By Melissa Petruzzi.
Everything is slowly beginning to return to the status quo this spring and the death care industry is no exception. From clients to coworkers to industry colleagues, we are all missing the ability to meet and connect with each other in person. As everything is opening up again, it’s exciting to get back out there and make up for the connections we missed out on in 2020.
One of the best ways to connect and network with people in the death care industry is through conferences. As restrictions are being relaxed and lifted nationwide, we can expect to see these types of events opening up again. You may be thinking conferences are a waste of valuable time, but there are a multitude of reasons for attending conferences regularly.
First and foremost, the ability to connect with industry professionals in a face to face format is priceless. This makes it easier to make an impression and be remembered at a later time. That way if someone wants to connect with you for a project or collaboration, they already have you in mind.
The death care industry, like any other industry, is full of opportunity for collaboration among organizations. For example, funeral homes and crematories often collaborate. Associations and organizations are also available for support, such as the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) or (Cremation Association of North America (CANA).
The trick to making these connections and staying in the loop is getting out there and meeting people, and attending conferences is the best way to do that in this industry. Sometimes all it takes for an opportunity to strike is being in the right place at the right time.
We hope this article helped illustrate the importance of attending industry conferences, and we look forward to seeing you there in 2021!