ICCFA Annual Convention & Expo

April 2–6, 2019
Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, North Carolina

The ICCFA Annual Convention & Exposition is your best opportunity of the year to connect with more than 1,000 cemetery, cremation and funeral service owners and managers from throughout North America and the world.

Countdown to the 2019 ICCFA Annual Convention & Expo








2019 Annual Registration Now Open

We are using a new registration system!
Here is a guide to help you through the new reg process.

Hotel Accommodations

All keynotes and breakout sessions will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The host hotel is the Westin Charlotte. ICCFA has secured a room block with a discounted rate of $215 per night.

601 S College St, Charlotte, NC 28202

A first night non-refundable deposit will be charged at the time of booking. The cut-off date for making reservations is February 28, 2019.

Before the 2019 ICCFA Annual Convention & Expo
Monday, April 1 to Wednesday, April 3
Hilton Charlotte Center City, Charlotte, NC
Rooms only $215 per night. The cut-off date for making reservations is March 11, 2019.

We are offering first-time attendees to the ICCFA Annual Convention & Expo a free registration! Are you eligible? Take this digital questionairre to find out.

Enter the 2018 KIP Award Contest

Submit entry for:

Best Event

Annual Convention 2019 Keynote Speakers

Mindy Corporon

Mindy Corporon


Managing Your Business Through Tragedy

Drew Dudley

Drew Dudley

Leadership Expert

Creating Cultures of Leadership

Jon Acuff

Jon Acuff

Social Media Expert

Finish: The Surprising Truth About Accomplishing Goals

Join us as we honor those who have given back to our industry:

Ernie Heffner

Ernie Heffner

Lasting Impact Award

Award ceremony during the ICCFA Educational Foundation Reception on Thursday, April 4 starting at 6 pm

at the Closing Dinner, we remember colleagues and loved ones who have passed away this past year.

If you would like to remember a loved one who has died, please send us a profile and photos for inclusion in the service. Submissions are due on February 22, 2018.


2:00–3:45 pm

Finance Committee Meeting

4:00–6:oo pm

Executive Committee Meeting

6:30–9:30 pm

Welcome Reception at the NASCAR Hall of Fame







Exhibitor move in/set up

7:00 – 8:30am

Educational Foundation Board Meeting

8:00 am– 7:00 pm

ICCFA Registration Desk Open

8:30 – 10:30 am

Board of Director Meeting

10:30 am–11:30 pm

JFDA Business Meeting

11:00 am–1:00 pm

Sales & Marketing Committee Meeting

11:00 am–2:00 pm

PLPA Committee Meeting

12:00–1:00 pm

Cerification Subcommitte Meeting

12:00–2:00 pm

Government & Legal Committee Meeting

1:00–2:00 pm

Membership Committee Meeting

1:00–3:00 pm

IMSA Board Meeting

2:00 – 4:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

4:00–7:00 pm

Expo Hall Grand Opening

7:00 am–7:00 pm


7:30–10:00 am

IMSA Business Meeting

8:00–9:30 am

ICCFA Annual Meeting of Members

9:30 am–12:00 pm

General Session

12:00–2:00 pm

Expo Hall Open
Lunch with Exhibitors in Expo Hall

2:00–5:00 pm

Expo Hall Open
Happy Hour

5:00–6:00 pm

First Timers Reception

5:00–6:00 pm

PLPA Reception

6:00–7:00 pm

Educational Foundation Reception

7:00 am–2:30 pm




7:30–8:30 am


Prayer Breakfast


8:00–8:30 am


New Board Orientation


8:30–9:30 am


Coffee Break


8:30–9:00 am


Pet Memorial Service and Keeping It Personal (KIP) Awards Ceremony


9:00–10:00 am


General Session


10:00 am–1:00 pm


Expo Hall Open
Lunch with Exhibitors


11:30 AM–2:00 Pm


Past Presidents’ Luncheon


1:00 PM


Registration Moves to Hallway


1:00 – 5:00 PM


Breakout Sessions


5:00 – 6:00 PM


Organizational Board of Directors Meeting


7:00 am–1:00 pm


9:00 am- 1:00 pM

Breakout Sessions

1:00–3:00 pm

Legal & Legislative Luncheon

5:00–6:00 pm

Closing Dinner Reception

6:00–7:00 pm

Memorial Service

7:00–10:00 pm

Closing Banquet

To view the 2018 Schedule of Events, click here.


2019 Annual Expo Hall

For information on exhibiting, contact Rick Platter at 571.323.2985 or rplatter@iccfa.com

Exhibiting FaQs


Do I have to be a member of ICCFA in order to exhibit?

No! Anyone can exhibit (ICCFA members or non-members). However, booth rates are lower for ICCFA members. If your company has never been a member of the ICCFA, an introductory supplier membership is available for just $245. Become a member and enjoy both the lower booth prices along with other great membership benefits.

What can I do to draw attention to my booth?

Advertising your booth number in the January, February, and the March/April issues of ICCFA Magazine is a great way to tell people your booth number and inform attendees of any give-aways you have for the convention (reduced rate for convention attendees, etc.).

Do I pay for my booth now?

Upfront payment is welcomed, but not necessary. A minimum $500 deposit is required for each 10′ x 10′ booth requested. The remaining balance is due by 02/01/2019, and will be processed on the same card used to place your deposit.

Where will the 2020 ICCFA Annual Convention & Expo be held?

The 202o ICCFA Annual Convention will be held at the San Antonio Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors

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