Anniversary event - 70 years ZDS JUB-2144 Seminar expired

70 Jahre ZDS

On January 28, 1951, the "Verein der Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süßwarenindustrie" was founded in Dortmund. We would like to celebrate our anniversary with you! The ZDS is celebrating the 70th anniversary digitally and with many participatory events due to the Corona pandemic.

Participants can expect, among other things, the live creation of a sweet work of art with chocolatier Lothar Buss, an impulse lecture on the topic of sustainability, a virtual tour of the ZDS, a drumming workshop and various program points with audience interaction.


  • We start our program with greetings from the board of directors and then it starts right away - become part of the big ZDS anniversary and join in the big photo mosaic!
  • Afterwards, we will switch live to our technical department, where chocolatier Lothar Buss will create a chocolate work of art during the event. Registered participants will have the opportunity to follow the entire creation process in a separate virtual room and can ask questions.
  • The keynote presentation by Georg Hoffmann, Sustainability Manager at Ritter Sport, will focus on the topic of "Sustainability in the Confectionery Industry."
    Georg Hoffmann studied biology in Constance. As sustainability manager, it is his job to have a global view of the topic within the company. He controls the processes involved in implementing sustainability projects in the individual departments and is responsible for ensuring that all activities contribute to the company's sustainability goals.
  • We continue with 'handmade' music - in the truest sense of the word! In our drumming workshop with Alex Buzina from the "Da Capo" music school, we will make music together - all you need are your hands and a working microphone and, ideally, a webcam.

    In order to better plan the course, we ask you to register for the event, just send an e-mail to or book here on this site!


    As a special extra, you can win one of our limited edition ZDS reclining chairs during the event!

      • The program will be moderated by Gunnar Brune. Mr. Brune is, among other things, co-initiator and shareholder of the Neptun Crossmedia Award, member of the jury of the innovation award for confectionery "SWEETIE".

      • You can find the whole program below - we present the event with the help of the software "Zoom". This allows you to follow the event comfortably from your workplace or home office. After registering here on our website, you will receive the access data and further information about the event by e-mail.




    Moderation: Gunnar Brune, Tricolore Marketing


    Welcome and presentation of the program

    We create a photo mosaic

    Andreas Bertram, ZDS

    Andreas Coppenrath, Managing
    Director of Coppenrath Feingebäck GmbH and Chairman of the Board of ZDS

    Ulrike Winkler, ZDS


    Switch to the chocolatier Lothar Buss, who creates live a work of art from chocolate

    Lothar Buss, Chocolatier

    SchokoladenGlück GmbH


    Impulse lecture

    on the topic of „Sustainability in the confectionery industry“

    Georg Hoffmann, Sustainability manager at Ritter Sport Gmbh & Co KG


    Demonstration of our students in the ZDS chocolate pilot plant

    We show how to temper chocolate


    Drum workshop

    In our drum workshop we make together

    Music - all you need are your hands and a working microphone and ideally a webcam

    Alex Buzina, Music school Da Capo, Solingen


    Lothar Buss



    Screen break - Networking

    Network digitally and intuitively!

    Make contacts with your avatar and move through our virtual lounge. To start a conversation, you can move closer to the person. You can invite up to 15 people into your circle and talk via video.


    Award winners of the ZDS logo competition



    Virtual tour of the ZDS

    A virtual tour through and over the ZDS


    Lothar Buss



    Interactive quiz

    (The questions to win the deck chair will be asked during the



    Lothar Buss



    End of the event


    Tags used: #anniversary,#event


    18.06.2021  |  Solingen



    18.06.2021 | 10:00 o'clock


    18.06.2021 | 15:17 o'clock



    ZDS - Die Süßwaren-Akademie
    De-Leuw-Str. 1-9
    42653 Solingen

    Participant limit

    200 Participants for this seminar
    No participant limit  per company


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    For the 2nd and any further participant of the same company attractive discounts are available.
    For universities a discount of 50% is granted

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    ZDS – The Academy of Sweets
    De-Leuw-Str. 1 - 9
    D-42653 Solingen, GERMANY
    T. +49 (0) 212 / 59 61-32

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