About Your Guide
Your guide to Argentina:
About your guide:
This guide to business etiquette in Argentina was put together with help from Cristina Isenrath and Hans Durrer www.hansdurrer.com. Born in 1948 in Buenos Aires, Cristina is owner and Director of Instituto Intercultural, an important language and cultural school in the city of Mendoza in Western Argentina. She is also a translator and interpreter of 4 languages www.spanishcourses.com.ar. If you are looking to do business in Argentina and require a partner to help you deal with the cultural differences, Cristina and the Instituto Intercultural can help.
Argentina: About Argentina
General information about Argentina
Argentina: Appointment Alert!
Argentina: Business Dress
Guidelines for business dress
Welcome topics of conversation
Argentina: First Name or Title?
Addressing others with respect
Argentina: Gift Giving
Selecting and presenting an appropriate business gift
Argentina: Let’s Make a Deal!
What you should know before negotiating
Argentina: Prosperous Entertaining
Entertaining for business success
Useful Websites for Argentina
Argentina Business Etiquette and Culture
This guide to Argentina business etiquette and culture covers many aspects of doing business in Argentina. It is our goal to provide practical, accurate, and up-to-date tips on Argentina business culture and etiquette, written by experts in business consulting in Argentina. We encourage visitors to leave questions or comments on on our discussion boards, moderated by experts in intercultural training and business. Your contributions help us make Executive Planet™ the most comprehensive resource on Cristina Isenrath business etiquette and culture on the Internet.
This guide contains the following articles:
Let’s Make a Deal – negotiating tactics, the value of connections, recommended business card style and content, business card protocol, sitting and presenting yourself in meetings, language for brochures and promotional material, pace of business, preferred presentation styles, final agreements, thinking styles, adherance to company policy, and more on Argentina business culture .
Prosperous Entertaining – typical mealtimes throughout the day, best venues for business entertaining, punctuality for social events, dinner table seating etiquette, mealtime etiquette, importance of alcohol, toasting, guidelines for hosting a banquet/social event, what foods should be served/avoided, accepting and declining invitations, and more on Argentina business etiquette.
Appointment Alert! – typical vacation times, recommended appointment times, length of the lunch hour, signals that indicate beginning or end of an appointment, best arrival time (early, late, right on time), and more on Argentina business culture.
Gift Giving – recommended gifts, gifts to avoid, good and bad colours for wrapping paper, how to present a gift to individuals and groups, guidelines for receiving gifts, and more on Argentina business culture.
First Name or Title? – using titles such as ‘Doctor’, naming conventions to avoid, when to use first names, and more.
Public Behaviour – how to greet strangers and introduce yourself, the rules for men shaking hands with women, acceptable demeanor, rules for eye contact, gestures/sayings to avoid, and more on
Argentina business culture.
Business Dress – is dress modest, conservative, etc., specific dress requirements for men and women, what visitors should wear to social functions, and more on Argentina business culture.
Conversation – welcome and unwelcome topics of conversation, the role of compliments, the tone of voice to be used, whether your hosts are physical or more reserved, and more on Argentina business etiquette.