Event Speakers
  • Mr Jim Rogers

    Investment Expert and Author

  • Mr Euan Mann

    Director,
    Complete Commodity Solutions

  • Mr Manfred Borer

    Chairman,
    PT KOLTIVA Indonesia

  • Ms Geana Barbosa

    Head of Sales,
    Euromonitor International

  • Mr Bas Smit

    Global Marketing Director,
    Barry Callebaut

  • Ms Pam Thornton

    Portfolio Manager,
    Armajaro Group

  • Mr Harold Poelma

    President,
    Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate

  • Mr Yeong Chye

    Global Business Head-Asia Pacific,
    Olam Cocoa

  • Mr Gricha Safarian

    General Manager,
    Puratos Grand-Place Vietnam

  • Mr Paul Davis

    Deputy Head of Cocoa,
    Sucden

  • Mr Joseph Larose

    Head of Sustainability,
    Touton

  • Mr Justin Leavenworth

    Global Markets Director,
    UTZ

  • Mr Steve Wateridge

    Managing Partner,
    Tropical Research Services

Making Asian Cocoa Great Again!

Proudly organised by the Cocoa Association of Asia (CAA), this October, The 2017 CAA International Cocoa Conference will bring together over 500 of the world’s leading players in cocoa & chocolate to Singapore for a powerful 2-day event of discussions, networking and deal-making.

 

Unprecedented volatility in cocoa prices and increasing headwinds in cocoa & chocolate consumption have undoubtedly had an effect on the industry in recent times while production in Asia has stagnated and is at risk of dwindling further – this naturally leads to the question of how the industry will make cocoa great again, globally and particularly in Asia.

 

Join us and participate as renowned experts present and debate in a series of interactive panel discussions on key topics ranging from global cocoa fundamentals & sustainability to the future consumption trends in Asia & beyond.

 

The 2017 CAA International Cocoa Conference – Making Asian Cocoa Great Again!

Who Should Attend

  • Cocoa producers, traders, grinders, manufacturers
  • Cocoa related and derivative industries
  • Bankers, hedge funds, logistics providers, machinery suppliers
  • Policy makers from public and private institutions
  • Organisations and individuals interested and involved in cocoa and chocolate
  • Researchers and academicians
Dress Code
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Conference

Business Attire

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Welcome Dinner at USS

Smart Casual

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Gala Dinner

Dark Lounge Suit or
Long Sleeve Batik for Gentlemen

Event Schedule
1.30pm – 2.30pm Registration East Lobby, RWS
2.30pm – 2.35pm Welcome Address by Gold Sponsor – Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate
Mr Harold Poelma, President
East Ballroom, RWS
Session 1 – Macroeconomic Outlook for Asia and the World
 What does Trump mean for Asia?
 How will exchange rates move?
 China China China – the BIG Question
2.35pm – 3.05pm Plenary Speaker – Mr Jim Rogers, Investment Expert and Author East Ballroom, RWS
3.05pm – 4.10pm Panel Discussion moderated by TBC East Ballroom, RWS
4.10pm – 4.30pm Afternoon Tea Break East Foyer, RWS
4.30pm – 4.35pm Welcome Address by Gold Sponsor – Guan Chong Berhad
Mr Brandon Tay, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
East Ballroom, RWS
Session 2 – Cocoa Fundamentals Outlook
 Supply & Demand 2016/17
 2017/18 and beyond
 Demand Pull, Supply Push
4.35pm – 5.05pm Plenary Speaker – Mr Euan Mann, Director, Complete Commodity Solutions East Ballroom, RWS
5.05pm – 6.10pm Panel Discussion
Moderated by Mr Steve Wateridge, Managing Partner, Tropical Research Services

Panellists

East Ballroom, RWS
7.30pm – 10.30pm Welcome Dinner at Universal Studios Singapore Universal Studios, RWS
8.00am – 8.45am Registration East Lobby, RWS
8.45am – 8.50am Welcome Address by Gold Sponsor – Olam Cocoa
Mr Gerard A. Manley, Chief Executive Officer
East Ballroom, RWS
Session 3 – Increasing Cocoa Farmer Resilience in Asia
 What is the Asian cocoa farmer going to do in an environment of low prices?
 How do we reverse the downtrend?
 How do we push sustainability to the forefront of consumer consciousness in Asia?
8.50am – 9.20am Plenary Speaker – Mr Manfred Borer, Chairman, PT KOLTIVA Indonesia East Ballroom, RWS
9.20am – 10.25am Panel Discussion
Moderated by TBC

Panellists

East Ballroom, RWS
10.25am – 10.45am Morning Tea Break East Foyer, RWS
10.45am – 10.50am Welcome Address by Gold Sponsor – JB Foods Limited
Mr Tey How Keong, Chief Executive Officer
East Ballroom, RWS
Session 4 – Future Cocoa & Chocolate Consumption Trends in Asia and the World
What’s the next big thing?
  Aged chocolate
Shaking the sugar tax
 What will China gravitate towards?
10.50am – 11.20am Plenary Speaker –  Ms Geana Barbosa, Head of Sales, Euromonitor International, Singapore East Ballroom, RWS
11.20am – 12.25pm Panel Discussion
Moderated by TBC

Panellists

East Ballroom 3, RWS
12.25pm – 1.30pm Lunch East Ballroom 3, RWS
6.30pm – 7.30pm Registration & Cocktail Reception East & Central Foyer
7.30pm – 8.30pm Welcome address by Mr Richard Fahey, Chairman, Cocoa Association of Asia Central Ballroom
Opening address by Platinum Sponsor, Barry Callebaut
Keynote Speaker (TBA) and Launch of Cocoa Trading Program
8.30pm – 10.00pm Dinner & Entertainment Central Ballroom

* Programme is subject to change

Registration Pricing

Conference
& Gala Dinner

USD 700

Early Bird Price
(Ends on 15 July 2017)


USD 850

Regular Price
(From 16 July 2017 onwards)

Conference Only
(3 & 4 Oct)

USD 500

Early Bird Price
(Ends on 15 July 2017)


USD 650

Regular Price
(From 16 July 2017 onwards)

Gala Dinner Only
(4 Oct)

USD 300

Early Bird Price
(Ends on 15 July 2017)


USD 380

Regular Price
(From 16 July 2017 onwards)

USS Dinner & 3 Rides
(3 Oct)

USD 125

Early Bird Price
(Ends on 15 July 2017)


USD 150

Regular Price
(From 16 July 2017 onwards)

Organised by

Supported by

Held In

Event Location

 

Resorts World Sentosa
Convention Centre

 

8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269

© 2017 Cocoa Association of Asia

Event Location

 

Resorts World Sentosa
Convention Centre

 

8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269

© 2017 Cocoa Association of Asia