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2008 UK Chocolatiers Conference
May 22, 2008
3:34 pm
London, United Kingdom
Forum Posts: 62
Member Since:
April 20, 2005

Hi Everyone

I am pleased to confirm that the 2008 UK Chocolatiers Conference will be held on Monday 21st July at Westminster Kingsway College in London.

Although we are still finalising the list of speakers, the line-up so far is as follows:

* Willie Harcourt-Cooze (subject to filming commitments)
* Damian Allsop - Damian Allsop Chocolates
* Jacek Sikora - Chocoffee - one of Poland's leading chocolatiers
* Giles Speid - Westminster Trading Standards
* Geoffrey O'Brien - Sales agent for fine food and former chocolate shop owner

I will post further details, shortly.

As in previous years, we are confident the conference will prove to be both inspiring & informative, as well as a wonderful opportunity to network with fellow chocolatiers in the industry.

Tickets include lunch & refreshments and cost £135 plus VAT per person (£158.63 inc VAT)

You can book online at

For further details email

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July 7, 2008
11:46 am
London, United Kingdom
Forum Posts: 62
Member Since:
April 20, 2005

Latest update as promised.

The full programme of speakers at this year's conference is as follows:

Willie Harcourt-Cooze who will be talking about his recent TV series and his plans for Venezuelan Black chocolate in the UK.

Taste supremo Damian Allsop from Damian Allsop Chocolates will be demonstrating the latest techniques for creating fillings & flavours.

From Poland, Jacek Sikora, owner of Chocoffee, one of Poland's leading chocolatiers, will be talking about how he grew his one-man chocolate business to a public company, and will discuss the chocolate markets of 'New Europe'.

Giles Speid from Westminster Trading Standards will be looking at the latest legislation to affect chocolatiers and will be hosting a question & answer session on trading standards issues.

Understanding how & why customers buy is the forte of leading shopping behaviour specialists Shoppercentric and Managing Director Danielle Pinnington will present an insight into shopper behaviour and how to market to shopper needs.

Struggling to generate sales & secure distribution? Geoffrey O'Brien, sales agent for fine food & former chocolate shop owner, will be talking about his career and revealing his tips on how to build your business.

Don't miss this superb opportunity to be inspired.

Tickets cost £135 + VAT per person (£158.63 inc VAT) and are inclusive of lunch & refreshments.

Pre-conference networking event - Sunday Evening 20th July

Book now by calling Jeremy on 020 8450 1523

or book online at

For more information, email

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