Owner and CEO Mark Pennington of Halo International was among less than 10 Americans who attended Europe’s biggest trade show. Held in Paris early last November, Funeraire is held every two years and encompasses 93,000 square feet of exhibit space. The five-day gathering attracts over 6,000 attendees in the cemetery, funeral home, and stone mason industries. Showcased during Funeraire are the latest products and equipment used by our industry in Europe, and is a major draw for both funeral directors and suppliers. Mr. Pennington began attending in 1979, and has returned six times in an effort to staying current on Europe’s approach to our industry.