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Wednesday 24 - Thursday, 25 May 2017

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The Cemeteries & Crematoria Association of NSW (CCANSW) and the Australian Funeral Directors Association NSW/ACT Division (AFDA) invite you to the May 2017 Conference being held in Wyong, NSW (Central Coast).

 Conference Attendance Incentive:

incentiveFinancial CCANSW Full Member will be entitled to one free conference registration to all Wednesday and Thursday activities. For many Full Members, all you will need to pay for is accommodation, breakfast and travel! Your Councillors believe this incentive is a win for all members. Affiliate and Associate members will benefit from having more of their clients and potential clients (Full members) at the one event, providing huge networking opportunities.

 The format for the weekend activities are:

Wednesday sessions — Combined CCANSW and AFDA (inc. Cemetery Tour)

  • Thursday sessions — Separate CCANSW and AFDA stream. CCANSW Exhibition, Conference Presentations, Annual and Extraordinary General meeting and an AFDA meeting.

Wednesday sessions — Combined CCANSW and AFDA

Will include presentations, a panel discussion and a cemetery tour:

  • Speaker: Matthew Carlin, NSW Health: “An overview of state wide contracts”
  • Panel Presentation & Discussion: “Bariatric management - new techniques, equipment and case studies”
  • Presentation: Christine Smyth, Disposal of a Deceased’s Body: Modern Approaches, Disposal Mishaps and Developments in the Law”
  • Cemetery Tour: To Palmdale Lawn Cemetery and Memorial Park, for a site visit, industry demonstrations and a presentation by Christopher (Sach) Killam, Monument-Heritage Team Leader, Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust, titled “Safety Testing at Rookwood: Monument Safety and Conservation Programme ”.

Wednesday’s dinner is being held at the Mercure Kooindah Waters Central Coast. This combined dinner will provide delegates from the CCANSW and AFDA with the opportunity to relax and network. For CCANSW members this dinner is proudly sponsored by CCANSW Principal Sponsor Phoenix Foundry.

 Thursday Sessions — Separate CCANSW and AFDA streams

CCANSW Stream will include presentations, the Industry Exhibition, the Extraordinary and Annual