International Networking Week® has been a global BNI initiative for 14 years and is 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.
This year INW takes place between 1-6 February 2021. The 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 are encouraged to thank someone in their network who has helped them either professionally or personally in 2020.
“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 Dr Misner.
BNI, the world's largest and most successful business networking organisation, is transforming the global landscape of business through its philosophy of Givers Gain®. Today, BNI has 275,000 member-businesses who attend one of 10,000 weekly chapter meetings in over 70 countries around the globe. In the UK & Ireland, BNI members generated £428.9m of business in 2020. Find out more here or click here to visit a local meeting.