We are better together. Living through a global pandemic has been the most significant social, economic and health challenge of our lifetime. These past 20 months have tested our strength and our spirit.
Our culture of Givers Gain gave us the confidence to face these challenges knowing that we were not alone. Our BNI community came together as it always has, to support one another both professionally and personally, through sadness and joy.
As we look to the future, we do so with optimism knowing that the people that were there during the most difficult times in our lives, will be there as we emerge together better than ever.
We closed last year with an active community of over 670 members in the UAE and very soon we will be crossing the 700 member mark. 39% of these members have less than 1 year BNI experience and on the other end of the spectrum 18% of our members have 5 years or more BNI experience leaving 43% with 3 to 5 year experience. The needs of each of these groups is different and we recognize that.
Our Mission in BNI 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.
Being Together with BNI means:
- BNI becomes a steady source of new business.
- BNI is the place to get business insights when members share best practices and engage in lifelong learning
- Belonging to a community of support where caring members provide personal and emotional support
All of the above can only be achieved through strong trusted relationships and with this in mind our focus in 2022 will be:
- To deliver more trainings and workshops to our members and addressing the various needs of the members at different stages in their BNI journey
- Growing chapters strategically and ensuring that each member gets an equal chance to grow their business through contact spheres and power teams
- Providing even more businesses out there the opportunity to benefit from what BNI has to offer and creating a community of over 800 active members
Do take a listen to my video blog with our longest serving member in the UAE, Prem Mulani on the power of 121s and how we can all be Better Together!
I also invite you to join us in celebrating the 15th International Networking Week from 6th to 12th February 2022 by participating in one of our Speed Networking events.