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Membership General Assembly

9:00 - 9:50 AM
FCIA Membership General Assembly (for members only)

Workshops

Theme 1: Consumers & Markets
Theme 2: Quality, Standards & Tastes
Theme 3: Supply Chain & Cocoa Sourcing

Session 1 (10:00 - 10:50 AM)
 Theme 1: How to Talk to the Media / Megan Giller
Theme 2: Chocolate Mouthfeel as it Relates to Fat & Astringency / Allison Brown
Theme 3: Quality Control from Farm to Factory / Emily Stone

Session 2 (11:00 - 11:50 AM)
Theme 1: Engaging with FCIA Consumer Research / Karen Bryant
Theme 2: Craft Chocolate & the Art of Consistency / Lauren Adler
Theme 3: Venezuelan Cacao through a Broken Looking Glass / Jorge Redmond

Session 3 (12:00 - 12:50 PM)
 Theme 1: Chocolate as a Force for Good: B-Corps Light the Way / Dan Rattigan
Theme 2: Training on Tasting Using the Physical Reference of Liquor Samples / Brigitte Laliberte
Theme 3: Chocolatier Sourcing Workshop / Rich Tango-Lowy


Lunch

1:00 - 1:50 PM 

Lunch on your own. Participants will break for lunch. No lunch will be served at the event.

Special Guest Panel

2:00 - 3:15 PM 

What Pastry Chefs & Chocolatiers Want
Moderator: Maricel Presillia

  • Michael Laiskonis / ICE
  • Jorge Redmond / Chocolate El Rey

President's Welcome

3:30 - 3:50 PM 

President's Remarks:
Moderator / Bill Guyton

  • Recap of Board / Membership Assembly
  • Achievements 2018 & Opportunities Ahead
  • MOU Signings & Recognitions

HCP Presentation

3:50 - 4:15 PM 

Heirloom Cacao Preservation HCP President Dan Pearson, Maranon Chocolate, will provide an update on the success of the HCP effort and Ed Seguine, Seguine Cacao, Cocoa and Chocolate Advisors/Guittard Chocolate Company, will announce the newest HCP designees and conduct a tasting.

Keynote Panel

4:15 - 5:00 PM

Keynote: Learning from other Industries 
Moderator: Bill Guyton

  • Rick Peyser / Formally with Green Mountain Coffee, SCA
  • Ron Tanner / VP Industry / Membership Relations, SFA
  • Representative from Craft Beer Industry, TBD


Gallery Showcase

5:00 - 7:30 PM 

Gallery Showcase & Chocolate Sampling Table 

The Gallery Showcase is a great way to check out new products and get advice relevant to your business. Please visit our exhibitors.  

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For membership inquiries: Jennifer Wicks / 1.406.370.8606 / Email Jennifer

For New York Event inquiries: Bill Guyton  / Email Bill

Executive Director: Karen Bryant / 1.206.577.9983 / Email Karen

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