Significant involvement of the funeral industry


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Significant involvement of the funeral industry

  1. 1. Press release – September 2007 FUNERAIRE 2007 Significant involvement of the funeral industry Founded by the Chambre Syndicale Nationale de l’Art Funéraire (CSNAF), 20 years ago, the Funeral Exhibition will be held from 15 to 17 November 2007, in Paris-Le Bourget. For its eleventh year, Funéraire 2007 once again reflects the whole industry, with excellent participation of players of all fields: from ceremony to remembrance, machines and equipment, materials, flowers, care and conservation, transport, services, burial contracts, professional organisations... Funeral Exhibition 2007 Nomenclature by main activity Commemoration The Ceremony 4% 1% Treatment 7% 11% Services 33% 7% Machines and Tools Materials 9% Professional 2% Organisations 26% Trade press Others 95% of the Exhibition’s floor space has already been taken up, with notably representatives of the industry in France and an increasing international presence: Belgium, Spain, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Sweden, Czech Republic, etc. for Europe; Cameroon, China, Hungary, India, etc. for the international contingent. Funéraire is an international trade fair that exhibits the global offer of the funeral industry, in keeping with the international economic reality.
  2. 2. Debates and events This year’s exhibition will also be the occasion to hold events and debates centred on the major current issues, with notably the participation of CPFM, Les Amis du Musée du Funéraire, Funéraire Magazine, Mémoire Nécropolitaine, etc. Debates 4 pm • Networks: what are the opportunities Thursday, 15 November 2007 offered by the funeral industry (franchises, 2 pm organised commercial network, self- • Presentation of the results of the study, employment)? “The French and Burials”, undertaken for Presentation proposed by Funéraire the CSNAF by CREDOC. Presentation given Magazine and given by Olivier Géhin, Chief by Raphaël Berger and Fanette Recours of Editor of Funéraire Magazine and Jean- CREDOC Michel Illien of Franchise Management 3 pm Friday 16 November 2007 • Burial contracts: Which ethics and 11 am competitive principles? Debate conducted by • “Crematoriums, issues and outlook”. Olivier Géhin, Chief Editor of Funéraire Roundtable conducted by Jean Neveu Magazine Events Visits of the Basilica of Saint Denis The CPFM are organising an “information organised by LES AMIS DU MUSEE DU area regarding the funeral industry and FUNERAIRE the environment”, dealing with different . Thursday, 15 November at 2.30 pm and 4 environmental problems of the funeral pm industry (waste treatment, crematorium . Friday, 16 November at 10.30 am, 12 pm, releases, biodegradability, etc. 2.30 pm and 4 pm . Saturday, 17 November at 10.30 am and 12 pm Culture and Heritage Photography exhibition, “Spiritualités Nécropolitaines” by André Chabot: funeral practices of different religions and of freethinking, presented by the association, la Mémoire Nécropolitaine. Funéraire 2007 promises to be the unifying Exhibition of the industry; the ‘must’ event for professionals and visitors – French and European – for an international dynamic force. For all press contacts Virginie Taverne 06 63 13 95 30