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FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Winter 2018

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


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • TO GET YOUR MEMBER DISCOUNT: FIRST - LOG IN. THEN REGISTER. Check-in opens at 8:30 AM. Includes all day activities including new networking opportunities, breakout sessions, educational programs and Gallery Showcase with appetizer buffet. Lunch is a separate charge; please order this at time of registration.

    Online registration ends 1/19/18; registration at the door will incur a $25 late charge.

    For assistance, please contact Jennifer Wicks, FCIA Member Services Manager: 406.370.8606 or j.wicks@finechocolateindustry.org.
  • Gallery Showcase Exhibitors, media sponsors and event sponsors receive comp registration. Please contact Event Manager Brianna Goldberg to receive your comp registration code: b.goldberg@finechocolateindustry.org or (818) 400-5154.
  • FCIA is pleased to offer up to 15 culinary students from partnering schools a deeply discounted registration. Please register online using the code provided to you by your school.
    Lunch is a separate $30 charge. Questions? Contact FCIA Member Services Manager, 406.370.8606 or j.wicks@finechocolateindustry.org.

    Online registration ends 1/19/18; registration at the door will incur a $25 late charge.
  • To receive your registration code, contact Karen Bryant, FCIA Executive Director, at 206.577.9983 or k.bryant@finechocolateindustry.org
  • Categories include: workshop presenters, panel members and HCP presenters. Contact Event Manager Brianna Goldberg to receive comp registration code: b.goldberg@finechocolateindustry.org or (818) 400-5154.
  • Member of the FCIA Board of Directors
  • $165 + $25 late fee
  • $245 + $25 late fee
  • Please check with Karen Bryant, Association Manager, to be confirmed as a volunteer for this event: 206.577.9983 or info@finechocolateindustry.org

Registration is closed

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

Pre-Registration is now closed. You may still register in person 
at the event on Saturday, January 20, 2018. 



Fine Chocolate: A Global Industry in a Time of Change

8:30 AM     Registration Opens

  • Chocolate Maker Huddle
  • Chocolatier Huddle
  • International Member Huddle

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

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Breakout Sessions   Extended & Expanded!

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 - 3:00 PM: Special Guest Presenter Alice Medrich
Alice Medrich, James Beard Award Winner, author, pastry chef and teacher, leads a panel on:  The Future of Chocolate in the Pastry Kitchen

3:30 - 5:00 PM:  Formal Program
  • President’s Welcome
  • Heirloom Cacao Preservation (HCP) Update & Tasting
    HCP President Dan Pearson, Maranon Chocolate and 
    Ed Seguine, Seguine Cacao, Cocoa and Chocolate Advisors
  • 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 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:

ASpecialtyBox.com - Event Sponsor
Chef Rubber - Event Sponsor
ChocoTransferSheets. com
- Event Sponsor
Guittard Chocolate Company - Event Sponsor
TCF Sales - Event Sponsor

Conexion Chocolate
Diamond Custom Machines
Enliven Cacao
Heirloom Cacao Preservation
Hilliard’s Chocolate Systems
Micelli Chocolate Mold Co.
Rockgate Group
Savage Bros
The Big Chocolate Show
The Dallas Chocolate Festival
The Northwest Chocolate Festival
Tomric Systems, Inc.

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: info@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.

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