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 of the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations Ethics Committee
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
Vice Chairman of World Federation of Direct Selling Associations
Chief Executive Officer and President of Oriflame Cosmetics SA
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 the pastChairman of SELDIA, the European Direct Selling Association from 2012-2016and Vice-chairman of World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA).
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. Thomas is the current Chairman of SELDIA, the European Direct Selling Association.
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.
Bertrand is the initiator and visionary behind Solar Impulse, the very first airplane capable of flying perpetually without fuel. Taking turns at the controls with André Borschberg for the first flight around the world on solar power, his ambition is to leverage pioneering spirit for a useful contribution to the cause of renewable energies. This is why he spent the last 15 years bringing together the major partners providing technology and funds for this adventure. Together with his wife Michèle, he conceived the Solar Impulse project as a now widely recognized platform to raise public awareness and encourage political actions in favour of clean technologies and energy efficiency.
The inspiration he received from other explorers and pioneers during his childhood gave him the desire to inspire young generations in return.
Mr. Lamy holds degrees from the Paris based Ecole des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC), from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP) and from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA). He began his career in the French civil service at the Inspection Générale des finances and at the Treasury. He then became an advisor to the Finance Minister Jacques Delors, and subsequently to Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy.
From 1985 to 1998, Pascal Lamy held various positions with the President of the European Commission. In 1999, he was appointed European Commissioner for Trade and from 2005 to 2013 he was Director General of the World Trade Organization.
Emma Crosby is an experienced broadcast journalist and presented Channel 5’s flagship news program for five years, leaving at the end of 2015.
Before 5 News, Emma co-anchored the popular breakfast show GMTV and prior to that she spent 6 years as part of Sky News’ presenting team. Whilst at Sky News, Emma anchored live coverage of the terrorist bombings of Glasgow Airport which earned her and the channel a BAFTA for best news coverage.
Emma specialises in business news. She started her career at the financial channel CNBC covering global equity, fixed income and currency markets, and broadcasted out of London and New York. Later she was Sky News’ business presenter during the 2008 international banking crisis.
Emma has worked around the world as a conference host and debate moderator working with many multinationals including, O2, BP, HSBC, ING Bank, Standard Bank, Novo Nordisk, Greene King, Morse, IOD, Serco, Vontobel Bank, Havas, Virgin, Sodexo and Zeiss. A highlight of Emma’s career was hosting a conference at the UN for International Woman’s Day on the rising problem of women with diabetes in the developing world.
He serves as the Chairman of Radiall, an electronics manufacturer since 1994.
In addition to his business activities, he is President of the Federation of Electrical, Electronic and Communication Industries between 2007 and 2013. On 3 July 2013, he is elected President of the Mouvement des Entreprises de France (MEDEF), an employers’ organization founded in 1998, representing French company executives, a position he still holds.