Thank you for joining us for the first Chocolate Business Webinar!


June 1st - Agriculture 

8:00 AM Supply Chain Resilience

10:00AM Farmworker Health & Safety

12:00PM Cacao Fermentation


June 2nd - Business Strategy

8:00 AM Leadership & Forecasting

10:00AM Marketing & eCommerce

12:00PM Keynote Panel

June 3rd Product Development

8:00 AM Product at Origin

10:00AM Confections

12:00PM Equipment 

These are unprecedented times that call for an adaptive response to help business leaders and agricultural producers survive the global challenges we face. With this effort in mind, we invite you to join The Chocolate Business Webinar.


The Chocolate Business Webinar is the first of its kind for the artisan chocolate industry. We will gather to hear expert voices share on the issues and areas that are perennially relevant to business survival and to highlight new business challenges and strategies for success right now. 


The Goals of the event are to build community within the industry, create social connections, share knowledge from key stakeholders in the supply chain, and to develop resilient solutions to the challenges that artisan chocolate makers face everyday.

*All times are Pacific Standard Time*

Featured Speakers

  • Simran Bindra, Kokoa Kamili

  • Emily Stone, Uncommon Cacao

  • Daniel Domingo, Cacao Latitudes

  • Stasi Baranoff, Uncommon Cacao

  • Makiko Taguchi, Food & Agricultural Organization, United Nations

  • Nat Bletter, Madre Chocolate

  • Jean Thompson, Seattle Chocolate

  • Paul Newman, K'ul Chocolate

  • Brad Kintzer, FCIA & TCHO 

  • Alysha Kropf, Ecole Chocolat

  • Jessica Ferraro, Bar Cacao

  • Sarah Bharath, Cocoa Scientist & Consultant

  • Karen Neugebauer, Forte Chocolates

  • Bill Guyton, Executive Director, FCIA

  • Carla Martin, Executive Director, FCCI

  • Etienne Patout, CEO, Theo Chocolate 

  • Arcelia Gallardo, Mission Chocolate

  • Gillian Goddard, Alliance for Rural Communities

  • Elizabeth Johnson, IICA

  • Aaron Barthal, Intrigue Chocolates

  • Michael Recchuiti, Recchuiti Confections

  • Dylan Butterbaugh, Manoa Chocolate

  • Lorenzo Datei, Packint

  • Bhavani Veerapaneni, Diamond Custom Machines

  • Dr. Balu, Cocoatown

  • Ms. Andal Balu, Cocoatown

  • Gino Dalla Gasperina, Meridian Cacao

  • Ralph Leroy, Makaya Chocolat

  • Freddy Ramirez Troya, Casa Franceschi

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