European Meetings


European Meetings give members in Europe a chance to connect. They also are a valuable opportunity for North American members to attend and learn from professionals in another part of the world—often the new best practice or upcoming trend originates outside the U.S.!

Euro Meeting
Changing of the guards during the Autumn European
Group Meeting on Nov. 14, 2017. Jonathan Stamp (l) of
J. Stamp & Sons of Leicestershire, England and current
European Group Chair, welcomes Michael Schuett (r) of
Seemann & Soehne from Hamburg, Germany as the new
European Group Chair. 

Highlights of the November 2017 Autumn European Group Meeting

Forty-four European Group members convened at the Sheraton Park Tower in London for the 2017 Autumn European Group Meeting. Michael Schuett of Seemann & Soehne in Hamburg, Germany was named the 2017/2018 European Chair. Juliette Johnson provided a presentation on operating the family business. Click here to access the presentation slides. Chris Clark of Ecclesiastical Planning Services offered a presentation entitled Funeral Plan Regulation. Access slides here


Highlights of the March 2017 Spring European Group Meeting

Hosted by Andrew McMullan of James McMullan & Son, the 2017 Spring Meeting was held at the Merchant Hotel near the Harland & Wolff shipyard, where RMS Titanic was built before it's fateful sailing. It was the ideal location for both meeting and socialising. Speakers included Billy Dixon an inspirational leader in Marketing, Branding and Image, who has worked with many international companies on improving customer service through confidence, trust and quality.


Future Meetings

European Spring Meeting 2018  

24 March, 2018 | The Grosvenor Hotel, Chester, England. Book rooms directly with the hotel. Contact Rachel Wheeler at 01244895655. Hosted by Simon & Louise Williams, CJ Williams Funeral Service. Click here for the 2018 Spring Meeting Brochure and Booking Form.

European Group Conference 2018  

22 - 26 June 2018 | Hanbury Manor Country Retreat, Hertfordshire, England. Hosted by Claire Austin, Austin's Family Funeral Directors. Click here to watch a preview video of the location, amenities and conference offerings.  Click on the links to access the Meeting Brochure and the Booking Form.

For more information on the European Group, contact Iain Steel, European Group Secretary. 


Past Meetings

14 November 2017 - London, England
31 March- 1 April 2017 - Belfast, Northern Ireland
8 November 2016 - London, England
2-5 July 2016 - Cheltenham, England
19 March 2016 - Brighton, England
10 November 2015 - London, England
27-30 June 2015 - Devon, England
18 November 2014 - London, England
12–15 June 2014 - Trondheim, Norway
29 March 2014 - North Kilworth, England
12 November 2013 - London, England
15–18 June 2013 - Nottingham, England
9–10 March 2012 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
14–17 June 2012 - Eastbourne, England


European Group Contact

For more information about Selected's European Group, please contact:

Iain Steel, European Group Secretary
Richard Steel & Partners Ltd., Winchester, England
Telephone: 01962 86233