Join us - Saturday, January 20, 2018
InterContinental San Francisco Hotel
888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Limited number of special rate rooms ($293) were available through December 21st.
Those rooms are no longer available.
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 Auction10:00 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
- 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.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.