Celebrating Innovation, Motivating Consumption Why ACCE?
For more than a century, Africa has led the world in cocoa production, and Ghana has been the bulk industry leader for cocoa quality. Multinational chocolate makers and cocoa processors rely upon the high volume and superior quality of Ghanaian cocoa to sustain the $100 billion global industry for chocolate. Building upon this established and respected position as a primary cocoa exporter, in recent years, entrepreneurs, change-makers, experts, and key stakeholders have introduced new dynamics to the industry, adding value to Ghana’s cocoa crop in innovative ways and generating opportunities for investment and technological advancement in cocoa farming, processing, manufacture, distribution, and retail.
The Know Your Cocoa Foundation (KYCF), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting cocoa value addition activities primarily in Ghana and eventually in the entire African continent came up with the idea to organise the maiden African Cocoa and Chocolate Expo (ACCE) on the backdrop of all these changes in the industry and a recognition of an urgent need to promote intentional and purposeful value addition which would then lead to an increase in cocoa consumption.
Keynote addresses by leading industry experts
The ACCE will showcase numerous achievements and innovations by bringing together industry leaders, participants and the interested visitors for knowledge, networking and dialogue.
Industry Networking Opportunities
This Expo aims to become Africa’s go to event for cocoa and chocolate both in thought leadership and innovations throughout the supply chain.
New People, industry leaders & participants
This event will also welcome consumers, giving families, friends, and chocolate lovers an opportunity to see Ghana’s cocoa and chocolate industries up close and to interact with the people behind it
Opportunities for tasting and sampling, Lots of Food, Fun & Entertainment. There will be a wide range of chocolates & cocoa by-products, drinks, confectionery, cosmetics & skincare products
JOIN US Learn new things and connect with people
There will be superb opportunity to network, learn and share knowledge, ideas and challenges unique to this industry whilst having fun. We will be celebrating and discovering the exciting innovations in this dynamic industry.