International Networking Week is an initiative of BNI that will be held globally from February 1 – 5, 2010, featuring a number of networking events simultaneous across the world! BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world, offering their members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, business referrals.

The goal of International Networking Week is to celebrate the key role that networking plays in the development and success of businesses across the world. While the focus of these events will be to bring together representatives of government, businesses and the community to network with each other, to understand the concept of good networking and to listen to talks by key networking specialists from across the world. These speakers will offer advice and information on how businesses can grow and succeed through good networking practices.

Invitations to attend are open to the wider business community, members of other networking organizations, students, press representatives and interested parties from all levels of government and business. The purpose of the week-long event is to raise the profile of networking in the wider community, recognizing it as an essential tool for success in today’s business climate

Besides some events in Sydney Australia, there will be the BNI Northern Region Business Matching 2010 event in Penang, Malaysia on February 3, 2010, which will involve 400+ business people from a wide range of professions and industries where you will have an opportunity to expand your network, and promote your organization, products or services. Activities specially designed to help you to get connected to other successful business people and your desired target market will take place there as well. At Suntec City, BNI Singapore is expecting two days later (Feb. 5th, 2010) around 600 attendees for their "Big Breakfast 2010" Networking Event in conjunction with the International Networking Week. BNI Singapore is proud to be part of the global family of 5,454 chapters in 42 countries as the organization has passed according to them around 5.6 million referrals which generated US$ 2.3 billion in done deals.

Dr. Ivan MisnerDr. Ivan Misner is the Founder & Chairman of BNI, as well as a New York Times best-selling author. Called the "Father of Modern Networking," Dr. Misner is one of the world's leading experts in business networking and referral marketing.

He contributes monthly articles to as the online magazine's networking expert, he is a featured blogger on the NetworkingNow Blog Network, and he hosts the weekly BNI Podcast!