences. This is a unique forum not to be missed!" Jacques De Waele, Savage Bros. Co.

Upcoming events

    • May 16, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC-03:00)
    • São Paulo, Brazil
    • 32

    FCIA South/Central America 
    Regional Meet-Up

    Hosted By 

    Arcelia Gallardo of Mission Chocolate
    in conjunction with

    São Paulo, Brazil
    Saturday, May 16, 2019
    7:00 - 9:00 PM

    Register online today!
    Registration required to attend.

    Second FCIA Regional Meet-Up in Brazil.

    We're proud that our good friends in Brazil are sponsoring the second annual South/Central American FCIA Regional Meet-Up. 

    Meet the Host of FCIA's South/Central America Regional Meet-Up,
    our good friend Arcelia Gallardo of Mission Chocolate and friends.

    What's on the agenda?

    The Global Craft Chocolate Movement:
    Distribution, Variety and Styles

    Chloe Doutre-Roussel, Chloe Chocolate
    Greg D'Alesandre, Dandelion Chocolate

    Chloe Doutre-Roussel                                  Greg D'Alesandre            

    And, of course, networking, networking and more networking!

    Who is invited?

    This meet-up in São Paulo, Brazil on May 16th is focused on South & Central America, but we invite all FCIA Members and Friends from all over - chocolate makers, chocolateirs, pastry chefs, bakers, writers, bloggers, educators and other professionals who support the fine chocolate industry. 

      This South/Central America Regional Meet-Up is limited to 25 participants.
      There are 5 full scholarships available for current culinary students.
      We do require you to register online.

      $35 per person, includes refreshments.
      Five full scholarships for current culinary students

      Register online today! 
      Please register by May 13th. 

      Location: São Paulo, Brazil
      Exact address will sent to you upon registering.


      • June 22, 2019
      • 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
      • InterContinental New York Times Square @ 300 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036

      Join us - Saturday, June 22, 2019
      InterContinental New York Times Square 
      300 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

      A block of special rate rooms has been secured.
      A link to access the special room rate will be provided
      once registration is complete. 


      Foundations for the Future
      in Fine Chocolate

      8:30 AM  Registration Opens
      9:00 - 10:00 AM: FCIA Membership Assembly

      10:00 - 10:15 AM: Break

      10:15 - 11:15 AM:  Workshop Session 1

      11:15 - 11:30 AM:  Break

      11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Workshop Session 2

      12:30 - 1:30 PM:  Informal Lunch - Partnership Exhibits and Not So Silent Auction

      1:30 - 2:30 PM: Workshop Session 3

      2:30 - 2:45 PM:  Break - Partnership Exhibits and Not So Silent Auction 

      2:45 - 4:45 PM: Plenary Discussion

      • Heirloom Cacao Preservation (HCP) Update 
      • Panel: MOOCA Program Announcement
      • Keynote Panel
      • FCIA Recognition Awards

      4:45 - 5:00 PM: Not So Silent Auction Bidding

      5:00 – 7:30 PM:  Gallery Showcase & Networking Cocktail Reception  

      • Exhibitors
      • Networking
      • Appetizer bar
      • No-host cash bar open from 5:00 - 7:30PM
      • Not So Silent Auction winning bids announced

                                   FCIA Gold Event Sponsors

                                    We are extremely grateful for the generous support from our Gold Event Sponsor:


        FCIA Silver Event Sponsors
        We are extremely grateful for the generous support from our Silver Event Sponsor: 


        FCIA Bronze Event Sponsors
         We are extremely grateful for the generous support from our Bronze Event Sponsor:



        Thank you, Partnership Exhibit Sponsors 

        FCIA Gallery Showcase Exhibitors
        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 
         Diamond Custom Machines
        Duerr Packaging 
        JBM Packaging 
        Rockgate Group 
        Salon du Chocolat - New York
        Savage Brothers 
        TCF Sales

        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:j.wicks@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.

      Past events

      January 12, 2019 FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Winter 2019
      October 21, 2018 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - New England
      June 30, 2018 FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Summer 2018
      June 03, 2018 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - Northern California
      May 04, 2018 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - South/Central America
      April 26, 2018 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - Northwest
      March 29, 2018 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - Upper MidWest
      March 16, 2018 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - SouthWest States
      March 14, 2018 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - Southern States
      January 20, 2018 FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Winter 2018
      October 18, 2017 FCIA Texas Regional Meet-Up
      June 24, 2017 FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Summer 2017
      January 21, 2017 FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Winter 2017
      September 12, 2016 ECOM Ecuadorian Cacao Experince
      June 25, 2016 FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Summer 2016
      January 16, 2016 FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Winter 2016
      June 27, 2015 FCIA: Elevate Chocolate - Summer 2015(Members login to get your discounted registration)
      January 10, 2015 FCIA Winter Event 2015 (Members login to get your discounted registration)
      June 28, 2014 FCIA Summer Event 2014
      January 18, 2014 FCIA Winter Event 2014 (Members login to get your discounted registration)
      October 20, 2013 FCIA Networking Party: Chicago-Midwest Region
      June 29, 2013 FCIA Summer Event
      January 19, 2013 FCIA 2013 Winter Event
      June 16, 2012 FCIA's 2012 Summer Event
      January 14, 2012 FCIA's January 14th Event: Fine Cacao...Protect the Species & Share the Passion!
      July 11, 2011 FCIA / USDA-ARS Tour Confirmation
      July 09, 2011 FCIA - 2011 Summer Event - The Future of Fine Flavor Cacao
      January 15, 2011 2011 Winter Event
      June 26, 2010 Registration for the FCIA Summer Event on June 26th in New York City
      January 16, 2010 Join us for the Fine Chocolate Industry Cocktail Party
      January 16, 2010 January 16th Program: Mystery, Myths, and Facts of Chocolate Health Benefits
      June 27, 2009 FCIA Members, Friends, & Industry Cocktail Reception
      June 27, 2009 June 2009 Educational Session
      June 27, 2009 June Members Only Networking Session & All Members Meeting- 2009

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      Executive Director: Bill Guyton / 1.206.577.9983 / Email Bill

      Event Manager: Nicole Price / 1.312.953.4541 / Email Nicole

      For membership inquiries: Jennifer Wicks / 1.406.370.8606 / Email Jennifer


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