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BNI Philippines National Conference: Expanding horizons and embracing opportunities

/ 06:08 PM July 07, 2023

Business Network International (BNI) Philippines successfully concluded its highly anticipated National Conference, held on July 7-8, 2023, at the prestigious Hilton Hotel and Newport World Resorts. The theme for this year’s conference was “Beyond Borders, Beyond Imagination,” aimed at igniting new possibilities and fostering business growth for entrepreneurs who faced unprecedented challenges during the pandemic.

Business Network International (BNI) Philippines

Commencing the BNI Philippines National Conference, distinguished BNI National Directors take center stage to delve into pivotal subjects essential for thriving amidst today’s dynamic global business environment.

The two-day event provided attendees with a unique platform to connect with industry experts, gain insights from renowned international speakers, and expand their network beyond their usual circles of influence. The conference featured a diverse range of thought-provoking sessions and immersive learning experiences, empowering participants to think outside the box and explore untapped markets.

One of the highlights of the conference was the keynote speech by Victor Antonio, a top-notch sales executive and CEO of a multimillion-dollar high-tech company. Victor, renowned as one of America’s leading motivational speakers, sales trainers, and consultants, shared invaluable strategies for reducing buyer resistance, moving client decisions forward, and mastering the upsell. His expertise left a lasting impact on the attendees, inspiring them to elevate their sales and business growth strategies.

Business Network International (BNI) Philippines

BNI Phililippine National Press Conference Speakers. In photo from Left: Chief Digital Officer of BNI Global Meena Srinivasan, Global Markets President of BNI Mac Srinivasan,

The event also boasted an impressive lineup of international and local speakers who delved into key topics relevant to expanding businesses in today’s global landscape. Mac Srinivasan, BNI Global Markets President and a Certified Franchise Executive, recognized by the International Franchise Association, USA, captivated the audience with his presentation on potential new markets that were previously unimaginable. Meena Srinivasan, One of Mindful Magazine’s 2022 Ten Powerful Women of the Mindfulness Movement, Co-founder of Scion Social and the Chief Digital Officer of BNI Global, enlightened participants on leveraging digital platforms to expand business reach.

In addition, National Directors from Japan, Hong Kong, China, Macau, Thailand, and BNI Philippines shared their insights on shifting global trends and provided guidance on how business owners can capitalize on the growing Asia market. Asato Ohno, Co-Founder and National Director of BNI Japan helped grow Japan’s organization from a few chapters to over 1,000 chapters, Kollakit Thalerngnawachart, Founder and National Director of Thailand, helped grow BNI Thailand from 10 chapters to over 200 chapters in just a few years, and Avryl Au, founder of the BNI Women’s Leadership Council and the National Director of Hong Kong and China engaged in a thought-provoking panel discussion on untapped markets and the benefits of thinking beyond traditional boundaries.

The conference also welcomed the presence of a special guest speaker, Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Alfredo Pascual. Secretary Pascual emphasized the crucial role that BNI plays in contributing to economic growth and inspiring local entrepreneurs to push the boundaries of Philippine business.

Business Network International (BNI), a 38-year-old business and professional networking organization, has garnered global recognition with over 300+K members across 77 countries. Belonging to BNI means having a network of salespeople working collectively towards success. BNI’s structured referral networking system allows bedded members to generate valuable business connections and increase referral business.

The organization’s philosophy is deeply rooted in the concept of “Givers Gain®,” where giving business to others leads to reciprocal business opportunities. BNI’s commitment to nurturing a culture of collaboration and support has been instrumental in its members’ continued success.

As BNI continues to champion business growth and professional networking, it remains dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs and helping them thrive in an ever-evolving business landscape. The National Conference served as a testament to BNI’s unwavering commitment to providing valuable resources, fostering meaningful connections, and ultimately transforming the way businesses operate. Through this event, BNI Philippines exemplified its position as the top-of-mind organization in terms of business and professional networking.

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