VTU vakdag 2018

Wednesday 26 September 2018

On Wednesday the 26th of September 2018, the 2nd edition of the VTU Vakdag (VTU Funeral Sector Suppliers’ Association trade event) will take place – the time for the funeral industry to come together to share knowledge and a great opportunity for networking. Make sure not to miss it, as this day serves as an extra intermediary event in-between the two editions of the Uitvaart Vakbeurs (Funeral Exhibition event) held every four years. The VTU Funeral Sector Suppliers’ Association trade event is not only for association members, but has been organised to cater to the entire funeral industry. In a welcoming and well-organised atmosphere, you’ll meet over 2,000 quality visitors in a single day! There will be a variety of readings and workshops at the event. The full event programme will be announced as soon as possible. In addition, a special networking square will be set up where visitors can mingle while enjoying a bite and a drink. 

The over 100 exhibitors at the VTU trade event include wholesalers, suppliers, importers and manufacturers in the areas of cemetery design and maintenance, crematorium design and cremation ovens, funeral homes and ceremony hall design, odour control, funeral supplies, grave monuments and memorials, baby and child funeral products, ash options and destinations / urns / jewellery, parting gifts, caskets/coffins and casket/coffin decorations, flower arrangements, (international) funeral transport, printed materials, obituaries and condolence, post-mortem care, aftercare, audio & video systems, videographers and photographers, musicians and speakers, clothing, media, software, personnel, training & education programmes, hospitality & catering, industry associations, industry-related organisations and insurance providers. Are you active in one of the above sectors? Then make sure to take this opportunity to participate in this important trade event. We look forward to seeing you (back again) as an exhibitor at the VTU Funeral Sector Suppliers’ Association trade event!

Visitors’ tickets
The 2018 VTU Funeral Sector Suppliers’ Association trade event is initiated by the VTU trade association and organised by Easyfairs Evenementenhal. Participation in the VTU trade event is open both to members as well as non-members of the VTU. The admission price for visitors is € 25.00 per person. This price has been set to ensure the quality of the event and as investment in a high-quality knowledge programme. Exhibitors will receive a number of free admission tickets to give to clients. We will announce the details of the knowledge programme as soon as possible. 

For a look back at the first VTU trade event held in 2014, see:


Exhibitors profile

Exhibitors at the VTU trade event consist of wholesalers, suppliers, importers and manufacturers in the areas of:

  • Cemetery design and maintenance
  • Crematorium design and cremation ovens
  • Funeral homes and ceremony hall design
  • Odour control
  • Funeral supplies
  • Grave and memorial monuments
  • Baby and child funeral products 
  • Ash options and destinations / urns / jewellery
  • Parting gifts
  • Caskets/coffins and casket/coffin decoration
  • Flower arrangements
  • (International) funeral transport
  • Printed materials, obituaries and condolence
  • Post-mortem care
  • Aftercare
  • Audio & video systems 
  • Videographers and photographers
  • Musicians and speakers
  • Clothing
  • Media 
  • Software
  • Personnel, training & education programmes
  • Hospitality & Catering
  • Industry association
  • Industry-related organisations
  • Insurance

Visitors profile

Visitors to the VTU trade event are active in the following businesses and organisations:

  • Funeral services companies
  • Funeral insurance providers
  • Crematoriums
  • Cemeteries
  • Municipalities
  • Ecclesiastical institutions
  • Mortuaries
  • Ceremony services
  • Funeral industry-related organisations
  • Health care facilities

Exhibition programme

Day 1   Wednesday 26 September 2018 10.00 - 21.00 hour
Opening hours

Setup days:: Tuesday 25 September 2018 08:00 - 17.00 hour

Dismantling days:: Wednesday 26 September 2018 21:15 - 00.00 hour, Thursday 27 September 2018 07:00 - 14.00 hour

Our Full Service Formula makes us unique

  • A fully built, finished and cleaned stand unit: floor space, walls, a frieze with your company name, duo spot lighting and carpeting
  • Unlimited use of the exclusive catering facilities of the various terraces on the exhibition floor for you and your associates
  • Two exhibitor badges, including meals at the exhibitor restaurant
  • Free forklifting service
  • The invitation service
  • Free parking for both you and your associates

The project team for this exhibition

An experienced, resourceful team of top fair experts are at your service. An event manager, consultant and product manager will seamlessly handle  your participation. A team perfectly capable  in organizing  the  fair in line with your message and target audience. All based on personal attention, tailor-made and high-quality service. Together we will ensure that you get the most out of your fair participation.

Debbie de Bruijn
Debbie de Bruijn
Project Manager
+31 (0)183 - 680 688
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Bettina Bambacht
Bettina Bambacht
+31 (0)183 - 680 669
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Mascha de Bruin
Mascha de Bruin
Project Manager
+31 (0)183 - 680 693
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