May 18th, 2017

#MAAC2017: Dennis Franks Hits the Ground Running in Australia

Dennis Franks has been quite the worldly traveler, having spent the greater part of the past month on the road in Asia going from convention to convention. From Singapore to Taiwan to Hong Kong – Dennis was there working with teams to help them fully capitalize on these huge events. After a few days back home in Greensboro, NC – Dennis was back on the road – this time having just touched down in Australia to be here for the 2017 Market Australia Convention.

Dennis Franks is not your typical corporate executive who sits in an office all day. Dennis is a mover and shaker, as anyone who’s ever met him can attest. So as soon as Dennis landed in Australia what did he do? Of course, he hosted a huge UBP with over 200 people (pics below). Who needs jetlag? That’s just the kind of leader Dennis is – always on the go, always moving forward, always helping others reach their full potential. The teams in Australia are clearly in for a big treat this weekend with Dennis in town for #MAAC2017.

Stay tuned for more updates and photos from this weekend’s 2017 Market Australia Convention. I’ve also included below some basic information about the event, including a helpful daily agenda. If you’re attending the event in person, be sure to use our official event hashtag: #MAAC2017 – when posting about it on social media. It’s an easy way to join the conversation and fun!

I wish all our UFOs in Australia a great weekend as they gather for another tremendous event with Dennis Franks at #MAAC2017!

Keep Growing!

-JR Ridinger





2017 Australia Convention

Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach

The Grand Parade

Brighton-Le-Sands, NSW 2216 Australia

19 May- 21 May


Tickets are ON SALE for the 2017 Australia Convention


Please contact the Australia Reception to purchase your tickets at

Regular Ticket: $200 AUD

Gala Ticket: $275 AUD





Friday, 19 May
The Shopping Annuity® Revolution
Testimonies and Open Panel
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
General Session from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
As a Shopping Annuity Promotion, all ticket holders may bring a guest. Registration will still be required for both ticket holders and guests.

Saturday, 20 May
General Session
Business Building, Motives – New Product Launch, Building through GMTSS, Recognition, Mindset and Determination, The Power of Pycnogenol, Success vs Failure
Doors open at 8:30 a.m.
General session from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Lunch from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Saturday Night, 20 May
Gala Dinner and Awards Reception
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Dinner is served at 7:30 p.m., followed by Awards Reception
Strict dress code applies.
Please note this is a formal event and Gala ticket is required to gain entry.

Sunday, 21 May
General Session
HBPs and Shopping Annuity, TLS, WebCentre, New Product Launch, Retailing – Health & Nutrition, Prospecting, Technology Enhancements, The Business of Beauty
Doors open at 8:30 a.m.
General Session from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lunch from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

*Please note that times are subject to change and should be used as a guideline.
*Ticket required to gain access to all sessions.


Additional Trainings

The following Motives® and Certified Training School trainings are in addition to the above events at Market Australia’s 2017 Annual Convention.* Please note that the Motives and Certified Training School trainings below are not included in the price of your convention ticket.
Motives Brand Introduction: Product Knowledge & Marketing
Venue: Novotel Sydney, Brighton-Le-Sands, TBD
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Date: Thursday, 18 May
Motives Certified Training School
Venue: Novotel Sydney, Brighton-Le-Sands, TBD
Time: 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Date: Thursday, 18 May
Motives Skin & Personal Care: Product Knowledge & Marketing
Venue:  Novotel Sydney, Brighton-Le-Sands, TBD
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Date: Friday, 19 May

Stay tuned for more upcoming convention alerts in UnFranchise® News!

*Agenda subject to change


2017 Annual Convention Travel Guide

Whether you’re staying at the host hotel or have found other accommodations while attending Market Australia 2017 Annual Convention, here’s our quick guide to getting around Sydney and Brighton-Le Sands.

We know that most of you use GPS technology to navigate unfamiliar cities, so we’re making it easy for you. Here is the address you can type into your GPS to find your way to the convention:

Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach
The Grand Parade
Brighton-Le-Sands, NSW 2216

Phone: +61 2 9556 5175

Group Rate:

King Room: $265 a night

King Suite: $315 a night

Please use the code AME290316 to receive the Group Rate


Parking is available at Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach (Garage located off Princess Street) for daily guests at AUD$15.00 per day. For those staying at the host hotel, the overnight charge is AUD$25.00 a night. Please note the overnight charge is valid for 24 hours from the first point of entry into the car park.

Off-street parking is available just a few short minutes’ walk from the host hotel, including: The Boulevard, Moate Avenue and Coles Supermarket Brighton-Le-Sands (Princess Street).
Sites such as Parkopedia® are extremely helpful in locating parking close to our host hotel.
If parking off street — just a friendly reminder to check if where you are parking has a time limit, as fines may apply.

Public Transport
If you’re planning to make use of public transportation, is very handy. Just enter your locations and travel times to see the best travel options and to plan your trip using timetables, maps and route diagrams. Or you can download many handy apps that let you plan your trip as you go

By bus and a few short minutes’ walk, you can arrive from Sydney Domestic airport in Mascot to Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach, Brighton-Le-Sands in approximately 35 minutes. Price for an adult single trip is approximately AUD$3.50 for an Opal Card Fare.

Opal Cards NSW
Opal cards are smartcard tickets that you keep, reload and reuse to pay for travel on public transport. Simply add value to your Opal card then tap on and tap off to pay your fares on trains, buses, ferries and light rail — anywhere within the Opal network — making travelling on NSW Public Transport easy!

Opal Single Tickets 

Opal single trip tickets and Opal single bus tickets are single-use tickets for train, ferry, light rail and bus trips within the Opal network. You must tap on and tap off when travelling with an Opal single trip ticket when you’re travelling. If you don’t, you’re not travelling with a valid ticket and you can be fined.

Single trip tickets are available from Opal top-up and single trip ticket machines at select locations in the Opal network. Some machines accept Eftpos, Visa and Mastercard — and some accept Eftpos, Visa, Mastercard and cash. For more information on travelling with Opal, visit

Grab a cab! Taxi fares from Sydney Domestic Airport to Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach, Brighton Le-Sands are approximately AUD$18.00 – AUD$26.00*; taxi fares from Central Train Station to Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach, Brighton-Le-Sands are estimated between AUD$30.00 – AUD$45.00.* If you’re interested in calculating taxi fare around town, can give you estimates. Below is a list of phone numbers to local taxi companies:

Taxis Combined: 13 33 00
Legion Taxis: 13 14 51
Premier Cabs: 13 10 17
Silver Service: 13 31 00

Please note that UnFranchise® Owners are responsible for all travel expenses.
*Prices subject to change.


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