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CANA’s 99th Annual Cremation Innovation Convention at the Grand Hyatt New York Aug.16-18

WHEELING, Ill. – Location may not be everything, but it will be a major draw as industry professionals gather in New York City for the Cremation Association of North America’s 99th Annual Cremation Innovation Convention. The CANA Convention will be held Aug. 16-18 at the Grand Hyatt New York.

With a wide range of valuable networking and educational opportunities, the event will feature business-building sessions as well as practical information on best practices in cremation. Attendees will have the opportunity to catch a Mets vs. Marlins baseball game at Citi Field and enjoy the history and architecture on display as they tour The Woodlawn Cemetery. CANA will also offer a pre-convention Crematory Operations Certification Program Aug. 16.

Exhibits and Sessions Together in One Room

CANA’s convention includes a diverse range of suppliers – from vault, casket, cremator, urn and keepsake manufacturers to vendors who provide banking, architectural, technology, and office services – making this a unique opportunity for all involved. The exhibits are in the same room as the general sessions so that displays and demonstrations of products and services are shared with all event participants.

Informative, Inventive Workshops

The line up of presentations includes:

  • "Back to Business: Redefining Cremation in the Consumer’s Mind," Larry Stuart Jr. (Keynote)
  • "Transition Planning: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," David Nixon and Steve Egna
  • "Preneed Sales Tactics," William Bonacorda
  • "Survey of Website and Software Tools That Increase Relevance," Nick Timpe
  • "The Development and Structure of American Cremation Law," Tanya Marsh
  • "Using Cremation Statistics to Enhance Business Success," Bob Boetticher Jr.
  • "International Trends in Cremation," International Cremation Federations panelists
  • "Cremation Fundamentals," Paul Harris, Lara Price, J.P. DiTroia, Dennis Werner

Program schedule and registration information regarding CANA’s 99th Annual Cremation Innovation Convention is available by visiting or calling 312-245-1077. A video preview of the convention is available here.

Posted April 24, 2017


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