CHOCO TEC is one of the most successful congresses and most important meeting places for the chocolate industry.

As a highlight at the end of the ZDS congress year, the CHOCO TEC from 8. - 10.12.2020 will give you a great overview of current trends, internationally growing markets, new functional raw materials, innovative technologies, quality assurance aspects, sustainability and much more.

The Congress Center North of KölnMesse offers the necessary space for the number of participants, which has been growing in recent years, of up to 350 people and around 50 exhibitors from all over the world.

In addition to the interesting congress programme, the main focus will be on the network character of this event. The foyer exhibition takes place parallel to the congress, the breaks and the festive dinner in the world-famous Chocolate Museum on the first evening of the event offer participants an excellent platform for this.


Let yourself be inspired at the CHOCO TEC! Exchange ideas with other participants and high-ranking speakers from industry and research during the generous breaks.


Find here all information about the CHOCOTEC 2020: prices, hotels, travel etc...




This year, CHOCO TEC will again offer an exciting programme and high-ranking speakers.
Take a look at our program here!



Click here to register directly for the CHOCO TEC 2020!
You will be forwarded to our ZDS website.


The CHOCO TEC in numbers:


350 +

17 +


100 % 


 New changes create new challenges.

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.



Visitor's comments: 


"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 target group

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.

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