In honor of the 12th annual International Networking Week®, BNI® United Arab Emirates hosts a by-invite only event for business professionals at Sansation Lounge, Souk Al Bahar in Dubai in February 2019. The event provided attendees the opportunity to network with other professionals in the area while learning the potential benefits of referral marketing on their businesses.

Throughout the day, the VIP guests had the opportunity to meet other members of the local business community, exchange information and build new relationships, while practicing valuable networking skills. The 2019 theme for International Networking Week® was “A New World of Opportunity”, continuing the theme from BNI®’s 2018 Global Convention. Graham Weihmiller, Chairman and CEO, BNI will be visiting the UAE on account of International Networking Week® an initiative of BNI®. This five-day tour is known as a “Connect 5” trip with stops in 5 global business hubs across the world. Graham visited the following cities: Manhattan, Guangzhou, Bangalore, Dubai, & London.

BNI Founder and Chief Visionary Officer Dr. Ivan Misner stated, “We live in a world where business at all levels is more global than ever.  I’m incredibly excited by the new opportunities that BNI® provides Members to grow their businesses and build new communities across the world.” Increasingly, Members of BNI® are conducting business with one another across regional and international borders, creating a truly global business network where leaders can expand their businesses and compete on the world stage.

BNI® is the world’s leading referral organization, in 2018 alone, members generated over USD $14.2 billion in revenue for member-businesses. Bijay Shah, BNI National Director, United Arab Emirates, said “BNI in the Middle East is a close-knit community of many like-minded professionals sharing referrals as part of a global network and sharpening their skills with exclusive resources.”

The goal of International Networking Week® celebrates the key role that networking plays in the development and success of businesses across the world.


Source: Yardstick Marketing