Internationally Recognized Leadership Expert John Maxwell to Speak at MannaFest 2009
Mannatech celebrates 15-year anniversary at international conference focused on the future
Coppell, Texas, March 10, 2009 – Mannatech, Incorporated (NASDAQ - MTEX), a leading developer and provider of proprietary dietary supplements, weight management products and skin care solutions, today announced that leadership expert and author John Maxwell will serve as keynote speaker at MannaFest 2009 – the company’s annual international conference for independent sales Associates.
This year’s theme, “Honor Tradition, Celebrate the Future,” reflects the company’s 15-year anniversary and its goals for a new direction and growth moving into the future. Associates from 12 countries will be attending the conference March 12-14 at the Dallas Convention Center.
“The programs at our MannaFest conference will focus on how we can help fulfill the goals and dreams of our global Associates,” said Wayne Badovinus, president and CEO of Mannatech. “As we celebrate our 15th anniversary we are looking forward to continuing to develop new products and technologies that will bring us to the forefront of the wellness industry.”
Mannatech continues to introduce new initiatives to help Associates build and grow their businesses. At MannaFest 2009, the company will introduce the OsoLean™ Single-Use Packets, a convenient travel size packet of Mannatech’s popular OsoLean fat-loss powder. The top three winners of the company’s OsoLean Challenge will be on hand to share their success stories. New business development tools for the company’s recently launched “Your Economic Stimulus Plan” will also be available at the event.
Badovinus added, “Associates want to see something new and learn business-building tips when they travel to Dallas. Everything we do at MannaFest 2009 is designed to help our Associates succeed. From a line up of amazing speakers to product demonstrations and ongoing compliance training, our Associates will leave MannaFest with the motivation to grow their businesses and achieve their own personal goals of healthy living.”
In addition to keynote speaker John Maxwell, MannaFest will include presentations from company executives and former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Butch Johnson, Mannatech’s senior director of community affairs and sports marketing. Team MannatechSM members such as Basketball Hall of Famer and ESPN analyst Nancy Lieberman, will speak at the event along with Pro-Rodeo roper Shay Good and martial arts legend Chip Townsend. Ten additional Team Mannatech athletes will also be on hand to talk about the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
Mannatech, Incorporated, is a global wellness solutions provider of innovative, high-quality, proprietary dietary supplements, weight management products and skin care solutions sold through independent Associates and Members located in the United States and the international markets of Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Denmark, Germany, South Africa, and Singapore. For more information please visit www.mannatech.com or www.allaboutmannatech.com.
About the Team Mannatech Program
The Team Mannatech program is represented by a group of world-class athletes who serve as role models for today’s wellness generation. These celebrated sports figures and athletes have chosen to achieve and maintain optimal health through the utilization of cutting-edge training techniques and proper nutrition. For more information on the Team Mannatech program as well as bios on the athletes, please visit www.teammannatech.com or www.teammannatechelite.com.
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