International Networking Week–It’s About Time!

Finally, there’s a week to recognize one of the most important ways that people can build their businesses–networking. International Networking Week is right around the corner. Last year, thousands of people from around the world recognized the week, and even more are expected to recognize it this year.

International Networking Week is about celebrating the key role that networking plays in the development and success of business around the world. It is about creating an awareness relating to the process of networking. Not just any kind of networking, but what I call “relationship networking,” an approach to doing business based on building long-term, successful relationships with people through the networking process.

International Networking Week has now been acknowledged by several governmental organizations (including a joint resolution of the California State Assembly and Senate). Start the new year out with more business. If you belong to any networking groups, make sure to tell them that International Networking Week is Feb. 4-8.

Below is an eight-minute video that talks about International Networking Week, 2008. Share the video with others and feel free to show it at your networking meetings during International Networking Week (you will note that I talk about this blog on the video):


Click Here for 2008 Video

Go to for more information. Share with us here on the bulletin board. What will you be doing to recognize International Networking Week?

4 thoughts on “International Networking Week–It’s About Time!

  1. We are really excited with this initiative and we will be inviting leaders of other business groups and networks to BNI meetings in 3 cities across India: Mumbai, Banaglore & Pune.

  2. This is our 2nd year in participating in this initiative.We already have three applicants for the Young Entrepreneur Award.After watching this Video we will be working even harder to get more business people at our events.We will be taking this concept to our chapters in Suriname, st.Lucia,and Barbados.

  3. Networking provide motivation, direction and increase access to opportunities and other desirable assets. Promotion of each members talents and services both within the network and out in the broader market increases opportunities for all participants. One of the key needs of any startup is capital, and often entrepreneurial networks focus on providing such financial resources. International Networking Week is a very interesting initiative to promote and take advantage of such assets. Keep it up! – Javier.

  4. South Africa’s Networking Coach

    I welcome a focus on International Networking Week and I will make press releases on the subject. I have already informed all my clients about this important week. Hope to work with the local BNI groups in the future to popularise this week.

    Keep up the good work!

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