Fine Chocolate Industry Association 


Registration Open!

June 24, 2017
New York, NY

Thank you, Event Sponsors!



Want to take advantage of the special $80 member discount to register
but aren't a member yet?  No problem.

Become an FCIA Member during our Summer 2017 Membership Campaign and then register for the event.
And, during the Campaign, you'll save $50 toward your membership (Professional, Corporate & Small Business levels).
 Just remember to use the special membership code:  Summer2017

Upcoming events

    • 06/24/2017
    • 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • InterContinental New York Times Square Hotel, 300 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

    Join us - Saturday, June 24, 2017
    InterContinental New York Times Square Hotel 
    300 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036


    Celebrating FCIA's 10-Year Anniversary!

    Limited rooms with special rate.
    Details Available Soon.


    FCIA - Ten Years and Growing!

    New All Day Format!  


    8:30 AM     Registration Opens

    9:00 - 10:00 AM:  Networking Huddles   New!
    • Chocolate Maker Huddle
    • Chocolatier Huddle
    • New Member Huddle
    9:00 - 10:50 AM:  Cocoa Sensory Workshop
    • Presented by Darin Sukha, Ph.D., Cocoa Research Centre, University of the West Indies.
      Limited to 45 participants.  RSVP during registration.  Now Full - a wait list is started.

    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Table Talks    Extended & Expanded!

    Session #1:  10:00 – 10:50
    • Five Secrets to Small Business Success for
      Chocolate Makers and Chocolatiers
    • Mentoring, Meet-ups, Business Survey & More:
      Introducing FCIA's New Programs   
    Session #2:  11:00 – 11:50
    • Alternative Sweeteners & How to Use Them
    • Rumors, Myths & Truths: Health Benefits of Chocolate
    • Scaling Up: Quality vs. Growth  
    Session #3:  12:00 – 12:50   
    • Inventory Management and Quality Assurance
    • What Consumers Really Think About Fine Chocolate: Results from FCIA's National Consumer Research 
    • Models for Impact: Fair Trade, Direct Trade and Transparent Trade                           

    12:50 - 2:00 PM:  Lunch break - meal provided
                               (sponsored by ECOM)

    12:00 - 5:00 PM:  FCIA's Not So Silent Auction

    1:00 - 2:00 PM:  FCIA In Your Corner   New!
    • FCIA Timeline - Celebrating 10 Years!
    • Display Introducing New FCIA Member Benefits        
    2:00 - 3:15 PM: Quality Along the Cocoa Value Chain and Its Link to Flavor
    • Presented by Darin Sukha, Ph.D., Cocoa Research Centre, University of the West Indies.             
    3:30 - 5:00 PM:  Formal Program

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

    • Exhibitors
    • Networking
    • Lite appetizers
    • No-host cash bar
    • No So Silent Auction winners announced
    *** Topics, presenters & schedule are subject to change***
    • Lunch served at 1:00 PM
    • A  no-host bar will be open from 5:00 - 9:00 PM
    • An appetizer buffet will be offered during the Gallery Showcase

    Extra-Curricular Activities
    These FCIA members in the New York area are providing additional activities while you're in the area:

    Friday, June 23rd, 1:00 - 6:00 PM - FREE
    Tour of bean-to-bar showroom with operating equipment
    Saturday, June 24th, 7:30 - 9:30 PM - FREE
    After-Party following FCIA's event

    All weekend, Friday June 23rd - Sunday, June 25th
    20% discount on all chocolatiering activities
    Offered by Voila Chocolat221 W 79th St, New York, NY 10024


    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
    Rockgate Group - Event Sponsor
    TCF Sales - Event Sponsor
    Tomric Systems - Event Sponsor

    Dallas Chocolate Festival
    DC Chocolate Festival
    Diamond Custom Machines
    Duerr Packaging
    Heirloom Cacao Preservation
    Hilliard's Chocolate
    Institute of Culinary Education
    Micelli Mold
    NW Chocolate Festival
    Savage Bros
    The Big Chocolate Show

    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 New York Event inquiries: Dan Kaplan / 1.603.491.5716 / Email Dan
Executive Director: Karen Bryant / 1.206.577.9983 / Email Karen

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