Dear Colleagues, Friends,
WFDSA’s World Congress XV “Own the Future” will take place from 1st to 3rd of October 2017, in the heart of Paris, Ville lumière, the immortal French capital where past and future, history and innovation easily mingle together.
A prestigious program and participation of high-profile international stakeholders will allow this event to reach its objectives and be successful.
Direct Selling, a growing and constantly changing channel of distribution, meets consumers’ high expectations by providing quality products and services and personalized consulting outside a commercial establishment. This form of marketing is the third distribution channel next to the shop sales and distance sales.
In 2015, Direct Selling accounted for 183 billion euros of turnover in the world with over 103 million people active in Direct Selling, whereas in France, the turnover reached 4,140 billion euros with more than 3% of workforce growth.
This major event will bring together actors of the global direct selling industry such as representatives of Direct Selling associations and of companies, as well as government officials, consumer officials, academia and the media.
This World Congress “Own the future” will definitely focus on opportunities and challenges lying ahead of direct selling towards year 2025 and will allow its participants to exchange views and best practices on how new technologies, new legal developments and new management skills impact their businesses. This 15th World Congress will clearly demonstrate the key role our sector plays in the global economies.
Let’s strive all together at making this 15th WFDSA World Congress an unforgettable event for your companies and for the entire direct selling industry!