Important Tips When Traveling to Chile for business: Part I

Do you travel for business? Are making a trip to Chile for a business meeting in the near future? Sapphire wants to keep you connected with your business back home or any international business. For new international business travelers, it can be tough to learn an entire culture’s business etiquette and expectations with a few online searches. Veteran business travelers have been around a few times, and they probably know more about the countries they’re visiting more than beginning travelers. However, what do both types of travelers have in common? Their need to be connected to the internet all the time.

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In this three-part blog series, we’ll be discussing important etiquette tips when traveling to Chile for business.

Business in Chile

The people in Chile are proud and nationalistic. Who wouldn’t be with a literacy rate near 95 percent? They value family and the patriarchal hierarchy in society. Although the men run the family, the females are considered wise voices in the decision-making process. Transfer this over to business, and you’ll find a similar dynamic. Chileans have a hierarchy with their business structure. Their business proceedings do fall on the more conservative side of things, but don’t be surprised if your meeting with a Chilean business person starts thirty minutes late. This is normal for their culture, but it’s highly offensive if you show up later than they do to a meeting.

How to schedule a meeting in Chile

It’s important to allow for at least a three-week window between when the meeting is scheduled and when the meeting will take place. This time allows the Chilean business colleagues to prepare for you. As mentioned above, punctuality is expected, but Chilean business persons tend to run a little late to meetings. It has nothing to do with you and has everything to do with their culture. As a reminder, never show up late to a Chilean business meeting. It’s a sign of disrespect in their eyes.

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Do you want to learn more about Chilean business etiquette? Read part two of this blog series!