Due to COVID-19, the CHOCOVISION conference 2020 event has announced it has been postponed until June 2021.
The business conference updated its LinkedIn profile with a statement announcing the news, stating “the new date will be announced in due course,” and urging people to “stay safe & healthy!”
This is a difficult decision which has seen many important events in the confectionery and chocolate sector seeing postponements and cancellations. CHOCOVISION 2020 which was planned for June 9-11 in Davos, Switzerland, will now be moved to an unconfirmed date next year, with the organising team insisting that those who have already registered for the event will be fully reimbursed the full registration fee.
CHOCOVISION is a conference for senior business leaders and key stakeholders in the cocoa, chocolate and confectionery industry to discuss strategic topics of common interest.
Every two years, more than 200 leading personalities from industry, governments and civil society come together in Davos, Switzerland, to work together on securing a sustainable chocolate future for all stakeholders along the value chain – from the farmer to the consumer.
Launched in 2012, CHOCOVISION has established itself as an important industry forum that offers an intimate setting for open discussion and networking among decision makers and influencers, thanks to the limited number of delegates.
The event gained the interest of senior business leaders from the cocoa, chocolate, confectionery, retail and related industries, as well as politicians, government and government agency representatives and key representatives from civil society.
The event itself had some prominent figures in the industry as sponsors, with Barry Callebaut, Bühler, and Olam Cocoa among many other names.
The outbreak of Coronavirus has seen turbulence in the events industry, most specifically with Messe Düsseldorf announcing the postponement of leading international trade fair interpack.