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Direct Selling Association 2018 Annual Meeting to Focus on Fostering Entrepreneurship, Promoting Innovation, Enhancing Self-Regulation

The Direct Selling Association (DSA)
Annual Meeting will discuss sharing best practices for the direct
selling industry and exploring new ways to continue developing America’s
Original Entrepreneurs, June 18-19, in San Diego, CA at the Marriott
Marquis San Diego Marina.

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“Direct selling is poised to be the next retail channel of choice for
many consumers, and the DSA annual meeting provides direct selling
leaders the opportunity to share information about industry best
practices, important advocacy initiatives and the coming implementation
of the Association’s business ethics program,” said Joseph N. Mariano,
president and chief executive officer of the Direct Selling Association.

The meeting will also focus on consumer perceptions and awareness of
direct selling as well as the future launch of the enhanced
self-regulation for the direct selling industry. In addition, DSA will
unveil its annual market-sizing (Growth & Outlook) survey results, and
DSA will present current trends on how Americans like to shop and earn
and the implications for direct selling.

DSA Chairman of the Board and Amway Chief Sales Officer John Parker
said, “The DSA has a long history of setting, maintaining, evolving and
enforcing high standards for ethics and self-regulation. The marketplace
has changed and the time is now for the industry to innovate and develop
a new model for ensuring we continue to raise the bar on the protection
of consumers.”

The New York Times best-selling author of “Better and Faster” and CEO of TrendHunter.com,
Jeremy Gutsche, will provide insight on growth and innovation as the
featured speaker on “Disruption and Creating an Adaptable Culture.”
Other general sessions with DSA leadership include:

The full meeting and conference schedule can be viewed here.

Special events at the Annual Meeting also include the DSA Industry
Awards Gala with the announcement of the DSA Hall of Fame, as well as
the celebration of the Direct Selling Education Foundation (DSEF)
Academic of the Year and Circle of Honor inductees.

Diamond sponsor for the DSA Annual Meeting is Jenkon Mobile Software.
Meeting sponsors are: 4Life; AdvoCare International, LP; Amway; Avon;
Biova; SAP; CVent; Landmark Global; Herbalife Nutrition; Iacono; PC
Nametag; ProPay; Mary Kay; MIG; NuSkin; Shaklee; Team National; Thatcher
Technology Group; Traci Lynn Jewelry; Visible Supply Chain Management.

For media inquiries or to obtain a media pass, please contact Ginger
Greenberg at ggreenberg@sunwestpr.com.

ABOUT THE DIRECT SELLING ASSOCIATION

The Direct Selling Association (DSA) is the national trade association
for companies that offer entrepreneurial opportunities to independent
sellers to market and sell products and services, typically outside of a
fixed retail establishment. In 2017, 18.6 million Americans were
involved in some capacity in direct selling in every state,
congressional district and community across the United States. In 2017,
direct selling generated $34.9 billion in retail sales.

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