Corporate Connections, the Charlotte-headquartered global network of business owners and C-Level executives, has launched its first chapter in the UAE. This falls in line with line with Dubai’s strategies to connect with the world and accelerate business growth with the Expo 2020. The chapter in Dubai is Corporate Connections’ first in the region.
Corporate Connections provides global business leaders the ideal setting for generating exceptional and measurable results through executive networking opportunities. The international community of networking has active chapters in USA, Canada, Switzerland, Japan, India, Mexico and growing. The organization connects successful business executives, who are active in high-performance teams that focus on advanced referral, relationship marketing and networking strategies.
Established in 2004, the premier platform for accelerating executive-level connections is facilitating largescale businesses grow by building referrals generating relationships for hundreds of members around the world. Corporate Connections provides a global business network, resources and developmental opportunities for members with massive scope and performance.
Commenting on the launch of the organization, Mr. Robert Gervais, Global President, Corporate Connections, said, “We are pleased to launch here in the UAE, as the part of expanding operations across the Middle East. Our aim is to help the world of business and individuals continue to flourish by providing members with a well-structured referral business development system based on relationships. The UAE is an ideal nation with visionary rulers and progressive minded business leaders with entrepreneurial zeal. At times, these leaders feel lonely at the top and are missing the company and counsel of like-minded business owners. The UAE is a business hub and, hence, the value of connections is higher.”
“The members of first Corporate Connections chapter in the UAE represent a wide range of businesses – from hardware supplies to chemical supplies and automotive sales to manufacturing. We understand that the number of networking organizations is limited in the region. The target profile for Corporate Connections is a business owner or a C-Level executive, who is in business for over five years and a top line of over US $5 million. Most importantly, we are attracting people who have an ‘abundance’ mindset,” he added.
Mr. Chirantan Joshi, National Director – UAE, Corporate Connections, said, “Networking helps to accelerate business growth through business opportunities and recommendations. Networking is a relationship building process and we know that people do business with people they like and trust. Active networking increases your circle of connections and thus your opportunities for growth. I would say that networking can help you accelerate business growth.”
According to Joshi, networking accrues tangible benefits in terms of business opportunities but also builds companies’ social capital that are goodwill, friends, peer groups and emotional intelligence. “Corporate Connections provide its members solutions based on four primary goals that include increasing business opportunities through qualified introductions, upskilling members through learning and development events, peer advisory through master mind sessions, and building global connections by giving access to the members in other countries,” he added.
The members of Corporate Connections get the opportunity to develop business relationships, gain access to advanced professional development opportunities and to participate in peer advisory groups. The organisation’s proven model helps executives build strategic and tactical relationships through a structured and supportive environment comprised of other successful business executives. The members meet twice a month to build relationships and trust in a structured and tested format which ultimately helps them to get tangible and intangible personal and business benefits.