Business in China & Vietnam

iglobal’s Doing Business in China workshop offers immediate answers to your biggest China questions, as well as a process to gain a greater appreciation for the idiosyncrasies and the many facets of doing business with Chinese.

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We tailor our workshops to your circumstances, whether it’s managing Chinese staff, serving Chinese customers, working with Chinese shareholders or, as more and more people do, working for Chinese 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, i.e., the Chinese way of doing things, is increasingly impacting on everyone’s business decisions, strategies and bottom lines. Knowledge of China is not optional anymore.

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You want to be as well prepared as possible, because getting it wrong can be costly.

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

Irene Ohler, founder and director of iglobal, has spent her last 25 years studying China from inside and outside the country, and holds a Masters degree in Sinology.

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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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Our workshops are:

  • 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 way of doing things

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

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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.

Working Effectively with Chinese Workshop

The International Profiler - TIP

“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