Essential oil enthusiasts will inject more than $28 million into local economy
September 6, 2016
doTERRA, the leading global essential oils company, is prepared to host the most highly attended corporate convention in Utah’s history. Thirty-thousand direct-sale distributors known as Wellness Advocates will convene from countries all around the globe for the annual four-day conference. The four-day event is expected to inject more than $28 million into the local economy.
In order to accommodate the unrivaled number of attendees, the conference will take place downtown at two adjacent locations: Vivint Smart Home Arena and Salt Palace Convention Center. The record-number convention goers will attend the educational general session in one of the two venues with presenters moving between locations. In addition to the convention activities, Wellness Advocates will be further adding to the economic impact by hosting additional meetings, parties and dinners at various locations throughout the city.
“Salt Lake continues to be a fantastic destination for hosting our convention and we are pleased to be in a position to significantly contribute to the local economy,” said David Stirling, doTERRA Founding Executive, CEO & President. “We recall our first convention, just eight years ago, which had 350 attendees. We are grateful that year over year, our conference continues to grow as the number of enthusiastic doTERRA Wellness Advocates exponentially increases.”
“Our state relies on outstanding companies such as doTERRA for fueling our economy by hosting their meetings and conventions here in Salt Lake,” said Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams. “We appreciate doTERRA for exposing our beautiful state to the tens of thousands coming here for their convention. We hope they all receive a warm welcome and continue to return.”
The doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing™ initiative—a partnership with growers all around the world that provides jobs, fair trade, and timely payments for their goods—continues to deliver positive impacts. As the world leader in essential oils, doTERRA will be making announcements about Co-Impact Sourcing, new products, its global botanical network, and scientific and medical collaborations that will ensure its oils remain the most trusted essential oils.