About Your Guide

Your guide to Belgium:
Paul Dray


About your guide:

This section was put together by Paul Dray, managing director of Euro-Mentor, a multi-faceted management consultancy offering a comprehensive range of integrated services for anyone serious about doing business in Europe. Their expertise includes translation, cross-cultural advice, industry research and analysis, and strategy consulting.

Paul Dray studied and taught Modern Languages at Oxford University and worked extensively in European business before founding Euro-Mentor as an association of independent experts in 2001.

Belgium: About Belgium – Part 1
An introduction

Belgium: About Belgium – Part 2
An introduction

Belgium: Appointment Alert!
Making appointments

Belgium: Business Dress
Guidelines for business dress

Belgium: Conversation
Welcome topics of conversation

Belgium: First Name or Title?
Addressing others with respect

Belgium: Gift Giving
Selecting and presenting an appropriate business gift

Belgium: Let’s Make a Deal! – Part 1
What you should know before negotiating

Belgium: Let’s Make a Deal! – Part 2
What you should know before negotiating

Belgium: Prosperous Entertaining – Part 1
Entertaining for business success

Belgium: Prosperous Entertaining – Part 2
Entertaining for business success

Belgium: Public Behaviour – Part 1
Acceptable public conduct

Belgium: Public Behaviour – Part 2
Further guidelines

Useful Web Sites for Belgium

Consular Information Sheet

CIA World Factbook: Belgium

Lonely Planet: Belgium Belgium for Visitors

Economist Country Briefings: Belgium

BBC Country Profiles: Belgium

World Health Organization: Belgium