The ICCO has announced a one-day Conference looking in depth at the cocoa market situation and prospects for the future, to take place Tuesday, 22 September 2015 at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Wembley, London.

The Cocoa Market Outlook Conference, which will include presentations from leading experts and analysts in the trade and industry, is aimed at relevant government officials, corporate executives and members of civil society, as well as any other stakeholders in the cocoa value chain with an interest in the current characteristics and future developments in cocoa supply and demand.

A stand-alone event, the Conference will take place during the September meetings of the International Cocoa Council and its subsidiary bodies, and will likely be attended by many delegate representatives of ICCO member countries. However, the Conference itself is available to any interested participant who registers for it.

Click here to download the latest Conference brochure, including the draft programme, list of speakers and a registration form. More details on the subject areas to be discussed and the arrangements for the Conference are available to download here. Download the details of discounted accommodation arranged for delegates to the Conference.

London, 2 June 2015–The International Cocoa Organization is to run another edition of its successful International Seminar on Futures Markets and Econometric Modelling of the Cocoa Market, this time at the Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia, 3 – 6 August 2015, the ICCO announced today.

Organized in Bali in conjunction with the Ministry of Trade of Indonesia, these Seminars aim to give policy makers and other stakeholders in the cocoa sector–particularly from the Asian region–an improved understanding of the functioning of cocoa futures markets and an enhanced ability to use econometric models to forecast market developments. The two modules of the Seminar are scheduled to run back-to-back throughout four days.

ICCO staff and international experts with an in-depth knowledge of the subjects will deliver the Seminar training. The Seminar follows up on a number of studies on cocoa price determination and the functioning of the cocoa markets published by the Organization’s staff in recent years, and the ICCO also has built a sophisticated econometric model on the world cocoa economy and publishes regular forecasts on cocoa supply and demand based on it.

Both module topics already have been the subject of well received seminars held at the ICCO headquarters in London, and subsequently in Guayaquil (Ecuador) and in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire).

Full details of the Seminar, including the content, presenter biographies, schedule, accommodation options and a registration form, are available to download here.