(KUTV) Salt Lake City - DoTERRA just threw a massive Essential Oils Convention in Salt Lake City. Kirk Jowers, Vice President of Corporate Relations and European Markets for doTERRA International, joined Brooke Mangum on Fresh Living to talk about the huge success of the doTERRA Convention.
DoTERRA’s annual Convention is the largest single-company convention to date in Utah. Over 30,500 essential oil enthusiasts from 68 countries (3,069 international visitors) gathered at the Salt Palace Convention Center for the event. The four-day event is expected to boost Utah’s local economy by nearly $29 million. 366,000 meals are expected to be eaten during the convention; and 16,259 hotel rooms booked. This year’s convention sold out in 72 hours and doTERRA anticipates an additional 10,000 participants watched the event via live streaming. Keynote speaker Dan Nevins, an Iraq War veteran and highly decorated soldier, shared his inspirational message of leadership and overcoming adversity. DoTERRA also hosted a street party featuring a performance by pop singer-songwriter Rachel Platten. As part of its Healing Hands initiatives, doTERRA became a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title holder for the most hygiene kits assembled in one hour. The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation seeks to bring healing and hope to the world, for lives free of disease and poverty, and to ultimately empower impoverished communities with the tools needed to become self-reliant. DoTERRA, in partnership with Days for Girls, will aim to assemble 5,000 kits that provide sustainable feminine hygiene solutions Attendees are estimated to donate over 2,000 hours of service during the convention by creating kit components throughout the week and assembling the kits in the presence of a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS adjudicator.
DoTERRA was founded in 2008. DoTERRA was built on the mission of sharing therapeutic-grade essential oils with the world. DoTERRA produces and distributes exceptionally high quality CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils through more than three million independent distributors, also known as Wellness Advocates, around the world In addition to essential oils, the company also offers products that are naturally safe, purely effective, and infused with CPTG essential oils, including personal care and spa products, nutritional supplements, and healthy living products. DoTERRA ships products to customers in nearly 100 countries and has corporate offices in 17 countries Convention & Economic Impact.
To learn more about doTERRA, go to doTERRA.com.