SAIF Education Day – 1st November 2017

Event Date: 1st November 2017

Our annual Education Day brings together funeral professionals and specialists from areas which affect the profession.  It allows SAIF members to keep up to date with issues and gain ideas for best practice for their own funeral business.  This year’s event will take place at Leicester Tigers Football Club in Leicester on 1st November.

Agenda (Draft agenda, subject to change)

09.30-10.00    Registration, tea/coffee and exhibition
10.00-10.15      Welcome & introduction
10.15-11.00       Regulation of Funeral Directors: Natalie McKail, Scotland’s First Inspector of Funerals & Cheryl Paris of the Scottish Government Burial and Cremation Legislation Team
11.00-11.30       The Latest in Embalming Technique Challenges
11.30-12.00       Refreshment break & Exhibition
12.00-12.30      Handling Conflict with Families
12.30-13.45       Lunch & Exhibition
13.45-14.05       Cyber Fraud – Making sure you’re covered
14.05-14.45       Social Fund Payments
14.45-15.15        Refreshment break & Exhibition
15.15-15.45        International Disaster Recovery
15.45-16.15        IFD College & education update plus awards
16.15                   Close of 2017 Education Day
16:15- 16.30      Final opportunity to visits the stands

Feedback from previous events

  • 100% would recommend the day to other funeral professionals
  • 100% found the day Excellent or Good
  • 92% found it Very Useful or Useful
  • “An excellent day which surpassed last year with great topics”
  • “Very worthwhile & interesting day. Excellent facilities.”
  • “The most valuable and informative day of the year, a must for any SAIF member.”



Natalie McKail – Scotland’s first Inspector of Funerals

Cheryl Paris, Burial and Cremation Team of the Scottish Government

Kevin Sinclair, GT Embalming

Gavin Faber, Irwin Mitchell solicitors

Brian Hart, SAIFInsure

Fatima Uzzaman, Dept. of Work and Pensions, Westminster Parliament

Robert Rowntree, Kenyons International Disaster Recovery

Chris Parker, Chair of IFD College


Booking details

To book places, please either:

  1. Use this link to book and pay for places online at EventBrite.
  2. Or download and print this form and follow the instructions to return it to SAIF Business Centre: invitation