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New Event Schedule for 2020

FCIA is partnering with the Fancy Food Show
January 19-21, 2020, Mascone Center, San Francisco
For details visit the FCIA Fine Chocolate Pavilion at SFA Fancy Food Show page

Elevate Chocolate 2020
New in 2020, FCIA will hold an annual Elevate Chocolate Event
March 5-6, 2020 in San Francisco at the Palace of Fine Arts.

For current event information, visit the FCIA Elevate Chocolate Event page.

Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco


To learn more about other chocolate industry events, check out the
Affiliated Industry Associations & Events page.

"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

    • January 19, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • January 21, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • San Francisco

    Join us
    Sunday, January 19 -
    Tuesday, January 21, 2020 
    Marcone Center, San Francisco



    Detailed Education Forum Agenda


    The Specialty Food Association (SFA) has agreed
    to provide FCIA with a dedicated space for our first
    ever "FCIA Fine Chocolate Pavilion at SFA Fancy Food Show."  
    This is a huge step forward for us. Under the agreement
    FCIA will have 26 kiosks for our members to promote
    their wholesale products 
    to the huge group of
    specialty food buyers. Kiosks are sold out!

    In addition, FCIA will have a stage area for guest
    speakers, tastings, and pairing demonstrations over
    the three days to further promote our members, their
    products and fine chocolate in general.

    All FCIA members can receive a discount on general
    registration to the Fancy Food Show in order to 
    attend the Pavilion and Education forums if you
    are unable to get or do not want a kiosk.

    Why Should You Be There: 
    This is an excellent opportunity for our members
    to network directly with the media (who always work the
    show looking for new products), retailers, and allied specialty
    food companies. 

    Please contact Nicole Price or Bill Guyton for details.


    Thank you, Diamond Sponsors


    Thank you, Sapphire Sponsors

    Thank you, Emerald Sponsors


    Thank you, Pavilion Exhibitors
    Beyond Good by Madecasse
    Biocacao Ecuador
     Chef Rubber
    Chocolate For the Spirit 
    DAM Good Chocolate
    Dandelion Chocolate
    Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate 
    indi chocolate
    JBM Packaging 
    Kah Kow
    Lake Champlain
    Lok Foods 
    Malagos Chocolate
    Manoa Chocolate
    Raaka Chocolate 
    Seattle Chocolate
    Sonoma Chocolatiers
    SWEETS 55 - Swiss Chocolates & Confections
    TCF Sales
    To'ak Chocolate
    Tomric Systems

    • March 05, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • March 06, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

    Join us - March 5-6, 2020
    Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco 
    Registration is open.


    Celebrating Fine Chocolate Flavors From Around the World

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


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

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

          8:30 AM: Registration opens
          9:00 - 9:45 AM: FCIA Membership Assembly 

          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
          2:45 - 3:15 PM General Session - Summary & What's Ahead

    Trade Fair All Day! 

    Full Event Agenda Here

    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 6-8, 2020

                                 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:



      Event Sponsors
      Salon du Chocolat New York 
      Cocoa Peruvian Partners

      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: 

      Beyond Good by Mad√©casse 
      Blommer Chocolate Company 
      Cocoa Peruvian Partners
      Diamond Custom Machines 
      Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate 
      Regal Foods & Beverages
      Rockgate Group
      Savage Brothers
      TCF Sales
      Tomric Systems

      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: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.

    Past events

    August 25, 2019 2019 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - Northern California
    August 13, 2019 2019 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - Southern States
    June 22, 2019 FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Summer 2019
    June 09, 2019 2019 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - Southern California
    May 16, 2019 2019 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - South/Central America
    January 12, 2019 FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Winter 2019
    October 21, 2018 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - New England
    June 30, 2018 FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Summer 2018
    June 03, 2018 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - Northern California
    May 04, 2018 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - South/Central America
    April 26, 2018 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - Northwest
    March 29, 2018 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - Upper MidWest
    March 16, 2018 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - SouthWest States
    March 14, 2018 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - Southern States
    January 20, 2018 FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Winter 2018
    October 18, 2017 FCIA Texas Regional Meet-Up
    June 24, 2017 FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Summer 2017
    January 21, 2017 FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Winter 2017
    September 12, 2016 ECOM Ecuadorian Cacao Experince
    June 25, 2016 FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Summer 2016
    January 16, 2016 FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Winter 2016
    June 27, 2015 FCIA: Elevate Chocolate - Summer 2015(Members login to get your discounted registration)
    January 10, 2015 FCIA Winter Event 2015 (Members login to get your discounted registration)
    June 28, 2014 FCIA Summer Event 2014
    January 18, 2014 FCIA Winter Event 2014 (Members login to get your discounted registration)
    October 20, 2013 FCIA Networking Party: Chicago-Midwest Region
    June 29, 2013 FCIA Summer Event
    January 19, 2013 FCIA 2013 Winter Event
    June 16, 2012 FCIA's 2012 Summer Event
    January 14, 2012 FCIA's January 14th Event: Fine Cacao...Protect the Species & Share the Passion!
    July 11, 2011 FCIA / USDA-ARS Tour Confirmation
    July 09, 2011 FCIA - 2011 Summer Event - The Future of Fine Flavor Cacao
    January 15, 2011 2011 Winter Event
    June 26, 2010 Registration for the FCIA Summer Event on June 26th in New York City
    January 16, 2010 Join us for the Fine Chocolate Industry Cocktail Party
    January 16, 2010 January 16th Program: Mystery, Myths, and Facts of Chocolate Health Benefits
    June 27, 2009 FCIA Members, Friends, & Industry Cocktail Reception
    June 27, 2009 June 2009 Educational Session
    June 27, 2009 June Members Only Networking Session & All Members Meeting- 2009

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    Executive Director: Bill Guyton / 1.206.577.9983 / Email Bill

    Event Manager: Nicole Price / 1.312.953.4541 / Email Nicole

    Membership Inquiries: Jennifer Wicks / 1.406.370.8606 / Email Jennifer


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