Organization, Partners & Sponsors

The Cocoa of Excellence Programme is coordinated by Bioversity International and jointly organized with Event International (the organizers of the Salon du Chocolat) in partnership with: Guittard Chocolate, Seguine Cacao, Cocoa and Chocolate, Barry Callebaut, Puratos, the Cocoa Research Centre of the University of the West Indies (CRC/UWI), Valrhona, and with contribution in kind of CocoaTown. 

If you are interested in becoming a partner or sponsor of the Cocoa of Excellence Programme, please explore our Sponsorship Programme and contact the CoEx Programme Coordination.

Founding Partners

The Cocoa of Excellence Programme was founded in 2008 by Bioversity International, Event International and CIRAD with support from the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), ICCO, Guittard, Barry Callebaut, Mars and Puratos.


Partners and Contributors

*Photo from Salon du chocolat*