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BNI Ahmedabad have unlocked the lockdown through 1 Degree Convention!

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The Corona Pandemic is a global crisis but it is also the best time for BNI Ahmedabad to leverage each others’ strengths and recover from its impending economic impact. At a time when separation is the norm, BNI Ahmedabad believe that standing apart might keep us safer, but coming together will make us stronger. The One Degree convention is BNI India’s first & largest online business accelerator to make it the most productive 10 hours spent during the lockdown.

You may have heard of 6 degrees of separation, well, BNI Ahmedabad narrowed it down to just 1. Imagine being just 1 degree away from that dream referral, your next big business idea or a business-saving collaboration.

BNI Ahmedabad had successful online event named “1 Degree Convention” and there were 18 speakers, from 4 different countries. Speakers branding from American War Veterans to Boman Irani and closing with Mr Amit Tandon, the 1 degree convention was attended by over 1200 business people from around the world WITH OVER 8000 VIRTUAL 1 2 1 BUSINESS MEETINGS.

the one degree convention has absolutely proven to our city and the rest of the world that Ahmedabad prefers hope over fear.

Yash Vasant, Founder of BNI Ahmedabad

Attendees learnt from giants like Hafeez contractor and laughed with Comedians such as Amit tandon. Added a surprise concert by a singer from Lithuania, this was not just for the attendees by an estimated 4000 people including the families attending!!

The one of its kind event was chaired by Mr. Dishank Shah, backed by co-chair Mr. Neelesh Agarwal and a strong team consisting members from across the region, to name a few who were on the front end as a key coordinator are Mr. Nishant Chhatrola, Mr. Sudarshan Golecha, Mr. Viral Shah, Mr. Anand Chokshi, Mr. Anand Saboo, Mr. Dwital Parikh, Mr. Pravit Parikh, Mr. Vaibhav Kothari, Mr. Nachiket Patel, Mr. Akrita Shrivastava, Mr. Haren Choksi, Mr. Pranav Kothari, Miss Priyanka Thakkar, Mr. Rasika Pote, Mr. Devang Brahmbhatt and Mr. Dinesh Sitlani.

About Sicilian Ventures

Sicilian Venture owns the franchise of BNI – Ahmedabad, which offers their members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts, and most importantly, business referrals!

BNI is an over 35 year old business and professional organisation that allows only one person from each trade or profession to join a chapter. BNI has over 270,000 members worldwide, in 74 different countries, from over 300 different types of profession… all of whom have benefited from increased referral business as a result of BNI

Now, more than ever, business people need to network to stay in business. BNI provides a structured and supportive system of giving and receiving business.

It does so by providing an environment in which members develop personal relationships with dozens of other qualified business professionals. By establishing “formal” relationship with other people, members will have the opportunity to substantially increase their business.

India has over 699 chapters in 83 cities with 33,400 members, locally passed over 1,000,000 referrals, which generated INR 7,092 crores in closed business.

Anu Sharma
Anu Naveen Sharma is a communication consultant with 12 years of industry experience. She has worked in the fields of Public Relations, Digital Marketing and Journalism. She has managed award winning campaigns for organisations like Canon, Toyota, Twitter, Burger King, Star World, Thomson Reuters, among others. Her key strength is story telling narration and building powerful and unique brand messaging with human connect. In 2019, she was selected amongst the 30 top PR professionals in the country, in the reputed ‘PR Moments 30 under 30 awards’

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