DSA Conference 2017 
Carden Park, Cheshire 
Thursday 18th May 2017 
 
Our 2017 Conference at the Carden Park Hotel, Cheshire welcomed delegates from the Direct Selling industry, where they heard how to gain momentum within their direct selling organisations. We also took time to celebrate and recognise the successes of the last year with our prestigious industry awards. 
 
It was a day full of inspiration, knowledge, recognition and motivation. Experience and insights into the future were shared from successful industry leaders and our two inspirational speakers, Jim Lawless and Chris Garthwaite.  
 
There was time to meet old friends and make new ones and forge new partnerships with our Supplier members. A wonderful evening of dining and entertainment wrapped up the day with our 'Night at The Oscars' theme and live music from 'Hipster'. 
 
We are currently planning for next year, please check back for updates on the venue, date and further details. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Andy Smith, UK DSA Chairman 
 
Once again it was a pleasure and a privelege to be your host for the day at this years DSA Conference. I hope that all our delegates from first-timers to seasoned conference attendees enjoyed the day and went away with something to use in their businesses.  
 
One of the great things about our members is that ideas, successes and experiences are shared to help the industry as a whole. This was demonstrated in our panel session where company leaders Sandra Whittle of PartyLite, Mike Roberts of Mary Kay and Vicky Beckett of Arbonne shared their thoughts and knowledge with delegates. I believe this to be one of many good reasons to attend the conference.  
 
I hope you enjoyed our guest speakers, always a highlight of the day. They provided many thought provoking ideas to help gain momentum in direct selling. 
 
Finally congratulations go to all our award winners who are the epitome of success in our industry. 
 
I look forward to seeing you again in 2018. 
 
 
oooMain Conference Sponsor 
 
A change in momentum is an acceleration 
The Venue > 
 

2017 Conference Programme 

9.00am  
Arrival, Registration and Supplier Exhibition 
 
10.15am  
Conference Welcome 
 
10.30am  
It's in the Bag 
 
10.45am  
DSA Update - LYNDA MILLS 
 
10.55am  
Panel Session  
 
11.30am  
Award - 'Support' 
 
11.40  
Speaker - Chris Garthwaite 
 
12.30pm 
LUNCH and Supplier Networking 
 
1.50pm  
Welcome Back 
It's all about MOMENTUM! 
 
2.15pm  
Award - Company with Heart 
 
2.25pm  
Seldia Update  
Katarina Molin 
 
2.40pm 
Award- Partnership 
 
2.50pm 
TEA and Supplier Networking 
 
3.20pm 
Award - Leadership 
 
3.30pm 
Keynote Speaker - JIM LAWLESS 
 
4.30pm 
Prize Draw and Conference Close 
 
7.00- 7.30pm  
Drinks Reception and Gala Dinner