2nd International Congress of Funeral Directors

May 19th and 20th 2022

The funeral sector news

FUNERGAL organizes the “2nd International Congress of Funeral Directors” with the participation of important professionals in the sector.

This Congress has the objective of becoming a meeting point to analyze the current situation of the funeral sector.

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


Thursday May 19

9.45 a.m. to 10.15 a.m.: Opening Conferences

10.00 a.m. 11.15 a.m: Thanatochemistry: The chemistry of embalming.

Imparted by:

Antonio Navarro. Sortem (Spain).

Naiara Zugazaga. Sortem (Spain).

11.20 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.: Good practices of funeral companies in the media and on social networks.
Teaches: Agustín Palacio. Director of innovafuneraria and Personas Comunicacion.

12.15 p.m. to 12.45 p.m.: Funergal 2022 official opening.

01.00 p.m. to 01.45 p.m.: Micro-presentations of innovative products.

  •    neoMemorial: A toolbox at the service of innovation.

Imparted by: David Perrone. neoMemorial (Argentina).

  •  Micro-presentation by: “Formación Funeraria”.

 Afternoon session:

16.00 p.m. to 16.45 p.m.: Challenges and future projects. Association of Funeral and  Municipal Cemeteries (AFCM).

Imparted by:

Miquel Trepat. President of AFCM and General Director of Cemeteries of Barcelona.

Fernando Sánchez. Vice President of AFCM and General Manager of the municipal company of Funeral Services of Madrid.

16.50 p.m. to 17.30 p.m.: The technology of the successful funerary.

Imparted by: Beto Gil. Gane Ventas Funerarias (Mexico).


Friday 20th of May

10.00 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.: The creation of memories in the process of perinatal mourning.

Imparted by: Pilar Rey. “Formación Funeraria”.

 10.45 p.m. to 11.30 p.m.: Reflections on the Mortuary Sanitation Decree of Galicia. Possible changes.

With the collaboration of: Department of Health. Territorial Headquarters of Ourense. Government of Galicia.

Presented by: Laura López del Castillo. Territorial head of the Ministry of Health in Ourense.

Imparted by: José Martínez Grande. Head of control of environmental risks from the Territorial Headquarters of Health of Ourense.

 11.45 p.m. to 12.15 p.m.: Professionals and qualified: certificates of professionalism beyond thanatopraxia.

Imparted by: Juan Diego Calderón. “Formación Funeraria”.

12:30 to 2:00 p.m.: Round table: The influence of COVID on the funeral sector.
Moderator: Manuel Martin. UnionFuneral.eu.


Jose Ignacio de Miguel Moro. Ice Palace. Bachelor of Medicine and Mortuary Health Technician of the Community of Madrid.
Christina Lopez. Councilor for Services and Neighborhood Participation. Responsible for cemeteries in Lugo. Member of the Board of Directors of AFCM.
Jaume Prats Goal. Badalona Funeral Pomps. Thanatopractor.
Jose Becerra Vazquez. President of FEGASERFU.
Jose Maria Martin Corrochano. Military Emergency Union.

Afternoon session:

16.15 p.m.  to 17.00 p.m.: Conference: The value of a life.

Imparted by: Dario Loinaz. Dario Loinaz & Co.

17.10 p.m. to 17.45 p.m.: Is innovation the enemy of tradition?

Imparted by: David Perrone. neoMemorial (Argentina).


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Con el apoyo de / With the support of

Patrocina / Sponsor

Colaboradores / Partners

Funeral Sector Fair Network




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