ALAFAVE holds an annual conference attended by its members and any other parties related or with interest in the candle industry. The annual conference offers an invaluable opportunity for networking among the attendees and a forum where the exchange of ideas and information takes place in an atmosphere of cooperation and understanding. Every three years ALAFAVE partners with NCA to bring the World Candle Congress.
The first two annual conferences took place in Cancun, Mexico in the summer of 1998 and 1999. Future conferences after Cancun were held in Miami, USA. in 2000; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2001; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in 2002; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in 2003; Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2005; Isla Margarita, Venezuela in 2006; Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica in June 2008; Medellin, Colombia in 2009; in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2011) the 1st Latin American Forum of Candle Manufacturers took place jointly sponsored by ALAFAVE and the Brazilian Association of Candle Manufacturers (ABRAFAVE); in Quito, Ecuador in June 2012, Mexico City, Mexico in July 2014, and in Atlanta, USA in July 2015.
The First World Candle Congress and Trade Show, jointly sponsored by ALAFAVE and the National Candle Association, took place in Orlando, Florida, USA and the Second World Candle Congress and Trade Show also sponsored by ALAFAVE and the National Candle Association was held in June 2007 in Cancun, Mexico. Future World Candle Congresses and Trade Shows are expected to be held every three years. The Third World Candle Congress and Trade Show took place in Orlando, Florida, USA on July 6 -9, 2010. The 4th World Candle Congress and Trade Show took place July 8 – 11, 2013 at the Westin Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, Florida. More than 500 persons attended this event representing approximately 225 companies located in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
The Fifth World Candle Congress and Trade Show was held April 4-8, 2016 at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa in Puerto Rico.