CHOCO TEC 2022 CIO-2238

13.12. - 15.12.2022

CHOCO TEC is one of the most successful congresses and most important meeting points for the chocolate industry. As a highlight at the end of the ZDS congress year, you will get a great overview of current trends, internationally growing markets, novel functional raw materials, innovative technologies, quality assurance aspects, sustainability and much more at CHOCO TEC from December, 13th to December, 15th, 2022.


New changes create new challenges.

Be part of the change!

This is why changes and product trends on the international chocolate market will not only be the subject of heated discussion at CHOCO TEC, but also of solution approaches and new technological developments. The program provides a comprehensive insight into topics which have been compiled by practitioners for practitioners and thus meet the current demands of the industry.

The Foyer Exhibition

During the entire event, an industrial exhibition is held, which has become an important part of CHOCO TEC. The approximately 50 exhibitors from all over Europe have the opportunity to present their companies, products or machines to an international audience.
Some of the exhibitors will present their innovations in short presentations during the generously dimensioned breaks.

Put your name on the list for the CHOCO TEC foyer exhibition. 









CHOCO TEC is primarily aimed at people interested in technology in the chocolate industry. But it also offers other players from science, production and quality management, product development and analytics a lot of interesting things.


"Very impressive speeches of few very talented & professional speakers

"Interesting and wide variety of backgrounds and experience and great to keep up to date with happening in industry"

"Please continue like this"

"Most of the topics were well selected and relevant for me as chocolate & confectionary professional"

"Poster Slam was excellent"

"The speeches were great"

"The speeches were very well selected this year"

"Round Table was very impressive – as well as the partially conflicting opinions of the experts”



Become part of the congress program. Together with an organising committee consisting of important personalities from the confectionery industry, the ZDS is constantly on the lookout for current and interesting topics that move the confectionery world. We are particularly dependent on the support of the following groups of people:

  • Experienced Specialists
  • Scientists
  • Founders & Managing Directors
  • Creative Minds
  • Innovation Artists
  • R&D Employees
  • Technologists

If you feel addressed by one or more of the above points and have a topic that is particularly close to what we are looking for, please let us know at an early stage. We would be happy to try to make it possible for you or your topic to be included in the congress program.

The framework program

The main purpose of the framework program is to provide networking opportunities and give participants the opportunity to make contact with the lecturers, the members of the organising committee present or to engage in direct exchange with other important personalities from the global chocolate industry who will be represented at CHOCO TEC.


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13.12.2022 – 15.12.2022  |  Köln



13.12.2022 | 13:00 o'clock


15.12.2022 | 13:00 o'clock



Congress-Centrum Nord Koelnmesse/ KölnKongress
Deutz-Mülheimer-Straße 111
50679 Köln

Participant limit

500 Participants for this seminar
10 Participants  per company


  • DE
  • EN

Participant fee

1.975,00 €

Reduced Participant fee (only for members of ZDS e.V.)

1.580,00 €

Services included

  • Digital Seminar documents
  • Snacks and drinks during breaks
  • Festive dinner on the first day of the congress at the Chocolate Museum
  • Lunch on the second day of the event
  • Simultaneous translation of the lectures in German and English

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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

    We are happy to help

    Do you have questions, requests and/or suggestions?
    Please contact us:

    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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