Van Andel Global Trade Center's The Business Travelers Series: Navigating France

Wednesday, December 13, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Off Campus, Online

France holds abundant opportunities for Michigan businesses poised to establish a fresh market presence or eager to broaden their horizons within this beautiful country. Michigan’s top three exports to France include Chemicals, Transportation Equipment, and Primary Metal Manufacturing. As a leading economic player globally, France is the world’s seventh-largest economy with a stable business climate that attracts investors from all over the world. France is the second largest exporter and importer in Europe, with the seventh largest economy in the world by nominal GDP.  Strategically located in the heart of Europe, France boasts world-class infrastructure, and a highly skilled workforce filled with innovative entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Join us on December 13th to gain insights into the country's robust trade relationship with the U.S., and learn about the advantages of navigating France's business-friendly environment and vibrant markets, during our virtual Business Travelers Series session on Navigating France! We will cover how-tos and best practices for doing business in the French market and how to maneuver through cultural nuances that business professionals often face while working with or traveling to France.

Topics of discussion will include, but are not limited to:

  • Country Overview
  • Business Meetings
  • Gift Giving
  • Communication
  • Business Attire
  • Negotiating Tactics


Sponsored by: The  Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Wednesday, December 13, 2023
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Virtual via Zoom

Non-Member Price

Member Price

A link to the virtual training will be sent to registrants 24 hours before the start of the session.


VAGTC's Live Virtual Training Policy - Van Andel Global Trade Center (VAGTC) reserves the right to record live virtual training sessions for archival purposes, on-demand library purposes, or makeup sessions for paying registrants who may have missed a session due to extenuating circumstances. Live virtual training sessions will not be recorded for attendee distribution purposes following the session. Global trade is an ever-changing landscape. VAGTC believes offering live virtual training where attendees can ask questions and receive real-time responses is crucial for learning trade topics and is an added value for those attending these events. Read the full policy here.

Location Information

Virtual via Zoom

Contact Information


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Hosting Department, Organization, or Business

Van Andel Global Trade Center


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This event was added to the calendar by Sarah McCrackin ( on Friday, August 11, 2023 and was last updated on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at 11:10 a.m.