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Salon du Chocolat Paris 2023

Salon du Chocolat Paris 2023


October 28, 2023 - November 1, 2023    
8:00 am - 6:00 pm


Paris Porte de Versailles
1 Pl. de la Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris, France, Paris, Paris, 75015, Porte de Versailles

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For 5 days, at Salon du Chocolat 2023 in Paris, meet the key players in the chocolate and cocoa industry. They’re all here to give you an unforgettable experience!

Chocolatiers, pastry chefs, confectioners, cocoa producers, major brands, food bloggers: they’ll be sharing their passion with you.

Come and meet them on their stands and in their entertainment areas.

The Salon du Chocolat is a yearly trade fair for the international chocolate industry.

Begun in 1994, the event is supported by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It has previously been held in Paris, New York, Tokyo, and Moscow.

Do you know how the Salon du Chocolat came to be? Let’s tell you all about it!

  • 1994 – The creation of the concept

It all started with a love story….

Sylvie Douce was running an event management firm. The idea of creating a show based on chocolate suddenly came to her and, at a dinner in 1994, she discussed her project with François Jeantet, an architect and food critic. After all, they shared the same passion for chocolate! … “It’ll never work!“, “What an idea?! “, “What? A Chocolate Show?”….

  • 1995 – The 1st Salon du Chocolat in Paris

Even though others in the industry had their doubts, the couple decided to go ahead and inaugurate the 1st edition of the Salon du Chocolat on 28 October 1995, featuring 40 pioneering exhibitors at the Eiffel Branly convention centre.

It was a resounding success, with 40,000 visitors! Today, the Salon du Chocolat in Paris welcomes 110,000 visitors and 230 exhibitors from all over the world.

  • 1998 – How about New York?

In 1998, the show headed to New York! Here, too, it was a great success.

Major television networks promoted the event and audiences queued up over five blocks, bringing the traffic in an entire Manhattan neighbourhood to a standstill!

  • 2000 – Next flight to Tokyo!

After the United States, the Salon headed for Asia, a region with traditionally little interest in desserts and a relative newcomer to the wonder of chocolate.

Tokyo was the first city to succumb to the charms of the chocolate show. In 2002, the Salon du Chocolat signed a historic partnership with the Isetan department store chain and expanded into several major Japanese cities.

  • Since 2005 – International conquest

The Show then set off to conquer the largest cities in France and abroad. 

Beijing, Moscow, Shanghai, Cairo, Salvador de Bahia, Lima, Seoul, Hong Kong, Bologna, Cologne, Zurich, Monaco, Brussels, London, Marseille, Cannes, Lyon, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille, Nantes….

The Salon du Chocolat has been held 237 times since its creation, with some fifteen events held every year on four continents.

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