GCFC1 2018

FIRST GLOBAL COCOA FARMERS CONFERENCE, 26th-27th September 2018, ALISA HOTEL, 21 Dr. Isert Road – North Ridge, ACCRA-GHANA


The Global Cocoa Farmers Conference (GCFC) is a yearly event organized by cocoa farmers to bring together all stakeholders in the cocoa sector, to discuss significant challenges affecting farmers, farm workers, farming profession and cocoa sustainability. This first edition will focus on how to professionalize cocoa farming and to define stakeholders role and responsibility, in order to bring transparency and accountability in the sector, particularly in producing countries, this will pave the way towards securing a lasting sustainable cocoa sector.


Standard fee: € 200
(Companies and non-farmers organization)
Registration before 28 August, will pay a reduced price: € 170

Special fee: € 150
(NGOs/civil society and academia)
Registration before 28 August, will pay a reduced price: € 130

Cocoa farmers and farmer based organizations fee: free (strictly on invitation)

Outside Conference activities
Dinner Day 1: €35
Farm visitation (28/09/2018): € 150

Fee includes:
– Lunch during both days
– Coffee, water and chocolate during both days
– Chocolate bag
– Network opportunity
– Meet farmers, local and international stakeholders

Registration closes on 25 September 2018
However, availability dependent, registration is also possible at the conference entrance. Name changes on existing registrations are possible until the 25 September. However, you can also register at the conference venue. 

Note: We are not responsible for visa applications. Unless on special cases. For more information about special cases, please kindly contact us at: events@cocoa-alliance.org.

We do not issue 100% reimbursement for registration cancelation, as some cost were made. Cancellation made three weeks to start of conference will not be reimburse. However, we will accept name changes on registrations up until 25 September 2018. 

You want to become a sponsor?
This conference is an opportunity for you to expose your organisation or product to the participants that will join us during this two days conference. The conference will attract a few hundred attendees (for example: cocoa farmers, governments, buyers, civil society, and certification organizations) from across the globe. We would like to build a relationship with select sponsors who share our vision for this event and who would like their marketing efforts to reach a large and mixed target audience. We believe that your company share our values and together we can create this unique conference that will play a role of importance within the sector.

To become a partner or sponsor, kindly contact us at: +31(0)302765110 or send an e-mail to: events@cocoa-alliance.org. We will get in-touch with you within 3 working days. Download GCFC1 Sponsor Packages


Hon. Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto – Minister of Food & Agriculture Ghana


Hon. Abraham Adusi – Global President WCFO


Nicko Debenham – Vice President Global Cocoa Barry Callebaut


Hugh Johnon – Vice President Caribbean WCFO


More speakers published soon.

For more information Download Conference Leaflet Here

Swiss Spirit Hotels & Suites – Alisa, Accra

21 Dr. Isert Road – North Ridge

+233 (0)302 214 244

Alisa Hotel also provides a range of excellent accommodation options for guests of the conference. Please visit their website to make your reservation directly.