NZ Chamber Singapore | Launch Pad: Asian Business – Culture, Customs and Etiquette

NZ Chamber Singapore | Launch Pad: Asian Business – Culture, Customs and Etiquette

New Zealand Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with AustCham, presents a four-part series covering key issues for members who are, or plan to start-up a business in Singapore.

Members can learn and engage with experienced industry experts in an intimate and informal setting with opportunity for Q&A at each session.

In this session, we will discuss the Asian Business, it’s culture, customs and etiquette. Learn about:

  • How our antipodean culture might need to be adapted for an Asian context
  • The real meaning behind the words we hear
  • The importance of building trust and relationships
  • How to gain confidence in a business/social setting

Workshop content:

  1. Mind the (cultural) gap
  2. Recognizing (and celebrating) the differences in Asia
  3. Pitfalls and opportunities in creating relationships
  4. Etiquette and conversations
  5. Using names and cards


Philip Forrest, AustCham Honorary Life Member

Philip is a Singapore-based independent company director focused on the Australia/ASEAN commercial relationship. He was presented with the President’s Medal by the Australian Chamber of Commerce, and was recently made an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute for Business and Economics.

Philip is a non-executive director of several Singapore companies, and one ASX-listed company. He is a member of the governing council of the Singapore Institute of Directors, a Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors and CPA Australia, and a council member of Singapore Business Federation.

Price includes light refreshment.

Payment terms

No-shows will be billed.

Registration will be considered confirmed at time of booking.

Payment must be received prior to the event and can be made by cheque or online credit card facility on our website.

No cash will be accepted on the day of event.

Cancellation notice

No refunds or cancellation after 5.00pm, Monday 30 June 2016.

Attend Contact

Time & Date

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 05:45 PM - Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 07:30 PM


138 Market Street CapitaGreen, Level 24, Singapore

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$35 NZCC Members | $50 Non Members