Fine Chocolate Industry Association 


Open for Registration!

Saturday, January 20, 2018
Intercontinental San Francisco Hotel


Thank you, Event Sponsors

Upcoming events

    • 01/20/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
    • InterContinental San Francisco Hotel, 888 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Join us - Saturday, January 20, 2018
    InterContinental San Francisco Hotel 
    888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Limited number of special rate rooms ($293) are available. Deadline is December 21st.
    Link to register for room included in confirmation email you'll receive upon registering for event.)



    Fine Chocolate: A Global Industry in a Time of Change

    All Day Format!  

    PROGRAM AGENDA  (in development; will be announced soon)

    8:30 AM     Registration Opens

    9:00 - 10:00 AM:  Networking Huddles   
    • Chocolate Maker Huddle
    • Chocolatier Huddle
    • New Member Huddle

    9:30 - 6:30 PM:  Not So Silent Auction

    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Breakout Sessions   Extended & Expanded!
    • Session #1:  10:00 – 10:50   
    • Session #2:  11:00 – 11:50   
    • Session #3:  12:00 – 12:50 

      (Breakout sessions and presenters to be announced shortly)
    12:50 - 2:00 PM:  Lunch break (additional $30; pay online at time of registration)

    1:00 - 3:15 PM:  Preview - Gallery Showcase

    1:15 - 2:00 PM  Lunch & Learn (select from three presentations while you enjoy lunch)

    2:15 - 3:15 PM: Special Guest Presenter 
    • Alice Medrich, James Beard Award Winner, author, pastry chef and teacher
    3:30 - 5:00 PM:  Formal Program
    • President’s Welcome
    • Heirloom Cacao Preservation (HCP) Update & Tasting
    • Keynote:  Howard-Yana Shapiro, Ph.D., Chief Agricultural Officer, Mars, Inc.,
      Senior Fellow, UC, Davis, Science Advisor, MIT Media Lab

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

    • Exhibitors
    • Networking
    • Appetizer bar
    • No-host cash bar
    • Not So Silent Auction winning bids announced
    • Deli lunch served at 1:00 PM - $30; pay online at registration
    • A  no-host bar will be open from 5:00 - 7:30 PM
    • Appetizers offered during the Gallery Showcase

    FCIA Event Sponsors

    We are extremely grateful for the generous support from our event sponsor:







    ------FCIA Gallery Showcase Vendors ----- 

    Our (vendor) Gallery Showcase is a great way to check out new products and get advice relevant to you business. Visit companies like: - Event Sponsor
    Chef Rubber - Event Sponsor
    Guittard Chocolate Company - Event Sponsor
    TCF Sales - Event Sponsor

    Diamond Custom Machines
    EZ Temper
    Hilliard’s Chocolate Systems
    Micelli Chocolate Mold Co.
    Rockgate Group
    Tomric Systems, Inc.
    The Dallas Chocolate Festival
    The Big Chocolate Show

    (many more to be announced shortly)

    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: 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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For membership inquiries: Jennifer Wicks / 1.406.370.8606 / Email Jennifer
For San Francisco Event inquiries: Brianna Goldberg / 1.818.400.5154 / Email Brianna
Executive Director: Karen Bryant / 1.206.577.9983 / Email Karen

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