Hear from the industry’s leading CEO’s. The first session of this presentation will focus on operational challenges, providing delegates with first hand experience and examples. First impressions, initial challenges, cemetery infrastructure,priorities, planning and cemetery legislation are just some of the topics that will be covered. This second session will focus on the priorities for the next 3-5 years, land, environmentalsustainability, cultural diversity, succession planning and forward Governance arrangements forcemeteries.
Bjørn Nansen is a member of the DeathTech Research Team, a group of anthropologists, social scientists, and human-computer interaction specialists based at the University of Melbourne working to understand the intersection of death, technology, and society in the 21st century.
The potential social and environmental legacies of cemeteries. As attitudes toward the environment, climate change and sustainability are rapidly changing in our Australian society, the cemetery industry needs to address its own impact. It also needs to recognise the many opportunities it could harness to become part of the solution rather than the problem.
The presentation will identify the key sources of air emissions from crematoria and discuss the potential health and amenity risks of those emissions on the surrounding community. The regulatory drivers and upcoming trends for emission control and health exposure will be identified and discussed, and the potential compliance risks for current operators discussed.
2020 forced the world into the digital space with volition. The stalwarts of paper systems had their fingers prized from their in-trays onto the keyboard. Cemeteries and Funeral Homes were streaming services commonly and face-to-face meetings were moved to Zoom. We were given a taste of how business can be with reduced physical contact, and encouraged to re-imagine our service offerings to our valued customers via less traditional methods.
CCNSW has been developing an interment industry scheme, as required under Part 3 of the NSW Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013. The presentation will provide an overview of the main components of the scheme, including the new regulatory framework which outlines our intent as a regulator. By the end of the session, participants should have a good understanding of what the scheme might look like; issues that have been raised by stakeholders to date, and how they can contribute to the development of the scheme and provide feedback.
In previous presentations Joe has discussed memorialisation and the growing trends of people memorialising in various ways outside of cemeteries. Joe will look into this further using sales histories of Phoenix to see what trends are occurring and what areas are growing to possibly help assist you with new marketing campaigns to help increase your memorialisation rates.
John’s presentation will provide information on precast concrete Columbarium's. Cemeteries that are small with limited interments or large cemeteries and churches that have limited space can install a precast concrete Columbarium designed to accommodate up to 3 full size ashes containers in each space. The design can match or contrasting existing facilities at an economical cost.
Martin is Customer Service Director, APAC, PlotBox. His presentation will assist you in: Deciding where to start your digital transformation journey Placing your current data at the core of your planning Ensuring you choose future proof software
Rodney Claxton and Stewart Thomas, Operations Manager at Everlon, are part of a team of passionate professionals with experience in graphic, civil and structural design working closely together to create innovative and captivating products. Stewart and Rodney will be presenting a look at what's "Behind the Design".
Tara’s presentation will give the attendees a good overview of the historical and modern needs for embalming. She believes our community and our industry's perception of embalming may not align with the reality. Tara will share her philosophy on embalming, how it relates to final disposition and her thoughts on the care of a body after death in different settings.