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CANA’s 100th Annual Cremation Innovation Convention

Thursday, April 19, 2018  
Posted by: Jennifer Head
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Contact: Jennifer Head
Phone: (312) 245-1077
499 Northgate Parkway
Wheeling, IL 60090-2646

Cremation Association of North America’s 100th Annual Cremation Innovation Convention at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa July 25-27, 2018

WHEELING, IL—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.

Informative, Inventive Workshops

The lineup of impressive presentations includes:

  • CANA Centennial Celebration, Jason Engler
  • Marketing 101 Bootcamp, Joe Weigel
  • Current Trends in Cremation Regulation, Jennifer Kandt, Sandy Mahon, Charles Perine
  • Cremation Fundamentals, Anne O’Reilly, Jennifer Head
  • Local Innovation: Selling Across Multiple Brands, Richard Baldwin, John McQueen
  • Cremation GPS, Bob Boetticher, Jr.
  • Beyond the Niche: Creating an Effective Cremation Development Strategy, John Bolton
  • Customer Experience 101: How to Develop a Customer Experience Strategy, Lori Salberg

Program schedule and registration information regarding CANA’s 100th Annual Cremation Innovation Convention is available by visiting or calling 312.245.1077. Watch a video preview of the convention here:

About CANA

Founded in 1913, the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) is an international organization of over 3,300 members, composed of funeral homes, cemeteries, crematories, industry suppliers, and consultants. CANA members believe that cremation is preparation for memorialization.