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.
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.
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.
Get a headstart on the action at Annual by attending a special welcome reception at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Tuesday, April 2 from 6:30–9:30 p.m. This reception will feature food, friends and fun. For only $20, you have access to everything the NASCAR Hall of Fame has to offer, including the pit crew challenge and racing simulators. Be sure to book your hotel a little early so you can be a part of the action!
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
Annual Convention 2019 Keynote Speakers
Managing Your Business Through Tragedy
Creating Cultures of Leadership
Social Media Expert
Finish: The Surprising Truth About Accomplishing Goals
Join us as we honor those who have given back to our industry:
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.
Finance Committee Meeting
Executive Committee Meeting
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
Cerification Subcommitte Meeting
Government & Legal Committee Meeting
Membership Committee Meeting
IMSA Board Meeting
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Expo Hall Grand Opening
7:00 am–7:00 pm
IMSA Business Meeting
ICCFA Annual Meeting of Members
9:30 am–12:00 pm
Expo Hall Open
Lunch with Exhibitors in Expo Hall
Expo Hall Open
First Timers Reception
Educational Foundation Reception
7:00 am–2:30 pm
New Board Orientation
Pet Memorial Service and Keeping It Personal (KIP) Awards Ceremony
10:00 am–1:00 pm
Expo Hall Open
Lunch with Exhibitors
11:30 AM–2:00 Pm
Past Presidents’ Luncheon
Registration Moves to Hallway
1:00 – 5:00 PM
5:00 – 6:00 PM
Organizational Board of Directors Meeting
7:00 am–1:00 pm
9:00 am- 1:00 pM
Legal & Legislative Luncheon
Closing Dinner Reception
2019 Annual Expo Hall
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
2019 Sponsorship Opportunities
We have a variety of ways that you can support the convention and promote your company’s name, branding, booth number at the same time.
Please contact Kelly Spann to hear about sponsorship opportunities that await you at this year’s convention.