World Cocoa Foundation Co-Hosts International Conference on Cocoa Sustainability in Indonesia

      World Cocoa Foundation Co-Hosts International Conference on Cocoa
                         Sustainability in Indonesia

PR Newswire

NUSA DUA, BALI, Indonesia, May 14, 2014

NUSA DUA,BALI, Indonesia, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The global sustainable
cocoa community convenes in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, on May 15-16 for the
Sixth Indonesian International Cocoa Conference and 25^th World Cocoa
Foundation (WCF) Partnership Meeting. The unprecedented collaboration between
conference co-hosts, the Indonesian Cocoa Association (ASKINDO) and WCF, will
bring together leaders in sustainability from across the cocoa supply chain.
The event's theme is "Empowering Smallholders for a Sustainable Cocoa
Industry."

Bill Guyton, WCF president, said "WCF and ASKINDO have in common the goal of
improving cocoa farmer livelihoods. We are honored to be working together to
further sustainable cocoa in Southeast Asia and around the world."
Represented at the conference are members of the chocolate and cocoa industry,
governments, NGOs, academia, and worldwide research institutes.

Conference speakers feature top sustainability experts from cocoa companies,
cocoa-producing country governments, and academia, including Muhammad Lutfi,
Indonesian minister of trade; Suswono, Indonesian minister of agriculture;
Frank Mars, president of Mars Symbioscience; Nicko Debenham, World Cocoa
Foundation chairman and vice-president of cocoa sustainability at Barry
Callebaut; Zulhefi Sikumbang, chairman of the Indonesian Cocoa Association;
Gerry Manley, chairman of the Federation of Cocoa Commerce; Brandon Tay,
chairman of the Cocoa Association of Asia; Jos de Loor, president of Cargill
Cocoa & Chocolate; Bill Guyton, World Cocoa Foundation president; and
Jean-Marc Anga, executive director of the International Cocoa Organization.
Session topics include farm rehabilitation; cocoa market trends;
sustainability and certification; emerging producers; African cocoa production
perspectives; emerging cocoa producers in Southeast Asia and the Pacific;
South American cocoa sector developments; and financial management of cocoa
farming.

Sponsors for the event include Barry Callebaut; BT Cocoa; Cargill; Guan Chong;
Mars, Incorporated; Mondelez International; Olam International Limited;
Touton; and Transmar Group. Simultaneous English/Bahasa Indonesia translation
will be available throughout the event. To learn more, visit
indonesianinternationalcocoaconference.org. Participate through #WCFPM on
Twitter.

About WCF

The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) is an international membership foundation
that promotes a sustainable cocoa economy by providing cocoa farmers with the
tools they need to grow more and better cocoa, market it successfully and make
greater profits. WCF's membership includes cocoa and chocolate manufacturers,
processors, supply chain managers, and other companies worldwide, representing
more than 80% of the global cocoa market. For more information, visit
www.worldcocoa.org.

About ASKINDO/INCA

The Indonesian Cocoa Association (INCA) is an organization committed to
representing cocoa society in Indonesia. Established in 1989, INCA includes
all segments of cocoa business: growers/farmers, traders, exporters, and
processing industries. INCA's Central Board Secretariat is located in Jakarta,
with regional offices in six provinces throughout Indonesia. Today, INCA's
membership extends to 96 members.

SOURCE World Cocoa Foundation

Website: http://www.worldcocoa.org
Contact: Jackie Marks, Jackie.Marks@worldcocoa.org, + 1 (202) 737.7870
 
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