SAIF AGM Banquet Weekend 13th to 15th March 2020

Event Date: 13th March 2020

Grand Central Hotel, 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow G1 3SF

As of 9th March it is no longer possible to book activities which include food as all catering requirements have been confirmed with the hotel. You may still register for Friday afternoon’s seminar, the AGM and the NextGen meeting on Saturday.

SAIF Members and Associates will be gathering in Glasgow to review the year and thank National President Jim Auld for his year in office.  The weekend is a fantastic opportunity to find out the latest developments affecting the funeral profession and learn how SAIF is helping members ensure that they are prepared.  It’s also a fun social time with plenty of opportunities for re-establishing old friendships and forging new ones.

SAIF thanks our Associate and Funeral Director Members for generously supporting the weekend.



Friday 13th March 

12.30 – 14.00 Associates Lunch (invitation only)

14.30 – 16.30 Seminar – “Everyone has their breaking point – surviving and thriving in the funeral sector.”

Please note that the seminar will be recorded for use as a Member resource. If you prefer not to be recorded, please make yourself known to an usher before the presentation starts.

SAIF AGM 2020 Friday seminar – traumatic deaths FINAL

The workshop will take place at 200 St Vincent Street, Glasgow.

16.30 – 17.00 Refreshments

17.30 – 18.30 Clydeside Distillery Tour – no further bookings now

Exclusive evening tour & tasting to include:

  • Arrival whisky cocktail
  • Clydesdale distillery tour
  • 3 wee dram whisky tasting
  • Accompanied by Taste of Scotland nibbles

20.00 Dinner with the President

This will be an informal and relaxing evening with the National Presidents and colleagues at the Grand Central Hotel. No further bookings now.

Saturday 14th March

9.00 – 9.30  Refreshments / registration

9.30 – 11.00 SAIF AGM

11.15 – 11.45 Refreshments

11.45 – 12.45 SAIF Charter Forum

13.00 – 14.30 Buffet lunch and refreshments

14.30 – 15.30 Meeting of SAIF’s Next Gen Group (20-40s emerging leaders)

Banquet   (no further bookings now)             

18.15 Drinks reception (General & VIP)

19.30 Banquet meal – entertainment by the Glasgow Phoenix Choir and the ‘Stravaig’ Ceilidh Band

23.45 Bacon & Egg rolls



Sunday 15th March

10.00 – 11.00 Installation of Offices

11.00 Refreshments

11.30 End of AGM Banquet Weekend 2020



Book accommodation directly with the hotel on 0141 240 3700, advising that you are attending the SAIF AGM. The hotel has now released the block booking of rooms held for SAIF but you may still be able to book a room.

Parking at hotel

There is no car park at the hotel but they do have discounted rates with NCP car park on Oswald Street. Guests can validate their ticket in reception and this will authorise a 50% discount. With regards to motorbike parking facilities, please see the NCP details below:



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