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 Prof Annie Koh, Vice President, Office of Business Development, SMU


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


East Ballroom, RWS
7.00pm – 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 Mr Ross Jaax, Program Director, Swisscontact


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 Mr Marc Donaldson, Senior Partner, On The Ball Consulting


East Ballroom 3, RWS
12.25pm – 1.30pm Lunch East Ballroom 3, RWS
6.30pm – 7.30pm Registration & Cocktail Reception East Foyer
7.30pm – 8.30pm Welcome Address by Ms Ananya Mukherjee, General Manager,
Group Internal Communications, Corporate Communications,
Olam International Limited
Central Ballroom
Opening Address by Mr Richard Fahey, Chairman,
Cocoa Association of Asia
Opening Address by Mr Steven Retzlaff, President, Global Cocoa, Barry Callebaut
Keynote Speech by Ms Kathy Lai, Deputy Chief Executive Officer,
International Enterprise (IE) Singapore
Launch of Cocoa Trading Program
8.30pm – 10.00pm Dinner Commences Central Ballroom

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