Professional Etiquette in Colombia
About Colombia: Colombia is located in the top of South America and is known as the four largest country in South America, the exactly location is between Panama and Venezuela and is bordering the North Pacific Ocean between Ecuador and Panama. A great amount of people that lives in this country are Roman Catholic; this type of religion is the predominant religion in Colombia. Colombia is known for its variety of customs of the people that lives in the different regions in the country, their accents and their style of living is different in each region of the country; this variety easily represents the background of the region. Some historical places like Cartagena is considered a tourist and also a business destination, the historical places from this city represent most of the historical background from Colombia and let the business people get to know more about the history of Colombia. Bogota, the capital of Colombia, is also known as a business destination. These cities mostly have business facilities that help the business people to perform meetings and business management conventions without any issues; most of the business deals are done in Cartagena and Bogota. Making appointment: As a foreign, appointments and business meetings are recommended to attend always early and also schedule them in advance, at least one week before the meeting. Colombians may arrive 15 minutes late for the meeting but they expect you to be on time. They usually preferred lunch as a choice for a business meal, and also they schedule meetings Monday through Friday between 9 am to 5 pm. For social occasions, punctuality is relaxed and the proper protocol is being 30 minutes late, the Dinner is normally around 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, dinner parties usually begin at 8:00 pm and dinner will probably be served between 10:00 pm to 12:00 am. Outside the business arena Colombians tend to be spontaneous rather than planners and for social occasions,...
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