THANOS magazine

February 21, 2024

Join us at FIAT-IFTA 2024 Convention!

18-20 September, 2024, Krakow, Poland


In 2024, the stunning Polish city of Krakow will host the 17th FIAT-IFTA Convention and 53rd FIAT-IFTA I.C.D. Annual Meeting. This significant gathering taking place from 18th to 20th of September 2024 will be supported by the Polish Funeral Association, which is the longest-operating Polish organization in the funeral industry in Poland and national member of FIAT-IFTA as well as the Institute of Funeral and Cemetery Industries.

The meeting in the beautiful city of Krakow, Poland will be a fantastic opportunity for international business networking among the funeral industry professionals, an occasion to engage in the exchange of insights, to draw inspiration from conference sessions, to explore the diverse offerings of funeral product manufacturers and distributors as well as services providers, and to forge enduring business relationships. The FIAT-IFTA meeting will focus on the organization's latest developments, intangible funeral heritage, as well as an education in embalming, coffin standardization and sustainability in the funeral industry. When attending the FIAT-IFTA 2024 Convention, you will witness a very solemn moment - the passing over of the FIAT-IFTA Presidential insignia and the announcement of the new FIAT-IFTA Board. You will also discover the history and monuments of Krakow - a UNESCO-listed former royal capital city, experience distinct flavours of Polish cuisine and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the Lesser Poland region (Małopolska).
The first draft of the program of events at the FIAT-IFTA 2024 Convention is available at

Please choose your tickets carefully, there are 5 variants to choose from (details are given in the ticket description). Additional tourist program is included in one of the variants!

Modern venue  

The FIAT-IFTA 2024 Convention will take place at the modern venue of CKF_13 Fabryczna Conference Center! The elegant and modern spaces of CKF_13 are part of the Fabryczna City complex, one of the most prestigious locations in Krakow in recent years. This complex is like a city within a city! It's situated within the restored buildings of the 1930s-era Vodka Distillery, later known as Destylernia Polmos. This place holds a history that's worth discovering!

Within the complex, you'll find the modern four-star Mercure Fabryczna City Hotel (the main recommended hotel for convention participants), as well as a residential area with all necessary infrastructure. There's also a gastronomic passage with top culinary concepts (restaurants featuring regional, Italian, Asian, and vegetarian cuisine, a city brewery, a cocktail bar, and a café). Additionally, there's a modern multimedia Vodka Factory Museum (you can visit it, but pre-registration and additional payment is required). You can also relax in the gym, pool and wellness center. Fabryczna City complex is well connected to the main railway station, Kraków-Balice International Airport, and the Krakow Old Town. 

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Download the official app - be at the center of events

Participants of the meeting will have access to an extremely useful app full of tools that will help them fully enjoy their presence at the FIAT-IFTA 2024 Convention in Krakow. The app can be downloaded free of charge from Google Play and App Store. It is available in Polish and English. Login to the app will be provided to the participant after his / her registration is complete.



Don’t miss the Early bird offer - register before April 30 and get a discount!
Registration deadline is August 31, 2024.

  • Members: 800 EUR/person (early bird fee: 700 EUR) (without accommodation) 
  • Accompanying guests: 600 EUR/person (early bird fee: 500 EUR) (without accommodation) 
  • Optional Tourist Program - Saturday (21.09.2024): 200 EUR

Registration at:

Please choose your tickets carefully, there are 5 variants to choose from (details are given in the ticket description). Additional tourist program is included in one of the variants!

Payment for registration can be made by direct bank and by credit card.

Members and all professionals registration includes access for conference and all FIAT-IFTA meetings, event catering and invitation to the Welcome Cocktail Reception, Gala Dinner, Farewell Party, technical visit and sightseeing of Krakow old city on 20th September 2024. 

Accompanying guest registration includes invitation to the Welcome Cocktail Reception, Gala Dinner, Farewell Party, technical visit and sightseeing of Krakow old city on 20th September 2024. Conferences and FIAT-IFTA meetings are not included. 

Optional Tourist Program on 21st September 2024 includes visit WIELICZKA Salt Mine and AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU Museum. Lunch is included.

All details concerning the FIAT-IFTA 2024 Convention can be found at

About city of Krakow

Krakow is a magical, royal city. It used to be the former capital city of Poland until 1596. Today, the seat of Polish Kings stands more majestic than ever, beckoning visitors from around the globe to witness its timeless allure.
Overflowing with legends, priceless historical architecture and art, as well as fabulous leisure and entertainment options, Poland’s historical capital, whose entire Old Town and historic center and the nearby Wieliczka Salt Mine has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978, captivates and enchants visitors at first sight. It’s really not hard to see why. During the FIAT-IFTA 2024 Convention you will have a chance to discover this stunning city!

About Poland

Poland is a fascinating country at the geographical, cultural, business crossroads of Eastern and Western Europe. With a total area of 312,679 km² (120,728 sq mi) it’s the ninth biggest country on the continent. The Polish population is over 38,5 million people. The capital city is Warsaw (around 2 million inhabitants) standing on the longest Polish river, the Vistula. The official language is Polish, and the Złoty serves as the official currency, subdivided into 100 groszy.
Geographically, Poland is located in Central Europe, bounded by the Baltic Sea to the north and two mountain ranges to the south, the Sudetes and the Carpathian Mountains.
Poland shares its borders with seven countries: Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, and Lithuania and the Kaliningrad Oblast (Russian territory) to the north.
Historically Poland’s roots go back over 1,000 years. Strategically located in the heart of Europe, have been marked by periods of independence as well as periods of domination by other countries. The country was sorely tested during the Second World War. After its end, it remained part of the Soviet bloc for decades. A new era began when Poland became an EU member in May 2004, five years after joining NATO and 15 years after the end of communist rule. Nowadays, Poland is considered one of the most economically stable and fastest-growing countries in the world and has a strong position on the map of business-friendly places.

We are looking forward to seeing you in the magical city of Krakow soon!

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