Tiens President’s Trip to London

Preface: At 9 a.m. on 17 October, Beijing time, Tiens President Li Jinyuan boards the plane for London to attend the 12th WFDSA World Congress and WFDSA CEO Council.

Monday 17 October, London time

At 4:30, p.m., President Li arrives at London Heatthrow Airport. Mr. Paul Theriauilt, Tiens Vice President & General Manager of Tiens Europe Region, and Manager of Tiens UK, greet him.

At 5 p.m., President Li arrives Hilton Hotel where is the congress’ venue by a Phantom.

Tuesday 18 October, London time

At 2:30, p.m., Mr. Paul Theriauilt on behalf of Tiens Group attends the US DSA International Council Meeting.

As Tiens Group is the only WFDSA member in mainland China and the only platinum sponsor of the congress in mainland China, President Li attracts great attention from all parties. Reporters from CCTV and Xinhua News Agency in London interview President Li at the hotel.

At 6:30 p.m., President Li attends the Cocktails of WFDSA CEO Council.

At 7:30, President Li is present at the Welcome Dinner of WFDSA CEO Council, and has a talk with Avon CEO Andrea Jung and NuSkin CEO Truman Hunt.

Wednesday 19 October, London time

WFDSA CEO Council Meeting

At 9, a.m., President Li is present at the WFDSA CEO Council Meeting.

As the highest decision-making organization of WFDSA, WFDSA CEO Council Meeting holds a meeting every 9 months to discuss the hot issues in the direct selling industry in the world, constitute and approve the policies of WFDSA.

This year, 35 CEO from all over the world assemble in London to discuss important affairs such as reform of FEDSA.

After the council meeting in Beijing, this is the second time for President Li to attend the meeting. As the only entrepreneur in mainland China, President Li receives great attention from all audience. His wonderful speech, especially his original opinion on the prospect of international direct selling and new business pattern of direct selling, is widely recognized by the present entrepreneurs.

Wednesday 19 October, London time

WFDSA World Congress XII

At 2:30 p.m., brilliant performance serves as a prelude to the 12th WFDSA World Congress. Jerry McDonald and Paul Southworth of UK DSA as host for the congress deliver the Congress Opening Spectacular and Welcome Address.

Brilliant performance President Li and Andrea Jung, CEO of Avon.

At 3 p.m., Dick DeVos, outgoing Chairman of WFDSA, delivers the Opening Address.

At 3:20 p.m., Neil Offen gives a report on WFDSA Update.

At 3:40 p.m., Andrea Jung, CEO of Avon, gives a speech of ‘Bridging the World’.

At 7 p.m., President Li, together with others, coaches depart Hilton Park Lane to Guildhall Dinner at the Guildhall

President Li, Dick DeVos (left one), former Chairman of WFDSA, and Truman Hunt (right two), present Chairman of WFDSA.
President Li and JDSA Chairman

Thursday 20 October

At 8 a.m., WFDSA CEO Council members have buffet breakfast with Mikhail Gorbachev, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, in the 28th floor at Hilton Hotel. During the time, President Li meets Mr. Mikhail Gorbachev, and presented him a badge of 2008 Beijing Olympic.

President Li and Mr. Mikhail Gorbachev
President Li is presenting Mr. Mikhail Gorbachev a badge of 2008 Beijing Olympic

At 9:15 a.m., President Li and other WFDSA CEO Council members attend the keynote address given by Mr. Mikhail Gorbachev on invitation.

Mikhail Gorbachev is delivering a keynote address. President Li Jinyuan is giving a speech.

Friday 21 October

From 9:15 to 10:30 a.m., CEO Panel

At the CEO Panel, the final keynote address of the 12th WFDSA World Congress, wonderful addresses of three top entrepreneurs push the meeting to a climax. The three are President Li Jinyuan, Mr. Truman Hunt, CEO of NuSkin& new Chairman of WFDSA, and Mr. Peter Saunders, CEO of The Body Shop. After Truman Hunt’s speech, President Li on behalf of Tiens Group stepped on the stage. In the following 20 minutes, he analyzed and expounded the direct selling industry’s opportunities and challenges, future development, and direct selling companies’ self-discipline, abiding by the business ethics, building direct selling brands and enhancing the corporate image. His speech won the impassioned applause from 620 direct selling executives in 52 countries.

President Li Jinyuan is present at the CEO Panel. Peter Day from BBC is giving a speech.

At 2:15 p.m., Peter Day from BBC delivers a wonderful speech of “The Heartbeat Economy”.

At 2:45 p.m., Truman Hunt, new Chairman of WFDSA, gives closing remarks.

President Li and Mr. Truman Hunt, new Chairman of WFDSA
Wonderful performance at the closing ceremony

At 3 p.m., the 12th WFDSA World Congress Closing Ceremony is held.

At 3:20 p.m., some people give farewell address.

At 6:45 p.m., all people attend the cocktails.

At 7:30 p.m., Gala Dinner is held.