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CEO Corner: Building Global Communities

By: Graham Weihmiller
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    Graham Weihmiller

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Please click here to view highlights from this year's #INW19 'Connect 5' Trip

BNI® builds communities around the globe, and International Networking Week® allows us to celebrate that with a global emphasis on the power of networking. In support of #INW19, I have begun a weeklong "Connect 5" trip across the world.

During this trip, I am traveling to 5 global business hubs, while attending numerous chapters along the way. Inspired by BNI’s mission of Changing the Way the World Does Business®, I'm visiting the following cities: New York City, Guangzhou, Bangalore, Dubai, and London.


In addition, this trip and #INW19 will serve as an introduction to BNI’s new Worldwide Referrals Feature, enabling Members to officially pass business across international borders. With 15.2 Billion dollars worth of business and 11.2 Million referrals passed over the past 12 months, this feature will revolutionize networking for BNI Members.

Part of my goal is to help YOU, the Member, get more referrals and build your business across the globe. Along the way, I will be highlighting specific referral requests submitted by Members since the announcement of my journey.

For over 34 years, you have transformed a revolutionary concept into an international community of business leaders. Our recently released Worldwide Referrals Feature and this initiative are an important reminder that BNI is an innovative Member led organization that can have an incredible impact across the globe.



Follow Graham's Journey

Graham departed BNI’s Global Headquarters on 3rd February en route to New York City. He will be regularly sharing his global journey on social media throughout the week.

BNI’s Global Support Team wishes him luck as he passes referrals, shares stories & meets with BNI Leaders & Members across the globe.

Please track Graham’s journey by following his page. For more information on International Networking Week, please click here.