BNI® UAE Continues to Change the Way the World Does Business

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Bijay Rajnikant Shah, National Director for BNI in the UAE and Qatar, and Co-National Director for BNI in Kenya & Uganda 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: BNI UAE, celebrates 16 years with 630 members dedicated to helping the local business community through word-of-mouth referrals. In 2020, Members of BNI UAE successfully passed over 33,000 referrals generating AED 238 Million in business, proving the power of networking and building strong business relationships can help in overcoming even the most challenging times. As a key contributor, Members from BNI UAE participated in a record-breaking year, with BNI Members around the world passing 11.5 million referrals generating $16.2 USD billion in business.

Whilst many businesses came to a standstill or paused, in 2020 BNI UAE continued to grow and it recorded over 20% growth in its membership and members generated over 35% more business than 2019

Our Core Values of Givers Gain, Building Life-long Relationships and ‘Traditions + Innovation‘ truly came to life. Now more than ever before, businesses understand the power of having a business network and more businesses are harnessing the benefits of Referrals Marketing and Business Networking” – said Bijay Rajnikant Shah, National Director for BNI in the UAE and Qatar, and Co-National Director for BNI in Kenya & Uganda  

BNI is a global organization founded by Dr. Ivan Misner in 1985, and answers the challenging question that all businesspeople and entrepreneurs face: “What is the best way for me to increase business referrals and generate more sales?” BNI Members are given the tools and training to develop long-term, meaningful business relationships with results-driven professionals, dedicated to helping each other gain more customers. Because of this, Members can identify and invite key referral partners that can help other Members within their Chapter grow their business. Today, BNI Global has over 270,000 Members worldwide in over 70 countries meeting weekly in one of 10,000 Chapters.

“Today more than ever, you need your network,” says BNI Founder and Chief Visionary Officer Dr. Ivan Misner. “You need a team of people to help you be there, to help you during difficult times and 2020 proved that.”

About BNI UAE:

BNI (Business Network International), the world’s largest and most successful business networking organization, is transforming the global landscape of business through its philosophy of Givers Gain®. Since 2005, BNI UAE has grown to 16 chapters with 630 members. In 2020, members of BNI UAE have passed over 33,000 generating AED 238 Million in business by using BNI’s proven business networking platform. 

About BNI:

BNI (Business Network International) is the largest and most successful business networking organization in the world. In its 36 years, BNI has grown to over 275,000 Members who attend one of 10,000 weekly BNI Chapter meetings in more than 70 countries around the globe. BNI’s proven method provides its Members the right training, support and skills to help them build strong referral relationships to grow their business. In 2020, BNI Member businesses generated over $16 billion USD via more than 11 million referrals.