The Cremation Society of Great Britain

Cremation and Burial Conference and Exhibition 2008

The Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hotel

Monday 7th, Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th November 2008

Monday 7th July 2008

11.00 hrs Opening of Exhibition

14.15 hrs Opening of the Conference by Professor Hilary Grainger, Member of the Council of the Cremation Society of Great Britain

Cremation Regulations - ‘Consolidation and Modernisation’ - Update by Brian Patterson, Member of Current Coroners Policy Team, Ministry of Justice

‘Cemeteries the New Parks’ by Bill North, Community Development and Leisure Services Manager, Macclesfield Borough Council

15.15 hrs Refreshment Break and Exhibition

15.45 hrs Conference continues

A New Crematorium for Milton Keynes - ‘Ticking all the Green Boxes’ by Adrian Morrow, Principal Architect, Architecture MK

Abatement - ‘The Real Challenge - The True Costs’ by Adrian Britton, Commercial Director, Westerleigh Group Plc.

17.30 hrs Drinks Reception and Exhibition

Tuesday 8th July 2008

09.30 hrs Chairman John Rotherham, President of the Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities

Developing Crematoria in Russia by Dieter Zahn, Geschaftsfuhrer, IFZW Indusrieofen und Feuerfestbau GmbH

‘Take it with you when you go: Mausolea, Catacombs and Vaults of the 21st Century’ by Dr. Julian Litten FSA, member Association of Burial Authorities Executive

10.30 hrs Refreshment Break and Exhibition

11.00 hrs Conference continues

Infection Control for Bereavement Services by Andrew Platts, Anubis Consulting Ltd

Management of Trees in Cemeteries and Burial Grounds (In light of new HSE Guidance) by Nigel Fagg, Consultant - Arboricultural Association

12.30 hrs Buffet Lunch and Exhibition

14.00 hrs Chairman John Clarke OBE, Director of the Association of Burial Authorities

Memorial Safety by Richard Broughton, Health and Safety Executive Chairman of the BCAG sub-group on memorial safety

Scottish Burial and Cremation Law Reform by Sheriff Bob Brodie, Chairman, Law Reform Working Party

15.15 hrs Refreshment Break and Exhibition

15.45 hrs Conference continues

What is so special about cremation in France? by Pierre Vidallet, Président et Directeur Général, La Société des Crématoriums de France

The Design and Layout of Cemeteries: Opportunities and Restraints by Michael Howe MA(RCA)RIBA, mae LLP Architects, Stoneguard Phoenix Premier Award Winner 2007

17.30 hrs Drinks reception in Exhibition area

Wednesday 9th July 2008

09.30 hrs Chairman Revd Dr Peter Jupp, Chair of the Council of the Cremation Societuy of Great Britain

Improving the Process of Death Certification by Simon Bennett, Clinical Programme Directorate Department of Health

CAMEO Update by Brendan Day, CAMEO Manager

10.30 hrs Refreshment Break and Exhibition

11.00 hrs Conference continues

Jewish Approaches to Death and Funerals by Rabbi Ian Morris, Chair of the Assembly of Rabbis (Reform)Sinai Synagogue, Leeds

Burial Customs and Contemporary Issues Facing the Muslim Faith by Dr. Mohammed Kassamali, Imam of Burton Street Mosque, Peterborough

Crystal-Air: Advances in Crematorium Emissions and Mercury Abatement Management by Malcolm Gorst, Managing Director, Crystal Technica

12.30 hrs Buffet Lunch and Exhibition

14.00 hrs Chairman Stephen White, Member of the Council of the Cremation Society of Great Britain

Tale of Two Scandals: Burial and Cremation in Aberdeen, 1899 and 1944 by Revd. Dr. Peter Jupp, Chairman, The Cremation Society of Great Britain

Provision and Management of Burial Grounds by Andrew Tucker, Deputy Head of Burials Team, Coroner’s Unit, Ministry of Justice

15.15 hrs Refreshment Break and Exhibition

15.45 hrs Conference continues

Presidents’ Panel, Moderator: Professor Geoffrey Woodroffe

Adrian Pink, British Institute of Funeral Directors
John Rotherham, Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities
John Tempest, British Institute of Embalmers
Graham Lymn, National Association of Funeral Directors

17.30 hrs Closing of Conference

19.45 hrs Conference Banquet


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