On behalf of the Funeral Directors Association Board, it give me great pleasure to extend a warm invitation to all members and industry colleagues to attend the 2021 Funeral Directors Association Annual Conference to be held at the Napier War Memorial & Conference Centre, Napier starting on Monday 1 March with an Official Opening Art-Deco Themed Dinner hosted by the Wellington District and ending in style on Wednesday 3 March with a Gala Dinner.

We have put together a varied educational programme and some fantastic fun social events that will provide opportunity to network and discuss issues and ideas with industry peers from around New Zealand. View the full programme here.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Wellington District for hosting this year’s conference and showcasing everything that sunny Hawkes Bay has to offer; wineries, great food, art-deco, historical prison, jazz bands. I would also like to thank all our conference sponsors. As you know without the continued support of all our loyal sponsors this conference would not be possible.

Please join us in the ‘Art Deco City ’ for the 2021 Funeral Directors Association Annual Conference, and we urge you to register now to take advantage of the early-bird registration rate, which applies to full registrations received by 3 February 2021

The Art Deco capital of New Zealand

Few places in the world have such a broad representation of the Stripped Classical, Spanish Mission, and Art Deco styles within such a confined area, which is why the city has deservedly become known as the Art Deco Capital.

Napier is home to many fine wineries, fabulous restaurants, bars and cafes. The boutique shops are a must visit and the beautifully transformed Marine Parade is well worth a stroll.