Rainforest Alliance confirms its presence at World Confectionery Conference Q&A

Rainforest Alliance confirms its presence at World Confectionery Conference Q&A

The Rainforest Alliance has revealed that Fanny Gauttier, its EU Public Affairs Lead, is set to join our 2024 edition of the World Confectionery Conference, as she takes up a place on our key Q&A section, which offers a major focal point for this year’s event.

Taking place on 12 September in Brussels Belgium at the NHow Hotel, it is set to place sustainability and innovation at its heart, in celebrating some of the industry’s major advancements over the past year, and addressing core issues including EUDR legislation, as well as industry technology, supply chain and ingredients developments.

For her part, Fanny Gauttier will be joining a key line-up that will also include a contribution from Ferrero,’s Francesco Tramontin, as well as HRH Oba Dokun Thompson, Made In Africa (MIA), as well as Antonie Fountain, of the Voice Network.

Early bird visitor rates for our World Confectionery Conference are continuing until July 15, so don’t miss out on registering for the show at this link, which will include keynotes from the likes of Caobisco European confectionery trade association, Cargill, Tony’s Chocolonely, Mintel international global insights group and FMCG Gurus. We will also be featuring our annual awards, which combine in celebration of the 90th anniversary of Confectionery Production.

In her role for the non-governmental Rainforest Alliance organisation which provides key industry environmental and social policy certification, Fanny oversees the engagement with the EU institutions on key pieces of legislation, such as the EU Deforestation Regulation and the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive.

Prior to this post, Fanny Gauttier was the Senior Manager for European Policy of Conservation International, where she led the engagement with EU decision-makers on key policies on biodiversity, climate change, deforestation and development cooperation.

She also previously served as a Policy Officer in the European Bureau of French Agriculture, where she was in charge of EU policies on environment, climate and energy, and was coordinating the engagement with the European Parliament. In addition, she also holds a Master degree in political science and European studies, and a Master of Arts in European Interdisciplinary Studies of the College of Europe.

Confectionery Production editor Neill Barston commented: “We welcome Fanny Gauttier to the latest edition of our World Confectionery Conference as a specialist on key legislation affecting international supply chains, including cocoa, and the upcoming EUDR regulations that are set to re-shape the trading landscape for the industry in providing greater environmental and human rights protections for those working in key agricultural producing nations.”