AECM Conference

Thursday 7th June to Saturday 9th June 2018


AECM is delighted to invite you to the AECM Annual Convention which will be held on 7th to 9th June just outside London.


The Conference venue is based at the iconic Twickenham Stadium the home of England’s Rugby team. Directly attached to the Rugby Stadium is the modern, comfortable 4* rated Marriott Twickenham Hotel 


The two venues work extremely closely together to create a unique experience that always delights delegates.


Free parking is available in the stadium car park for those traveling to the conference by car.


7 June on Thursday (15:00 – 17:30) Technical Committee meeting in the Marriott Hotel (TC members only).


(18:00-19:30) Our welcome reception on Thursday evening will take place directly by the side of the famous Twickenham pitch and in to the player’s dressing rooms. After this reception, delegates will have free time to enjoy one of the many restaurants in the town centre that is around 10 mins walk away.


(20:00) Secretary General’s Networking session in the Marriott hotel (Secretary Generals only)


8 June (09:00-17:00)

On Friday, the conference will take place in the Beaumont Room of the Stadium and the Carling Room (directly below the Beaumont) will feature the Sponsors’ Table Top Exhibitions and the refreshment/lunch area. Perfect for networking.

Conference topics include Innovation & Digitalisation in candle production and Prevention of candle fires.


On Friday evening the Gala Dinner will be held at the award winning Oakley Court Hotel situated right alongside a beautiful stretch of the River Thames. The transfer time from Twickenham takes approx.25   minutes and the journey will take us right by one of the Royal Family’s favourite homes, Windsor Castle. Dress code: business attire.


9 June (11:00-16:00)

On Saturday, we transfer in to the heart of London for a visit to the historic Royal Institution where the eminent scientist Michael Faraday frequently lectured. After the General Assembly, we will enjoy lunch followed by presentations in the very same theatre that hosted Michael Faraday all those years ago.  Piccadilly and Regent Street are only a few hundred metres from The Royal Institution so partners have the option of seeing some of the major tourist sites or perhaps enjoying ‘Afternoon Tea’ at the Ritz or Fortnum & Mason.


At 16:00 we take our coach to The Tallow Chandlers Hall for a traditional ‘British supper’ with a tour of this incredibly interesting and historic building. The Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers is one of the 109 Livery Companies of the City of London. It began in the 1200s as a trade organisation. Today they support a wide range of charities, with a particular emphasis on education. Strong links are maintained with the oil and edible fats industries and particularly UK candle makers! You will also very much appreciate the fine artwork throughout the Hall and of course the fish & chips too!


At 20:00, our coaches depart for the Marriott Hotel in Twickenham but will stop near Leicester Square in central London for those who would like to spend some time in the bustling and entertaining West End. Those who choose to do this will need to make their own way back to the Marriott Twickenham by train or taxi.


Traveling to Twickenham


Parker Cars based in Twickenham can arrange your transfers by standard cars to/from the hotel. All prices are subject to Vat (20%) and costs may increase in the event of delays. You will need to reserve your taxi in advance by calling +44 208 560 0000 or email Andy Moss with your flight details, terminal etc.


'LHR' denotes London Heathrow Airport and 'St Pancras' is the Eurostar London Terminal.


Southwest Trains operates a very frequent train service from Waterloo station in London to Twickenham Station and the cost currently is £6.20. The last train is at midnight and the journey time varies from 25 minutes. It is easy also buy your tickets in Waterloo Station. The walk from Twickenham station is approx. 10 minutes to the Marriott but there is a taxi stand at the station.


For delegates traveling by Eurostar to St Pancras, you may either reserve a Parker car or take a taxi or underground to Waterloo Station.

Registration Fees




You will receive a confirmation letter together with a Vat invoice in Euros for your conference fee and a fully detailed conference programme.


If you are completing a booking on behalf of your colleague, please ensure you enter a separate email address for each booking.


Sorry, the booking deadline has now passed.


Your Hotel Reservation


Bookings for the Convention are well advanced; our room allocation at the Marriott is now ‘sold out’.  Alternative accommodation is at at the Holiday Inn Brentford Lock, which is approx. 4km from Twickenham and takes around 10 minutes by taxi.

The coach transfers on Friday to/from the Gala Dinner and the transfers to/from London on Saturday will both travel via the Holiday Inn in each direction. 


The Holiday Inn offers savings of around 20% compared the Marriott at €140 including breakfast and VAT.


If you have a reservation at the Marriott and wish to change hotels from the Marriott to the Holiday Inn, please email


Payment information


The hotel may be paid on departure. Please note there are cost implications if you cancel your booking for the conference or the hotel, fees will be charged. Your confirmation letter has full details.


Conference PCO Organisers


UK based Lancaster Events is proud to organise the logistics for the AECM Conference. Please contact Mike Lancaster by phone or email if you have any questions at any time.



Tel: +44 1609 770 636

Mobile: +44 7595 023 779


Sponsorship Opportunities


AECM is fortunate to have wonderful support from a significant number of leading industry suppliers. Their presence at the Convention contributes to the many helpful networking opportunities as well as enhance the content of the business and social activities. Attached is a link to a 4-page brochure that tells you all you need to know about the many benefits and opportunities of sponsorship. If you are interested in learning more about the sponsorship please contact Veerie at or +32 2 761 1654