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Your guide to Argentina:
Cristina Isenrath


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About your guide:

This guide to business etiquette in Argentina was put together with help from Cristina Isenrath and Hans Durrer 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 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!
Making appointments

Argentina: Business Dress
Guidelines for business dress

Argentina: Conversation
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

Consular Information Sheet

Wikipedia: Argentina

CIA World Factbook: Argentina

Lonely Planet: Argentina Argentina for Visitors

Economist Country Briefings: Argentina

BBC Country Profiles: Argentina

World Health Organization: Argentina

Privacy Policy


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 Planetâ„¢ 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.