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Register Now! -2016 HCCA Conference

Registration is NOW OPEN!  The 2016 Hawaii Chocolate and Cacao Association annual meeting and conference will be held on the weekend of March 12 and 13 on Maui.  On Saturday, March 12, a farm tour will be held on Gunars' farm in Lahaina, Maui Ku’ia Estate Cacao, beginning at 11:00 am.  Ten acres will have been planted and another ten acres are in development.  On the farm we have explored many windbreak and shade tree options and best practices for an arid farm site will be demonstrated.  Saturday evening a reception/dinner will be held at my house in Kapalua.  On Sunday, March 13, the annual business meeting of the HCCA will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the conference presentations scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m.  The conference will be held at UH Maui College in Kahului and will involve representatives from their culinary program and food innovation center.  Read More>>

*Time to renew your membership or become a member

NOW  is the best time to renew your membership or become a member  ahead of the annual conference in March.  As a current active member you will receive a member discount when registering for any or all of the conference sessions.  Your membership is an opportunity to save while continuing to support HCCA!  Renew now, then log in and sign up for the conference to take advantage of your membership benefits and participate in the annual conference.  See you there!

Get Involved, Become an Active Member of HCCA

Become an active member of the Hawaii Chocolate and Cacao Association.  Get involved and participate in one of our many committees including Education, Legislation, Membership, Marketing, Fundraising, Communication etc, and help shape the future of our industry. Send an email to info@hawaiichocolate.org and let us know what your are interested in and how you would like to help.  Mahalo!

Membership

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Membership Benefits:

Legislative Strength

The Hawaii Chocolate and Cacao Association acts as the industry’s voice on legislative issues. Members are active in lobbying legislators and influencing  legislation that affects the chocolate industry.

Industry Networking

Annual Conference and Educational Opportunities for Growers and Farmers
During the annual HCCA Conference a variety of current issues in farming, production, manufacture and retail are presented by guest speakers and relevant industry information is shared among members. At other times field trips and workshops provide educational opportunities for growers and manufacturers.

General Membership Meetings

Annual general membership meeting are held during the HCCA Conference each year in February. Other networking opportunities may be arrangend at events during the year.

Statewide Educational Outreach

HCCA participates in a variety of educational and promotional activities during the year including The Hawaii Chocolate Festival, Agriculture Day at the Capital, the Maui County Agriculture Festival,  The Hawaii Cacao Festival and various Farmers Markets and Culinary Festivals around the state.

Additional Benefits

The HCCA Newsletter provides quarterly communication with members providing legislative updates, spotlighting upcoming events, industry news, member profiles and other relevant information of the

HCCA Logo

A users agreement providing guidelines for use will soon be available to Members interested in using the HCCA logo for promotional purposes (i.e. on packaging, Point of Sale material, website or other commercial applications)  Displaying this symbol demonstrates commitment to the standards and policies of the HCCA and will serve to promote awareness and strengthen the brand value of the Hawaii Chocolate and Cacao Association including our members products and services .