Whistleblower - CHOCO TEC - The Web Seminar - "A firm eye on the future" OIC-2026 Seminar expired

December, 9th, 2020

CHOCO TEC is one of the most successful congresses and most important meeting places for the chocolate industry. As a special alternative to this year's Choco Tec we offer you our digital web seminar "Whistleblower - CHOCO TEC".


Until the end we hoped to be able to hold the Choco Tec as planned - but unfortunately the current developments do not allow such a big event in December.
It is therefore with a heavy heart that we have to cancel this year's Choco Tec from 08 - 10.12.2020 as a presence congress in Cologne.

However, this does not mean that you have to renounce to expert knowledge, news and technical know-how from the chocolate industry! 

As a special alternative to this year's Choco Tec we offer you our digital web seminar "Whistleblower - CHOCO TEC". 

We present the web seminar with a series of lectures, which are divided into 5 blocks. This allows you to flexibly choose which series is of particular interest to you and to follow it conveniently from your workplace or home office.
Of course, our experts will be available for questions and discussions in the usual manner after the presentations.

The first web seminar of the series will take place on December 9, 2020, further blocks are planned for February 9, 2021, April 14, 2021, June 9, 2021 and September 9, 2021.

After booking here on our website, you will receive the access data and further information about the event by e-mail.


Confirmed speakers:


Géraldine Gubser
Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Yannik Senn
Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Dr. Ing. Tobias Voigt
Group Management AG Intelligent Production Systems, Chair of Brewing and Beverage Technology

Voigt studied brewing and beverage technology at the Technical University of Munich and received his doctorate from the Chair of Brewing Equipment and Food Packaging Technology. Afterwards he built up his own research group at the successor chair for food packaging technology on questions of filling and packaging technology, sustainable industrial food production as well as its information technology support and will continue to work for this group. 
Prof. Dr. - Ing. Erich Windhab
ETH Zürich
At the ETH, Prof. Windhab now heads the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health (IFNH). Erich Windhab has been awarded several international prizes, including: 2003, European Food Tec Award; 2004, Blaise Pascal Medal (European Academy of Sciences); 2006, Int. Nestlé - Innovation Award; 2014, Int. Food Engineering Award (Am. Soc. of Agricultural and Bioengineering (ASABE); 2015, Life Time Achievement Award (Int. Academy of Engineering in Food, IAEF); 2018, Distinguished Lecturer Award (Int. Union of Food Science & Technology IUFoST).
Ynzo van Zanten, Tony’s Chocolonely, Amsterdam, NL
Ynzo van Zanten is speaker, chairman, author and lecturer. Among other things, he was responsible for the launch of the successful brand "Innocent Drinks" on the European continent. Ynzo van Zanten was the initiator of the program 'Sustainable Leadership & Entrepreneurship' at the University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam, is a (guest) lecturer at the University of Amsterdam and the Technical University of Delft and sits on the board of the foundation '10.000 hours' 'Plastic and Whale'. He is currently the main evangelist of Tony's Chocolonely. 

Anselm Elles, AFC Consulting Group AG

Anselm Elles studied agricultural economics in Belgium, Göttingen and Weihenstephan. He worked for several years in the Netherlands as a consultant at the Lanbouw Economisch Instituut in The Hague. Since 1989 he has been working as a consultant for the AFC Consulting Group, Bonn, (among others as a member of the board of directors of the AFC Consulting Group AG and managing director of the AFC Personalberatung GmbH) in the national and international food industry with a focus on management and strategy consulting, risk and crisis management as well as human resources development and consulting. For more than 33 years he has been responsible for numerous consulting mandates in Western and Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa, is a member of numerous advisory boards, crisis management groups of companies and associations, editor and author of comprehensive publications and speaker at expert forums as well as co-founder of the Institute for Sustainable Management e.V.


Program 09.12.2020 - "A firm eye on the future"

For the first bloc of our "Whistleblower" series, we have put together a great mix of the latest findings on markets, trends and declaration for you:
Chairmen: Christa Schuster-Salas and Dr. Torben Erbrath

Starting time: 10.00 h

  • ChocConnect -Efficient production of chocolate
    Dr. Ing. Tobias Voigt Gruppenleitung AG Intelligente Produktionssysteme 
  • Clean Cacao – Roadmap to lab grown chocolate
    Yannick Senn & Géraldine Gubser,  Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, CH
  • Industrial chocolate cooling - analyzed and optimized
    Prof. Erich Windhab, ETH Zürich Laboratory of Food Process Engineering, CH
  • First steps to autonomous winnowing - performance changes and necessary optimizations in real time
    Dr. Tobias Lohmüller, Hamburg Dresdner Maschinenfabriken GmbH, Dresden, DE
  • The story of an unusual chocolate bar
    Ynzo van Zanten, Tony’s Chocolonely, Amsterdam, NL


Preview of the next blocs and topics:

09.02.2021 - Topic bloc: "Cocoa up-to-date"

  • Erroneous aromas in raw cocoa/cocoa masses Report Research project
  • Dr. Martin Steinhaus, Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich, DE
  • Application of antifungal cultures in cocoa bean fermentation and insights into the effects on overall bean quality
  • Prof. Dr. Susanne Miescher Schwenninger, ZHAW, CH
  • CocoaChain/Bean to Bar
  • Prof. Dr. Bernward Bisping, University of Hamburg 
  • The fruity side of cocoa - ingredients from cocoa pulp for chocolate production
  • Making the first chocolate entirely from cocoa fruit using cocoa pulp as sweetener Dr. Joselio Vieira, Nestlé Product Technology Centre-York, UK
  • and much more


      14.04.2021 - Topic bloc: "Chocolate up-to-date"

        • Moisture-induced lactose crystallization to release fat from milk powder during chocolate processing
        • Chocool - visualization of heat transfer, detection of release errors, airflow side etc. using cold image camara
        • Appreciation of chocolate - a multi-sensorial experience
        • Can analytics replace traditional tasting?  Analytical and instrumental alternatives to human sensor technology
        • Digitalization of the visual assessment of chocolate - quality testing by quantifying the colors using the example of fat ripeness
        • and much more


      09.06.2021 - Topic bloc: "ChocoTec - here and now"

      09.09.2021 - Topic bloc: Sustainability





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