SAIF Conference and AGM

The 2023 SAIF Conference and AGM begins with a golf tournament at Neville Golf Club on Thursday 2 March.

On the Friday a buffet lunch will be available, followed by an afternoon of interactive wellbeing sessions. The first session will be delivered by Neil Laybourn and Jonny Benjamin who are leading mental health campaigners, ambassadors to Mental Health UK and Founders of Beyond. They will be followed by Ged Flynn, Chief Executive of Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide – for the second session.

The evening meal will provide the opportunity for members to meet the associates as well as networking, with micro presentations from some of our key sponsors. Entertainment will be provided by Dave Sharp.

On the Saturday, we have the Annual General Meeting followed by lunch and then free time to explore Tunbridge Wells or take some wellbeing time and visit the hotel’s spa.

Saturday evening is the black-tie banquet, which promises to be fun-filled with entertainment by The Big Kahuna Band and for those night owls the customary supper of egg & bacon rolls. 

On the Sunday morning we bid farewell to current National President Jo Parker and welcome the 1st Vice President, Mark Horton to take the reins of National President. 

Booking to attend the weekend is now open, please book online by visiting the events page at

If you are interested in attending the AGM weekends or any other events held by SAIF and would like to become a member of the trade association that solely supports the independent funeral director then please visit

To find out more information, or call the Business Centre on 0345 230 6777.