The 5th World Cocoa Conference (WCC) has yet again been postponed due to the on-going global Covid pandemic.
The networking event created by the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) was first launched in 2012 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The event happens every 2 years with Berlin, Germany 2018 being the last edition with over 1,200 delegates from around the world attending.
The conference brings together the major players from across the value chain, including government agencies, chocolate manufacturers, trading companies, cocoa processors and service providers.
After 4 successful editions held in Africa, Europe and Latin America, the conference is moving to Asia and Oceania for the first time, providing a great opportunity for the global cocoa community to focus on the third-largest cocoa producing region of the world.
The event was originally scheduled for 23 – 26 May 2021, but due to limitations of large gatherings and travel restrictions, it has now postponed to 2022.
In order to protect the health and safety of their attendees and staff, The International Cocoa Organization is currently monitoring reports from the World Health Organisation (WHO) daily.
The 5th edition of the World Cocoa Conference will be hosted by the Government of Indonesia in partnership with the ICCO at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC), a state-of-the-art business facility.
Further updates will be reported once the organisers have released the dates for 2022.