After CHOCO TEC means always before CHOCO TEC!

Therefore we would like to inform you today about the new date of the next CHOCO TEC.

This will take place from 8 - 10 December 2020 again in the heart of Cologne, in the Congress Centre North. Experts from the global chocolate industry meet every two years at this international chocolate congress. In recent years, CHOCO TEC has been able to register participants from over 40 countries.

Companies from countries like Egypt, Belgium, Brazil, Costa Rica, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Greece, India, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Colombia, Croatia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Peru, Poland, Indonesia, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore, Serbia and Montenegro, Spain, South Africa, Syria, Thailand, Czech Republic, Turkey, Ukraine, USA were present.

Why you should be there? We'll give you four good reasons:

Meet experts from the global chocolate industry and exchange ideas


Use this international platform to present your own products/services or to get feedback on them




Look for new ideas for your business and let them inspire you.



Extend your knowledge and receive a boost in motivation


To the hotels


The CHOCO TEC in numbers:


350 +

17 +


100 % 


 New changes create new challenges.

This is why changes and product trends on the international chocolate market will not only be the subject of heated discussion at CHOCO TEC, but also of solution approaches and new technological developments. The program provides a comprehensive insight into topics which have been compiled by practitioners for practitioners and thus meet the current demands of the industry.



"Very impressive speeches of few very talented & professional speakers

"Interesting and wide variety of backgrounds and experience and great to keep up to date with happening in industry"

"Please continue like this"

"Most of the topics were well selected and relevant for me as chocolate & confectionary professional"

"Poster Slam was excellent"

"The speeches were great"

"The speeches were very well selected this year"

"Round Table was very impressive – as well as the partially conflicting opinions of the experts”






Become part of the congress program. Together with an organising committee consisting of important personalities from the confectionery industry, the ZDS is constantly on the lookout for current and interesting topics that move the confectionery world. We are particularly dependent on the support of the following groups of people:

  • Experienced Specialists
  • Scientists
  • Founders & Managing Directors
  • Creative Minds
  • Innovation Artists
  • R&D Employees
  • Technologists


If you feel addressed by one or more of the above points and have a topic that is particularly close to what we are looking for, please let us know at an early stage. We would be happy to try to make it possible for you or your topic to be included in the congress program.


CHOCO TEC is primarily aimed at people interested in technology in the chocolate industry. But it also offers other players from science, production and quality management, product development and analytics a lot of interesting things.

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