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January 20, 2018
San Francisco, CA

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"Through their events, the Fine Chocolate Industry Association offers its members and guests a unique and wonderful opportunity to learn more about the world of chocolate and its on-going evolution as well as sharing on a one-on-one basis its knowledge, achievements and experiences. This is a unique forum not to be missed!" Jacques De Waele, Savage Bros. Co.

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) 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 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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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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