RENOWNED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS /
Many prestigious speakers, Direct Selling Professional or not, will also honour us with their presence.
Chairman of the World Congress 2017 Steering Committee
Honorary Chairman of Fédération de la Vente Directe
Chairman and Chief Director of Captain Tortue Group, leader in the French market of fashion in Direct Selling. He was the President of the Fédération de la Vente Directe from 2008 to 2009, then became, between 2010 and 2012, the President of SELDIA before taking up again as President of the Fédération de la Vente Directe from 2012 and 2015. Since January 2016 he is the Honorary Chairman of the Fédération de la Vente Directe. Philippe Jacquelinet is also the only member of the FVD to have received the French award of honor given by French DSA.
Chairman of World Federation of Direct Selling Associations
Chairman of the company Amway since 2002 and former president of the US Direct Selling Association and the Direct Selling Education Foundation; he also held other management positions within both organizations. Doug DeVos was inducted into the U.S. Direct Selling Association Hall of Fame and recognized by the Circle of Honor Award from the Direct Selling Education Foundation. He was part of the operational group of the Executive Council of the WFDSA of which he is, since 2014, President.
Chairman of SELDIA
Magnus Brännström is the Chief Executive Officer of Oriflame Cosmetics SA and serves as its President. Prior to Oriflame, he was responsible for exports for the Swedish brewer Spendrups, served as Regional Director for CIS and Asia and as Managing Director of Russia and Regional Director for CIS. He is Chairman of SELDIA, the European Direct Selling Association since 2012 and Vice-chairman of World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA).
CEO of Guy Demarle
Patrice Jacquelin created a Direct Selling branch within his group in 1995.
In 2007, the direct sales branch became an independent company under the name of Guy Demarle with Patrice Jacquelin as the CEO.
Leader of the culinary leisure in France, the company also operates in Belgium, Italy and the United States.
Patrice Jacquelin is also President of the Guy Demarle Foundation “Childhood & Eating Properly” and of the Endowment Fund EKIP, the equipment manufacturers of taste.
Since 2016, he provides the function of Vice President for the FVD.
President and Chief Executive Officer of NU SKIN Group
Truman Hunt was appointed president and chief executive officer of Nu Skin Enterprises in 2003. Under his leadership, the company operates in 54 markets.
In 2012, Hunt was named a CEO of the Year by Utah Business magazine. Hunt is also active in industry associations, serving as chairman of the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations from 2005 to 2008 and member of the United Stated Direct Selling Association (DSA) Executive Committee. He also served as chairman of the board of directors for the United States DSA from 2014 to 2015.
CEO of the LR Health & Beauty Systems Group
Thomas Stoffmehl has held various managerial positions and shaped the development of the European market leader in direct sales of frozen products. As member of the board and company spokesman for Bofrost, he acted as a driving force in the modernisation of the company required in the context of the strategic realignment which entailed large-scale changes from 2008. Since September 1st, 2015 Dr. Thomas Stoffmehl is CEO of the LR Group. He is responsible for the overall coordination of the company as well as the departments of Marketing, Research and Development, Catalogue Management, Human Resources and Communications.
The panels TOPICS during the conference will include:
- The Y generation
- Evolution of consumption and distribution
- Successful digital transformation of the direct selling model
- The sharing economy
- Successful in Europe
- The company of the future
- The future of connected tools in Direct Selling
- Social Media and Direct Selling