3rd International Congress of Funeral Directors

May 19th and 20th 2022

The funeral sector news

FUNERGAL organizes the “3rd 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.

Dates: May 16 and 17

Thursday May 16

10:00 a.m.: Opening of the conference.

10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: Sustainability in the funeral industry.
Carlos Gallego Gómez, Director of Sustainability, Marketing and Communication at Grupo Albia.

11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Mortuary Health Decree of Galicia.
Collaboration: Ministry of Health. Territorial Headquarters of Ourense. Xunta de Galicia.
Presented by: Laura López del Castillo. Territorial head of the Department of Health in Ourense.
Taught by: José Martínez Grande, head of the environmental risk control service, and Darío Javier González Conde, coordinator of pharmaceutical services in the province of Ourense.

12:15 p.m.: Official Opening of Funergal 2024.

1:00 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.: New FP law, implications for funeral companies.
Taught by: Leonardo Marín Malavé. Atlantis Formation.

1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.: Crisis communication in the funeral sector.
Agustín Palacio. CEO Innova Funeraria.

4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.: Dialogue: What really matters.
Speakers: Mª Dolores Asensi and Carlos Macías. President and Vice President of the Funeral Services Observatory.


Friday, May 17

10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: Exploit the power of social networks in your Tributes in Life.
Ismael Guzmán. General Director of Funerals and Chapels Ismael Guzmán. The Savior.

11.00 a.m. to 11.40 a.m.: Cemeteries: environmental commitment and aligned with climate change.
Speaker: Miquel Trepat, president of AFCM (National Association of Municipal Entities and Companies of Funeral and Cemetery Services).

11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Coffee Break.

12.00 to 12.45 h.: Commitment to ethics in the funeral sector.
Speakers: Alejandro Quinzán. General Secretary of PANASEF (National Association of Funeral Services), Daniel Palacios. General Manager of Albia and Isabel Tamarit. General Manager of Pompas Fúnebres de La Coruña.

12:45 to 2:15 p.m.: Thanatological processes.
Jaume Prats and Manuel Martín will take a tour of the most frequent cadaveric practices applied today.



Saturday May 18:
1:00 p.m.: Closing ceremony of Funergal 2024.
Award ceremonies:
• 8th edition of the Funeral Director Award. The Funeral Guide.
• “Honoris Causa” Awards Ceremony.
• Funergal 2024 Awards Ceremony.


Photographic exhibition of Municipal Cemeteries.
Organised by: AFCM.
In collaboration with: Expourense – Funergal.

• “Arrolos ao ar”. Exhibition on perinatal bereavement.
Participating entities: Lugo City Council, Lugo College of Nursing, the Galician Nursing Academy and the Arrolos Perinatal Bereavement Group (Lugo).

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