This year’s DSA Annual Conference, which was attended by around 200 delegates, has received great feedback from delegates who enjoyed meeting up with old friends, networking and celebrating successes within our industry. Our fabulous guest speakers were entertaining whilst bringing some valuable and interesting information to businesses. The supplier exhibition was a sell out providing all exhibitors with an opportunity to showcase their products and services to direct selling organisations.
The DSA shared its exciting plans for the future and also announced that Paul Southworth, Director General for the UK DSA, was to retire. Lynda Mills, who has been in the role of Deputy Director General will be taking over the role. Paul, who will move into an Ambassadorial role, was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the industry in a surprise “This is your DSA Life” presentation, conducted by DSA Chair, Andy Smith.
We were delighted to welcome Chair of the WFDSA, Alessandro Carlucci, who joined us from Brazil to update on the direct selling industry globally as well as the upcoming WFDSA World Congress in Rio de Janeiro later this year.
Our prestigious Industry Awards Ceremony recognised the many wonderful achievements of both companies and individual followed by the Gala Dinner with Rio carnival entertainment including Brazilian music and dancers.
A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated and especially to our well deserved award winners.