Why Doing Business in the Philippines? The Philippines is a geographical and cultural meeting ground of east and west that has emerged from a unique blend of foreign influences, native elements and an illustrious colonial past. This eclectic cultural heritage has created many regional ethnolinguistic groups that are divided by their own distinctive traits and dialects, but together form a unique Filipino identity. Today, the economy in the Philippines matches those of the more industrialised countries in East Asia attracting foreign investments and trade interests from abroad. Successfully doing business in the Philippines requires an understanding of the unique business culture and etiquette of this increasingly progressive economy.
Communicaid’s Doing Business in the Philippines cultural awareness courses are ideal for companies looking to develop business opportunities with Filipino suppliers and clients or for those already doing business in the Philippines. You will be provided with the tools to build successful relationships and business strategies in accordance with Filipino business culture etiquette through a combination of in-depth background information and hands-on practical tips and solutions.
Communicaid’s Doing Business in the Philippines courses will provide you with:
- A comprehensive framework for understanding Filipino business and culture
- Practical strategies for doing business with Filipino counterparts more effectively
- An introduction to the challenges of establishing or doing business in the Philippines and
assistance developing solutions to deal with them
- Tips for developing better business relationships with your Filipino clients and suppliers
Who should attend
A Communicaid Doing Business in the Philippines course will be of benefit to you if you are:
- Considering doing business in the Philippines
- Doing business with Filipino clients and/or suppliers
- Involved in importing/exporting with Filipino businesses
- Experiencing the challenges of doing business in the Philippines
All our Doing Business in the Philippines training courses are designed to meet the specific needs of our clients depending on their specific requirements and existing skills set. A Doing Business in the Philippines course typically includes:
- Overview of Filipino culture: history, politics, religion, language, beliefs and customs
- Discussion of current Filipino business and economic environment
- Filipino business culture values and attitudes in the workplace: pakikisama, face, time
- Working and communication styles for doing business in the Philippines
- Challenges and solutions for doing business in the Philippines
Doing Business in the Philippines programmes are available seven days a week, 365 days a year, either at one of our training centres in London, Paris, Frankfurt and New York or at your offices in any location worldwide. We usually recommend a one or two day course but can also offer a more flexible format to suit your schedule.
Suitably tailored materials will be used throughout your course and your trainer will provide a balance of structured input and discussion of case studies and scenarios relevant to your own particular context.
The most appropriate training format, content and approach for your Doing Business in the Philippines course will be discussed during your diagnostic consultancy.
Doing Business in the Philippines Course Trainer
Your Doing Business in the Philippines trainer will be assigned to you following the results of your diagnostic consultancy according to your objectives and areas of focus. Detailed below is the profile of a member of our Filipino culture training team.
GM was born and raised in the Philippines and has first hand experience of the culture shock of relocation having lived in the United States, Spain and the UK where she is now based. She returns to Manila every year and maintains an in-depth understanding of the social, political and business situation in the Philippines.
GM has had a diverse international career working as an Account Manager for an advertising agency in Manila handling accounts for Proctor & Gamble, Cacharel and SC Johnson, teaching English as a foreign language to corporate clients in Madrid, working as a writer in New York and as Head of Marketing for the Hospitality Training Foundation, Industry Lead Body and National Training Organisation in the UK. This role involved preparing strategic communications, delivering high-level presentations. She also represented the NTO at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Conference in Manila.
GM now runs her own communications consultancy and works with a diverse range of clients in the tourism, hospitality, IT, government, health, medical, voluntary and recruitment sectors. She is also Vice President of City Women’s Network, the UK’s most established network for senior executive women.