The Cremation Society of Great Britain

Cremation and Burial Conference and Exhibition 2010

The Holiday Inn, Straford-upon-Avon

Monday 5th, Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th November 2010

Monday 5th July 2010 (sponsored by Westerleigh Group Ltd)

14.15 Opening of the Conference Welcome by Chairman Professor Geoffrey Woodroffe, Member of the Council of the Cremation Society followed by words of Opening from President of the Cremation Society of GB and President of Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities

The Move from Public to Private by Adrian Britton BSc, FCA Commercial Director, Westerleigh Group Ltd

The Revision of the PG5/2(04) Guidance Notes by Andrew Mallalieu BSc, MEI, CEng, Vice President Technical, Facultatieve Technologies

15.15 hrs Refreshment Break

15.45 hrs Resomation Debate Moderator: Harvey Thomas CBE, Chair of the Council of the Cremation Society

Sandy Sullivan, BA (Hons), Managing Director, Resomation Ltd
Peter Mitchell, FICCM (Dip), Peter Mitchell Associates
Colin Rickman, Dip.F.D., BIE, UK Business Development & Standards Manager, Co-operative Funeralcare
Roger Arber, Secretary, The Cremation Society of Great Britain

17.00 hrs Drinks Reception in Exhibition area

Tuesday 6th July 2010 (sponsored by the Co-operative Crematoria and Cemeteries)

09.30 hrs Chairman Stephen White, Member of the Council of the Cremation Society

Cremation in Sweden - Country Report by Ulf Lagerström LLM, Trustee of the Swedish Federation of Cemeteries and Crematoria and President of the ICF (1997-2005)

Pandemic Planning - Update by Ahmed Azam, Pandemic Flu Co-ordination Team Leader, Home Office

10.30 hrs Refreshment Break

11.00 hrs Improving the Process of Death Certification in England and Wales by Simon Bennett Head of Clinical Governance, Clinical Policy and Strategy, Department of Health

The Cremation (England and Wales) Regulations 2008 by Judith Bernstein MA, LLM, Head of Current Coroner Policy, Ministry of Justice

12.30 hrs Buffet Lunch

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

Local Authority Management of Closed Churchyards by John Rotherham, Bereavement Services Manager, Chesterfield Borough Council

Requirements for Cemetery Developments by Dr Richard Earl PhD, MSc, HND (Dist), CEng, FIAgrE, Managing Director, TurfTrax Ground Management Systems, and Peter Mitchell FICCM (Dip), Peter Mitchell Associates

15.15 hrs Refreshment Break

15.45 hrs Safety and Conservation of Monuments - the Legal Perspective by The Right Worshipful Timothy Briden MA, LL.B, Vicar-General of the Province of Canterbury; Chancellor of the Dioceses of Bath & Wells and Truro; Deputy Chancellor of the Diocese of Bristol; Chairman of the Ecclesiastical Judges Association

Recent Changes to Standards and Qualifications in the Memorial Industry by David Quinn Cert Ed, Development Officer, British Register of Accredited Memorial Mason

17.00 hrs Drinks reception in Exhibition area

Wednesday 7th July 2010

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

A New Crematorium for Sandwell MBC by Brendan Day, Bereavement Services Manager, Sandwell MBC, and Martin Critchell, ARIBA, Martin Critchell Architects

The Cremation Movement in Japan byDr Shoji Eguchi, President, Taiyo Chikuro Industries Co Ltd

10.30 hrs Refreshment Break

11.00 hrs The Remarkable Rise of Cremation in a Scottish City: Glasgow 1930-1962 by Revd Dr Peter Jupp MA, MTh, MSc, PhD, FRSA and Professor Hilary Grainger BA(Hons), PhD, FRSA, Research Fellows, Dept of Theology and Religion, Durham University

Dying Matters: Raising awareness of dying, death and bereavement by John Palmer, Head of Communications, Dying Matters Coalition

12.30 hrs Buffet Lunch

14.00 hrs Chairman Adrian Britton, Commercial Director, Westerleigh Group

Funeral Pyres in a Legal Limbo? by Stephen White MSc (Wales), Dip Crim (Cantab) 1965 (Criminology), BA (Oxon) 1964 (Jurisprudence) Member of the Council, The Cremation Society of Great Britain, Research Fellow, Dept of Theology and Religion, Durham University

Cremation in Israel - Sustainability in adversity leads to creativity by Alon Nativ, Chief Executive Officer, Aley Shalechet (Autumn Leaves) Ltd

15.15 hrs Refreshment Break

15.45 hrs Presidents’ Panel, Moderator: Harvey Thomas CBE

Isabel Mattick, Federatrion of Burial and Cremation Authorities
Philip Blatchly, National Association of Funeral Dirrectors
Kenneth Satterly, British Institure of Funeral Directors
Douglas Swan, National Association of Memorial Masons

17.00 hrs Closing of Conference

19.45 hrs Conference Banquet


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