6th World Candle Congress Program

Tuesday, April 30th


09:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Concurrent Workshops

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM: Concurrent Workshops

Workshop A1: International standardisation of candles: Valid tool to improve quality, safety of products all around the world

The scope of the workshop is to demonstrate the needs and the benefit to study and issue an  international recognized standardization for candles, that may covers: candle safety and their related accessories for indoor and outdoor use, information for the end users, international pictograms for   candles and uniform safety signs and warnings, performances, methods for air quality characterization, including emissions of candles and the introduction of a standard test method for the quantification of sooting. The workshop will present concrete examples of how a proposals for ISO International Standards can help to renew consumers’ confidence in terms of health and safety, now undermined by the global misinterpretation of inadequate technical documents which may affect and damage product’s reputation

  • Gian Luca Salerio, Manager International Area, UNI
  • Jonas Evaldsson, Product Requirement & Compliance specialist , IKEA
  • Rob Harrington, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Arylessence
Workshop A2: Digital testing data acquisition
  • Volker Albrecht, Dekra
  • Stephan Ryll, Business Economist, Kaiser Lacke
Workshop A3: Candle combustion: The Science of Myths and Truths

Scientifically Testing commonly accepted “Truths” about candle combustion and determining once and for all if they are True or False

  • Bruce Campbell, Director of Business Development, Wicks Unlimited


Wednesday, May 1st


10:45 AM – 12:15 PM : Innovate or Die: Business Model Innovation in Times of Disruptive Change by Prof. Dr. Kurt Matzler

12:15 PM – 02:00 PM : Luncheon

02:00 PM – 02:45 PM: Presentation 1: The Candle – Mother of ALL Innovations by Thomas Herbrich

02:45 PM – 03:30 PM: Presentation 2: Emissions from Candles Burning and Their Potential Impact on Indoor Air Quality by Marco Derudi, Politecnico Milano

03:30 PM – 04:00 PM: Coffee Break

04:00 PM – 04:45 PM: Presentation 3: “The Wick Clinic – finding cures for candle patients” by Steven West, Wedo When searching for wick solutions to burning problems, we are often reminded of a trip to the clinic where the doctor has to examine symptoms, diagnose health problems and suggest treatments. Our presentation seeks to “diagnose” burning problems and then discuss wick types and treatments available to provide a “cure” or at least alleviate the symptoms.


The WCC organisation reserves the right to make changes to this agenda without previous notice.

Barcelona, Spain | 2019 April 28th – May 1st