The FIAT-IFTA at AFDA/FDANZ Convention

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The FIAT-IFTA visit to AFDA/FDANZ Convention

Sydney, Australia
13-17 March 2015

The FIAT-IFTA was represented at the convention by the 3rd Vice President Mr. Akinori Matsui and Secretary-Treasurer Mr. Dirk van Vuure Jr. Together they visited the joint Australian Funeral Directors Association/Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand convention in Sydney, Australia.

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The convention had a great program with good speakers, the presentations were carried out in 4 different days. In the program the crowd was addressed by Dr. Alan Wolfelt with a presentation ‘The WHY of Meaningful Funerals’, with other great presentations such as Daniel Keighran who has been awarded with ‘Victoria Cross’; Andrew Horabin ‘BullShift-Get more honesty and straight Talk at Work’; Martin Tobin-‘Blue Ocean Strategy’. In addition to that there was a FDANZ/AFDA Industry panel discussion; Asha Dooley-‘GEN Management’; Sarah O’Connor-‘Death goes Digital’ and the cooperate partner updates, member spotlight.

As an important announcement Mr. John Scott was awarded life time membership for all his work for the AFDA.

The FIAT-IFTA is grateful to have seen many old friends. And for the interesting new contacts made, during those days which also included the golf tournament and the Presidents Gala Dinner.

AFDA Representative at FIAT-IFTA Mr. John Scott, will be succeeded in this position by Mr. Darren Eddy, immediate past president of the AFDA.

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