About Your Guide

Your guide to Spain:
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 advImage:Paul.jpgice, 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.

Spain: About Spain – Part 1
An introduction – history and government

Spain: About Spain – Part 2
Regionalism and nationalism

Spain: Appointment Alert! – Part 1
Making appointments

Spain: Appointment Alert! – Part 2
Holidays, vacations, and punctuality

Spain: Business Dress
Guidelines for business dress

Spain: Conversation
Welcome topics of conversation

Spain: First Name or Title?
Addressing others with respect

Spain: Gift Giving
Selecting and presenting an appropriate business gift

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

Spain: Let’s Make a Deal! – Part 2
Further advice on negotiating

Spain: Let’s Make a Deal! – Part 3
Further points on negotiating

Spain: Let’s Make a Deal! – Part 4
Some final remarks

Spain: Prosperous Entertaining – Part 1
Entertaining for business success

Spain: Prosperous Entertaining – Part 2
Home entertaining and dinner etiquette

Spain: Prosperous Entertaining – Part 3
Cuisine in Spain

Spain: Public Behaviour – Part 1
Acceptable public conduct

Spain: Public Behaviour – Part 2
More valuable tips

Spain: Public Behaviour – Part 3
Some final remarks

Useful Web Sites for Spain

Consular Information Sheet

Wikipedia: Spain

CIA World Factbook: Spain

Lonely Planet: Spain Spain for Visitors

Economist Country Briefings: Spain

BBC Country Profiles: Spain

World Health Organization: Spain