February 4th-8th, 2008 Worldwide Celebration of the 2nd Annual International Networking Week™

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On February 4th-8th, 2008, representatives of government, business and community, as well as the general public will all join together in a global celebration of business networking and the role it plays in the growth and success of business everywhere.

International Networking Week™, occurring February 4th-8th, 2008, is an initiative of BNI®, the largest business networking organization in the world. The purpose of International Networking Week™ is to raise the profile of networking in the wider community, recognizing it as an essential tool for success in today's business climate.

The goal of International Networking Week™ is to recognize and celebrate the key role that networking plays in the development and success of businesses in every part of the world. The designated week will feature a number of networking events across the globe, the focus of which will be to bring together representatives of government, businesses and the community to network with each other, in order to understand the concept of good networking and to listen to talks given by key networking specialists from various parts of the world. These speakers will offer advice and information on how businesses can grow and succeed through good networking practices.

The inaugural International Networking Week™ was held February 5th-9th, 2007 and proved to be a huge success worldwide. At least 19 countries participated in International Networking Week™ last year (U.S., Canada, Israel, UK, Australia, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, West Indies, and New Zealand) with the number of large-scale events estimated to be in the thousands and the worldwide number of attendees estimated to be 50,000. It is anticipated that these numbers will double during this year's celebration of International Networking Week™.

International Networking Week™ is a prime opportunity to network with other business people and learn about the way contact networks benefit businesses of all sizes; and it is open to all business professionals, tradespeople, students, press representatives, government and council representatives--in fact, anyone who values business networking or would like to know more about business networking.

For further information on International Networking Week™, please visit: http://www.InternationalNetworkingWeek.com.

For further information on BNI®, please visit: http://www.BNI.com.
Questions? Call Dr. Ivan Misner at BNI Headquarters in the USA at 1-909-608-7575.

BNI (http://www.bni.com) is the world's largest business networking organization, with more than 5,000 chapters in 37 countries worldwide. BNI's Founder & Chairman, Dr. Ivan Misner is the author of several books including Masters of Sales, the latest addition to his bestselling Masters Series (http://www.Mastersbooks.com), and the #1 best-seller, Truth or Delusion--Busting Networking's Biggest Myths (http://www.TruthorDelusion.com). He is also the Senior Partner for the Referral Institute (http://www.referralinstitute.com), a referral training company with operations around the world.


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