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CFSMA Conference 2014 - 10th October, Telford Hotel & Golf Resort

CFSMA Conference 2014
Friday 10th October
Telford Hotel & Golf Resort, TF7 4DT
Change to Stand Still or Opportunity to Grow

As National President of the Co-operative Funeral Service Managers’ Association, it gives me great pleasure to invite you to the CFSMA Annual General Meeting and Conference to be held at theTelford Hotel & Golf Resort on Friday 10th October, followed by the installation of the incoming President, Mr Phil Barr on Saturday 11th October 2014.

The theme for this year’s Conference is ‘Change to Stand Still or Opportunity to Grow’ and has been chosen to provoke debate on the challenges and opportunities that currently confront the funeral profession.

First Biennial CFSMA Conference
Only £25 per delegate inc. overnight stay! 
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The CFSMA has taken the decision to make changes to the format of the Conference, Exhibition and Annual General Meeting from this year onwards. Traditionally the event was held annually; however, in the future the occasion will be staged biennially and the National President will hold office for two years. As a result of these changes, we have been able to lower the Conference fee to only £25 for individual delegates to attend.  

Conference Agenda
The 2014 Conference will include a number of thought provoking Educational Sessions, which will be relevant to our industry with up-to-date information which will be of interest to all. A copy of the agenda can be found here, summarised below:

    09:00                      Opening of Exhibition           
    11:00                      CFSMA AGM
    12:40                      Education Session 1: Dave Middlemiss - Resomation
    13.10                      Lunch & Exhibition
    14.00                      Education Session 2: Steve Soult – Coffin Manufacturer
    14:30                      Education Session 3: Coroner
    15.00                      Education Session 4: iGene Digital Autopsy
    17:00                      Close of Exhibition
    19:00                      Pre Dinner Drinks Reception
    19:45                      CFSMA Gala Banquet incorporating Past President’s Dinner

Gala Banquet & Partners Outing
The Annual Gala Banquet will incorporate the Past Presidents Dinner and take place on Friday evening; partners are invited to attend if accompanying delegates at a small additional charge of £20.

We have made no provision for a partners outing this year; however, it is recommended that you visit the World Heritage Ironbridge Gorge Museum website where you will find many attractions and places of interest located just a short distance from the Hotel; alternatively, the venue itself offers excellent Spa and Golfing facilities should you or your partner wish to partake during your stay.  

Book Your Place! download booking form
If you have any special requests, i.e. dietary requirements etc., these should be noted on the booking form.  I will be happy to supply any other information you may require on the Conference; please do not hesitate to contact either Andrew George my Conference Secretary on 07753 929 566 or Nicola Schofield from NACO in the first instance.

I look forward to seeing you in October.

Best Wishes

Mark Jones
CFSMA National President 2013/14