For those companies planning to meet with customers, suppliers or vendors in or from the Asia Pacific Region, it is important to understand the cultural nuances. The following six tips should be considered for successful meetings:
Tip #1: Plan your meetings carefully with an insider who knows and understands the people that will attend the meeting, the relationships, and the culture. Do not presume that you understand the culture. Better yet, assume you do not understand the culture. Depending on the country, there are many levels of subtlety, depth, and custom that even the well-studied and experienced foreigner will not fully understand.