During our business trip in Dubai, A&E Lab have been glad to be as visitors to attend local BNI meetings: one is in Sunday morning and another is in Wednesday.Here I think we have to explain what is the BNI meeting.
What is BNI?
With over 220,000 members in 8,000-plus chapters worldwide, BNI is the world’s leading referral organization. In 2017 alone, BNI member referrals have generated $13.6 billion USD in revenue for member businesses.
What does BNI Do?
Through weekly meetings and exclusive resources, BNI helps you build a strong network that fuels professional growth.
Mission of BNI?
The mission of DNI is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive and professional referral marketing program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals.
So…It is a very big and famous chapter which be consisted of many local chapters, and each chapter will be consisted of more than 50 members. All the members are the general manager of each field. They gather together weekly to strength network and helps other members to increase their business. In China, A&E Lab are also very glad to join Guangzhou BNI in 2017. We are also a big family here.
On early morning of March 18th, A&E Lab members take taxi to attend the first BNI meeting, which is hold in 33rd Floor, Seven Sands Restaurant. Luckily it is besides our exhibition hall. About 6:00 in the morning, we arrived there (here need to thank you for the kind guard showing line to us patiently). I think we arrived a little early, and only few person there. We showed our business card and then the receptionist take us to get adjust the meeting room and introduce some members to us. It is a very nice to having a morning tea, and talking business with others.
After finished morning tea, we start the meeting in the meeting room. The meeting including 4 parts: first part is for the chairman to introduce BNI and main group. And in the second part, each member will have a 30s presentation (who are you, which company are you from, what kind of business do you do, what you want from this meeting). As a visitors, we only have 15s presentation. In the third part, it will be 3-5 minutes presentation for each for 2 members weekly (he/she can use PPT to introduce their business better). In the forth part, it will be the business recommendation. In this part, we are very surprise that each one had at least 1-3 business recommendations for others, this is wonderful and successful. Finally, in the last part, it is the lucky draw. After meeting, you can enjoy the delicious breakfast in the hotel. Below are some photos:
And very very luckily, 18th is a birthday of one member:
As for the second BNI meeting, it is on March 21th, same time from 7:00 to 9:00. In this meeting, we got to know more members.
I like the words in BNI ‘We are changing the way the world does business’. Hope more person can join to our big family. A&E Lab are waiting for you!