This year's Annual Conference, held at St John's Hotel, Solihull has recieved fantastic feedback from delegates and exhibitors, with some saying it was our best one yet!
Celebrating our 50th Anniversary, delegates had the opportunity to network with fellow DSA Members, catch up with our Suppliers at our Exhibition and find out all the latest industry updates.
The day was compered by our fantastic DSA UK Chairman, Andy Smith, who ensured all of the different stage activities, such as our DSA Awards and presentations, ran smoothly.
Presentations throughout the day included a parliamentary update from our Parliamentary Advisor MP Chris Heaton-Harris and an industry update from DSA UK Director Lynda Mills. We also had a CEO Panel which included the leaders of our Excellence Award Finalists, Saladmaster, Herbalife and Cambridge Weight Plan, who discussed our industry and how their companies have developed over the years. Delegates were also given an insight into the past 50 years of our association from past DSA UK Directors Richard Berry and Paul Southworth, along with discussing the present DSA UK with Director Lynda Mills and what the future holds for the direct selling industry.
We were delighted to hear from the newly appointed World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA) Chairman Doug De Vos, who very kindly sent us over a message giving us great words of encouragement about our fantastic industry and the work of the association and all of our Members.
We celebrated the successes of our Members, with the return of our industry awards, and were treated to the astounding and thought-provoking Keynote Speaker Magnus Lindkvist, trendspotter and futurologist, who left all of our delegates on their feet with a standing ovation.
Our delegates then danced the night away at our 60s themed Gala Dinner with the help of our fantastic evening band, The Overtures.
Thank you to everyone who joined us on the day, to all of those who helped us make our Conference the tremendous event that it was and a huge congratulations to all of our award winners!