Pam, Allan and Nick attended the SELDIA conference in Brussels last week and exhibited there for the first time. There was a record attendance at this year’s event and all seemed to agree that the content and production was the best ever.
The Awards Dinner was well attended and we were delighted that the UK DSA was awarded “Best European DSA” for the year – many congratulations to Director General, Lynda Mills and her whole team. Allan was lucky enough to be seated next to Lynda at the dinner! Partylite won best Direct Selling Company and there was a special recognition for the UK’s recently retired DG, Paul Southworth.
The conference took place the following day and we were pleased to see the community spirit being demonstrated amongst the member companies and the suppliers present. We were lucky to have Alessandro Carlucci, the Chairman of the World Federation and Joe Mariano, the President of the US DSA, both of whom gave interesting insights into the global performance and achievements and the challenges and opportunities that lie before us, as an industry. We were also treated to a keynote speech, which looked into the future of shopping, both at home and in retail environments.
All seems to reinforce the power of Direct Selling, as fantastic way of promoting quality goods and services.
Our exhibition stand was well supported and we made many new contacts, as well as renewing some old friendships, amongst the corporate executives and the suppliers. We are greatly encouraged by the level of interest in our bi-annual seminars from other DSA officers. We hope and expect to be able to take our seminars to a wider audience on the continent.
Thanks go to the organising committee of Maurits Bruggink, Marie Lacroix and Daniel Gerber for a very successful event.
So, having this year alone, attended the US DSA conference in Orlando and exhibited both at the UK and Seldia conferences, we are continually enhancing our profile and network, and better enabling us to help clients take advantage of the ever increasing opportunities that the industry is generating. We look forward to the immediate future of the industry with great optimism.
For more details or to discuss your own company’s opportunities, please contact Pam, Allan or Nick on +44 (0)344 967 4798.