National Funeral Exhibition

0121 711 1343 funeralexhibition@nafd.org.uk

National Funeral Exhibition Visitors

For funeral directors and suppliers to the profession, the National Funeral Exhibition is a must-visit date in the calendar. Held every two years, the event is one of the top three global exhibitions for the funeral sector and attracts trade visitors and exhibitors from across the world. In 2015 the event welcomed visitors from Germany, Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, the US, Holland and many more countries.

Exhibition space at the event is now fully sold out, which means that NFE will play host to 200 exhibitors across a wide range of sectors, including vehicle fleets, coffins and caskets, professional equipment suppliers, printing and stationery companies, online memorial services, charities and a range of business advisory firms to support funeral directors with their business needs.

Entry to the exhibition is free. You can turn up on the day, but we recommend registering in advance to beat the queues. Click here to register now.

Recognising the family-dominated nature of the funeral profession the NFE is also unique in making the Sunday a Family Day, with exciting activities and entertainment laid on for younger generations of the funeral profession. This offers busy funeral directors with younger children a chance to see all that’s new in the industry and provides an enjoyable day out for the whole family.

National Funeral Exhibition 2017 Floorplan

Unmissable FREE Seminars

This year, the National Funeral Exhibition will host a diverse range of inspiring and informative workshops to support both professional learning within the funeral profession and also providing an opportunity to stay up-to-date on latest developments.

Speakers include the Institute of Advanced Motoring on the specific skills needed for driving long wheelbase vehicles; bereaved mother Chantal Lockey, CEO of the Foundation for Infant Loss; SEIB on protecting your business from cybercrime and the changes affecting insurance policies and premiums, Wordsmith Communication on using social media to connect with communities and the Royal National Institute for Blind People on how to support the needs of clients with sight loss.

There will also be an update on the latest developments within the National Association of Funeral Directors from Chief Executive Officer Mandie Lavin and a session on professional development from new NAFD President Alison Crake.

Click here to download the seminar programme.

Family Fun Day Itinerary

Subject to change

Climbing wall and baby boulder wall

The climbing wall offers an interesting and fun activity for children to try throughout the day.  The walls come with two highly experienced instructors to guide participants and all safety equipment required.  The climbing wall comes with a baby boulder wall for younger children and is surrounded in crash matting to cater for all age ranges.

Instructors would be CRB checked and would provide the adequate insurance documents and risk assessments.

Stand A : Under 2yrs
Time Stand
09:30 – 10:00 Decorate Your Own Cookie
10:00 – 10:30 Decorate Your Own Cookie
10:30 – 11:00 Decorate Your Own Cookie
11:00 – 11:30 Wand/hat basic craft
11:30 – 12:00 Wand/hat basic craft
12:00 – 12:30 Wand/hat basic craft
12:30 – 13:00 Musical instruments making
13:30 – 14:00 Musical instruments making
14:00 – 14:30 Musical instruments making
14:30 – 15:00 Music time
15:00 – 15:30 Music time
15:30 – 16:00 Story time
Station B : Engage with 3-5 year olds
Time Stand
09:30 – 10:00 Decorate a t-shirt
10:00 – 10:30 Decorate a t-shirt
10:30 – 11:00 Decorate a t-shirt
11:00 – 11:30 Decorate your own cookie
11:30 – 12:00 Decorate your own cookie
12:00 – 12:30 Decorate your own cookie
12:30 – 13:00 Make your own mask
13:30 – 14:00 Make your own mask
14:00 – 14:30 Make your own mask
14:30 – 15:00 Musical instruments making
15:00 – 15:30 Musical instruments making
15:30 – 16:00 Musical instruments making
Station C : Engage with 5-10 year olds
Time Stand
09:30 – 10:00 Decorate a t-shirt
10:00 – 10:30 Decorate a t-shirt
10:30 – 11:00 Decorate a t-shirt
11:00 – 11:30 Decorate your own cookie
11:30 – 12:00 Decorate your own cookie
12:00 – 12:30 Decorate your own cookie
12:30 – 13:00 Decorate your own piggy-bank
13:30 – 14:00 Decorate your own piggy-bank
14:00 – 14:30 Decorate your own piggy-bank
14:30 – 15:00 Musical instruments making
15:00 – 15:30 Musical instruments making
15:30 – 16:00 Musical instruments making
Station D : Engage with over 10s
Time Stand
09:30 – 10:00 Decorate a t-shirt
10:00 – 10:30 Decorate a t-shirt
10:30 – 11:00 Decorate a t-shirt
11:00 – 11:30 Decopatch animal
11:30 – 12:00 Decopatch animal
12:00 – 12:30 Decopatch animal
12:30 – 13:00 Plate painting workshop
13:30 – 14:00 Plate painting workshop
14:00 – 14:30 Plate painting workshop
14:30 – 15:00 Jewellery /keyring making workshop
15:00 – 15:30 Jewellery /keyring making workshop
15:30 – 16:00 Jewellery /keyring making workshop