World’s largest business networking, referral marketing organization BNI meets the press at City of Joy

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2013
BNI - Kolkata Meet the press 2
BNI - Kolkata Meet the press 2

BNI® ( Business Network International ) is the world’s largest business networking, referral marketing organization.

Tuesday morning was not like another morning at Kolkata, the Guru of networking was here to explain how the Global Networking Brand BNI grow into a present day multinational.

BNI explained their further plan for growth and development in India and Asia. How to join and grow with the tide.

BNI® was founded in 1985 by Dr Ivan Misner. Dr Misner is the founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI®.

Mac Srinivasan is the President of Asia Pacific & National Director of India.

Murali Srinivasan is the Head Franchisee Operation of India.

BNI® Kolkata CBD (A) is managed by Executive Directors – Bimal Samal, Rahul Agarwal & Rahul Mohata.

BNI® is present over 73+ countries, 867+ Regions with over 220,000 members in 7,774 plus chapters worldwide. In 2016 alone, BNI® members generated 8.8 million of referrals resulting in over 76,140 crores in closed business worldwide.

In India BNI® is present in 27 cities, with over 14,000+ members in 307+ chapters. In 2016 alone, BNI® members in India passed 770,974 referrals resulting in over 5004 Cr in closed business.

BNI® Kolkata CBD (A) Region has over 610+ members in 10 chapters. In 2016 alone, BNI® Kolkata CBD (A) members passed 29,895 referrals resulting in over 243 Cr in closed business.

BNI - Kolkata Meet the press
BNI – Kolkata Meet the press

BNI® Kolkata CBD (A) Region is amongst the world’s No 1 Ranked Region out of 867 Regions.

The philosophy of this organization is built upon the idea of “Givers Gain®”: By giving business to others, you will get business in return. This is predicated on the age-old idea of “What goes around comes around.”

The mission of BNI is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive, and professional ” business networking & referral ” program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals.

BNI allows only one person per professional classification or specialty to join a chapter.

BNI - Kolkata Meet the press
BNI – Kolkata Meet the press

Picture & Story By Amit Chakraborty