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openBC is one of the leading online networking platforms for business professionals based in Europe. The platform stringent security and anti-misconduct measures, providing safe networking, contact management and encrypted messaging. The Open Business Club’s innovative networking and communication technologies are available in 16 languages, including English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Russian, Japanese and Chinese. With members in over 190 countries, openBC offers a truly global reach.

"Networking is increasingly important, not only on an individual level, but also for businesses and organisations. Staying in contact has become a crucial factor in the financial and professional worlds. With openBC, we are providing a social infrastructure and extended applications to give networking a professional character in many languages" states Lars Hinrichs, founder and Managing Director of openBC.

Benefits of openBC
openBC offers an open and secure network that transforms the "6-degrees of separation" concept into a practical 1-3 degrees of connection. This successfully combines innovation, functionality and European style for better business. openBC is designed to directly meet the contact management needs of top professionals and will also assist those that aspire to the top of their profession. Once a new member creates their detailed profile they can immediately be located by any openBC member searching for them by name, skill, company, resource, alumni membership and a host of other matching criteria. By using the extended search functions members can independently establish contact between themselves, while at the same time choosing to filter out irrelevant connections.

Another advantage: Although all participant profiles – including the interconnections – are visible to all members, the user has complete control over who has access to their personal and contact data. Therefore contact can be made without giving away your precious email address. Confirmed contacts can be modified or withdrawn at any time so if a contact is undesired a single click will close the connection.

How to use openBC?
openBC is a platform for managing existing and new real-world contacts, allowing you to; establish new business contacts or maintain and develop existing ones, take advantage of complementary markets, search for partners for professional cooperation, extend your reach to international markets reconnect with people you have lost touch with and much more. In addition, there are over 1.500 specialised forums, that offer instant access to industry expert knowledge in a variety of industries. As with most things, the more you put into the system the more you will get out of it.

The clean design and easy to use structure of openBC helps to create an agreeable atmosphere for business networking within an advertising-free environment, where inappropriate behaviour such as spam and multilevel marketing are strictly prohibited.

The business model is financed through paid premium memberships, which offer a comprehensive package of services for a monthly fee of EUR 5.95. Users can also opt for the free membership with restricted functionality. openBC is a product of the Open Business Club GmbH.

About openBC - openBC is one of the leading online networking platforms for professional and secure contact management. The platform's stringent security and anti-misconduct measures ensure safe networking, contact management and encrypted messaging. The Open Business Club's innovative networking and communication technologies are available in 16 languages, including English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Russian, Japanese and Chinese. With members in over 190 countries, openBC offers a truly global reach.