Taiwan News Online:

Herbalife, a U.S.-based personal care direct sales company, will hold its annual Asia Pacific leadership conference in Taiwan Sept. 11-13, a meeting that is expected to draw the participation of some 20,000 Herbalife members from home and abroad.

William Rahn, managing director of the company’s Asia Pacific region, made the announcement at a news conference Monday that was also attended by Bureau of Foreign Trade Deputy Director General Chiang Shih-hwang and Tourism Bureau Deputy Director General David Hsieh Wei-chun.

Expected to attend the conference at the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall are an estimated 10,000 Herbalife members from Taiwan and another 10,000 top sales executives from 11 other Asia Pacific countries, including Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia.

Foreign sales leaders will stay in Taiwan for at least five days and four nights. Aside from attending the 3-day conference, they will travel around Taiwan, according to Lu Jun-han, general manager of Herbalife Taiwan.

The top sales executives’ visit to Taiwan is expected to generate hundreds of millions of Taiwan dollars of business for local hotels, restaurants, and transportation providers because each of them earns annual incomes between NT$1 million and NT$10 million, Lu said.

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