Salt Lake’s Largest Annual Convention, doTERRA,
Fills Salt Palace and Vivint Arena Sept. 10-13, 2019
SALT LAKE CITY (September 2019) – Visit Salt Lake is hosting its largest annual convention client, doTERRA. The convention takes place at the Calvin L Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center and Vivint Smart Home Arena on September 10-13, 2019. doTERRA will welcome more than 30,000 wellness advocates and customers who will generate a direct economic impact of nearly $28 million* in the Salt Lake community.
“We look forward to once again welcoming our largest annual convention partner back to the Salt Palace Convention Center,” said Scott Beck, president and CEO of Visit Salt Lake. “Our business is built on long-term relationships with clients like doTERRA, and these relationships ensure the long-term success of Salt Lake’s meeting and convention industry, an industry that contributes millions of dollars to the Salt Lake and Utah economy, and to the incredible quality of life we enjoy as residents.”
“Together” Theme Encompasses Sustainability, Kindness, and Service
“This year’s convention theme—Together—is a celebration of all that our global doTERRA family has achieved and everything we have yet to achieve,” said David Stirling, doTERRA founding executive, chairman, and CEO. doTERRA worked hand-in-hand with its Wellness Advocates to launch essential oils to help millions of people live healthier lives. It built bridges with scientific and medical communities to open doors for study and research on essential oils. doTERRA works with Co-impact sourcing, philanthropic partners, and empowers people and communities to make positive and sustainable change. Moreover, Stirling said, “We know the possibilities are limitless as we work together to create a future that is bright and full of opportunity. We are grateful to the State of Utah and the City of Salt Lake for annually hosting our event.”
Sustainability is at the forefront of doTERRA’s annual convention. It came up with creative new systems initiated to reuse, recycle and repurpose materials. Attendees will come from 55 countries during the four-day convention where doTERRA will launch new products, introduce a worldwide Kindness Challenge and create care kits for doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation’s Mamababy Project.
doTERRA is acquiring renewable energy credits from the Salt Palace rooftop. The solar array is part of its environmental responsibility to Salt Lake City. This also makes the 2019 Global Convention energy neutral. doTERRA’s environmental efforts in 2018 resulted in a record for the Salt Palace with an industry-leading 90% landfill diversion rate. This made it a “zero waste” event, which many strive for in the world’s convention and event industry. For example, doTERRA donated to more than 100 Salt Lake community partners, with more than 28,000 pounds of materials recycled, 600 pounds of florals composted, and 600 pounds of food donated to feed those in need.
doTERRA Service and Kindness
Service and Kindness are at the heart of doTERRA’s worldwide mission. It brings healing and hope to the world through the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation. Leon Logothetis, author of The Kindness Diaries and the host of the Netflix series of the same name, will speak and launch The Kindness Challenge. The goal is to generate more than 250,000 acts of kindness globally in 15 days by issuing a daily challenge to encourage all people to spread kindness wherever they go.
In addition, the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation will make Mamababy kits to be shipped to mothers and their newborn babies in birthing centers in Haiti, Nepal, Kenya, and Guatemala. Wellness advocates will hand-tie quilts and pack onesies, beanie, socks, towel, lavender soap, and Lavender Touch essential oil into repurposed convention backpacks from 2018.
* Total visitor spending figures are based on surveys of convention delegates conducted by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah. Surveys conducted by the Kem C Gardner Policy Institute over the last five years indicate the average delegate spends $933 while attending a convention in Salt Lake.
About Visit Salt Lake
Visit Salt Lake is a private, non-profit corporation responsible for the promotion of Salt Lake as a vibrant, modern destination brimming with unexpected dining, lodging, nightlife and entertainment options, a destination well suited for convention and leisure travel alike. In partnership with Salt Lake County, Visit Salt Lake’s mission is to improve the area economy by attracting and providing support to conventions, leisure travelers and visitors while being a leader in environmental responsibility. For more information on all that Salt Lake has to offer, go to www.VisitSaltLake.com.
doTERRA is the verified leader in the global Aromatherapy and Essential Oils market in sourcing, testing, manufacturing, and distributing CPTG® essential oils through a network of more than 5 million customers. doTERRA, meaning “Gift of the Earth,” sets the standard for essential oils by providing to its customers the most tested and most trusted oils, and having developed the expertise and commitment required to derive these unique oils directly from the best sources in the world. doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing® provides local growers and distillers fair compensation for their efforts, creating stronger local economies and a healthier, stable supply chain. In addition to a premium line of single-plant extracts and proprietary essential oil blends, the company offers oil-infused personal care and spa products, dietary supplements and healthy living products for the home.
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