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Win a Trip to BNI’s 2018 Global Convention in Bangkok

We are now recruiting passionate business leaders to lead the development of BNI® in new countries as a BNI National Director.

We will be awarding an exciting complementary trip to BNI’s 2018 Global Convention in Bangkok, Thailand to any current BNI Member, Director Consultant, Executive Director or National Director who refers us to a business leader who is approved and becomes a new BNI National Director!

Visit to learn more about the types of leaders who make great BNI National Directors.  We’re focused on expanding BNI into these countries this year but are open to referrals for professionals for any country in which BNI currently doesn’t have a presence.  Please reach out to Marcel Portmann, BNI’s Director of Global Franchise Development, with any questions at

Rules & Qualifications:

  • Only current BNI Members, Director Consultants, Executive Directors and National Directors are eligible for this program.
  • Referrals must be emailed to Marcel Portmann at to be eligible.
  • In order to win, referrals must be approved by BNI’s Global Support Team by March 31, 2018.
  • Only original referrals (i.e. that BNI wasn’t currently aware of) are eligible for this program. 
  • You can win multiple times, and an unlimited number of prizes can be awarded. 


Individuals who provide us with a successful referral to a new National Director will win:

  • Two (2) complimentary round-trip coach airfare tickets to/from Bangkok for BNI’s Global Convention, taking place November 8-10, 2018.
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to BNI’s 2018 Global Convention
  • Complimentary hotel reservations for four nights at the Convention Hotel
  • Exclusive One-to-One with Dr. Ivan Misner, Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of BNI
  • Exclusive One-to-One with Beth Misner, President of the BNI Foundation
  • Exclusive excursion with other winners and Graham Weihmiller, Chairman & CEO of BNI

How to Provide a Referral:

Email Marcel Portmann ( to refer qualified business professionals for consideration.  Thank you.


*Note: There will be a maximum value of $7,500 USD per winner for items noted above.  If the combination of the airfare, hotel and/or convention tickets exceeds $7,500 USD, winner will be responsible for all costs and fees exceeding $7,500 USD.   Winners are solely responsible for the payment of all local and governmental taxes associated with winning the prize. US Citizens subject to receipt of Form 1099-MISC. BNI reserves the right to alter or cancel this program at any time.  All determinations regarding any aspect of this program will be made by BNI in its sole discretion.  Void where prohibited by law.

Pictured above: Lumphini, Bangkok, Thailand



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