International Networking Week Concept. (INW) Referral Institute Atlanta, World Trade Center Atlanta and Metro Atlanta business Network are co-hosting this event as part of International Networking Week, 4-8 February 2013. International Networking Day, Atlanta will be 7 February 2013. Our theme is “Discovering Your Global Network.” INW-Atlanta will focus on creating local and international connections that lead to new business. Our purpose is to create an event that raises awareness of global business connectivity that presents opportunities for businesses, regardless of size, with emphasis on promoting sponsors and creating business connections for them. Event activities will include seminars, speakers, and a networking mixer.
Marketing of INW will be conducted through a number of international and local business organizations. All 38 of the bi-national Chambers of Commerce here in Atlanta will be invited to participate through WTC and our individual connections with many of them. Metro area Chambers of Commerce, The Georgia Alliance of Clubs network, and business associations will also be included. Pre-event, event, and post-event activities will highlight sponsors and encourage participant involvement. We will also utilize “real time media” to create, capture and share real time conversations around the world. Media feeds throughout the event will highlight an international environment. The international networks of World Trade Center and Referral Institute will be utilized to fuel the global conversation.
Ambassador - $5,500
Consul - $3,000
Vice-Consul - $1,000
Diplomat - $500
Awareness and Marketing. Host organizations will conduct a PR campaign that includes press releases, events and appearances to create awareness and promote INW. They will utilize their networks that include over 15,000 direct connections in this campaign of email, direct mail, seminars and appearances. Twitter contacts number over 150,000. Direct referral networks will further spread the word to the target market audience during the 90-day lead-in to the event.
Informational Seminar. World Trade Center, 5 February 2013. Details and topic TBA.
Recorded Seminar. A recorded seminar with be made available to registrants on how to make networking at events profitable.
Web Site. www.globalnetworkatl.com will be the site for notices on pre-event, event and post-event activities. Sponsors will be displayed prominently with a mini-bio in a banner headline as well as logo display and links to an in-depth bio, their web site, and an interview video. INW Atlanta will work to drive traffic to the site to provide maximum exposure for the event and for sponsors.
Event. 3:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. 7 February 2013.
VIP Luncheon. Location TBD. 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. An opportunity for sponsors to meet and interact with hosts, speakers and other sponsor organizations. Let the networking begin.
International Networking Event. Cobb Galleria. 3:00 – 8:30 P.M.
Hazel will be speaking on “Networking and Sex: It’s Not What You Think.”
Mike was a part owner of several BNI, Business Network Int’l franchises. In this role he provided training to business professionals in creating and operating professional business referral groups. During his 9 years with BNI, Mike was involved in building the region to over 75 chapters in 3 States with over 1500 members. Mike also received numerous national awards from BNI including the National Director of the Year Award.
Mike has an incredible passion for mountain climbing, cycling and endurance sports.
Mike will be speaking on “Leveraging Your Global Network”.
Mike Gomez. President of Allegro Consulting. Mike is a business turnaround coach/advisor, business development strategist, and sales expert. Credited with over $5B in direct sales. He has influenced business in over 20 countries. Proven to be globally savvy – resilient, adaptable, with intellectual agility and versatility.
-Winner – 2010 Metro Atlanta Global Impact Award
-Guest business lecturer – UGA Entrepreneurship MBA, GaTech International Business MBA
-2009 Chairman – Atlanta Small Business Person of the Year Award
-Sold military fighter jets to allied governments for McDonnell Douglas, Boeing and Lockheed
- multi-billion P&L design and production responsibilities
-Former USAF officer
-FAA certified fixed wing and helicopter pilot
- Founder – Linkedin Robinson Helicopter Pilot’s Group – 500 and growing
Mike will be speaking on “Going Global: Five Lesson from those Who Failed – Global Expansion into the U.S. ©
Summary: America is still one of the most attractive and lucrative markets in the world and a magnet for companies across the globe. Sadly, the failure rate for most of these companies is surprisingly high. Learn the reasons for these failures so that you don’t make the same mistakes as you consider pursuing growth through global expansion.
Networking Mixer. Conducted at the Cobb Galleria following speakers. This will be a highly interactive session incorporating traditional networking with multi-media to create connections both locally and internationally in real time. Twitter, Skype, and Google Hangout will bring “visitors” from around the world to our event while local streaming internet radio and video interviews “send” local participants to events in England, France, Germany, Dubai, and other International Networking event locations around the world.
Post-event. www.globalnetworkatl.com will be maintained to publicize event information, pictures, videos, interviews, articles, and testimonials. Sponsorships and associated promotions will continue through 30 September 2013.