When it comes to networking and forging strong business connections, there’s nothing quite like the power of in-person meetings. Recently, our team from BNI Lidera Nerja had the incredible opportunity to visit a BNI (Business Network International) Chapter in Göteborg, Sweden. Not only did we engage in productive discussions and expand our professional network, but we also had the chance to explore the beautiful city of Göteborg and savor some local delicacies, including a visit to the charming island of Vrångö. In this article, we’ll take you on a journey through our unforgettable experience.
Meeting the Professionals
Our delegation from Lidera consisted of five enthusiastic professionals, each representing their respective companies:
- Daniel Arranguez from Arrangues Construcciones
- Juan Luis Capote from Mediterraneo Arquitects
- Martin Dangelo from CMD Decoration and Painting
- Francisco Rico from Anelec Nerja Electrician SL
- Jose Mateos from Casasol Holiday Rental Management
With diverse backgrounds and expertise, we were excited to explore the opportunities that Göteborg had in store for us.
The BNI Chapter Experience
Our visit to the BNI Chapter in Göteborg was nothing short of inspiring. We were welcomed with open arms by the local professionals, all of whom were eager to share their insights and collaborate. The meeting was filled with dynamic discussions, engaging presentations, and valuable business referrals. It was clear that the BNI Chapter in Göteborg was a hub of entrepreneurial energy and a fantastic platform for connecting with like-minded individuals.
We had the opportunity to introduce our businesses, exchange ideas, and form connections that could potentially lead to future collaborations. The spirit of cooperation and support was palpable, making us feel right at home in the Göteborg business community.
Exploring Göteborg’s Charm
After our productive meeting, we decided to immerse ourselves in the vibrant culture and beauty of Göteborg. The city, known for its picturesque canals, stunning architecture, and welcoming atmosphere, did not disappoint.
We took leisurely strolls along the waterfront promenades, visited iconic landmarks like Liseberg Amusement Park, and indulged in some retail therapy at local boutiques. Göteborg’s rich history and contemporary art scene were on full display as we explored museums and galleries that showcased both classical and modern Swedish art.
Culinary Delights on Vrångö Island
One of the highlights of our visit was our excursion to Vrångö Island, a quaint gem nestled in the archipelago near Göteborg. With only 400 inhabitants, this picturesque island offered a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Our destination on Vrångö was Hamnkrogen Lotsen & Fiskeboa, a renowned fish restaurant known for its fresh catch of the day. We enjoyed a delightful meal of traditional Swedish seafood dishes while gazing out at the serene waters of the North Sea. The taste of the ocean’s bounty, combined with the island’s natural beauty, created a dining experience we won’t soon forget.
A Taste of Heaven 23
As if our journey couldn’t get any better, tonight we have a reservation at the famous Heaven 23 Restaurant in Göteborg. We’re eager to try their popular shrimp sandwich, a local delicacy that has garnered international acclaim. It’s another culinary adventure we’re looking forward to sharing.
Business Relations and Learning
Our visit to the BNI Chapter in Göteborg has not only enriched our professional network but also deepened our understanding of the Swedish business landscape. This experience has helped us foster stronger relationships with our local Swedish clients in Nerja and expand our reach into new markets.
Every interaction, every meeting, and every moment of exploration has been an amazing learning experience. We’re grateful for the opportunities we’ve had, and we’re excited to apply the knowledge and connections we’ve gained to further enhance our businesses.
As we continue to build relationships and explore business opportunities, we are grateful for the warm welcome we received from the professionals in Göteborg. We look forward to future collaborations and the chance to return to this remarkable city that left a lasting impression on us.
Stay tuned for more updates on our business ventures and adventures as we navigate the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, one connection at a time.
Jose Mateos Director, Casasol Nerja