In honor of BNI’s (Business Network International) 14th annual International Networking Week (INW) happening from February 1 – 6, BNI Nigeria will host a business seminar virtually via Zoom on Wednesday February 3rd at 9am. This year’s International Networking Week theme is “A World of Thanks,” celebrating gratitude for business growth through recognition, building relationships and the power of networking. During the event BNI Members and businesses are encouraged to thank someone in their network who has helped them either professionally or personally in 2020.
The event by BNI Nigeria will feature a series of talks from top business leaders and experts from within and outside Nigeria, networking activities plus inspiring testimonials. Some of the Speakers include Norm Dominguez, Vice Chairman Emeritus of BNI and Cofounder of Possi Global, Mr. Adegbami Adegoke, CEO of MainStreet MFB Ltd, Dr. Adebola Olubanjo, Chairman of BKR and Mr. Abiola Olorunishola, National President of JCI Nigeria. Others are Omu Obilor, CEO of Pascals Lifestyle and Chimaobi James Agwu, National Director of BNI Nigeria
It presents an opportunity to meet business counterparts, forge meaningful connections and open up further business opportunities
“This BNI initiative began 14 years ago and continues to grow year after year. It provides business leaders a chance to celebrate networking by providing gratitude and appreciation for those people who are in their network,” says BNI Founder & Chief Visionary Officer Dr. Ivan Misner. “2020 was a tough year for most of us, but it was also a year that showed just how important our network is to each other.”
With 275,000 business members worldwide across over 70 countries, this yearly BNI initiative gives business leaders around the world a time to focus on the universal power of gratitude. “Gratitude makes people feel good which improves connection and enhances trust. This, then, actually improves performance,” says Misner.
During International Networking Week, BNI Members are encouraged to show their recognition through social media, email and virtual networking groups via BNI® Online.
According to Chimaobi James Agwu, National Director, BNI Nigeria, “the 2021 International Networking Week provides entrepreneurs and businesses the opportunity to learn practical ways of using the gratitude effect as a business building strategy, network with other professionals while gaining the benefits of referral marketing on their businesses”. Speaking further on the event, he said, “As demonstrated over the last 36 years in the over 10,055 chapters of BNI in 70+ countries, the gratitude effect does not take much effort and costs little or nothing. Expressing gratitude completes the feeling of connection with others and cements relationships, a factor for sustainable and profitable business relationships”.
International Networking Week® has been a global BNI initiative for and an opportunity for members to show appreciation for their valued customers and contacts with the gift of a larger network. The goal of International Networking Week is to celebrate the key role that networking plays in the development and success of businesses across the world. International Networking Week is an annual event that takes place the first full week in February. Visit www.internationalnetworkingweek.com for more information and resources.
BNI, the world’s largest and most successful business networking organization, is transforming the global landscape of business through its philosophy of Givers Gain®. Today, BNI has 275,000 member-businesses who attend one of 10,055 weekly chapter meetings in over 70 countries around the globe. BNI’s proven business networking platform provides BNI Members with proven structure, technology, training, and support to help them build strong businesses in any environment. BNI® Online is its newest product, an advanced online platform that helps BNI Members share valuable client referrals with other Members. In 2020, BNI Members generated over $16 billion USD in revenue via 11.5 million referrals. To learn more, visit www.bni.com.
The 2021 international networking week will be celebrated worldwide and in the over 10,055 chapters of BNI with various other organizations and businesses participating. As at the last count, there are well over 1,000 events planned worldwide to celebrate the week. REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND. https://bit.ly/2L4CTWC