2022 Industry Leadership Retreat - By Invitation Only

DSA Industry Leadership Retreat

A CEO Focused and Led Discussion

February 23 – 24, 2022



Wednesday, February 23


6:00 – 8:00 p.m.                              Welcome Dinner

Enjoy a relaxing dinner with fellow retreat participants. We’ll do quick introduction over dinner to help everyone get to know each other before the programs begins tomorrow morning.


Thursday, February 24


8:30 – 9:00 a.m.                                             Arrival



9:00 – 10:15 a.m.                            Lessons Learned and Goals for 2022

CEOs will engage in a rapid-fire conversation to share biggest business take-aways and pivots from the past two years and top objectives moving forward. Please plan to share key initiatives that increased activity, productivity, efficiency or sponsoring.  We’ll want to know things that worked and the things that you won’t be doing again. What will you continue to do to have impact moving forward? If you can, bring examples and supporting documents to share to help us gain as much as possible from your planning and we’ll do the same on our initiatives.       




10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.                Regulation and the Future of the Direct Selling Business Model

We will explore your perceptions of the current regulatory climate, with a particular emphasis on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. How will the current regulatory environment affect your ability to compete with other channels and the gig economy phenomenon.




11:00 a.m.   –  Noon                       Industry Positioning and Global Reputation Campaign

Public perceptions of direct selling impact so much more than reputation, it also makes a difference in legislative success and FTC scrutiny. Engage in a discussion to help shape the future of your company and industry. How might we move forward as a group to improve reputation, reposition the opportunity and rejuvenate our growth possibilities?


  • What are the key issues holding your business back?
  • What do you see are the key roles and responsibilities of DSA?
  • What can individual companies do to make a difference?




12:15 – 1:30 p.m.                            Lunch

Key Technology and Payment Processing Trends

Two of the industry’s leading supplier partners will share top trends in technology and payment processing solutions as you break bread with your colleagues. This presentation will help you stay head of the curve.




1:30 – 2:00 p.m.                              The Future of Direct Selling: TBD


This seasoned executive will describe how one company is approaching the digital future and present ideas for your discussion about what this transformation might portend for your business.


2:00 – 2:20 p.m.                              Diversity and Empowerment



2:20 – 2:30 p.m.                              Break


2:30 – 2:50 p.m.                              Investment Community



2:50 – 3:10 p.m.                              The Economy and Direct Selling



3:10 – 3:30 p.m.                              International Markets

   TBD will discuss the latest developments related to doing business in key regions, and what those developments could mean for direct sellers around the globe.




3:30 – 3:50 p.m.                              TBD


3:50 – 4:00 p.m.                              Break


4:00 – 5:30 p.m.                              Hot Topics

Our program brought us together to discuss workable solutions that address the challenges and issues we’re identified with your help. We look forward to revisiting the topics you indicated as being top priorities.


5:30 – 7:30 p.m.                              Reception & Dinner

                                                            Continue the conversations over an informal networking dinner.