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Old Oct 11th 2010, 4:38 pm
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Hi all
Just arrived here in Abu Dhabi and would like to set up a group of like minded professionals who could meet to socialise and network over a coffee one morning a week for half an hour or so.
If you are interested please get in touch
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Old Oct 12th 2010, 4:41 am
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Hi guys at nfl wholesale jerseys good to hear from you must get in touch.
Not too familiar with the site and how to best communicate but dont lose touch!!!!!!
Went to your web site but no clues on contact here
Come back to me and we can arrange a meet up
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Hi guys at nfl wholesale jerseys good to hear from you must get in touch.
Not too familiar with the site and how to best communicate but dont lose touch!!!!!!
Went to your web site but no clues on contact here
Come back to me and we can arrange a meet up
Cheers Steve G
Hi Steve, I've just arrived in Abu Dhabi myself and was looking to do the same thing.
My email address is x, or just reply on here!
Regards.
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Hi Andy
Lets meet and have a chat
cheers steve
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Hi Steve,

I may be interested depending on the industry and level of experience of people attending. I already run a social networking group and am considering setting up a BNI group in Abu Dhabi.

PM me with your ideas...

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Hi Norm
Would be very happy to work with you setting it up
I am thinking hi net individuals, consultants or senior professionals.
One from each field of expertise with a view to benefit all
Let me know what you think
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I am thinking hi net individuals,
methinks you've come to the wrong forum
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methinks you've come to the wrong forum
we aren't invited, they are just setting it up
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Would be very happy to work with you setting it up
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One from each field of expertise with a view to benefit all
Let me know what you think
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That's what BNI do except they have more structure, charge money and meet at 6:45am...but from what I heard despite it's success in Dubai and internationally the one group in Abu Dhabi wasn't really of use to most members.

Maybe we don't like getting up in the morning in AD

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That's what BNI do except they have more structure, charge money and meet at 6:45am...but from what I heard despite it's success in Dubai and internationally the one group in Abu Dhabi wasn't really of use to most members.

Maybe we don't like getting up in the morning in AD

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I don't bother with the BNI for that very reason
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There is already an established british business group and a womens business group, plus various others for other countries.
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I don't bother with the BNI for that very reason
Because of the early start or because of the quality of members in Abu Dhabi?
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Because of the early start or because of the quality of members in Abu Dhabi?
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early start
I think there's a couple of reasons for the early start.

First it sifts the serious from the casual. And second most of us are too busy the rest of day (and things tend to crop up unexpectedly in the evenings) so mornings make sense...I'm a night person but if there's a structured and professional method of getting a steady stream of qualified referrals for my business and others in the group then getting up a bit earlier once a week isn't an issue

I'm going to one of their open events tomorrow morning and am more concerned about the professionalism and disciple of their members from what I have seen so far of their Abu Dhabi crowd more than anything - networking of any kind only works if people are open minded, serious and willing to help each other...

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I think there's a couple of reasons for the early start.

First it sifts the serious from the casual. And second most of us are too busy the rest of day (and things tend to crop up unexpectedly in the evenings) so mornings make sense...I'm a night person but if there's a structured and professional method of getting a steady stream of qualified referrals for my business and others in the group then getting up a bit earlier once a week isn't an issue

I'm going to one of their open events tomorrow morning and am more concerned about the professionalism and disciple of their members from what I have seen so far of their Abu Dhabi crowd more than anything - networking of any kind only works if people are open minded, serious and willing to help each other...

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totally agree with you but BNI doesn't do much to help Mum's who have careers and also have school runs. I have organised three networking events in Dubai which were all hugely successful (blows on trumpet bit it's true), got alot of positive feedback from the people who attended. So go for it, set it up and let it flow, get a facebook group set up
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