WFDSA World Congress XV / Paris 2017

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!

Best regards

Doug Devos

Chairman of World Federation of Direct Selling Associations

Philippe Jacquelinet

Chairman of the World Congress 2017 Steering Committee
Honorary Chairman of Fédération de la Vente Directe

Organisers / Paris 2017

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World Federation of Direct Selling Association

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Fédération de la Vente Directe

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The European Direct Selling Association

Program / Overview

30th September 2017
Invitation only



WFDSA CEO Council Meeting & Dinner

1st October 2017
Welcome dinner “Made in France”


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Welcome Dinner
« Made-in-France »
Hyatt hotel
French village market atmosphere, typical French cuisine and its local products.

2nd October 2017
Cruise on Seine



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Cruise on Seine : dinner and show – The mythical Paquebot

3rd October 2017
Gala evening



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The gala evening will combine prestige, history and privileges creating lifetime souvenirs. Guests will be carried away in centuries of history inside the famous Chateau de Versailles (read more...).


Philippe Jacquelinet

Chairman of the World Congress 2017 Steering Committee

Honorary Chairman of Fédération de la Vente Directe

Doug DeVos

Chairman of World Federation of Direct Selling Associations


Chairman of SELDIA

Patrice Jacquelin

CEO of Guy Demarle

Truman Hunt

President and Chief Executive Officer of NU SKIN Group

Thomas Stoffmehl

CEO of the LR Health & Beauty Systems Group

Spouse program /

In order to offer the best of Paris, a special program has been designed around three themes “made in France “: food, culture and discovery.

Gala Evening / 3rd of October

∏THOMAS GARNIER_1764Versailles

The Gala evening will offer you an unforgettable moment in Versailles’ Castle.

Your trip / Venue, flight booking, hotels, transportation, visas...

Flight Booking

The best fare for your airline ticket

Attractive discounts on a wide range of fares on all Air France and KLM flights worldwide.

Event ID Code to keep for the booking: 26590AF

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Accomodation and Hotel reservation


Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile, the renowned formerly Hotel Concorde La Fayette, stands as one of the best hotels in Paris. This 4 star hotel is connected to Le Palais des Congres de Paris and is located just few minutes away from both the Arc de Triomphe and the world-famous Champs Élysees, and within easy access to the impressive La Defénse complex.

Location: 3, Place du Général Kœnig 75017 Paris

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Sponsoring and partnership /


This success can only be achieved thanks to a strong partnership between organizers and partners.  The World Congress must be a window giving your products and or services a high visibility towards international and European companies’ leaders and representatives.

Also, in recognition of their support, without which the organization of this major event would be possible, many advantages and benefits are offered to each sponsor according to his contribution level.