Date: 11 and 12 September, 2013
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Presentation day and time: Thursday 12 September, 2pm local time
Francisco Redruello, Senior Food Analyst at Euromonitor International, will open the panel discussion “Harnessing market opportunities in the Middle East,” offering a presentation on the cocoa industry with the most recent Euromonitor data and insights. The panel discussion will offer an overview of the extraordinary growth in confectionery and chocolate based products in the Middle East, as well as perspectives for further expansion in the region by key players -both multinationals and smaller boutique brands.
The European Cocoa Association (ECA) is a trade association that groups the major companies involved in the cocoa bean trade and processing, in warehousing and related logistical activities in Europe. The ECA cocoa conference is designed for members of the international cocoa and chocolate community to learn about current challenges and opportunities in the cocoa world, to listen to other stakeholders’ perspectives regarding topics of common interest, and to exchange views with other key players in the industry.