Annual Conference 2024

ECMA´s Annual Conference 2024 will be hosted at the Melia Sarria Hotel in Barcelona, Spain from 17 to 19 April 2024. Registration is closed.

17/04/2024 - 19/04/2024

The 2024 ECMA Conference is coming up

The European Candle Manufacturers Association (EMCA) is pleased to announce that the 2024 Annual Conference is going to take place from 17 to 19 April 2024 at the Melia Sarria Hotel in Barcelona, Spain.

  • Don’t miss this opportunity to network with candle industry professionals from Europe and beyond.
  • Stay abreast of industry advancements, industry trends, and other important topics at our educational programs.
  • Show candle manufacturers all that your business has to offer at the table top expo.
  • Increase your presence among other industry professionals by checking out the variety of sponsorship opportunities available.

Here is the program:

17 April 2024
19:00-20:00:Welcome Drink

18 April 2024
11:00-12:15:Illuminating the future – Emerging challenges and opportunities for the European candle sector
Rohit Talwar, Global Futurist, Strategic Adviser, and CEO of Fast Future
13:15-14:00:European Parliament elections – how does the EU work?
Katarina Sipic, Kellen
14:00-14:45:Update on relevant EU policies with a focus on Green Claims Directive
Carl-Eric Portaels, Kellen
14:45-15:15:Coffee Break
15:15-16:30:Impact of Artificial Intelligence – opportunities and risks for the candle industry
Karina Gibert, Director of the Intelligent Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Research Center
(IDEAI-UPC) at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia

20:00-23:00:Reception & Dinner

19 April 2024
09:00-12:30:General Assembly & Committee meetings (ECMA Members only)

Registration is closed

We have reached the maximum number of participants and closed registration.

Exhibition & Sponsorship

All table tops at the exhibition are sold out. But there are some sponsorship options left to increase your visibility.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you in Barcelona! If you have any questions, please reach out to