Jody is one of the co-organizer's of the Third Annual International Cacao and Chocolate Summit, taking place virtually this year, on May 26th – 27th. It will bring together the many sectors of the cacao and chocolate value chain, including cacao producers, exporters, scientists, industry experts, government representatives, chocolate makers and consumers to discuss the current opportunities and challenges in the fine chocolate industry for Ecuador and Latin America. The goal of the summit is to elevate the fine chocolate industry and grow consumer demand, both domestically and internationally.
Day 1: Wednesday May 26, 2021
11:00 to 12:15 – The State of the Fine Cacao and Chocolate Market
12:20 to 1:35 – Trends in Fine Chocolate Demand
1:40 to 2:55 – Trends in Fine Cacao from the Producers
Day 2: Thursday May 27, 2021
11:00 to 12:15 – The realities of entering into the US fine chocolate marketplace
12:20 to 1:35 – Accessing capital
1:40 to 2:55 – Innovation in Fine Cocoa
Time Zone: Eastern Time (EST)
English & Spanish Interpretation available.