Escape from the cold, snowy heart of February for sun, sand and strategy at the 2018 NFDA Cremation Conference. Join expert presenters and colleagues from small- to mid-sized firms to design strategies for communicating the value of the funeral; boosting the profitability of your cremation business; becoming the cremation expert in your community, whether you own a crematory or work with a third-party; and much more. The conference will take place February 23-25 at the Tradewinds Island Resort in sunny St. Pete Beach, Fla.
NFDA has gathered an impressive line-up of cremation authorities who will impart the tools and knowledge funeral professionals need to provide exemplary service and increase the value – and profit – of their cremation business. You will learn from:
- Robert Biggins, CFSP, CPC, owner of Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home in Rockland, Mass.
- T. Scott Gilligan, legal counsel for NFDA
- Cody Jones, owner of Callaway-Jones Funeral & Cremation Centers in Bryan, Texas
- Mike Nicodemus, CCO, vice president of cremation services for NFDA
- Lacy Robinson, CFSP, NFDA director of member development
- Kurt Soffe, CFSP, CCO, co-owner of Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Homes and Cremation Center in South Jordan, Utah
- William Wappner, CFSP, CCO, co-owner of Wappner Funeral Directors in Mansfield, Ohio
The Cremation Retreat will also feature collaborative roundtable discussions with peers and a panel discussion during which you can ask the experts your most pressing questions.
Complete details about the NFDA Cremation Conference, including the event schedule, speaker biographies, and information about how to register and make hotel reservations, is available on the NFDA website, www.nfda.org/cremationconference. The early-bird registration and hotel reservation deadline is January 19.
As a bonus, you can kick-off your Cremation Conference experience by earning their cremation certification. NFDA will host its Cremation Certification Program February 23. Created by funeral directors, for funeral directors, this is a must-have certification for anyone who offers cremation to the families they serve – even if they do not own a crematory. For more information about this program, visit www.nfda.org/cremationcertification. If you register for both the Cremation Conference and the Cremation Certification Program, you can save $100 on the fee for the certification seminar.