BNI Proves Business Networking Truly is a Global Phenomenon

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Business networking is quickly gaining recognition as a worthwhile and beneficial practice, regardless of geographic location.

It's exciting to see BNI in Indonesia! BNI is a proven system that will help Indonesian business people generate more business.

Business networking has been steadily increasing in popularity over the past two decades. Last December, BNI, the world's largest business networking organization, generated 4.9 million referrals for its members in 2006 -- an amount which translates into 1.9 billion (U.S. dollars) in monetary value.

Business Network International opened BNI chapters in both Indonesia and Romania in December of 2006, marking the existence of BNI in 36 countries. At 7 a.m. on December 7th, 2006, the first Indonesian BNI chapter kicked off in the city of South Jakarta with 16 founding members and 40 guests who were very interested in the concept of business networking. Mr. Hari Purnomo, the National Director for BNI Indonesia, enthusiastically stated, "It's exciting to see BNI in Indonesia! BNI is a proven system that will help Indonesian business people generate more business."

Soon after BNI opened in Indonesia, the organization opened up in its 36th country -- Romania. The first BNI chapter in Romania opened their chapter on December 16, 2006. In addition to the 15 founding members, the event drew over 70 people who exhibited an obvious interest in BNI and its networking philosophy of "Givers Gain."

With BNI in 36 countries at the close of 2006, and with plans to open BNI chapters in even more countries in 2007, it is evident that the organization is heading a business networking program which is useful to business professionals across the globe.

Questions? Call 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 4,600 chapters in 36 countries worldwide. BNI's Founder & Chairman, Dr. Ivan Misner is the author of several book's including the NY Times best-seller, "Masters of Networking" (http://www.MastersofNetworking.com), and the recently released #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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Michael R. Drew

Phone: 512-858-0040

Fax: 512-857-9428

16208 Crystal Hills Drive

Austin, TX 78737-9009

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