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Register now to join us for the 2018 annual Hawaii Cacao and Chocolate Association  (HCCA) Conference March 10-11 on O’ahu!

To register for the conference now, sign up though Eventbrite here:

Click here to reserve your spot at the HCCA 2018 Conference!

The HCCA conference events and activities are open to all HCCA members and also to anyone who is interested in learning more about growing cacao or making chocolate in Hawaii, the industry, the supply chain or who just loves chocolate!

This year’s theme is Hawaii Cacao and Chocolate Diversification through Agri-tourism. Farm tours of Waialua Estates, 21 Degrees Estate and Kualoa Ranch, as well as a chocolate factory tour of Manoa Chocolate will be integrated with expert speakers on orchard design, cacao genetics, seedlings, pest threats, and artisanal chocolate making culminating in a discussion panel on diversification and agritourism in Hawaii.

The first day will include a catered dinner on a Waimanalo farm and the second day features a breakfast networking farm tour, a short business meeting, a panel discussion and reception at the Kaneohe Yacht club followed by the traditional chocolate tasting and wine pairing.  The fee for all activities and events is $165 per person. A full itinerary of the conference events can be found at the registration page. 

Current and prospective members are encouraged to renew or sign up for membership between now and March. To renew or join membership at HCCA, please go to https://hawaiichocolate.org/current-members.  Please visit the HCCA website at www.hawaiichocolate.org or contact info@hawaiichocolate.org with any questions.

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For those looking for air travel, hotel and car rentals please visit the available information HERE

Become an HCCA member or renew your membership

Become a member or renew your membership with the Hawaii Chocolate and Cacao Association for benefits including invitations to meetings and networking events, industry promotion, discounts, member newsletter, education material, and more. As an active member you will receive a member discount on future conference and event registrations. Your membership is an opportunity to save while continuing to support HCCA! More information available on the Members page.

Already a member and want to be more active with HCCA? Get involved and participate in one of our many committees including Education, Legislation, Membership, Marketing, Fundraising, and more to help shape the future of our industry. Send an email to info@hawaiichocolate.org and let us know what you 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 .