It's Time to Say "Thank You"
1ST - 6TH OF FEBRUARY 2021
International Network Week is a BNI initiative that began 14 years ago and takes place the first week in February every year. The goal of International Networking Week is to celebrate the key role that networking plays in the development and success of businesses worldwide. The week-long global event also provides business leaders a chance to focus on expressing gratitude and appreciation for those in their network.
Thank Someone Who Helped You This Year
“This BNI initiative began 14 years ago and continues to grow year after year. It provides business leaders a chance to celebrate networking by providing gratitude and appreciation for those people who are in their network,” says BNI Founder & Chief Visionary Officer Dr. Ivan Misner. “2020 was a tough year for most of us, but it was also a year that showed just how important our network is to each other."
Dr. Ivan Misner
Here are ways you can celebrate your network and share more about International Networking Week:
1. Share this International Networking Week video message from Dr. Ivan Misner
2. Update your Zoom background with the official 2021 International Networking Week logo.
3. Use this certificate to share a personal note of gratitude to those in your network.
4. Social media images are available to share your appreciation posts and tag the person you want to give thanks to.
Congratulations to Paul Richardson of Crossroads BNI in Berlin, Vermont - USA!
Paul Richardson is a Member of the Crossroads BNI Chapter in Berlin, Vermont. He is the owner of StoryWorkz and holds the photography seat in his Chapter. In this video, Paul gives A World of Thanks to fellow BNI Vermont Member, Caroline Matte. Caroline not only helped Paul design his business' logo, but also referred him to a company that generated business for him and more BNI Members in the area.
Video Contest Winners
A World of Thanks to all who submitted a video celebrating your network and taking time to appreciate those who made a difference in your life. Here are this year's Top Ten Honorable Mentions (in no particular order):
- Diana Blazaitiene from Lithuania
- Hannah Copeland from United Kingdom
- Sophie Sorimachi from United States
- Makoto Yamaguchi from Japan
- Hung Nguyen Van from Vietnam
- Kong Wai Hui from Malaysia
- Israel Lozano Ortega from Spain
- William Tan from Singapore
- Amit Vardhan from United Arab Emirates
- Amit Bansal from India
International Networking Week 2021
International Networking Week Resources
We have created a variety of assets to help you market and promote International Networking Week.
The interactive tool kit has links to social media assets, hashtags and recommendations.
For the interactive toolkit, please use the navigation on the left to access the folders with the assets.