Event Details

October 23 - 24, 2019

Location:

Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 3
Berlin, 10178 Germany

Ghana farmer drying beans | Photo: Mwangi Kirubi

Save the Date

Join the World Cocoa Foundation for the 2019 Partnership Meeting in Berlin, Germany, on October 23-24.

Sponsors

The Partnership Meeting is made possible by our generous sponsors:

Gold

Cocoa Reception

Silver

Stay tuned!

The agenda for the 2019 Partnership Meeting will be announced soon.

Hotel

The 2019 Partnership Meeting will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin, located at Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 3 D-10178 Berlin, Germany.

Partnership Meeting attendees may book their hotel room using THIS LINK to receive an exclusive WCF discounted rate of €159 per night for a standard room and €174 for a premium room (additional taxes and surcharges may apply). Rooms include free Wi-Fi.

Travel

Attendees must book their own travel and accommodations. The hotel is located in the Berlin city center on Alexanderplatz, accessible from both the Tegel and Schönefeld Airports.

Please check to see if you require a visa to travel to Germany. Email registration@worldcocoa.org if you need a visa letter.

Public Transportation

The hotel’s location is well-connected, with many public transport options close by:

Bus and Trams
Bus numbers 100 and 200 and tram numbers M4, M5 and M6 depart just around the corner at the Spandauer Strasse / Marienkirche stop (50 meters from the hotel).

Metro Stations
The S-Bahn is a short walk away, with the nearest stops at either Alexanderplaz (S5, S7, S75, U8, U2, U5, Regional Express train, Airport Express train) or Hackescher Market (S5, S7, S75).

Train Stations
The nearest stations are Ostbahnhof (2.4 km) and Hauptbahnhof, Berlin’s Central station (3 km).

Parking
The hotel has a free electric car charging station for all hotel guests and a public garage with 616 parking spaces. The Radisson Blu Berlin is located in the Green Zone, so if you’re arriving by car, you will need to obtain an environmental badge in order to park there.

Photo by Radisson Blu
Photo by Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin
Photo by Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin
Photo by Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin
Photo by Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin

2018 Partnership Meeting

The 2018 WCF Partnership Meeting explored “The New Frontiers of Cocoa Sustainability” in São Paulo, Brazil. Learn more.

2017 Partnership Meeting

The 2017 WCF Partnership Meeting discussed the theme “Accelerating Sustainability through Technology and Innovation” to move forward the sustainability agenda for the cocoa sector in Washington, D.C.

2016 Partnership Meeting

The 2016 WCF Partnership Meeting was focused around “People, Planet, Profit in a Changing World” and was held in partnership with le Conseil du Café-Cacao in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

2015 Partnership Meeting

The 2015 WCF Partnership Meeting took place in Washington, D.C. around the theme “Proud of our Past, Focused on our Future”.

2014 Partnership Meeting

The  2014 WCF Partnership Meeting took place in Copenhagen, Denmark with the theme of,“Connecting Sustainability, Standards and Certification”.

2013 Partnership Meetings

The 2013 WCF Partnership Meetings took place in Washington, D.C., with the theme of, “Meeting Tomorrow’s Demand: Productivity, Quality, and Farmers’ Livelihood” and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

2012 Partnership Meetings

The 2012 Partnership Meetings took place in Washington, D.C. and Zurich, Switzerland with the theme of, “Innovations in Cocoa Sustainability: People, Planet, Profit”.

2011 Partnership Meetings

The 2011 Partnership Meetings took place in San Francisco, USA with the theme, “Celebrating the Diversity of Cocoa Origins”, and Accra, Ghana with the theme of, “People, Planet, Profit: Envisioning the Future of Cocoa in Africa”.

2010 Partnership Meetings

The 2010 Partnership Meetings took place in Utrecht, Netherlands and Washington, D.C. with the theme, “Marking a Decade of Cocoa Sustainability”.

2009 Partnership Meetings

The 2009 Partnership Meetings took place in Washington, D.C. with the theme, “The Smallholder Cocoa Farmer in a Globalized World”, and Brussels, Belgium with the theme of, “Building the Capacity for a Sustainable Cocoa Sector”.

2008 Partnership Meetings

The 2008 Partnership Meetings took place in Guayaquil, Ecuador with the theme, “Lessons from Latin America – Invigorating the Cocoa Sector”, and Hamburg, Germany with the theme of, “Strategies and Practical Measures for Transforming the Cocoa Sector”.

2007 Partnership Meetings

The 2007 WCF Partnership Meetings took place in Amsterdam, Netherlands and Washington, D.C., with the theme of, “Sustainable Cocoa Farming: Building Tomorrow’s Best Practices Today”.

2006 Partnership Meetings

The 2006 Partnership Meetings took place in Brussels, Belgium with the theme, “Achieving and Measuring Sustainable Success at the Farm Level”, and Washington, D.C.

2005 Partnership Meetings

The 2005 Partnership Meetings took place in Brussels, Belgium and Washington, D.C. with the theme, “Challenges & Opportunities for Cocoa in Economic Development and Prosperity”.

2004 Partnership Meetings

The 2004 Partnership Meetings took place in Brussels, Belgium and Washington, D.C.

 

Partnership Meeting Summaries

  • 2018 Partnership Meeting Summary (English)
    pdf
  • 2018 Sumário Executivo do Partnership Meeting (Português)
    pdf
  • 2017 Partnership Meeting Summary
    pdf
  • 2016 Partnership Meeting Summary
    pdf
  • Day 2 Summary
    pdf
  • 2015 Partnership Meeting Summary
    pdf
  • 2014 Partnership Meeting Summary
    pdf
  • 2012 Partnership Meeting Washington, D.C. Day 1 Summary
    pdf
  • 2012 Partnership Meeting Washington, D.C. Day 2 Summary
    pdf