Aug
08

BNI Thailand Conference – A Lot to Smile About

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BNI Thailand’s enthusiastic members annually pass over 7,000 referrals, generating over 500 Million Baht worth of business. So it is no surprise that the 8 July 2011 BNI Thailand conference at the Crystal Design Centre, Bangkok, was a huge success. Members did what they do best – network and generate business.

BNI Thailand Goes Global

International delegates from Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Sweden, UK, and Vietnam were among the participants in Bangkok. And the members’ overall feedback was enthusiastic: 2011 was rated the best National Conference yet.

Not only did over 400 BNI members take home new contacts, referrals, and new business – they also heard expert advice on Asia’s economic trends in the coming years. Preparations for the upcoming ASEAN Economic Community in 2015 were discussed and much valuable information shared.

Ringing In Another Busy, Successful Year

Mr Kollakit Thalerngnawachart (National Director of BNI Thailand) opened the conference with the help of Mr YP Lai (Co-National Director BNI Thailand, and National Director BNI Vietnam & Korea). Mr Lai declared the beginning of the BNI Thailand conference by ringing a giant bell at the opening ceremony.

Throughout the day, attendees visited the trade show booths of exhibiting businesses from across industries. There were stalls marketing anything form doorknobs to hair-colouring home-kits, to stands offering tastings of delicious traditional Thai food.

Illustrious Speakers

The BNI Thailand conference attracted an abundance of distinguished speakers from diverse corporations and organisations. The speakers list included representatives from the Bureau of ASEAN Economic Community Affairs, Department of Trade Negotiations, Macroprudential & Research Department, TMB Bank, AAPICO Hitech Public Company, ASEAN Business Forum, Farlim Group, Tarad Dot Com, and Bangkok’s Kinnaree Restaurant.

One of the non-BNI speakers summarised his experience like this: “Never before have I seen such active business networking and matching done anywhere else. I can only imagine the vast opportunities available to BNI members to meet new friends, colleagues, clients, or even business partners.”

Next year’s conference in September 2012 will see Dr Ivan Misner, the Founder and Chairman of BNI, attend the BNI Thailand conference. Another reason to make sure you do not miss next year’s Thailand conference.

An Agenda of Opportunities

After splitting into industry groups, the speakers and BNI directors were interviewed by the media to briefly introduce their businesses. A business matching session between the Thai members and the international BNI members was held in the afternoon. It was announced what each company was looking for, and matching businesses presented their services and products to potential buyers. The outcome was a powerful, lucrative business-matching session at the heart of the BNI Thailand National Conference.

Participants felt a sense of achievement as the BNI Thailand National Conference drew to a close. The Australian delegates Dan Garlick, Mandy Maybanks, Chris Rankin and Danny Ellerton were thoroughly impressed and vowed to come back next year.

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