rydges on swanston

Pursuing Passion: discovering meaningful work in the funeral industry

The 3rd Annual AIFP Conference will be held on Saturday 10th August 2019.

Rydges on Swanston, 701 Swanston Street, Carlton 3045

Registration  |  8am

Conference Day  |  9am-5pm

Exhibition Hall  |  8am-5pm

Networking Drinks on the Pool Deck  |  5-7pm

Dinner & Dancing  |  7pm


About Our Conference

The AIFP Conference is the premier forum for the independent and allied funeral industry and celebrates its 3rd year. The 2018 Conference over 90 delegates from across the country and the independent funeral and allied industry landscape. The majority of attendees are decision making representatives in their respective businesses.

The AIFP is very pleased to offer you or your organisation the opportunity to be part of the AIFP’s 3rd Annual Conference to be held on Saturday 10th August 2019 in Melbourne.

We are really excited to be bringing the conference to central Melbourne and are confident, once again, that members,  non-members and those interested in the funeral industry and its allied partners will take this opportunity to embrace the personal and professional development that our program will offer.

The conference will provide a platform for our members and the independent funeral and allied professional community to connect, network, learn and exchange. Our program will feature an opening keynote plenary session, following sessions featuring some of Australia’s significant industry leaders, and the day’s end practical session to plan the implementation of learnings in your business or organisation.

The Conference Day

This year’s conference is all about Pursuing Passion within the funeral care industry. Whether you’ve been in the industry for decades or days - or even if it’s just in your dreams – this conference is all about finding your passion, perhaps reconnecting to what made you passionate about the work in the first place or igniting your passion for a new or different part of the world of dying, death and all things funerals.

Check out the low down on our sessions, speakers and panellists here.

The Exhibition Space

Again, across the Conference day we’ll have a wide variety of exhibitors on hand to share their knowledge, services and products with you…


Between the Conference close at 5pm and dinner at 7pm you’ll have some time to get together, do some more networking and participate in a silent auction in support of our Conference charity – Link HC – Health and Community

Dinner, Live Music and Dancing

Bring your taste buds and dancing shoes… following a scrumptious dinner there’ll be live music from The Sour Grapes to get you in the mood to groove.