9th International Funeral and Cemetery Fair NECROEXPO
About the event
The funeral industry's joint involvement yields results
88 exhibitors from 7 countries, 2,500 sqm of exhibition space and 1,500 visitors - these are the facts and figures recapitulating the 9th International Funeral and Cemetery Fair NECROEXPO 2022 in Targi Kielce. The exhibitors expressed their joy resulting from the fact that face-to-face meetings returned; they also demonstrated their willingness to undertake the joint initiative to enhance the industry.
This year's edition of NECROEXPO is a double success; not only has the trade fair returned to its regular track force after a three-year break, but also this year, Targi Kielce was the only organiser of a funeral expo in Poland. This year, the exhibitors' list included companies from the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Germany, Lithuania and Ukraine et.al. Producers of hearses, urns, coffins and other funeral products, as well as companies dealing with the sound systems, tanato-cosmetics and firms offering legal assistance in binging cadavers from another country gathered in the exhibition halls.
The industry is getting united
The Necroexpo unites the entire funeral industry in Poland - such a joint request of representatives of chambers and funeral associations was aired out at the opening ceremony of this year's NECROEXPO Funeral and Cemetery Show.
During his speech, the President of the World Organization of Funeral Operatives FIAT-IFTA, Marek Cichewicz, mentioned that the Necroexpo is an important point in the global calendar of trade fairs and funeral industry events.
"Targi Kielce has been, is and will be the home of the funeral industry," said Witold Skrzydlewski, former President of the Polish Funeral Chamber Association.
Digitisation has become the industry's reality
The funeral industry is interested in the opportunities brought about by the universal digitisation - cemetery mapping, IT systems facilitating the work of funeral homes, and transfer of formalities related to the funeral procedures to the Internet are on the agenda. These developments have not escaped the attention of the Polish authorities, who used the NECROEXPO as the arena to announce the changes to the funeral. The amendments list includes digitisation of memory sites and electronic death registers.
Celebrities at NECROEXPO
Like every industry, the funeral sector also has its personalities representing the media milieus. NECROEXPO offered its visitors the opportunity to meet funeral influencer Agnieszka Beczek, who on Instagram uses the @Pani_z_domu_pogrzebowego nickname and Małgorzata Węglarz, the author of the book "Everything You Should Know Before You Die. The funeral industry's secrets."
The power of meetings
Necroexpo is much more than exhibitors; but also the meetings platform. This year, more than a dozen training and lectures were offered for those interested. Topics such as the digitisation of the funeral industry, the secrets of modern embalming and the development of the cemetery in terms of climate change were discussed.