BNI UAE’s Expo
BNI UAE’s Expo Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai:  Business Network International (BNI) UAE, one of the world's largest business networking and referral organizations, announced the third edition of BNI UAE’s Expo 2024, scheduled to be held on April 27, 2024, at the Jafza One Convention Centre, Dubai

With ‘Breakthrough’ as its exclusive theme, the expo provides exceptional networking opportunities and highlights new avenues for business growth, thus supporting entrepreneurship and business expansion, the company said in a media release. The event will bring keynote speakers including Bharat Daga, Executive Director of BNI Pune and YP Lai, representing BNI South Asia (Thailand and the Philippines) who will provide valuable insights on leveraging networking for business growth and offer strategies for professional success, making it a worthwhile and value-adding event for all attendees, it added.

According to recent statistics, SMEs contribute 63.5 % to the non-oil GDP of the UAE. It is forecasted that there will be 1 million SMEs in the UAE by the year 2030. At its core, the BNI UAE’s Expo 2024 encourages businesses in the UAE to transcend conventional boundaries and explore new horizons.

Anuradhha Shah, Co-National Director BNI UAE; K. Kalimuthu, Consul (Eco & Com), Consulate General of India, Dubai; Bijay Rajnikantt Shah, BNI National Director for UAE
Anuradhha Shah, Co-National Director BNI UAE; K. Kalimuthu, Consul (Eco & Com), Consulate General of India, Dubai; Bijay Rajnikantt Shah, BNI National Director for UAE Image Credit: Supplied

According to the media release, this event marks the continuation of BNI UAE's longstanding tradition of over 19 years, building a dynamic community of more than 1,200 members who have together created businesses worth over Dh2.5 billion. BNI's dedication to promoting professional growth is evident in its extensive network, which includes 29 interconnected chapters throughout the region.

Bijay Rajnikantt Shah, the BNI National Director for UAE, said, “We can proudly say that BNI UAE has been a catalyst for SME growth in the UAE for almost two decades. We provide powerful platforms, fostering a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem that fuels innovation and propels the UAE's economic transformation. We are dedicated to exceeding these results, empowering entrepreneurs and business owners to forge meaningful connections and propel their ventures to the forefront of their industries through collaboration.”

Of the much-anticipated keynote speakers, Bharat Daga is renowned for his session, 'It starts with you’ while Y P Lai will speak ‘The Power of Power Teams’. Attendees will learn actionable strategies to enhance their business presence and forge longstanding and mutually beneficial connections, the organisers said.

The BNI UAE’s Expo 2024 will host over 700 attendees and 80 exhibitors and it offers a comprehensive platform for professionals to showcase their brands, network with industry leaders, and explore new horizons for expansion. Attendees can look forward to an expansive agenda, including panel discussions on pertinent business challenges and opportunities and an awards ceremony celebrating the remarkable achievements within the BNI community, according to the media release.

For additional details on the BNI UAE’s Expo 2024, including registration information and event schedule, visit