Visits to German exhibitions are very popular amongst market participants from Asia. India currently ranks second when it comes to the number of visitors from the region; in 2015, about 38,000 executives from the subcontinent attended German trade fairs.
Whether to visit one of the around 150 international events hosted every year is a big decision that needs to be thoroughly thought through. Business travellers need to carefully consider the financial investment, and take into account the time spent away from the office and family. Only those who know the peculiarities and differences of the various industry events they’re considering attending will be able make a qualified decision when investing their time and money.
As a visitor, you need to be clear about what you want to achieve and how to prepare your journey accordingly. If doing business with Germans is the top priority of your expedition, you must acquaint yourself with the mentality and business culture. You will also need to decide where to stay, how to get around, and what you can bring back from the trip for your friends and family.
Visiting Trade Shows for Indian Executives is the second volume in a series of books on Doing Business in Germany, targeting business owners and managers who want to increase their presence in this market. Readers will benefit greatly from this concise and practical how-to manual, in which several top industry experts from both Germany and India have shared their advice on the above questions. Focussing on Indo-German business relationships, this e-book provides many examples of how and why culture matters.
The author is a renowned German business consultant in the field of intercultural communications and cooperation; most of her clients are from India.