BNI is the largest and most successful commercial connection organization in the world. BNI was founded by Dr. Ivan Misner in 1985. Currently, BNI has more than 8,300 Chapters with more than 230,000 members in over 79 countries worldwide. Since 1985, BNI members worldwide have exchanged tens of millions of business opportunities. In 2017 alone, BNI Global members exchanged 9.8 million business opportunities with a total value of US $ 13 billion.