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CANA's 100th Annual Cremation Innovation Convention
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CANA's 100th Annual Cremation Innovation Convention

7/25/2018 to 7/29/2018
When: July 25-27, 2018
12:00 AM
Where: Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
3030 Holiday Drive
Fort Lauderdale, Florida  33316
United States
Contact: CANA Staff

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Thanks to our Bronze, Silver, Gold and Diamond Level 100th Convention Sponsors!

Join us in sunny Fort Lauderdale at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
July 25-27, 2018

The lure of the salty ocean air calls for industry professionals to gather in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for the Cremation Association of North America’s (CANA’s) 100th Annual Cremation Innovation Convention. The CANA Convention will be held July 25–27, 2018 at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. With a wide range of valuable networking and educational opportunities, the event will feature sessions that examine the last 100 years of CANA conventions and growth in cremation, evaluate where businesses are today, and focus on the next 100 years by providing strategic and practical information for long-term success.

Get the Full CANA Experience
In addition to a pre-convention Crematory Operations Certification Program™ (COCP™) on July 25, CANA will be hosting a 100th Convention Celebration Party on Friday, July 27 from 3:00pm – 7:00pm. We hope you'll stay and celebrate beachside with us as we eat, drink, and be merry, enjoying the beautiful sunset with friends old and new.

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 to facilitate information sharing and feature innovative products and services for all participants.

See what CANA has planned and learn more about exhibiting by paging though our Attendee Program and Exhibitor Prospectus, below.

Attendee Program


Exhibitor Prospectus

Celebrate with CANA as we look back on 100 years of association history, expert cremation networking, and education—and look forward to a future filled with opportunity and challenges. Join us for a very special event at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale this summer!   Exhibitors must register by completing the 2-page fillable PDF application, including payment information, and emailing it to Premium booth space is limited; applications will be processed based on sponsorship level and date submitted.

Informative, Inventive Workshops

The lineup of impressive presentations includes:

Jason Engler Joe Weigel Regulators O'Reilly-Head
Session 1
CANA Centennial Celebration

Jason Engler
CANA Historian
Session 2
Marketing 101 Bootcamp

Joe Weigel
Weigel Strategic Marketing
Session 3
Current Trends in Cremation Regulation

Jennifer Kandt, Nevada; Charles Perine, Alabama; Sandy Mahon, Saskatchewan
Session 4
Cremation Fundamentals

Anne O’Reilly, ASD; Debra Bjorling, IAOPCC; Jennifer Head, CANA

McQueen-Baldwin Boetticher John Bolton Lori Salberg
Session 5
Local Innovation: Selling Across Multiple Brands

John McQueen, Foundation Partners Group; Richard Baldwin, Baldwin Brothers Memorial Care Services, Inc.
Session 6
Cremation GPS

Bob Boetticher, Jr.
Session 7
Beyond the Niche: Creating an Effective Cremation Development Strategy

John Bolton
Blackstone Cemetery Development
Session 8
Customer Experience 101: How to Develop a Customer Experience Strategy

Lori Salberg
Johnson Consulting Group

Full program descriptions are available in the Attendee Program, above.