Fall Conference Registration Now Open

Calling all members, attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and funeral supply professionals – registration is now open!

After last year’s highly successful “Centennial Celebration” marking CFSA’s 100th anniversary, we’re excited to embark on our second century of excellence by showcasing the strength, innovation, creativity, and adaptability of our member companies and those who support the funeral supply industry.  Nearly 300 funeral supply professionals are expected to gather for the premiere event of the year that gives you an efficient and economical way to connect with funeral-related manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers seeking alliances.  So we hope you will make plans to join us on November 10-11, 2014, for our Fall Conference & Trade Show at the JW Marriott Indianapolis.


Keynote Presentation

She is an award-winning, highly experienced, and visionary leader for our industry, and now she will be our keynote speaker.  Kim Ryan, President of Batesville Casket Company, will captivate our audience with her presentation on Tuesday, November 11th, “Today and Tomorrow in Funeral Service.”  The balance of our educational programming will be announced shortly, but make plans now to join us for Ms. Ryan’s provocative vision of what lies ahead.


With only 48 booth spaces available, our trade show may not be the largest in the industry.  But if you are in the funeral supply industry, there may be no more powerful collection of leading companies in one location over two days than ours.  The Exhibitor Prospectus was mailed to all CFSA members in late June, and everything you need to reserve your booth can be downloaded from the CFSA website.  Remember, 2013 exhibitors have until July 15th to request their same booth location for 2014.  We “sold out” of exhibit space last year – hurry!


Support the association and gain respect, visibility, and recognition by becoming an official sponsor!  We have several affordable opportunities available to help your company maximize your exposure in front of an elite audience.  See the list below for those companies who already have secured their leadership role by becoming a sponsor.  The complete list of available options can be found on the CFSA website.

as of July 1, 2014

Astral Industries, Inc.

Aurora Casket Company

Dixline Corporation

Cherokee Casket Company

IVC Industrial Coatings



New England Casket Company

Nomis Publications

Schuylkill Haven Casket Company

Tiedemann-Bevs Industries

VerPlank Enterprises



CFSAA.org – Your “Information Central” for the Fall Conference & Trade Show

If you haven’t already done so, NOW is the time to “bookmark” www.CFSAA.org on your computer, tablet, and smart phone!  Our new website affords us the ability to share the latest information on who’s exhibiting, who’s sponsoring, and who’s speaking.  Beginning in August, we’ll be updating our website each week with the list of pre-registered attendees.  So you can not only let your colleagues know that you are attending, but you can see who else will be there!  Plus, NEW this year is our fully secure online registration forms for attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors to automatically pay via credit card or request an invoice.


We will continue to release more information over the next few weeks, but you can always call our CFSA headquarters office at 847.295.6630 if you have questions or suggestions.