The 2019 edition of Salon Du Chocolat, the world’s largest chocolate event is ongoing in Porte De Versailles-Paris, France.
The 5-day event opened on the 30th October 2019 with glitz and glamour.
The 2019 edition which marks the 25th anniversary of the fair is dedicated to cocoa and chocolate makers across the world.
A delegation of cocoa industry players within the Ghanaian cocoa fraternity, led by the industry regulator, Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is fully representing Ghana at the fair.
The Ghana pavilion drew lots of interest from scores of participants showing particular interest in the rich quality Made in Ghana cocoa products. Ghana is respected worldwide for its premium quality cocoa.
The Ghana delegation hopes to piggyback the amazing reputation of the premium Ghana cocoa brand to position the world’s second-largest cocoa producer as a great source for semi-finished, derivatives and tertiary cocoa products.
COCOBOD and other institutions including the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC) and cocoa processors/manufacturers have participated in the event over the years to exhibit and explore investment opportunities within the cocoa value chain, especially in the areas of processing and consumption.
Jane Yeboah, Public Affairs Manager of COCOBOD who led the team noted that the fair presents a good opportunity for Ghana as one of the leading producers and exporter of cocoa beans to market itself at such an event.
“This is a very important fair. Considering the number of investors, chocolate makers and various cocoa producers here, it is imperative to work and attract foreign investors to establish the necessary relationships since it is one of the most promising markets for chocolate worldwide”, she added.
Ms. Jane Yeboah said that the exhibition would afford chocolatiers, exhibitors and the opportunity to communicate with the Ghana delegation and exchange ideas which would eventually be in the best interest of Ghana’s cocoa industry.
In addition to Ghana Cocoa Board, the Ghana delegation for this year comprises officials from the GIPC, GEPA and a chocolatier, Sweet Hub Confectionery.
The 2019 exhibition is hosting over two hundred and thirty (230) exhibitors from more than sixty (60) countries and has attracted buyers and professionals from the international market with an expected 100,000 visitors.