The National Candle Association will host its 2020 Annual Conference & Expo at the Charleston Marriott in Charleston, SC! Since its first gathering in 1974, the NCA has held informative events aimed at enhancing industry knowledge, with a focus on identifying consumer trends, promoting candle safety, and communicating product advancements. At the Expo, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with a variety of candle industry suppliers and gain valuable information through connecting with industry peers.


Registration Information

Registration Rates
  Advanced Onsite
Member $695 $795
Non Member $1,250 $1,450
Companion/Retired* $150 $150
Member Expo Only $250 $300
Non Member Expo Only $375 $425


Conference Registration fees includes:

  • Access to all conference sessions

  • Admission to the Expo

  • Access to evening receptions, breakfasts, breaks, lunch, the closing social event and the April 29 ASTM session

  • All attendees, including additional booth personnel, must register to attend

For NCA MEMBERS ONLY, registration covers all committee meetings and the Annual Business Meeting.

Expo Only Registration includes access to the Exhibit Hall only. If you wish to attend any sessions you must register at the full conference rate. 

*Companion fees include Expo entrance and Expo reception as well as continental breakfasts, lunch and the Reception Thursday, April 30. This is intended for spouses/personal companions only - NOT additional company representatives. If a spouse/personal companion wishes to attend any other events, they must register as a full conference participant.
NCA Suitcasing Policy
Suitcasing is the act of soliciting business in the aisles during the exhibition or in other public spaces by non-exhibiting companies, including another company's booth or a hotel lobby or other public areas. It is NCA Show Management's objective to do everything legally possible to protect our Exhibitors from suitcasing.

Cancellation Policy
All Registration Cancellations must be submitted in writing to NCA staff and are subject to a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be give after April 1, 2020.