Trinitario Cocoa Webinar Series 2022

Trinitario Cocoa Webinar Series 2022

As one of the world’s exclusive producers of Trinitario fine/flavor cocoa, Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) is pleased to bring to you a Trinitario Cocoa Webinar Series 2022.  

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Wednesday 25th May, 2022 (10:00am -12 noon AST)

Join InvesTT and the Delegation of the European Union to Trinidad and Tobago on May 25, 2022 to explore new opportunities, networks and innovative assets within Trinidad and Tobago’s exclusive Trinitario fine/flavour cocoa value chain.

Episode 2 is part of a 3-session Cocoa webinar series exploring and connecting B2B and investment opportunities within Trinidad and Tobago’s fine/flavour cocoa industry with global audiences.

Featured topics

• Value Proposition for Trinitario cocoa
• Role of Universities in Cocoa Innovation and Research
• Cocoa sustainability - 100-acre Cocoa Gene Bank in Trinidad
• Cocoa investors and Government incentives
• Trinitario organic cocoa farmers' cluster
• Trailblazing women cocoa entrepreneurs
• Opportunities in cocoa eco-tourism

 

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About the Trinitario Cocoa Webinar Series 2022

Trinidad and Tobago produces the finest cocoa, boasts the largest inventory of cocoa plant material (The International Cocoa Genebank) and is home to the oldest cocoa research facility in the world. Trinitario cocoa is highly sought after by cocoa and chocolate connoisseurs around the world, fetching premium prices. For the countries of the EU where approximately 50% of the world’s chocolate is consumed, the opportunity to access a larger volume of the most sought-after cocoa variety in the world is highly desirable. For Trinidad and Tobago, expansion of the cocoa industry would be a boon for the economy. 

It is in this context that the European Union Delegation collaborated with InvesTT, the Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA) and the Ministry of Trade and Industry, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries to contribute to the revitalization of the cocoa industry. This unique webinar series brings together stakeholders in Trinidad and Tobago with some of the largest business organizations in Europe (for chocolatiers, cocoa connoisseurs and investors) to explore new and emerging opportunities for collaboration, financing and sustainability across the cocoa supply chain.

EPISODE 1: Exploring Opportunities in a Fine/Flavour Cocoa Paradise

Wednesday 16th February, 2022

Hosted by InvesTT and the Delegation of the European Union to Trinidad and Tobago Episode 1 brought together over 400 participants including European chocolatiers and cocoa connoisseurs, T&T SMEs, cocoa farmers, cooperatives, researchers, innovators, exporters and T&T Government leaders to share and explore new and emerging opportunities for collaboration, financing and sustainability across the cocoa supply chain.

Key Takeaways

Trinitario fine/flavour cocoa – bean to bar opportunities in production, processing and value-added products
Emerging opportunities in fine flavour cocoa innovation and sustainability
Pivotal role of the International Cocoa Genebank in Trinidad
Joint venture/foreign investment opportunities
B2B opportunities with European chocolatiers

Panelists

  • Senator the Honourable Paula Gopee-Scoon, Minister of Trade and Industry
  • Senator the Honourable Clarence Rambharat, Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries
  • His Excellency Peter Cavendish, Ambassador - Delegation of the European Union to Trinidad and Tobago
  • Ms. Franka Costelloe - Chairman, InvesTT
  • Professor Pathmanathan Umaharan, Director - Cocoa Research Centre, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Session Moderator - Ms. Jessie-May Ventour - Veteran Broadcaster.

Click here for Episode 1 speaker profiles.

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