FCC Webinars

2022 Webinar

Our 2022 webinar entitled " Price Risk Management in Cocoa Trading" was held on Wednesday 6th April 2022. 

Watch the FCC Webinar "Price Risk Management in Cocoa Trading" on our YouTube channel:

We were joined for the FCC Webinar on ‘Price Risk Management in Cocoa Trading’ by presenters Job Leuning, Global Director Cocoa Sourcing at Cargill and Jason Estrada, Commodity Trading Consultant at EverTree who joined the panel discussion moderated by Paul Davis, Global Head of Cocoa at Sucden.  

The panel was made up of the two presenters plus Pamela Thornton, Commodity Trader, Nightingale Investment Management and Antoine Delsart, Deputy Director Cocoa Beans Trading at Touton SA.

2021 Webinar

Our 2021 webinar entitled "Price and Climate: Drivers of Cocoa Production" was held on Tuesday 19th October 2021 and had over 800 registered participants from 60 countries scattered over five continents. 

Watch the Webinar "Price and Climate: Drivers of Cocoa Production" on our YouTube channel:


Variation in cocoa production have big impacts on a wide range of stakeholders. The drivers of these variations depend greatly on the timescale being looked at:

Steve Wateridge (Head Researcher, Tropical Research Services) will give a presentation on the long term relationship between price and cocoa production.

Dr Alina Gainusa-Bogdan (Head Researcher/Climatologist, Climate 42) will take us through the impacts that weather and climate have on short term variations in cocoa production.

The presentations were followed by a Supply & Demand Panel Discussion incorporating Q&A from the presentations. The session was moderated by Keith Heffernan (Strategic Sourcing Director-Cocoa Butter, Mars Wrigley) and the two webinar presenters were joined on the panel by Richard Puddifoot (Head of Research, ECOM Cocoa) and Frederic Wenger (Head of Research, Olam Cocoa)