Speakers 2017

Diego Badaro (Brazil, Amma Chocolate), and many other makers of origin chocolate.

Martin Christy is a world leader in the field of fine chocolate and fine cacao tasting. Through fine chocolate review website Seventy%, the International Chocolate Awards, direct trade organisation Direct Cacao and the International Institute of Chocolate & Cacao Tasting, Martin plays a key role in settings standards and building awareness of fine chocolate with professionals and consumers.

Clay Gordon is the author of Discover Chocolate: The Ultimate Guide to Buying, Tasting, and Enjoying Fine Chocolate, and founder of TheChocolateLife.com, the largest community focusing solely on chocolate in the world.

Mike del Ferro is a leading Dutch jazz piano player. His reputation as a soloist, accompanist, composer and arranger has led to performances and recordings with musicians such as Toots Thielemans, Branford Marsalis, Jack DeJohnette, Randy Brecker, Oscar Castro Neves, Deborah Brown, Erik Truffaz, Jorge Rossy, Scott Hamilton, Richard Galliano, and many others. To date he has released 17 albums under his own name and he has appeared as a sideman on many albums in different genres. During the Origin Chocolate Event he will improvise on the flavor evolvement of origin chocolate, while the audience is tasting the same chocolate (to be confirmed).

Wouter MensinkWriter of the book “Kun je een betere wereld kopen”. Expert on fair trade and direct trade.

Caroline Lubbers – Marketeer in fine flavour, Founder of Equipoise which also organizes Chocoa

Anna Laven – Senior advisor at KIT and the author of ‘Chocolate Forever’