The weekend festival is designed to safely welcome 4000+ people a day with a total capacity of 8000+ people in the weekend.
Wide aisles, expanded show floor areas, and transition zones that divide the show into four segments create an experience that takes the attendee to every exhibit. Featuring a timed entrance that generates an even crowd-flow to provide a long conversion moment at your booth for product tours, storytelling, and brand demos. Exhibitors have record-setting sales in the event thanks to our attendees who love Artisan Chocolate. The Festival provides attendees a world-class Education Program and Chocolate Product Experience.
Marketing for the show is regional, national, and international. We share your brand story and products with the world.
Along with our 14-years of community building and event production excellence - we have a network of industry, retail, and media contacts to share your story around the world. We spotlight our partners with social, print, and e-news. Build your network at the Chocolate Makers UnConference, win acclaim in the Global Product Competition, join our newest Product Trends exhibit and participate in the pre-show Exhibit Show Floor media sneak previews. We provide high-quality event programs and key industry insights to our media partners, industry leaders, and retail buyers around the world.
Health Safety Design is High-Tech, Effective and Complete for everyone's safety.
We have committed to investing in the highest quality "air-bridge" destruction technology for scrubbing the air in the facility. These devices use MERV 17 rated air filtration to capture airborne particles before they travel the room. The event will be a flagship for clean-air events in North America.
Register Online to Receive the 2022 Exhibitor Kit
When you complete the registration form you will receive an email with available booth options as well as relevant forms, fees, and exhibit details.Register Online Today
Showcase your business.
Our brand partners have the opportunity to showcase through multiple channels of activation including diverse education program presence, top-line digital media presence to 250,000 people and physical print collateral in front of 8,000+ people. On the show floor our partners receive world-class product activation, brand spotlight and promotion, market research ops, direct retail sales, professional networking, and the option to service and gain worldwide wholesale accounts.
Join the top event in the chocolate world.
The Northwest Chocolate Festival, celebrating 14-years of excellence, has become one of the best known shows in the world for artisan chocolate. Featuring the world’s top chocolate makers and chocolate desserts. 150+ global exhibit partners from 25+ countries showcasing product on the three levels of the exhibit hall. The design of the show floor is one of pure magic and delight for attendees and exhibitors alike. We deliver the most talked-about event experience in the chocolate world today.
Share The Brand Experience in real-time and Sell Products at the booth.
We are part of a community of small business owners and visionary chocolate industry leaders who know first-hand the essential business of selling your products directly to consumers and retail buyers. The entire show floor is designed to provide your products with maximum exposure and sales ability. You bring the chocolate, we bring the buyers - all weekend long.
The Northwest Chocolate Festival will host 8,000 people in two-days for the 2022 show. Our attendees journey from all along the West Coast (85%) and from across the United States (12%) and from international regions (3%). The attendees at the show are 68% female and 32% male with high annual income (100k+ annual USD) and college education. Attendees are chocolate industry professionals (28%) alongside artisan chocolate consumers (72%).
The Northwest Chocolate Festival will be held at Bell Harbor Pier 66 indoor facility on the downtown Seattle waterfront. With views of the downtown skyscrapers, sailboats and Orca whales navigating the Puget Sound waters of Elliot Bay, and the Olympic Mountain Range - the view is only surpassed by the first-class facility and proximity to all downtown museums, parks, services, hotels, and amenities.
We deliver a world renown education center.
Featuring top voices in cacao and chocolate, the education program at The Northwest Chocolate Festival has delivered more than 1000 talks and seminars to an audience of been designed to include modern technology to enhance live tastings, self-guided trainings, pro-level workshops, science lectures, and keynote panels. Registered Exhibitors receive the first call for proposals to speak in the festival programs for 2022. The open call to the industry is hosted after the exhibitors have had time to submit topics.
What exhibitors are saying...
"NW Chocolate is the venue to interact with consumers and it's a great way
to connect with local retail shops & distributors who may want to stock
your chocolate. The exhibit provides a platform to network with other
chocolate makers and learn current and new trends in the industry."
Pascati Chocolate, India - Partner
The NW Chocolate Festival has been instrumental in building my chocolate business by connecting me directly to consumers and national buyers. The Brazilian Bean to Bar Association experiences great success in Seattle - it allows access to the American chocolate industry, retail buyers, and it confirms Brazil as a serious global player in craft chocolate.”
Arcelia Gallardo, Mission Chocolate, Brazil & California - Owner
Brazil Bean to Bar Chocolate Makers Organization - President
This truly is a great festival to know the trends of modern craft chocolate from around the world. We believe this is the most quality focused chocolate event in the world today and we love to support the Northwest Chocolate Festival."
Green Bean to Bar chocolate, Tokyo, Japan - Managing Director