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BNI® Nigeria, has joined in this year’s celebration of the international Networking week.
International Networking Week is about celebrating the important role that networking plays in the development and success of businesses around the world.

The annual event, which is always held during the first week in February is slated to hold from February 5-9, 2018 and centered around helping businesses in every part of the world, including Nigeria, achieve growth and success through effective networking.

This year’s theme is about the importance of having a diverse personal network.

According to 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 globe to start 2018 by taking proactive steps to strategically use networking to promote business growth.

International Networking Week 2018 will be observed worldwide through hundreds of events, large and small, in areas such as Nigeria, Australia, Canada, England, South Africa, the United States, and more.

In Nigeria, activities for the 2018 International Networking Week will include press conferences, seminar, open networking events for business owners, executives and professionals to be held on Thursday February 8th in Lagos, Abuja and Abeokuta respectively. Also lined up are business visits to media houses and interactions with corporate organisations

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, and give attendees plenty of opportunities to network with like-minded business professionals and entrepreneurs.

Founder of BNI and the Referral Institute, Ivan Misner, stated that: “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.”

International Networking Week is open to business professionals, tradespeople, entrepreneurs, students, press representatives, government and council representatives, and absolutely anyone who would like to know more about how business networking can grow individual businesses, strengthen local communities, and make a powerfully positive impact on the global economic landscape.