Yuan Gao, economist and linguist, expert in Chinese culture and international trade, has been the protagonist of the conference “Business Protocol in China”, organized this Tuesday by the Customer Training Department of the Barcelona’s port. It is one of the online training initiatives organized by the port aimed at its clients and companies in the port community.
The session, in which more than 90 logistics professionals participated, has been organized in a way that encourages interaction between organizers and attendees, generating live debate. The Port Customer Training works to offer training in an innovative and relaxed way, very important aspects at the present time, in which due to the restrictions of the pandemic there are still restrictions that make it difficult to carry out these actions in face-to-face formats.
The conference “Protocol of business in China” has been developed in a practical way and has dealt with topics that help when doing business in the Asian country, such as protocol, negotiation strategy, culture and Chinese customs. Yuan Gao, a regular speaker in the training actions of the port of Barcelona, has highlighted the importance of understanding the character of the Chinese and their way of life to create links that favor negotiation and has given practical examples of why situations arise in the which these do not advance. The existence of numerous co-official languages in China requires the services of an interlocutor from the country, Gao has advised.
The day was characterized by the exchange of questions and answers between the attendees in the session and Yuan Gao, who gave practical guidelines to solve some of the most common problems that arise in trade negotiations in China.