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How to communicate with Chinese business partners successfully
5. September | 19:00 - 21:00
大家好！ Dàjiā hǎo!
China’s importance in international business is growing from year to year. It’s GDP already reached nearly that of the U.S. – and will likely soon trump it. At the same time, it is increasingly important to know how to deal with Chinese (potential) business partners. Our exclusive guest, Dr Jingling Wang, managing director of the Konfuzius-Institut Frankfurt, will give you a first impression about the differences when dealing with Chinese business partners. She will share with you some important tips and – not least – useful Mandarin phrases which will help you to break the ice, lead a good intercultural communication, and direct your business in China or with Chinese partners to success. Furthermore, Mr. Joachim Ziebe will briefly introduce to you the language course programme of the Konfuzius-Institut Frankfurt, and Mr. Markus Wegner will give you an overview about the institute’s event programme and other activities. After this, you will have enough time to ask our guests everything that you always wanted to know about Chinese business culture and language.
Dr Jingling Wang is managing director of the Konfuzius-Institut Frankfurt since April 2017. She is looking back to over 20 years of experience in teaching Chinese as a foreign language to different audiences, which led to several publications in that field.
Markus Wegner studied Chinese and English at Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität. Since March 2009 he is working for the Konfuzius-Institut Frankfurt and responsible for events and programmes.
Joachim Ziebe studied Chinese and English at Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt. Since March 2009 he is working for the Konfuzius-Institut Frankfurt and responsible for the management of language classes, the HSK-Test and the online presence of the institute.