Doing international business alone comes with unique challenges. In times of social distancing and restrictions of travel and face-2-face meetings, another level is being added where things easily get lost on translation.
Germany remains the number 1 business partner of the Philippines in the EU. However, success is not only reliant on products and services but also understanding the needs and business etiquettes of the foreign company. Looking past beer and Oktoberfest, Germans might not be as jolly when it comes to business – at least on the surface.
Doing Business with Germans: German Business Etiquette is a 2-hour virtual training created and certified by the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (GPCCI/AHK Philippinen) that will enable Philippine companies to understand German business culture and expectation management. Besides taking a look at differences and similarities, styles of communication are put into focus, as well as the fundamentals of negotiations and how they translate into the digital world.