FIAT-IFTA President at 2017 CFA Meeting

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Twenty expert keynote speakers made high profile addresses to the numerous audience highlighting many aspects of the funeral profession such as:

  • innovations for conducting funerals;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
  • ecological responsibility;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  • reforming the cemetery management;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  • development of the funeral industry;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  • individualization of the funeral ceremony and international relations.                 

More than 1.000 experts, scientists and funeral industry leaders shared their opinions and through the communications network over 8.000 persons did participate in the event.

At the 10th annual event chaired by China Funeral Association, reaching members in 33 provinces Mr. Li Jianhua, Chairman of CFA made the opening address starting that the annual growth of the membership in mainland China illustrates the participation and involvement of the Chinese funeral workers. President Li Jianhua pointed out that CFA will focus on three spearpoints set out by the Ministry of Civil Affairs: professional morality; unification of operations and professional reform and education.

FIAT-IFTA President Teresa Saavedra advanced that despite the many differences of cultures, the International Funeral Federation emphasizes to create awareness for the integrity of the modern funeral industry, the introduction of innovations and new technologies. New trend is to relate the feelings of bereavement to the concept of sincere celebration of new life and the start of new beginnings.

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