We invite you to attend the 2024 Funeral Directors Association Conference being held 26 – 28 February at the Novotel Hotel, Rotorua, starting with a Welcome Dinner on Monday 26 February and ending with a Kiwiana Gala Dinner on Wednesday 28 February.

The theme for the conference this year is “Celebrating Culture”.

This event will be a great opportunity for all those in the funeral industry to come together to celebrate culture; to understand other’s perspectives, to broaden your own, and to fully experience and educate yourself. Our education sessions will explore NZ’s cultural diversity in funerals – the what, how & WHY?, how to make your funeral home cultures hum, what’s your DISC style and how to use it to communicate with the families you serve, and more… We are also thrilled to have secured inspirational Māori leader, businessman and educator Ngahihi o te ra Bidois to provide our keynote address. 

In addition, we will once again have some fantastic fun social events that will provide opportunity to network and discuss issues and ideas with industry peers.


The Funeral Directors Association aims to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone involved in its conference. All delegates are expected to show respect and courtesy in their interactions with others.