Market America | SHOP.COM 2019 world conference

UnFranchise Owners came from all over the world to gain the key knowledge and experience that only a major event such as MAWC 2019 could deliver. From setting the stage, to creating PowerPoint slides, to writing brilliant presentations, months of dedication and prep went into making this major event even better than the last. From the time you arrived until you headed home, the experience from MAWC couldn't be matched. In just a few days, UnFranchise Owners attended main stage presentations, team meetings, breakout sessions, and seeked every opportunity available to network and gain knowledge from their peers and mentors. Each person’s experience and takeaways from the event are unique. Often times, you may have felt that Loren or JR were speaking directly to you based on what you needed to hear. That’s why we love to hear about your biggest takeaways and magic moments during this event.



Host Hotel

Feb. 9–11 , 2019 American Airlines Arena
Miami, FL
Hilton Miami Downtown  

the best of 2019 world conference

The Market America | SHOP.COM 2019 World Conference, held in Miami, Feb. 9–11, inspired, educated and motivated the more than 20,000 people who came to the American Airlines Arena. If you were there to see us explore how the basics of the business combine with exciting new initiatives to change how people shop, then you felt the magic. If not, here is a taste of what you missed.

The Corporate Team and top UnFranchise®Owners   (UFOs) took those in attendance back to the basics of   building an UnFranchise Business; Founder, Chairman   and CEO JR Ridinger and Senior Executive Vice   President Loren Ridinger took delighted UFOs and their   guests to space, helping people understand that while   our thinking and model are indeed revolutionary (and   once considered “out there” in outer space), it is an idea   whose time has come, and is now a reality with the next   phase of the Shopping Annuity® well under way. "The next generation will make it a way of life and will take for granted that anyone can receive ongoing income from spending and shopping,” JR shared. “ This will be our legacy as we create our own economies and change the world by converting spending into earning." 

To celebrate the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Pig, the Chinese Leadership Council lead a celebration with drummers and dancers for a spectacular Lion dance. Loren noted that it was a true honor to have so many UFOs in attendance from around the world who celebrate Chinese New Year and chose to celebrate this important occasion by attending World Conference. It was a celebration with fiery energy that could only be matched by Loren’s dynamic and inspiring welcome speech, which set the tone for the entire event.

The conference also included a celebration of the lives of three UFOs who we recently lost: Tony Bowling, Holly Howroyd and Ellen Zoe. Their memories were honored with a moment of silence. JR gave a beautiful tribute to Tony Bowling, a Market America pioneer who JR recognized as being instrumental to the company’s early success. 

As always, President and COO of Market America Marc Ashley   took to the stage full of energy and enthusiasm to discuss new   business developments, and emphasized that Market America   is building a BV and IBV machine that has cutting-edge   products. “All of this ties into the Shopping Annuity. It is a game   changer. The end game for the Shopping Annuity is that no   one will have to search — just one click and we’ll serve up   exactly what you want with the best price, highest IBV, and   best shipping.”

Of course, JR’s powerful presentations were a big hit throughout the event. From prospecting and qualifying to building and earning, JR explained business-building techniques and the result-producing activities that each UFO must do to succeed. In true JR fashion, his passion energized attendees and Ignited a fire in UFOs for their UnFranchise Business. He encouraged everyone to stay on task to achieve their success with the business: “Put blinders on and don’t let anyone distract you. Give it all you’ve got! What do you have to lose?” 

share the best videos from the 2019 world conference

One of the best things about our events is the surge of new content available for UnFranchise® Owners that can really make a huge impact on their branding and business-building initiatives. One simple and efficient way to build momentum for your business and spark a conversation about the UnFranchise Business is to share our official event videos. 

Click here and here to see the videos that were featured at #MAWC2019, which UnFranchise Owners can share online via emails, blogs and social media. Chinese subtitled versions are also available of all the videos here. For a playlist of “Highlights and Themes” videos of the event, click here, or here for a downloadable version of the videos that you can save and share on social media or in your emails. Also, check out for a list of PowerPoint presentations from the event. These are all great resources to continue to leverage the #MAWC2019 experience. Let’s keep the #MAWC2019 momentum going strong by sharing these videos.

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