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FCIA Elevate Chocolate Event & Trade Fair 2020

  • March 06, 2020
  • 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

Registration

  • TO GET YOUR MEMBER DISCOUNT: FIRST - LOG IN. THEN REGISTER. Check-in opens at 5 PM Thursday, March 5 for the evening reception. Check-in continues at 9 AM on Friday, March 6. Includes all day activities: networking opportunities, workshop sessions, educational programs and the Trade Fair.

    Online registration ends 3/3/20; 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.
  • Online registration is open.Check-in opens at 5 PM Thursday, March 5 for the evening reception. Check-in continues at 9 AM on Friday, March 6. Includes all day activities: networking opportunities, workshop sessions, educational programs and the Trade Fair.

    Online registration ends 3/3/20; 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.
  • FCIA is pleased to offer up to 10 culinary students from partnering schools a deeply discounted registration. Please register online using the code provided to you by your school.

    Questions? Contact FCIA Member Services Manager, 406.370.8606 or j.wicks@finechocolateindustry.org.

    Online registration ends 3/3/20; registration at the door will incur a $25 late charge.
  • Categories include: workshop presenters, panel members and HCP presenters. Contact Jennifer Wicks to receive comp registration code: j.wicks@finechocolateindustry.org or (460) 370.8606.
  • FCIA Press Badge Guidelines

    FCIA encourages media to attend all of our events. We issue press badges to qualified media to cover our Elevate Chocolate Events. All credential requests are subject to approval by FCIA management.

    Who Qualifies for Press Badges?
    Working journalists in print, broadcast and digital media on assignment or conducting research for established publications and media outlets. This includes reporters, editors and publishers. Film crews and photographers must have proof of assignment.
    •Freelancers must have published or broadcast in an established media outlet in past year on topics related to the specialty food industry.
    •Blog writers must have created new content within the past three months on topics related to fine chocolate. Product giveaways and contests do not qualify. Blog writers may be asked to provide evidence from a data-tracking service (such as Google Analytics) that unique visitors exceed 3,500 per month.
    •YouTube channels must have created new content within the past six months on topics related to fine chocolate. YouTubers must provide evidence from a data-tracking service (such as Google Analytics) showing a minimum of 250,000 average monthly views.
    •Social Media Influencers, those with Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and others with relevant following but not affiliated with a media outlet. Must have a minimum of 20k followers on at least one social media outlet (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

    Who Does Not Qualify?
    Friends and family of journalists; sales, marketing and advertising executives and other non-editorial media staff; company presidents, industry consultants, public relations professionals, writers for company newsletters and websites, and cookbook authors who are not working journalists.
    •Blog writers with less than 3,500 unique visitors per month.
    •Freelancers who have not published or broadcast stories related to fine chocolate in the past year.
    •Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, personal blogs, forums, communities and user groups with less than 20k followers will not be considered for press passes.
    •Film crews/photographers engaged by exhibitors for marketing purposes (register through exhibitor as exhibitor personnel).

    On-Site Registration
    Media registering on site at the FCIA Elevate Chocolate Events may be asked to provide evidence of current work about the fine chocolate industry for well-established media outlets. The same qualifications are required as for pre-registration
  • Trade Fair Exhibitors receive comp registration. Please contact Jennifer Wicks to receive your comp registration code: j.wicks@finechocolateindustry.org or (406) 370.8606.
  • Member of the FCIA Board of Directors
  • $165 + $25 late fee
  • $245 + $25 late fee

Join us - March 5-6, 2020
Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco 
 
Registration is closed. It will open in November

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FCIA's traditional Elevate Chocolate Event
will take place on Thursday evening, March 5, 2020
and continue all day on Friday, March 6, 2020


PROGRAM AGENDA  

March 5: 5-9pm Membership Assembly/General Forum/FCIA Reception


March 6: 9am - 3pm  Workshops and Trade Fair

9:00 AM: Registration opens

10:00 - 11:00 AM:  Workshop Session 1
11:00 - 11:30 AM:  Break / Trade Fair
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Workshop Session 2

12:30 - 1:30 PM Lunch / Trade Fair

1:30 - 2:30 PM: Workshop Session 3

2:30 - 3:00 PM: Trade Fair


The new Craft Chocolate Experience: San Francisco
will follow starting Friday evening with a VIP event
and the consumer-facing show on Saturday & Sunday
March 7-8, 2020


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                               FCIA Gold Event Sponsors

                                We are extremely grateful for the generous support from our Gold Event Sponsor:

                  

    FCIA Silver Event Sponsors
    We are extremely grateful for the generous support from our Silver Event Sponsor: 

                     
       


    FCIA Bronze Event Sponsors
     We are extremely grateful for the generous support from our Bronze Event Sponsor:

          
                   

          


    FCIA Trade FairExhibitors
    Our (vendor) Trade Fair is a great way to check out new products and get advice relevant to you business. Visit companies like: 



    Each offers a wide variety of chocolate/ingredients, tools/equipment, and deep knowledge.

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    FCIA Refund Policy

    All cancellation requests must be received at least 1 week before the event date, sent via e-mail to:j.wicks@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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    Executive Director: Bill Guyton / 1.206.577.9983 / Email Bill

    Event Manager: Nicole Price / 1.312.953.4541 / Email Nicole

    For membership inquiries: Jennifer Wicks / 1.406.370.8606 / Email Jennifer

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