2023 CCFW Annual Conference Recap

The Catholic Cemetery and Funeral Services of the West Conference was held at the Hyatt Regency Orange County January 23-26, bringing together industry professionals, members of the clergy, and supplier partners to discuss the latest developments in the funeral and cemetery industry, as well as revitalizing our mission of why we do what we do.

The conference covered a wide range of topics, including the building a healthy sales team, trends in consumer choices, and reaching other cultures. Attendees had the opportunity to attend these educational sessions, as well as hold lively roundtable discussions to share resources with each other.

View the 2023 printed program for details on our speakers and the schedule: CCFW 2023 Onsite Brochure

The conference also featured a Supplier Face to Face Time Session, where attendees could learn about the latest products and services in the funeral and cemetery industry. From cemetery management software to cemetery memorials, there was something for everyone at the show.

In addition to the educational and networking opportunities, the conference also provided a time for attendees to reflect on the important work they do every day and enjoy their time with each other. We had several social gatherings including the President’s Welcome Reception on Monday night, the growing popularity of the Tuesday group dinner at Oggi’s and finally the Thursday Harbor Tour in Newport Beach.

We would also like to give a special thank you Mike Wesner and Alma Ochoa and the rest of the Diocese of Orange Catholic Cemetery team for all their support for this year’s conference. Our attendees enjoyed wonderful tour of the beautiful Christ Cathedral Memorial Garden. Followed by  Mass and the closing dinner in the community center on the Christ Cathedral property. The evening entertainment was lively, fun, and yes there was dancing!

The funeral and cemetery industry is a unique and meaningful field, and the Catholic Cemetery and Funeral Home Conference provided a space for professionals to come together and learn, grow, and support one another.

Please join me in thanking our 2023 Annual Conference Sponsors

Matthews Memorialization/Cemetery Products: Program Printing Sponsor

Cemetery360:  Name Badge Holder Sponsor

Aftercare.com, Biondan, Coldspring, Kyber, OpusXenta and Paradise Pictures:  Tuesday Group Dinner at Oggi’s

PlotBox: Wednesday Breakfast Sponsor

Coldspring: Wednesday Lunch Sponsor

Paradise Pictures: Wednesday Evening Reception

Biondan: Thursday Transportation Sponsor