doTERRA Annual Conference: September 14-17, 2016


(KUTV) doTERRA visited Fresh Living to discuss the upcoming Annual Conference set for September 14-17.

doTERRA is the leading essential oils company in the world. We source the highest quality therapeutic grade oils from around the world so people everywhere can benefit from the gifts of the earth.

Individuals are really looking to play a more active role in caring for their own health and wellbeing in this day and age. While we’ve seen amazing medical advances in the last 30 years, Americans have never been sicker. And despite longer lifespans, for many individuals, quality of life has decreased. Informed individuals are starting to take responsibility for their health, embracing personal choice and awareness, and seeking alternative solutions for their day-to-day health concerns as they strive for optimal wellness. Essential oils are leading the way in allowing people to maintain their own health and wellness and the well-being of their loved ones, as well.

This convention (September 14-17, 2016) is the largest convention in Utah’s history. This is now the second year we’ve had to run two concurrent sessions of our convention in the “Viv” arena and the Salt Palace Convention Center to accommodate the more than 30,000 people that want to come learn about doTERRA. Anyone is welcome to register for the event and attend -- they just register through the doTERRA website.

We’ve done economic studies in conjunction with the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce and the Bureau of Economic and business Research to determine the economic impact of our convention, and we anticipate more than $28.5 million will flow into our economy as a direct result of this convention. We know that convention attendees have already booked more than 15,500 hotel night rooms. Convention attendees will consume more than 360,000 meals during their stay. And ultimately that $28.5 million figure is actually bit low, as it doesn’t include the countless ancillary events, parties, and meetings many of our sales leaders are facilitating on their own before, during and after the convention.

Attendees should expect to meet a lot of warm, friendly, amazing people. doTERRA convention attendees are some of the best people you will meet. They are passionate about helping others, and they want to make a difference wherever they go. I even understand there are a few groups that planned volunteer events with local charities while they are in town.

We will be announcing some exciting new scientific studies on the beneficial effects of essential oils. We will be hosting and hearing from medical professionals and researchers from some of the most prestigious institutions in the country. We will be talking about new products which is always exciting for the company and for the attendees. And we will be sharing our unparalleled sourcing efforts around the globe and the relationships we’ve developed as a part of that.

There are countless things, but two things that set us apart and contribute to our success in direct-marketing. First, doTERRA has the most tested and most trusted essential oils. We are absolutely unwavering in our dedication to sourcing the most pure and effective essential oils on earth. Thus, much of our growth is simply an outcome of focusing on sourcing and then sharing these oils. Second, we have amazing people. From our nearly 2,000 employees in Pleasant Grove to our three million Wellness Advocates, to our incredible sourcing partners; we prize our people as our greatest assets, and we could never accomplish what we have without them!

C?-Impact Sourcing is doTERRA’s supply chain initiative that seeks to create shared value throughout our global botanical network. By deliberately seeking to improve the social, economic, and environmental well-being of farmers, distillers, and producers of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils, doTERRA ensures the continued supply and quality of essentials oils for generations to come while creating shared value with supply chain participants. doTERRA intentionally seeks out opportunities to partner with organizations that share this aim and recognizes the tremendous opportunity it has to make a significant impact on reducing extreme poverty through the ethical production of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (“CPTG”) essential oils.

We are really transforming the way essential oil sourcing is done to create maximum shared value, and to uplift and build communities wherever we go, whether it’s Madagascar, Bulgaria, Guatemala, or Nepal. We are developing metrics for success across all of our sourcing initiatives, and we are doing things like implementing guiding principles, creating scorecards, and establishing routine third-party audits, and we hope this will have a ripple effect throughout the entire industry.

The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation™ is doTERRA’s non-profit organization committed to improving lives through partnering with organizations that offer hope to millions around the world. Healing Hands seeks to bring healing and hope to the world, help people live free of disease and poverty, and to ultimately empower impoverished communities with the tools needed to become self-reliant. Healing Hands raised over three million dollars since our last convention. Even better, doTERRA covers for all overhead and administrative costs of the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation, ensuring that 100% of all donations go directly to those receiving aid.

This collection of doTERRA essential oils and oil infused products are a perfect addition to every aspect of a healthy lifestyle from supplements and beauty products to natural household cleaning solutions.

Kirk Jowers is d?TERRA International’s vice president of corporate relations. Prior to joining d?TERRA, Kirk served as the University of Utah’s chief advisor to the Office of Global Engagement, director of federal relations, and director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, where he was described by the Salt Lake Tribune as being the “most-quoted man in Utah.” He also has served on more than 25 boards and committees, including as a member of Utah Governor Herbert’s advisory team, a founder of Count My Vote and Real Women Run, and chairman and general counsel of Mitt Romney’s Commonwealth PACs. As a partner in the Washington, DC law firm of Caplin & Drysdale, Kirk provided legal and political advice to political parties, more than 30 congressional and gubernatorial candidates, Fortune 500 corporations, nonprofit organizations, and five presidential campaigns. A noted lecturer, commentator, and author, Kirk is a University of Utah and Harvard Law School graduate, the 2007 recipient of the University of Utah’s Par Excellence Award and 2016 recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s Father of the Year Award. Kirk and his wife, Kristen, have five children.