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In November, Suzanne Clark, CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest association in the United States for businesses and associations, said, "The FTC is waging war on American business. We are ready and fighting back." During the ensuing months, the Chamber has pushed back against various FTC approaches directly to the Commission and Congress. Including zombie votes, the rulemaking process, and multiple attempts to expand their regulatory reach.
A senior executive from the Chamber will detail their efforts in continuing to protect American businesses and ensure a stable regulatory climate.
The top online marketplaces in the world, including Alibaba, Amazon, and eBay, sold $2.7 trillion in 2020, or 62% of global web sales that year. Despite the promise of unfettered access to customers, the reality is that most sellers struggle with unprecedented and unauthorized rogue resellers who drive down pricing, increase channel competition and conflict, impact the customer experience, and harm brand equity. During this session our panel of experts will explore:
Plexus Worldwide is a top 30 direct sales company with more than 350,000 brand ambassadors. Rapid sales growth has caused the company to take a hard look at its order fulfillment operations to ensure scalability.
This session will review current strategies to scale and improve back-end fulfillment capabilities, including:
Presenters will discuss the rationale and results for each strategy, including an ROI analysis on facility automation.
Customer and distributor retention is a pain point for any direct selling company. Learn the best practices you should be leveraging to improve retention and reactivate inactive customers. Discover new automated intelligence technology that supports your field with behavior-driven prompts, reminders, and tasks to support customers and team members.
We've assembled woman leaders to discuss how they've weathered the storms to come out ahead and continue long-term growth despite ongoing global challenges. They'll share critical concepts that helped them succeed in their career within the channel. Hear how they have tackled the ongoing crises from covid and social movements to rising inflation within their employees and field. Learn where they have seen extraordinary growth opportunities and what they have done to create innovative approaches that maintain a growth trajectory. They'll share how:
Our ability to gather, travel, and meet face-to-face was abruptly interrupted. We were all forced to pivot at lightspeed to virtual conventions and meetings. These virtual events' success was surprising: participation doubled in many cases and was up to ten times higher than traditional in-person. Virtual conversations were productive and exciting, and companies' and salesforce participants' cost savings were significant. While there is a rush to get back to the business of in-person, face-to-face events, we don't want to leave behind the positive aspects of virtual meetings.
Join this session to learn how to incorporate virtual attendees and speakers to enhance your participation and meeting experience without jeopardizing the in-person format. Our speakers will address questions such as how to:
We’ve assembled a panel of experts to discuss what you need to know about today’s compensation plan designs. They’ll discuss the evolution of compensation plans for contemporary direct selling companies, including affiliate programs, customer-centric design, and minimalism. They will also address where the FTC is currently focusing its efforts and what you can do to minimize your risk.
Keeping employees happy and productive when times are tough can be challenging. But failing to retain top talent can produce even greater challenges that negatively impact your business and your bottom line. This indispensable workshop will prove the ultimate guide for tackling turnover and retaining your employees. Participants will leave with:
Investment in international expansion is growing, and each country presents unique challenges and opportunities for direct selling. Our panel of experts will discuss regulatory issues and provide counsel on best practices for entering new markets. Their discussion will include insights on far-ranging markets on every continent. No matter your company’s international development stage, this session will provide critical information about which your company should be aware from those who work on these issues daily.
Join us for a panel with executives from LifeVantage and Xyngular as we discuss using data, business intelligence, A.I., and automation to better understand who their people really are, what they need, and how to get them engaged and keep them loyal. Attendees will leave the panel with:
A special thank you to DSA’s 2022 ENGAGE sponsors for their generous support
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