We celebrated the momentous 10th edition of the annual Tony’s FAIR featuring impact updates, inspirational speakers, loaaads of musical entertainment, food trucks – and endless amounts of chocolate, of course. Special thanks to everyone to showed up to track our mission and see what our vision for the future holds and celebrate last year’s achievements with us.
3-2-1.. Let’s take off, together!
how it went
what went down, in a cocoa shell:
17:00 doors open
18:00 power hour (aka 60 mins. of inspiring talks)
19:00 it’s a party (beats ’n boogies)
00:00 closing time
Douglas Lamont Tony’s Chief Chocolonely
With 9 years of experience balancing purpose and profit as innocent drink’s Chief Squeezer and +25 years of doin' good business under his belt, we’ve been hella thrilled to have Douglas at Tony’s helm since October 2022.
Joke Aerts Tony’s Inspire to Actress & Open Chain Lead
An influential thinker with a thing for aphorisms – our very own Tony’s Open Chain (TOC) Lead, Joke, works hard to influence key players in the chocolate industry to adopt Tony’s 5 Sourcing Principles and grow the impact of TOC.
Roxane van Iperen Writer, journalist & jurist
An acclaimed Dutch author, Roxane has published numerous books which have been translated into 14 languages – 't Hooge Nest was even on the New York Times bestseller list for over 2 months.
Roziena Salihu Spoken word artist
As a multidisciplinary maker and spoken word artist, Roziena writes about how she experiences society – always critical, never pedantic.
Jefferson Opening act
Jefferson records and performs RnB and pop music with soul, house and rock influences. His music translates his experiences finding his place in society, love and his self-identity, into music with the energy, sensitivity and generosity of spirit that reflects his character .
Kuenta live on stage is a non-stop carnival – the band is at the forefront of a movement of artists who’ve transformed Curaçao's traditional tambú genre into a 21st-century Tambutronic phenomenon.
Goldkimono’s sonic vibrations feature 90s hip-hop beats traveling at slow-paced island time. The project is driven by Dutch producer, writer and artist Tienus Konijnenburg's desire to spread positive intentions.
KD SOUNDSYSTEM Closing act
Multiheaded party monster – KD Soundsystem takes us on a musical journey all over the world with their own productions rooted in Dancehall, Brazilian Funk and Afrobeats.
This is just a snapshot of the line-up for the eve.. Follow us on socials to see who else'll be there.
Heck yes – loooots of it. This NL’s biggest chocolate-centric impact festival, after all..
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Hey chocofan! Due to busy choco times it might take us a little longer than usual to respond to questions via e-mail / chocophone / whatsapp, and you may receive your package a little later than you are used to from us.📦🍫