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2017 Global Convention Biggest and Best Yet, 2018 Set to Impress

By: BNI Staff
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Last month more than 1,300 of BNI’s global leaders – including National Directors, Executive Directors, Director Consultants and their teams – attended #BNIGC17, BNI’s largest and most successful Global Convention to date. BNI Members from around the world also joined us in Long Beach for an inspiring Members’ Day event with business-growth expert Verne Harnish, BNI’s Founder & Chief Visionary Office, Dr. Ivan Misner, and BNI’s Chairman & CEO, Graham Weihmiller.

BNI’s Global Support Team wants to thank everyone who helped make this year’s Global Convention a success, especially the following individuals:

  • Vassilis Mentzelopoulos and Elli Glytsou, Co-National Directors of BNI Greece: This event would not have been a success without the hard work of Vassilis and Elli, and their company Amuse Concept Events. The Amuse team worked endlessly to create a fantastic experience for all attendees – and helped ensure the music, sound, videos, lighting, and presentations were all well-coordinated. We look forward to working with Vassilis, Elli, and Amuse Concept Events for many more events in the months and years to come!
  • Marc-William Attie, National Director of BNI France and President of BNI’s Executive Council: Marc-William graciously opened this year’s Convention, inspiring attendees with his immense passion and dedication to BNI. In his opening, Marc-William highlighted BNI’s tremendous growth within non-English speaking countries, and how we’re working to build one true global community.
  • Y.P. Lai, National Director of BNI Thailand, BNI Vietnam and BNI Philippines: Y.P. closed this year’s Convention, with an emotional presentation on how BNI is about so much more than just business. Around the world, there are incredible stories about how Givers Gain has transformed businesses, and also lives. About how BNI has given people hope, and has impacted communities near and far.

We’re looking forward to next year’s Global Convention, taking place November 7th-10th in Bangkok, Thailand – our first Convention outside of the U.S. We’re expecting even more attendees and are planning our biggest Members’ Event yet, which will be run over two days and for the first time include referral matching sessions and a trade show! Register today for this exciting Members’ Event, and stay tuned for more Convention details in future SuccessNet issues. 

As Graham Weihmiller, BNI’s Chairman & CEO stated at Convention, “We are one team, and one family, with one mission – to make a positive impact in the world and to leave the communities within which we operate a better place.” We hope that BNI inspires you throughout the year ahead – keep working towards your dreams, and allowing Givers Gain® to be the guiding philosophy in your business and your life.

See you next year in Bangkok!