2021 NCA Annual Conference & Expo

NCA’s 2021 Conference & Expo, will be hosted at the Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa in Birmingham, AL, October 5-7, 2021. This premier US candle industry event is packed with opportunities to enhance your industry knowledge and make valuable connections.

Why Attend

  • Hear from industry experts
  • Walk our expo floor, showcasing over 50 candle industry suppliers of wax, fragrance, wicks, colors, containers, packaging and more.
  • Participate in our 11th Annual Golf Tournament
  • Gain access to the ASTM Annual Meeting
  • Take advantage of in-person networking opportunities with like-minded individuals


2021 Registration Category Early Bird (prior to 9/13) Standard
Member   $695.00 $795.00
Non-Member   $1,300.00 $1,500.00
Companion (accompanied by Member or Non-Member)   $150.00 $250.00
Expo Only Member $250.00 $300.00
Expo Only Non-Member $375.00 $425.00

Health and Safety Measures

NCA and our members look forward to getting back together in-person in Birmingham in October. Creating a healthy and COVID-appropriate environment for all attendees and staff is of utmost importance to NCA. We are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and are closely following public health guidelines in the state of Alabama and in the city of Birmingham to ensure we meet health and safety protocols.

To help with your planning, we wanted to share the following Q&As.

Q. Will NCA require attendees to wear masks?

A. At the present time, the Renaissance Ross Bridge Resort does not require guests to wear a mask in hotel indoor public areas or when moving around in outdoor areas, however we have the option and NCA will request that the Renaissance employees are masked during the Annual Conference. NCA does request that those who have not been fully vaccinated wear a mask to protect other attendees. NCA will not check vaccination status. Everyone will be on the honor system. PLEASE NOTE: This is a fluid situation, and mandates that do or don’t exist today may change by the time October rolls around.

Q.  What is the hotel doing to keep us safe?

A.  Providing a safer environment for guests and associates is a top priority. Consistent with the most recent CDC guidance, fully vaccinated guests are no longer required to wear face coverings or social distance in indoor or outdoor areas of the hotel, unless required by local law. The hotel asks that unvaccinated guests continue to wear face coverings and practice social distancing when they are in public spaces inside the hotel. As the situation continues to change on a daily basis, NCA will encourage any vaccinated members to also wear a mask when in public spaces, although it will not be required.  NCA will provide masks at Registration.

For more information, please view the hotel’s COVID-19 information site: What to Expect in the Age of COVID-19 | Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa (marriott.com)

Q.  Will there be social distancing at the NCA 2021 Annual Conference & Expo?

A. Social distancing will be encouraged per the latest updates from the CDC and state and local guidance.

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Contact NCA’s Michelle Hall at [email protected] if you have questions.