International Congress of Funeral Directors

September 25th and 26th 2020

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FUNERGAL hosts the celebration of the International Congress of Funeral Directors with the participation of important personalities from the sector.

This Congress aims to become a meeting point to analyze the current situation in the funeral sector.

It is a hybrid event that can be followed in person from the Expourense facilities or online through a virtual platform.

Registration can be done:
– Online monitoring via platform (cost € 20).
– Face-to-face registration with access to a
work (cost € 30).
– Face-to-face registration with access to two working lunches (cost € 40).

Registration available soon.


Friday, September 25th

09.00 h.- Reception and accreditation of attendees.

10.00 h.- Opening Conference: challenges in the environmental management of the sector.
Juan Pablo Donetch. Executive Vice President of Parque del Recuerdo (Santiago, Chile). ALPAR President 2017-2019.

10.45 h.- Panel on sustainable funeral services and the environment.
Coordinates: Funexpo Madrid.

11.45 h.- Break.

12.00 h.- Round table on Cultural Management of Cemeteries

13.00 h.- Official opening ceremony. (Galician tourist video projection).

14.00 h.- Working lunch.

16.00 h.- Visit to the Ribeiro region.
Ataudes Gallego’s Factory.
Ribadavia old town and D.O. Ribeiro.


Saturday, September 26th

10.00 h.- Round table: How has COVID19 affected the sector ?. Future measures.
The following intervene:
Galician Association of Funeral Service Companies – AGESEF.
Galician Federation of Funeral Services – FEGASERFU.
National Association of Funeral Services – PANASEF.
FIAT-IFTA – World Organization of Funergal Operatives.
Representative of the Association of Portugal.

11.30 am.- The situation of the pandemic in Madrid.
Manuel Martín.

12:15 p.m. – Pause.

12.30 p.m.- Opportunities of the sector in Europe and Latin America. Market demands. Internationalization.
Teresa Saavedra-Andrade. Shareholder of Parque de las Memorias (Cochabamba, Bolivia). President of ALPAR 2009-2017. President of FIAT-IFTA 2016-2018.

01.30 p.m.- End of the session.

02.00 p.m.- Lunch.

04:15 p.m.- Marketing and sales in the funeral sector 4.0.
Beto Gil. Earn Funeral Sales (Mexico).

05.15 p.m.- Ancestral funeral rites.
Carmen Olmeda. Director of The Funeral Guide.

06.00 p.m.- End of work session.



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