Business in China & Vietnam

iglobal’s Intercultural Workshops offer immediate answers to your biggest China or Vietnam questions, as well as greater appreciation for the idiosyncrasies and the many facets of doing business in these two countries.

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We tailor our workshops to your circumstances; whether it’s managing Chinese or Vietnamese staff, serving Chinese or Vietnamese customers, or indeed working for Chinese or Vietnamese companies.

We assist you to turn your frustrations and headaches into productive work relationships, achieving business results.

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China and Chinese culture, in particular, are increasingly impacting on everyone’s business decisions, strategies and bottom lines. Knowledge of China is not optional anymore.

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In both, China and Vietnam you want to be as well prepared as possible, because getting it wrong can be costly.

iglobal has the know-how and the network on the ground in China and Vietnam that connects you to the local market and way of doing business.

Irene Ohler, founding director of iglobal, has spent her last 25 years studying China, holds a Masters degree in Sinology, and has been based in Vietnam since 2012. 

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iglobal offers customised workshops, using the client’s concrete work challenges as the starting point. Our workshops range from 3 hour introductory sessions to a full 2-day programme.

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  • Practical – based on real case studies of success and failure
  • Interactive - a learning experience, not a lecture
  • Insightful – helping the client to explore their own cultural assumptions alongside the Chinese and Vietnamese way of doing things

 Our workshops are grounded in research and years of concrete experience working with executives in China and Vietnam.

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Irene is the co-author of 'Ba Trieu's 21st Century Daughters. Stories of Remarkable Vietnamese Women". 

Irene also contributed to the EUROPE-CHINA CULTURAL COMPASS publication, a project by the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) et al in China. Download it for free:


This is a list of services we offer. For more information, click to download pdf.

NEW, Working Successfully in Vietnam Workshop

Working Effectively with Chinese Workshop

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“I think that the workshop that you did for “doing business in China” was really invaluable for me as someone moving to China."
Mark Celik-Alvis, Country Manager China, Fisher & Paykel Appliances