lets start with defining networking. Contrary to the misconception networking is the art of making meaningful relations with people who can help yo with you business. It is like making friends, however instead of leading your personal life you lead with you business life.
You are aiming to build a network of the most strategic people possible. You can not start with the people you need to know in the end game. You are constantly improving you position by moving pieces. You want to sacrifices a few people as possible even if they are pawns. You do not want to loss empathy.
What is the difference between networking and multinational? In networking the goal is to care for people and mutually benefit all parties. You want to offer something they need, get something you need and have a human connection that is authentic .