The 25th Anniversary Market America | SHOP.COM 2017 International Convention held in Greensboro, N.C., Aug. 9–13, was a magical event! The more than 20,000 people who came to the Greensboro Coliseum experienced a convention that topped all others in company history, with memorable silver-anniversary arrangements and events. A specially designed stage at the center of the arena brought excitement and intimacy to the event for those on the floor, while offering excellent views to everyone in both levels above. The setup helped emphasize that Market America truly is a family, sharing in the struggles and triumphs that we celebrate as 25 years of entrepreneurial success.
The Shopping Annuity® remains the heart and soul of this business, and at convention the Corporate Team and field leaders described initiatives that will help ensure UnFranchise® Owners are making the best and fullest use of it to convert their spending into earning. Market America is uniquely positioned to help people create the economy of the future; a fond look at the company’s humble beginnings made clear that there’s never been a better time than now to grow your business. At 25, we’re just getting started!
If you were there to see us celebrate 25 years of changing the world by changing how people shop, you felt the magic. If not, here is a taste of what you missed. Be sure you have your tickets to the Market America | SHOP.COM 2018 World Conference in Miami next February!
I must say #MAIC2017 was without question one of the most incredible times in the entire 25-year history of Market America. This weekend’s event was 25 years in the making, and it was filled with magic moments.
We’ve come a long way in 25 years, from a small group of dedicated visionaries to an international entrepreneurial powerhouse. We’ve changed with the times but we’ve never strayed from our original vision. The Shopping Annuity was always the original mission — but it took 25 years for the technology to catch up with the concept.
In the beginning all we had was belief and a business plan unlike any other. These two things combined to form the most powerful entrepreneurial opportunity the world has ever seen, which turns the tables on the status quo and helps people wield their collective economic power. With the Shopping Annuity, I have no doubt that one day we will fill an entire arena with Directors. You just have to believe, identify your why, and take action.
We’re in the right place at the right time, and by attending #MAIC2017 you’ve already taken a big step to fulfilling your dreams. You just have to follow the system and apply what you learned here this week. Knowledge means nothing without application and duplication. What will you tell your teammates who didn’t come? Better yet, what will you do differently with your business when you return home?
Use this event as a springboard to reach the goals and dreams you aspire to achieve. Share what you learned and help foster the same type of belief that helped hundreds of people become millionaires with the UnFranchise. You have that same ability within yourself.
I’d like to personally thank each and every person who attended International Convention and for taking the time out of your busy lives to listen to us speak about this incredible business. For me, seeing you here is a magic moment because this entire business began with just one tiny spark. An idea, a vision, and dream that took 25 years to fully manifest. Thank you for being here with us to witness it.
Now let’s get out there and change the world.
I believe in you. Keep Growing!
– JR Ridinger, Chairman and CEO
Some amazing new products were launched at this event, including the new line of Isotonix Essentials™. Find out more by clicking the links below.
As we celebrated 25 years, we looked ahead to many more years of even more entrepreneurial success. Several exciting new ways to build your business and boost retail sales were announced at #MAIC2017 to help make that success possible. Here’s a quick look at some of them, both those available now and those you can look forward to in the future:
Want even more info about what went on at the event? Read the daily morning and afternoon session recaps on the Market America blog:
2018 World Conference
February 1-3, 2018
Receptions: January 31st
Venue: American Airlines Arena
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