The NAFD is delighted to confirm that former head of the British Army and Durham University graduate, General Lord Richard Dannatt, will be keynote speaker at Conference 2018, which will be held in the stunning city of Durham, from 17-20 May 2018.

Lord Dannatt is one of the most successful generals of our times. Highly respected by his peers and governments, Lord Dannatt was a key advisor to the David Cameron defence team in 2009/2010. A frequent and popular commentator on current affairs and security issues, his views regularly feature in the media.

With regulation of not just funeral directors but funeral plans on the agenda, as well as progress against the governance reform voted for at Conference 2017, this is set to be a conference not to miss. Education and shared learning will also feature highly on the agenda, being both NAFD President’s professional passion and the theme for her Presidential year.

A leafy and peaceful city on the banks for the river Weir, Durham boasts several UNESCO World Heritage sites, as well as a maze of hilly, cobbled streets as well as the stunning Durham Cathedral, Durham Castle and Durham University. Conference will be held in the Auger Suite at the Radisson Blu hotel in the heart of the city. The hotel offers modern bedrooms, a state-of-the-art health club and respected restaurant and bar, and will provide a welcoming backdrop to what is sure to be a lively and thought provoking few days.

Tickets go on sale for Conference 2018 shortly. Enquires about sponsorship packages should go to NAFD Business Manager Kirsti Tomkinson on 0121 7111343; ext. 1009.