International Networking Week, occurring February 3-7, 2014, is a global week centered around helping businesses in every part of the world achieve growth and success through effective networking.
An initiative of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organisation, the Week presents an opportunity for networking groups, companies, organisations, and individuals across the world to start 2014 by taking proactive steps to strategically use networking to promote business growth.
Malta BNI will be joining International Networking Week 2014 which will be observed worldwide through hundreds of events, large and small, in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, England, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Nigeria, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, the United States, and more. These celebratory events will feature presentations by respected networking experts, provide participants with powerfully effective networking tips and strategies for achieving long-term business growth. They will also give attendees plenty of opportunities to network with like-minded business professionals and entrepreneurs.
This is the third consecutive year that Malta BNI is celebrating International Networking Week which inaugural edition was held in 2007 and has gained momentum each year around the world. The Malta event will be held on Wednesday 5th February 2014 at the Corinthia Palace Hotel, Attard, starting quite early in the morning at 07:15hr. The idea is that one is back at the office by 10:00hr/10:30hr, unless one sees more value in staying on to network further.
Conducted by Malta BNI National Director, David Bullock, the event will be attracting all business professionals, tradespeople, entrepreneurs, students, government and council representatives – anyone who would like to know more about how business networking can grow individual businesses and make a powerfully positive impact on the economic wellbeing of these businesses.
In the case of BNI, ‘our business is to help your business do more business’. Participants learn how they can generate more business through BNI’s dynamic structure called the business referral system.
As the largest business networking organization in the world, BNI offers its members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and, most importantly, business referrals.
BNI groups, of which there are now five in Malta – Sliema, Attard, Valletta, St. Julian’s and Birżebbuġa – comprise members who build long term relationships and are sincerely committed to helping one another find more business through networking and word of mouth referrals.
Dr. Ivan Misner, Founder of BNI and the Referral Institute says: “Different countries, different cultures, different races, different religions, different people, different places – we are all united by one thing. We all speak the language of referrals. We all want to do business with people we know and trust. Relationship networking is not only a great way to get business, it’s an even better way to do business; I urge people worldwide to utilize International Networking Week to focus on doing something to improve their own networking efforts because there really is no better time than now to start strengthening your business relationships.”