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Middle East Direct Selling Forum - March 28, 2017 in Dubai, UAE

Encouraging growth. Maintaining unity.


A first of its kind in the MENA region, the Middle East Direct Selling Forum sets out to be the major regional force to mobilize, promote, and protect the direct selling industry and to contribute to its prosperity in the region.

Hundreds of regional government-level dignitaries, international direct selling industry executives, leaders and decisions makers will gather in this pivotal event to exchange ideas and discuss an official framework for the industry in the region for the generations to come.

Renate and Joachim Staab of Meridian Germany participated as exhibitors in the Forum with a Supplier Sponsorship to learn about the region, to share industry knowledge and to attract companies to start in direct selling.

More information can be found at http://www.directsellingforum.me/en/home/


 Foto Ali Shabdar DSA UAE und Ali Ibrahim Dep. of Economic Dev.












Photo left to right: Ali Shabdar (General Secretary DSA UAE), Ali Ibrahim (Deputy Director General, Department of Economic Development),                 Renate and Joachim Staab (CEO/Owner, Meridian Germany)







DSA Business & Policy Conference - Oct. 24/25, 2016 in Washington, DC, USA

Renate Staab was asked to be a panelist at the above conference. The discussion topic was “International Market Expansion” - Doing Business in the UK, France & Germany: Observations on Business Climate and Market Entry. Renate Staab shared her
expert knowledge regarding Germany.

For direct selling, many European markets present lucrative opportunities for expansion. The podium provided practical
guidance for navigating the European market landscape marked by varied regulations, jurisdictional nuances, legal issues and
specific cultural proclivities, as well as a spectrum of consumer purchasing trends.

Please contact us for more information regarding the presentation on Germany (available as Powerpoint-presentation and as video-sequence).

Panelists in this discussion were:
Jacques Cosnefroy, Director General, The Federation of Direct Sales of ​France
Vanessa de Froberville, Partner, Gowling WLG (UK) LLP (middle on the photo)
Tamuna Gabilaia, Executive Director, World Federation of Direct Selling ​Associations, USA (left side on the photo)
​Dr. Markus Knell, Attorney, Meridian Germany (right side on the photo)
Renate Staab, Chief Executive Officer, Meridian Germany

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