I am pleased to confirm that this year's conference will be held on Monday 11th September at the Slattery Conference Centre in Manchester. Like last year, the conference will focus on the commercial issues facing artisan chocolatiers in the UK, and provide a brilliant opportunity to get together and ‘talk shop’.
This year's speakers include:
- Terry Hicklin from Candy House Gourmet Chocolates in Missouri, USA
- Stephane Bonnat from Bonnat Chocolatier in Voiron, France
- Bill McCarrick former Executive Pastry Chef of Harrods
There will also be sessions on chocolate tasting, gift warpping, Trading Standards and much more!
For further information on atttending, please email email@example.com
Is there any way that you could tell us what each speaker will be discussing? Since they all have different areas of expertise, it would be good to know what subjects they will be speaking about.
We are currently finalising the details and will post them as soon as possible. The purpose of the conference is to inspire and motivate chocolatiers in the UK with fresh ideas, predominantly in the areas of business development & marketing - so the practical element is limited to one session.
As promised, here is the full programme for the UK Chocolatiers Conference which is taking place on Monday 11th September in Manchester. Tickets are £135 plus VAT each inclusive of lunch with wine.
To book, call Chris or Michael on 020 8939 9000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
09.00am Welcome and Introduction:
Coffee and refreshments
09.30am Fresh Ideas for Chocolate Tasting
Damian Allsop – Top Chocolatier & Pastry Chef and member of the Academy of Chocolate
10.30am *** Coffee break ***
10.45am Secrets of Chocolate Making Success:
Stephane Bonnat – Bonnat Chocolatier and Confectioner, Voiron, France
11.45am Trading Standards
Tony Bunn – Trading Standards, Bury
A discussion of trading standards issues affecting chocolatiers: including labelling, packaged goods regulations, ‘best before, weights and measures, organic and fair trade authorisation.
1.30pm Filling Workshop
Bill McCarrick – Sir Hans Sloane Chocolate & Champagne House and former Executive Pastry Chef of Harrods)
2.30pm Packaging and Gift Wrapping
Diana Civil – one of the UK’s top stylists and a leading home & interiors journalist.
How to create stunning packaging for your chocolates using off-the-shelf packaging materials. Simple ways of creating seasonal packaging and window displays for Halloween and Christmas.
3.30pm *** Coffee break ***
3.45pm Building your Business through Marketing and Advertising:
Terry Hicklin – The Candy House Gourmet Chocolates, Missouri, USA
4.45m Open Forum:
Your chance for discussion, or to ask our panel of experts about technical, production and marketing issues.
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